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Even in Defeat (Her First), Rachel Alexandra Remains Crowd’s Favorite

Understand this: I was touched by the crowd (in Saratoga) reaction to Rachel Alexandra’s first defeat this past Sunday. She lost, but only because of the distance. The 2009 Horse of the Year and 2-5 favorite, winner of last year’s Woodward Stakes, had just finished second to a long shot named Persistently in the Personal […]

Blind Luck Storms from Last Place to First, Wins Alabama Stakes at Saratoga

Awesome ride, awesome race. When are the powers that be in racing gonna screw their heads on straight and nominate trainer Jerry Hollendorfer to the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame? Blind Luck, from the Hollendorfer stable, stormed from last place to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Alabama Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga. It was a […]

Alabama at Saratoga; Blind Luck Looks Good

Saratoga is one of my all-time favorite places to watch horse racing. Besides the track itself, it’s just a beautiful town and they really pull out the stops during the August racing season. Now to this week’s Alabama at Saratoga. It’s pretty cool. Here is the lineup and some comments about the odds. Hope some […]

Superstar Zenyatta Wins Again, Her Record is Now 18-0

They say horse racing is dead? Try telling that to the millions of fans who watch Zenyatta race. And win. And win. This is one hot chick. Zenyatta is now so much more than a racehorse that it defies description as one observer put it. This past week she won the Clement Hirsh Stakes at […]

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