Back from the Breeders’ Cup

Well, hi. Seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve been here; I don’t know whether I’ve gone a whole week without posting in the history of the site, and the post-Breeders’ Cup week is a particularly bad time to be silent, but giving over four full days to racing last week meant that…

Distaffers: The stars of the show

The 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup took place on October 24 and 25 at Santa Anita. For the first time that year, the races for females and male were segregated, with the distaff races taking place on Friday, and the rest of the races run on Saturday. In another historical departure (and another departure from…

The Tale of Trinniberg

At a family event last week, my brother asked me which races I’d be covering at the Breeders’ Cup this year. Small stories on a bunch of races, I said, and big ones on the Juvenile Turf and the Juvenile Sprint. “The Juvenile Sprint?” he said, and smiled, looking at my nephew. “Hey, Christopher, know…

Waiting for ESPN (on Twitter)

On this fine, blustery, snowy, gusty Saturday morning, when I should be at Belmont but I am instead at home, I was engaging in a leisurely breakfast coupled with some serious procrastinating when I noticed that Twitter suggested that I follow @espnhorseracing. @espnhorseracing? Who knew? Cool! Except…@espnhorseracing last tweeted on August 20, 2010.  That tweet…