The Preakness on NBC

The more that I watch mainstream media’s coverage of horse racing on television, the more I think that we might be better off if the sport didn’t get covered at all. I didn’t watch this year’s Derby coverage, but based on the Oaks coverage on Bravo and the Preakness coverage on NBC, I’m thinking that…

As promised

If I’m wrong about all this, and if Mine That Bird somehow figures in racing for the rest of the year—or even for the next few months–I’ll be the first to admit it, right here. But until then, I’m going to have a hard time seeing this year’s Derby as anything approaching important as we…

Brian’s Preakness preview

He’s baaaa-aaaack! Brian Nadeau returns to Brooklyn Backstretch for a look at the Preakness. There’s really no reason to beat around the bush, so let’s get right into it…what a Preakness lined up for Saturday! As if the improbable Derby winner Mine That Bird wasn’t enough, we have the super filly Rachel Alexandra to boot.…

Get thee to the Acorn!

Last week, I felt like I was the only person paying attention to racing who wasn’t utterly charmed by Mine That Bird’s win in the Derby. This week, I feel like I’m the only person paying attention to racing who isn’t utterly thrilled at the prospect of Rachel Alexandra going in the Preakness instead of…