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  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 4 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 5 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 6 days ago
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Might have taken the edge off today. Looks good. Really good. 59.60 1/35 https://youtu.be/VRX3vhcIk6k
Songbird worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.40 (h) finishing 4/22.
Finest City worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 2/22.
Ring Weekend worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 3/4.
Now that Girvin is apparently out of the Derby, who gets in? And who will get in if Pletcher withdraws Battalion Runner and Malagacy?
Tapwrit worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/35.
Streamline worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:01.20 (b) finishing 13/35.
Practical Joke worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:01.60 (b) finishing 19/35.
Patch worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/35.
Paid Up Subscriber worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:00.00 (b) finishing 2/35.
She looked quite good today, winning by 2 lengths! It's only her second start and was her first start on turf. I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of Almanzor's sister this year. :D
Gunnevera worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:03.60 (b) finishing 35/35.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, April 28th, in 1:03.00 (b) finishing 33/35.
World Approval worked 4f, April 28th, in 47.60 (b) finishing 7/82.
Tom's Ready worked 4f, April 28th, in 49.00 (b) finishing 37/82.
Tequilita worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 14/82.
State of Honor worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.80 (b) finishing 32/82.
Salty worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.40 (b) finishing 22/82.
Paulassilverlining worked 4f, April 28th, in 49.00 (b) finishing 37/82.
Honorable Duty worked 4f, April 28th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 14/82.
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Unlike many, I did not grow up with horseracing. My first time at the races was the 2008 Kentucky Derby. I bet on Colonel John. That fall, I had the good fortune to go to England, where I visited Ascot and Kempton. When I returned to the U.S., I was hooked. I started reading handicapping books, studying historic sire lines, watching races and going to Portland Meadows regularly. While the purses there were small, I was able to be close to the action and see firsthand the day-to-day operations of an average American racetrack.

 

Last year I moved home to Chicago. I went to Arlington for the first time this year. In the interim, I have devoted my time to understanding all aspects of horseracing  I hope to provide unique isights on handicapping perspectives and multifaceted analyses on the state of horseracing today. I will strive to write with an open mind and a willingness to learn through the writing process. I will not claim to be an expert, but I will read thoroughly, write carefully, and be honest.

 

To me, the all-time greats are Kelso, John Henry, Round Table and Yeats. Horses I like because they have won me money include Raven's Pass, Alternation, and I'll Have Another. The greatest horse I have even seen live is Zenyatta. I also enjoy the Bears, the Bulls, the White Sox, the Blackhawks, Mexican food, good Bourbon, and old-time music - specifically that played on the 5-string banjo. Thanks for reading!

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