A nose away from a life-changing score

That shouting you heard from the vicinity of Saratoga Race Course just before 7 p.m. on Sunday night? That was Joe Appelbaum, long-time backyard denizen, screaming at one of the TVs as he rooted home the eight horse, Cookie Crisp, on the lead heading to the wire under jockey Kendrick Carmouche. Appelbaum was live to…

Brian’s Triple Crown Trail: The Belmont Stakes

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he analyzed every official Derby points race and will preview the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Belmont Park: The Grade I, $1.5…

Brian’s Triple Crown Trail: The Preakness Stakes

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he analyzed every official Derby points race and will preview the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Pimlico: The Grade I, $1.5 million…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Kentucky Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Churchill Downs: The $2 million GI Kentucky Derby…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Arkansas Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Oaklawn Park: The $1 million Arkansas Derby at…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Santa Anita Derby

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Santa Anita: The $1 million Santa Anita Derby…

Brian’s Derby Preps: The Blue Grass

Brian Nadeau is back this year to offer insight and analysis on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby. A handicapper at Horseplayer Now and Capital OTB, he’ll analyze every official Derby points race and the three Triple Crown races, back at Brooklyn Backstretch for the sixth year. Keeneland: The $1 million Blue Grass at 1…