Friday Quick Picks

I wish I could say that I have come out of week two of the ST Publishing Take Ten Derby game unscathed, but I cannot: predictably, my Pyro-less stable plummeted. That’s what I get for being a non-conformist. We’ve got seven stables in our little intramural competition; many have kicked in to add to my…

Thursday night quick picks

For those folks who have been asking about Saratoga Russell (and judging by the number of you who land on this page from your searches, he’s got a lot of fans out there), an anonymous poster left this comment: “Russell had a stomach bug in January that set him back in training. He is now…

A trio of treys and an eight (year old)

What’s up with Numaany? I haven’t read anything about him in a while, but in the last two days, I’ve gotten 60+ hits here from people searching for him. This site still comes up first in the list of his search results, so it doesn’t appear that he’s on one of the numerous Derby lists…

Tale of the Cat (horse)

As Madison and Floyd have noted, first with relief and then with umbrage, there’s a real dearth of feline equines around these parts these days. What’s a poor hunch bettor to do? Like much of the NY racing community, look southward. While at Tampa Bay Downs last Friday, I picked up programs for Aqueduct and…