Big Race Showdown: Week 2

I’m thrilled to return to the panel for the Big Race Showdown at America’s Best Racing this year! Also on the panel are Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, and Dan Cronin. Each week we’ll zoom in on a few of the biggest races, share our top picks, and... Continue Reading →

Fox Valley Gemini keeps on winning

Fox Valley Gemini is a star. The Illinois-bred three-year-old pacer is undefeated in his fifteen-race career, and is going for win number 16 tonight in the third leg of the Carey at Hawthorne. In my latest for the Illinois Harness Horseman's Association, I look at his win streak, a few other harness racing win streaks... Continue Reading →

A Day at the Races: Tampa Bay Downs

Last week, I returned to one of my favourite tracks: Tampa Bay Downs.  Over at Brisnet, I talk about my trip in words and pictures. The big races of the weekend were the graded stakes on Saturday, and you'll certainly see the likes of McCraken and Isabella Sings here.  But, you'll also see the other race... Continue Reading →

Chicago Railbird: 10.24.16

Jockey Julio Felix has been on fire through the first three weeks of the Hawthorne meet.  This week's Chicago Railbird takes a look at his riding statistics so far, as well as a pair of the races in which he rides on Wednesday and Thursday.  We look at Wednesday's 8th and Thursday's 8th.  Both races... Continue Reading →

Chicago Railbird: 8.28.16

This Sunday's Arlington 4th is a contentious and classy affair: a wide-open two-year-old maiden special weight going a mile on the grass. The race drew a field of eight, and, an argument can be made for most of the field.  However, there is one horse who looks to have an experience edge and a pace... Continue Reading →

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