Brian Nadeau’s Road to the Triple Crown: The Haskell

Monmouth Park: The GI, $1 million Haskell at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points: 100-50-20-10) Brian handicaps at Capital OTB and Horseplayer Now, and he’ll offer analysis and selections of Derby points races, hoping to make us all a little money as we head to the Belmont Stakes. Follow him on Twitter here. #1 Dr Post (5-2): Rapidly…

Mid-Atlantic Gear Up For Unusual Saratoga Season

For some Midlantic trainers who are Saratoga stalwarts, the summer of 2020 may well look similar to their operations in years past. But that doesn’t mean it will feel the same. For the last several years, Graham Motion has rotated horses between his Fair Hill base and his 10 stalls on Saratoga backstretch, leaving the…

NYRA, Saratoga Springs Outline COVID-19 Safety Measures

Shortly after implementing new restrictions on the Saratoga Race Course jockey colony to address concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the New York Racing Association and officials from the City of Saratoga Springs announced July 14 additional safety measures that will be in place during this summer’s race meeting. The much-anticipated annual meet usually attracts tens of…

Brian Nadeau’s Road to the Triple Crown: The Blue Grass

Keeneland: The GII, $600,000 Blue Grass at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points: 100-40-20-10) by Brian Nadeau Brian handicaps at Capital OTB and Horseplayer Now, and he’ll offer analysis and selections of Derby points races, hoping to make us all a little money as we head to the Belmont Stakes. Follow him on Twitter here. #1 Shivaree (8-1):…

On Race, Racing Has “To Do More”

“We believe in equality and stand together with our community to end systemic racism.” These words were tweeted by the accounts of The Stronach Group’s racing properties on June 3, TSG being one of the few U.S. Thoroughbred racing entities to acknowledge the nationwide protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna…

“Where is the conversation about race?”

George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer on Kevin Chauvin on May 25. Floyd’s death was the latest in a long series of police killings of African-Americans, a roster that’s included names like Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and many others. Within days, protestors took to the streets across the country. Within a week, the…