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Squeezing the Lemon Dry: What Speed Figures Can Tell Us About the Kentucky Derby

April 25, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Horatio Luro, the dashing Argentinian trainer who saddled the great Northern Dancer, is credited with a phrase that has become a Triple Crown mantra over the years. “Don’t squeeze the lemon dry,” Luro said, referring to the fact that a “fresh” horse is needed to withstand the rigors of competing in the […]

Do Final Fractions Matter in the Kentucky Derby?

April 24, 2017 |

By Derek Simon Most of the time when I hear or read about clever angles relating to the Kentucky Derby, I pay about as much attention to them as I do to political ads around election season. In other words, I dismiss them. So, it should come as no surprise that, despite the fact I’m […]