Brian’s Derby preps: The Weekend in Review

Reviewing last weekend’s Derby preps, by Brian Nadeau Well, one big weekend down and one to go. The true favorite for the Kentucky Derby has emerged, and judging by I Want Revenge’s performance in the Wood Memorial, it’s going to take a serious horse to beat him. A weird and wacky Santa Anita Derby took…

Here we go again

It wasn’t even fun while it lasted. Standing near the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon after the Wood, I watched I Want Revenge’s connections exult; I listened to the crowd cheer; I overheard conversations in which spectators marveled at the colt’s impressive win following a terribly troubled trip. This is a racehorse; this win didn’t…

Spring comes to Aqueduct

Perhaps in acknowledgement of all of those freezing winter weekends spent at the Big A, the racing gods smiled on me on Saturday morning. For the first time in a week, I felt well enough to think that I could actually manage a few hours outside of the apartment, and mid-afternoon, I ventured to Aqueduct,…