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Why El Deal Is No Bargain in Vosburgh

September 29, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Although the winner of the Vosburgh Stakes (GI), scheduled to be run for the 78th time on Saturday at Belmont Park, has gone on to win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint just once (Artax, 1999), the race has featured a number of great champions. In addition to Champion Sprinters Kodiak Kowboy (2009), the aforementioned […]

Aussie Star Winx Exposes Racetrack Myth

September 26, 2017 |

I love Winx. Not just because the Australian super mare has won 24 of 30 lifetime races, including her last 20 in a row. And not because she has a turn of foot that reminds me of myself in my 20s when the bartender yelled “last call.” No, I love Winx because she proves my point […]

Will a Huge Longshot Win The Travers?

August 26, 2017 |

By Derek Simon January 1 is the official birthdate of all thoroughbred racehorses; January 2 is the day many people claim they liked the future Kentucky Derby champ; and January 3 is when some pundits proclaim that the (future) 3-year-old crop is “weak” based on a variety of factors proven to be just slightly more accurate than the old […]

The Skinny On Overweights

August 4, 2017 |

By Derek Simon When I used to go to the races as a kid, I followed the same pattern. I’d get a program to supplement a tattered and marked-up edition of the Daily Racing Form, find a comfortable table and chair in the gazebo and accept an offer of a Pepsi from my step-dad, Dennis. Then, […]