Claiming Crown week!

I make no secret of the fact that I love horse racing at all levels.  I have favourite horses who run in Grade I stakes, $4,000 claimers, and everywhere in between.  Though much of the ink in horse racing is spilled over the graded stakes, the road to the Kentucky Derby, the road to the... Continue Reading →

two weeks, two emotions, one sport

For two weeks in a row, I have been choking back tears while writing the Arlington stakes recap. Last week, it was for the worst sort of reason: a freakish paddock accident that claimed the life of Apropos, the morning-line favourite for the Chicago Handicap. I'm grateful that I didn't see her fall, but still... Continue Reading →

a tiny bit of track etiquette

This piece is jointly published at Picks & Ponderings. Everyone has their stories about interesting folks-about-track.  I have fewer than others, since I haven't been a regular at the races for as long as some others have been, but even I am starting to amass a collection of charming anecdotes. There was the guy at... Continue Reading →

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