Posted: May 27, 2020

Fast Horses and Fast Judgements

I have often said, in only half jest, that Google rules the world. The internet search engine has evolved to almost an untouchable entity with so much more knowledge and influence than most even begin to comprehend. Social media does some good things. It connects old friends, creates new ones, spreads knowledge and information in real time across the world. The internet has been a game changer. That is no secret. It is also no secret that with most good also comes bad. We have gone from actual experts, to...

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Posted: May 26, 2020

Qipco 2000 Guineas 2020: Top 7

On June 6th, at 3.35 pm Greenwich Mean Time, the first British Classic of the season will take place on the famous Rowley Mile: The Qipco 2000 Guineas. For the first time in history, this stallion-making race par excellence will be run behind closed doors and without any prep or trial races.  This Newmarket Classic, first run in 1809, boasts a prestigious list of breed-shaping champion stallions - including  GAINSBOROUGH, BAHRAM, NIJINSKY, SIR IVOR, NUREYEV and more recently FRANKEL. This year, the contenders won’t have a huge crowd to test...

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Posted: May 24, 2020

Paul Jones: Victory in the Shadow of an Immortal

The 1920 Kentucky Derby was always going to be known for the name that didn’t appear on its nomination list. The name that was absent from the past performances. The most famous name in racing that didn’t grace the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle until 1929 long after he had stepped off the racetrack. No, the 1920 winner had the potential to elide attention for running in the shadow of the greatest racehorse the 20th century saw, but Paul Jones remains a name we know nevertheless. Even if his notability is...

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Conditioner Clement Bustling Stable Eyeing Stakes At Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Christophe Clement boasts a bustling stable at Belmont Park, including a number of promising stakes contenders for the upcoming spring meet led by a pair of turf sophomores by Declaration of War...

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