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  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Heavily favored Enola Gray makes short work of her competition in the Fleet Treat.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Ancient Secret takes the Lake George (G2).Posted 22 hours ago
  • Sweet Loretta the strong winner of the Schuylerville (G3).Posted 22 hours ago
  • Pretty N Cool flaunts her class in the C.E.R.F. Stakes at Del Mar.Posted 2 days ago
  • Superstar turf horse, Postponed will not defend in Saturday's King George due to respiratory infection.Posted 3 days ago
  • Midnight Storm proves too tough to pass in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 5 days ago
  • Barleysugar (10-1) makes short work of the Sandy Blue in her U.S. debut.Posted 5 days ago
  • Miss Freeze (8-1) ices her competition with a debut win in the Lynbrook Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

Getting King Kong Off His Back

The first time I ever heard "I got the monkey off my back" in connection with the Kentucky Derby was in 1981. Jorge Velasquez used the expression about five minutes after he and Pleasant Colony held off the flying Woodchopper at Churchill Downs. Velasquez, nine years away from being voted into the Racing Hall of Fame... Read More

 

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