Thoughts on Sunday

A few days ago I wrote about horses who somehow get into your imagination; you see them race once, and for some reason, they make an impression. Be Bullish is one, though unfortunately he’s not done much that’s interesting; he was perplexingly last in a field of four at Aqueduct last week, taking down a…

Way to go, Dave!

Congrats to hometown (Saratoga) hero Dave for winning the Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct yesterday for his second win of the year, the first coming at Belmont last month under Alan Garcia. Saturday Garcia was on Kiaran McLaughlin’s Encinas, who finished tenth. Dave was eighth with three quarters of a mile to go and made…

Storm Flag Flying

Maddening! I’m away from home at a conference with limited time for writing and all of a sudden there’s TONS to write about. Maddening! First, a little equine history. Friday afternoon at Belmont is the ungraded Storm Flag Flying…and what a pleasure it is write about this amazing mare. By Storm Cat out of My…

The Duchess

In today’s New York Post, John DaSilva comments on Duchess of Rokeby’s race yesterday: 6TH RACE – As the field awaited the start, both 46-1 Wind in the Forest and 26-1 Duchess of Rokeby broke through the gate. After being checked out by the vet, both were allowed to run. Wind in the Forest showed…