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The Paddock View
Posted Friday, August 19, 2016
Saturday is Maryland Pride Day at Laurel Park with eleven awesome races loaded with Maryland-bred talent. From a bow-tie to shorts, I wear the Maryland flag proud. I may not be a native but I am darn proud to be a resident now! Maryland racing is alive and well with older stars as well as some speedy up-and-comers. Saturday’s card showcases the best that Maryland has to offer. Here are four horses that are set to make Maryland proud on Saturday.
Posted Friday, July 29, 2016
My summer of firsts continues this weekend as I make the long awaited maiden trip to Saratoga! To say I am excited would be like saying Songbird is mediocre. Saratoga connects the past, present and future of our sport. I simply cannot wait to see it, feel it and experience it. Tomorrow’s card offers 4 highly competitive stakes races. Before I enter a state of awe upon arrival in the morning, I figured it would be a good idea to make my selections beforehand. Here is a quick look at who I like in each event.
Posted Monday, June 06, 2016
Trends say we could be in for a big payout this weekend in the Belmont Stakes!
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016
It is Maryland's time to shine and the party is well under way! Amid the celebration, let's take a look at the Black-Eyed Susan card from a Marylander's point of view.
Posted Monday, May 09, 2016
Let’s take a few minutes to celebrate the jockeys of Kentucky Derby 142.
Posted Thursday, May 05, 2016
Putting together a winning ticket is like making the classic mint julep! Here are my ingredients, aka picks for Derby 142!
Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2016
My thoughts and picks for the 142nd Kentucky Oaks!
Posted Friday, April 22, 2016
The road to the Charles Town Classic is full of ups and downs, literally! My drive over to Charles Town, West Virginia takes me right through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I am constantly going up, down and around much like the runners in this year’s race. Let’s take a look at where some of the horses find themselves heading into the race tomorrow.
Posted Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time to hand out some awards as another Kentucky Derby prep season comes to a close.
Posted Friday, April 08, 2016
My thoughts and picks on this year's Wood Memorial.
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Meet Jason Wood

With deep Kentucky roots, I was born with an endless love for horses and racing. My dad was an owner as I was growing up, so I have fond memories of growing up around the track and barn. I always tell my friends that I could read a Racing Program before I knew the alphabet! From the early morning workouts to the exciting finishes to the anticipation of a new filly or colt, there was never a dull moment. The Illinois racing circuit was home for many years. The majestic weeping willows that line the backstretch at Arlington served as the backdrop to some of my favorite childhood events. I am now proud to call Texas home and excited to learn the scene down here.

My dad passed away when I was young but this sport allows me to carry a piece of him with me every time I walk on the track, stroll through the paddock or peruse past performances. I feel like I am a winner every time I get to be a part of racing, even if my pick doesn’t leave the starting gate!

Horse racing has taught me many life lessons over the years and I look forward to sharing those with you. It is a sport of raw, natural beauty complemented by a rich history and deep traditions. In my eyes it will always be the Sport of Kings. I look forward to celebrating the past, analyzing the present and preparing for the future of racing with all of you. You can follow me on Twitter at @ThePaddockView, and like me on Facebook at The Paddock View.

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