2016 Fantasy Stable: week 13/14 update

The Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League has been devoid of points races since Arkansas Derby weekend. However, the claim box has still been open for business, and I have been working to get a stable full of horses who will be running in the points races going forward -- the three Classics, the three fillies'... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 12 postmortem

This past weekend was the last set of points races in the Derbyologist Triple Crown fantasy league until Oaks/Derby weekend. It was...not the most successful week of the season. The weekend featured three points races: the Arkansas Derby, the Lexington, and the Beaumont. I was briefly kicking myself for having dropped American Doll, since she... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 10 postmortem

Last weekend, two of my recent acquisitions in the Derbyologist Triple Crown fantasy league took to the track.  They were the two I had acquired specifically for the polytrack preps at Turfway: American Doll in the Bourbonette, and Don't Be So Salty in the Spiral Stakes. Unfortunately, neither had their best day on Saturday. American... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 8 postmortem

For my stable in the the Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League, this week was a quiet one on the racetrack...but an active one at the claim box. With the reworking of Sunland's three-year-old stakes into non-points races, the only points race this week was the Rebel.  Dazzling Gem was originally slated to go there, but... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 6 postmortem

Week 6 of the Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League is in the books, and it may well be the most frustrating one yet -- an achievement, given how frustrating this season has been. It was not without a bright spot.  Land Over Sea, once again, did her thing.  I never figured her for a match... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 4 postmortem

Another week has gone by in the Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League, and this week was a difficult one on several fronts. Two of my eight horses raced this week -- and, in the same race.  Both Stageplay and Midnight On Oconee saw the starter in the Rachel Alexandra (GIII).  Most people, myself included, figured... Continue Reading →

2016 Fantasy Stable: week 1 postmortem

The Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League got underway last week.  My stable had a tough start. Three of my horses ran in points races last week, all at Gulfstream. All three of them missed the board. In a league in which points are awarded for finishing first, second, or third, this leaves my team on... Continue Reading →

the 2016 Triple Crown Fantasy League begins!

It finally feels like the Triple Crown season has begun.  Sure, there have been points races since September...but, today was the draft for the third annual Derbyologist Triple Crown Fantasy League. This year's draft was a challenging one.  The closest thing to a standout in either three-year-old division, at least in the sense of one... Continue Reading →

2015 fantasy stable: week 11 postmortem

Another week, more tough cookies. Two of my horses raced last weekend.  One of them looked, at least from my handicapping perspective, like he would bring some points.  One I did not like given the field, but I sat back and hoped for the best. Neither hit the board. However, a once-familiar face did.  Frosted,... Continue Reading →

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