Sunday at the Spa

Despite a card of good races, Sunday felt like a letdown. The expectations around Saturday’s Whitney; the double carryover; the incredible weather; the nearly 40,000 spectators—no question that Saturday at the Spa was a Big Racing Day. Sunday started chilly and grey and humid, and ended warm and grey and humid. We got a little…

Belmont day in photos

Some of my favorite moments from Belmont ’09, in pictures… The fabulous Fabulous Strike in the post parade… …and winning… …in this time, over a “good” track…which became “fast” moments after this race was official…. Diamondrella… …followed by Forever Together, which made my exacta pay much better than the other way around… Munnings is flying,…

He did it

On yet another grey, rainy day at a New York racetrack, of which there have been far too many this year, Curlin made history, joining Kelso and Forego and Secretariat and Shuvee on the list of horses who have stepped on the biggest stage and left it victorious. He passed Cigar as the all-time U.S.…