Category Archive: Recap

Sep 05 2013

New Horses to Watch (Aug 25 – Sep 2)

I did a bit of backtracking for the first couple of horses on the list below so there is a bit of overlap with the last entry of this type.  As of last week I had not quite come to appreciate just how severe the bias on the turf course had become and in retrospect …

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May 07 2013

Orb: A Look Back

Something that people who are new to horse racing fail to realize about our sport is that you can actually become a fan of individual horses and that it’s not all about the human connections.  You all know what it’s like to attach yourself to a particular thoroughbred early in its career and follow their …

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Feb 25 2013

Kentucky Derby Pedigrees: Orb & I’ve Struck a Nerve

I’ve watched the replays of last weekend’s Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes many times.  After initially coming to the conclusion that neither Orb nor I’ve Struck a Nerve were the best horses in their respective races, I’ve changed my tune.  Orb made a powerful run from off the pace on a day when …

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Feb 06 2013

New Horses to Watch (Jan. 30 – Feb. 3)

Before getting into the new “Horses to Watch” this week I just wanted to make quick mention of last Saturday’s Withers Stakes (G3).  I’m sure you all can assume that I was understandably heartbroken when Escapefromreality got nailed on the wire by Revolutionary.  Yet even though I didn’t win much money on the race, it …

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Jan 18 2013

Friday: Analyzing Aqueduct; Footbridge at Santa Anita

Yesterday was a very good day and really the first of those I’ve had in the new year.  I wasn’t perfect with my picks, but once my best bet of the day, Seventy Six, was scratched out of the sixth race, I substituted for him the other two horses coming out of that December 26th …

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Jan 03 2013

2012 Year End Summary

I started this blog in the middle of February last year with hopes of sharing some of my opinions and getting the chance to discuss them with fellow handicappers.  I’ll admit that at the beginning I was writing mostly for myself, since I knew that no one aside from my family was really reading.  Still, …

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Dec 31 2012

New Year’s Eve; Wrapping Up 2012

I have to admit that I’m a little sad 2012 is coming to a close.  From a wagering perspective, this was easily the most profitable year of my career as a bettor.  But more importantly, purely from a handicapping perspective, I feel that, over the course of this year and particularly through writing these blog …

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Dec 10 2012

New Horses to Watch (Dec. 5 – 9)

Before I go on to talk about the new additions to the Horses to Watch list, let me give a quick mention to the most impressive winner of this past week.  In case you haven’t seen the video, check out Pure Fun’s devastating last-to-first rush to take the Hollywood Starlet: I am such a sucker …

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