A Visit to Claiborne Farm

When I visited Claiborne Farm late last June, there wasn’t much – if any? – talk about Blame, even though at that point he was riding a winning streak of four consecutive graded stakes races. The Claiborne folks might be forgiven, though, and not blamed (sorry, couldn’t resist), given the hefty hunk of racing history…

Will Blame or Zenyatta be Citizen Kane?

The championship lists are how people learn about horses from the past, even prior to the Eclipses. Championships offer limited perspective on racing history . The HOY debate is just further evidence that 98% of the population is clearly insane. It’s not enough, apparently, that the question of who should receive the Horse of the…

Preakness pics

I approached my first Preakness with trepidation:  I’m not a Big Event kind of person (with the exception of this kind of Big Event) and I hate crowds.  But this year’s Preakness presented some opportunities too good to pass up, and so on, Friday afternoon, I set off down the Northeast corridor to Charm City,…