Are we having fun yet?

Following a terrific weekend of racing, we get this: #EastCoastHorseRacingIndustry cheated greatest race mare in history outta #HOY. She shd run where she is loved. And this: Racing tweeps jumped the proverbial shark this weekend. We’re all now just a non-stop cliche squaking cliche box. Ish is faded. Break time. And this: “What is it? Everybody’s afraid…

Quality Road goes to school

Quality Road made a special guest appearance on Monday morning at Saratoga.  After the track was closed for training and the grounds cleared at 10 a.m., the starting gate was moved to near the finish line so that the likely Whitney favorite could school a bit before this weekend’s start. Todd Pletcher, when asked why…

Monday at the Spa

Another day, another graded stakes, another track record, another perfect weather day (OK, so that’s not something we can take for granted). Welcome to the Spa. The fifth race was for well-bred two-year-old fillies, and it featured Dale Romans’s Tapitsfly (Tapit – Flying Marlin (Marlin)). Romans is the one who last year introduced me to…

Brian’s Derby preps: The week(s) in review

Reviewing the Sham, the Fountain of Youth, the Gotham, and the Santa Anita Oaks, by Brian Nadeau Lots to do and recap since we last left you, so let’s get right to it. The Fountain of Youth, Sham and Gotham all gave us definitive winners who took a major leap forward on everyone’s Derby radar.…