Breaking a Churchill maiden

Monday morning, April 19th:  It’s been quiet for a little while, but at about 8:25, the stirrings begin. The clockers resume their places: binoculars are raised, stopwatches poised. After a morning of commonplace workouts—oh, except for that bullet that Rachel Alexandra fired at 6:30—the Churchill Downs track is about to become something of a private playground. Under…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Lexington

You know how every week I remind you that you can check out Brian’s handicapping for NYRA races at Horseplayernow.com?  That he participates in a live chat about three-year-olds every Friday at 2pm?  He also participates in chats on Saturdays during the Derby preps, and if you’d been listening last Saturday, you’d have heard him…