#11: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies

Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a Rising Star #11: Secret Passage Comes Into His Own In the fall of 2015, I got... Continue Reading →

another for the Keen Ice highlight reel

Keen Ice (Medomak, by Awesome Again) hasn't been the most consistent horse in his four seasons on the racetrack, but the son of Curlin has built a track record of blowing my mind once a year. In 2014, when he was two, that came in the form of an impossible-looking maiden victory.  The next year,... Continue Reading →

to Lady Eli

a bold display of power, strength, and grace a difficult debut, she found the wire ears up, and proud peace beaming from her face she stronger grew, her deeds pronounced the case for champion's laurels — in each start did transpire a bold display of power, strength, and grace our nation's fastest could not keep... Continue Reading →

a day in verse

Today is the first of two major weekends for final Breeders' Cup preps.  It is also the first weekend since early March that there has not been racing action in Chicago, so it gives me some time to focus on just the out of town preps. It also gives me some time to play with... Continue Reading →

another excellent week for Curlin babies!

Connect (Bullville Belle, by Holy Bull) carried the banner for Curlin Babies Saturday, winning a loaded edition of the Pennsylvania Derby (GII).  Already a stakes winner after winning the Curlin at Saratoga, he rebounded from a sixth-place finish in the Travers Stakes (GI).  He tracked inside and midpack through much of the race, was finally... Continue Reading →

handicapping contest this Saturday for Galloping Out!

Million Preview Day is this Saturday at Arlington...and Danonymous Racing and I are doing a contest! The contest will benefit Galloping Out, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome thoroughbreds who are retiring from Chicago-area racetracks. Contest races will be posted once the weekend's races are drawn.  But, they will definitely include all... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: Met Mile Preview

Yesterday Picks and Ponderings attacked the Belmont in point/counterpoint fashion...but given Belmont's move to the big race day model, it is nowhere near the only major race on the day's card. In my latest piece for Picks and Ponderings, I take a look at the Met Mile.  The race drew a huge and classy field...but... Continue Reading →

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