The Beach is flying into the Pegasus

THE BEACH IS FLYING INTO THE PEGASUS If you are thinking about the Pegasus Cup at Gulfstream Park on January 25, it may be only natural that the Beach comes to mind. And it has nothing to do with the track being in South Florida. The fourth running of the year’s first...

Jockey Smith a grade above

JOCKEY SMITH A GRADE ABOVE Opening day at Santa Anita usually is a proving ground for the past and sometimes gives us a glimpse of the future. The December 28, 2019 edition provided a confirmation for what many already knew in regards to one of the veterans of the...

Opening day at Santa Anita rings in the new year

The great thing about opening day at Santa Anita is in reality it helps mark the beginning of a new season in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Big stakes races at “The Great Race Place” brings a lot of the top athletes to the track as they begin...

Casse Conditions a Perfect Storm

CASSE CONDITIONS A PERFECT STORM What exactly is the definition of a perfect storm? Is it a powerful thunder boomer that blows in at dusty dark and helps you sleep better? Maybe it’s a blanketing snow storm that starts in the wee hours and allows you to awaken to a...

Persistence Pays Off for Tom’s d’Etat in Clark

PERSISTANCE PAYS OFF FOR TOM’S D’ETAT IN CLARK If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. At least that’s what they used to say. For one particular Thoroughbred, that old adage paid off in a big way on November 29. Tom’s d’Etat is a veteran runner that has...