Girls against the boys

Note: This post is up over at The Rail. Come on by for a visit… Two weeks ago today, the conversation that began with Rags to Riches a year ago continued when Eight Belles broke down in the Derby, and her connections were pilloried for having the audacity and bad judgment to run her against…

The morning after (updated)

So the comments have started, in blogs and on comment boards and in conversations, wherever the Derby is being talked about. Porter and Jones should never have raced Eight Belles against the boys. All tracks need be changed from dirt to synthetic surfaces. I have many reservations about horse-racing; when Ruffian broke down, I turned…