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  • Collected (3-5) wins the Precisionist by a pole.Posted 1 day ago
  • Irap (5-2) edges Girvin by a nose in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Battle of Midway (1-9) cruises in a 4-horse field in the Affirmed.Posted 1 day ago
  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 4 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 4 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 5 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 7 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 8 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 8 days ago
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Posted Saturday, June 10, 2017
In today’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap Mor Spirit took his career to a new level.
Posted Friday, June 09, 2017
Who will get distance? That’s the question every year revolving around the Belmont Stakes. The answer is that they all get the distance, the question really is, who can get the trip?
Posted Saturday, June 03, 2017
Stellar Wind did one better than last year in the Grade 1 Beholder Mile, winning a stretch long duel to the wire over Vale Dori.
Posted Saturday, May 20, 2017
World Approval coasted to an easy 2 1/4 length win today in the Grade 2 Longines Dixie Stakes.
Posted Monday, May 15, 2017
Classic Empire now enters this Preakness with two solid races under his belt and is primed for his best now.
Posted Friday, May 05, 2017
Bird Song went wire to wire to win the 15th running of the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes Presented by Big Fish Casino (G2) today at Churchill Downs.
Posted Saturday, April 08, 2017
Irap is a maiden no more, holding off Practical Joke to score a stunning 31-1 upset in today’s 93rd edition of the $1,000,000 Toyota Blue Grass stakes.
Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017
Mind Your Biscuits ran an overpowering three length win today in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored By Gulf News.
Posted Saturday, March 04, 2017
Before today’s Fountain of Youth Stakes trainer Antonio Sano was very confident in his star pupil Gunnevera admitting after the race, “I thought 100 percent that he would win today.”
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
Iliad stole the show, pulling away in the stretch to win the San Vicente by 3 1/2-lengths.
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Having grown up just a few miles from Arlington Park, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the races at a young age whenever I wanted to. My passion was forever cemented as I followed Alysheba’s every move during his racing career, and was one of his biggest fans. Some of my other favorites were Manila, Great Communicator, and Lost Code. Many other horses since that time have touched me emotionally for one reason or another, and I even named my dog after one of them(Malek).

Growing up and actually working at Arlington at a young age, I kept every Daily Racing Form, Racing Times, and Bloodhorse stored in boxes that I still have to this day. I have been able to take my passion and knowledge to the radio as I am the on air racing expert and also fill in as a co-host on a local sports talk show where I make an effort to talk horse racing whenever I get the chance. That is also what inspired the name of this blog, as my radio moniker is "Dr. Derby", due to my racing knowledge and interests.

Having been all over the country at various racetracks either as a fan or covering racing for HRN, racing has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. As a member of the NTWAB (National Turf Writers and Broadcasters), one of the benefits of my membership is that I have the privilege of being a voter for the year end Eclipse Awards and Horse of the Year, something I take very seriously. I love reading what all fans have to say about the horses and the races. Horse racing is very lucky to have such a passionate fan base. 


My one on one interview with J. Paul Reddam, owner of Nyquist, before the 2016 Preakness

My one on one interview with Doug O'Neill, trainer of Nyquist, before the 2016 Kentucky Derby



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