Donna Brothers: A Force On Horseback For The Triple Crown

When I talked to Donna Brothers before this year’s Kentucky Derby, she was well into her preparation for the big race. She has a lifetime’s experience on horseback, she knows the racing industry as well as anyone, and she’s been conducting interviews on horseback during national telecasts for nearly two decades. While certainly not blasé…

How To Bet $100 on the Belmont Stakes

If you took the advice of Julie and Nick Tooth for the Preakness Stakes, you cashed tickets. Both Keeneland BETologists made money on the Preakness, their confidence in War of Will literally paying off. Nick bet a total of $102 and made a $40 profit off his $20 win bet on War of Will, which isn’t…

Betting the 2018 Belmont: Who do you like?

In my preview of the Preakness, I noted that that race in general lacks the chaos of the Kentucky Derby. Ha—famous last words, before a race that took place after a week of downpours and on a track so encased in fog we couldn’t see the horses. And as he has every time he’s been on…

Baffert Goes For Four in a Row

There’s little in the world of Thoroughbred racing that Bob Baffert hasn’t accomplished. He’s won the Kentucky Derby—four times. He’s won the Preakness—six times. He’s won the Belmont—twice. He’s won the Triple Crown. He’s been voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer four times. He’s in the Hall of Fame. He’s won 14 Breeders’ Cup…

Williams Wins, Twitter Erupts, and Racing Loses

The horse racing world erupted when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in June, and it erupted again on Monday morning when Sports Illustrated announced that Serena Williams had been chosen by the magazine’s editors as the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year. Funny that, Sportsperson. The day before, SI noted that American Pharoah had been…