Overanalyze takes the Remsen

Thoroughbred owner Mike Repole is no stranger to the Kentucky Derby trail, having brought Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty to Churchill Downs to run for the roses in 2011. He’s also no stranger to Derby disappointment: Uncle Mo scratched the day before the race and Stay Thirsty finished 12th. So when his 2-year-old Overanalyze won…

What a weekend

My Travers weekend started like this. Friday morning, out on the Oklahoma to meet an early interview, and I got blessed with one of Saratoga’s perfect mornings. For the first time since 2000, I wasn’t at Saratoga to see the sun rise on Travers morning; I missed the day’s first race, the annual sprint for…

Gotham Day, 2011

Though it’s only early March, my Saturdays at Aqueduct are numbered: family commitments, pet responsibilities, and travel plans (work and play) mean that available March and April weekends are in short supply, so on this first Big Day of Racing at the Big A for 2011, I determined to settle in for the long haul.…