Del Mar season off to a great start

  Off and running for the 81st consecutive year, the Del Mar Thoroughbred meet has been a hot bed for the sport to say the very least. Located as they tout “just a good chip shot from the Pacific Ocean”, this piece of heaven on earth has enjoyed a dynamic opening two...

Haskell offers a few hillbilly takeaways

                               HASKELL OFFERS A FEW HILLBILLY TAKEAWAYS   The $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park on July 16 was eventful to say the least. Here are a few hillbilly takeaways from this Breeders’ Cup “win and you are in” scamper over that New Jersey...

Hot Rod Charlie is revving up for the Haskell

HOT ROD CHARLIE IS REVVING UP FOR THE HASKELL     Now that the dust has settled from an exciting Triple Crown series, the three year old male division is preparing for the summer races that will likely decide year end honors. Of course the Breeders’ Cup is the end...

Who is faster…Gamine or Knicks Go ???

The excellent weekend of Thoroughbred racing over the July 4 extended weekend was spectacular. However, it did leave a hillbilly turf writer pondering about a couple of ponies. A pair of scorching scores by two of the fleetest with four feet was cause for a little...

Can Knicks make a Go of it ???

As runners prepare for the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap at Prarie Meadows on Friday, July 2, there is a big ole question mark surrounding the top dog in the hunt…Will we see the super Knicks Go we saw back in January in the Pegasus Cup, or that Clark Kent...