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  • Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 1 day ago
  • Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 1 day ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 2 days ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 2 days ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 3 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 7 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 7 days ago

An imperfect Ten

The naysayers, most of them, have been naysaying that 2010 was a bummer of a year for horse racing, and who am I to argue? If one of the year's highlights was Santa Anita trading a dirt track for a $10-million mistake, you can imagine the direction the rest of the year took. One crank debated whether to include on his top 10 the item that Frank Stronach changed hairdressers.

But no matter how sour the year, there are always the memories of the races. You can't take that away from me, and I'll even hum a few bars. But Mr. Bandleader, color me eclectic. No Triple Crown races on this list. For a sick joke, I thought about listing all the important races in which a Nick Zito horse finished second, but then I thought, Nick's never done anything to me. And besides, in 2010, the tough beats for Zito would fill up the whole list... Read More

 

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