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...

Helium is a Derby horse on the rise

HELIUM IS A DERBY HORSE ON THE RISE The time is here to think Kentucky Derby. Which horse are you riding?…What’s that…you don’t know who to pick?…Here is one to consider and he might just provide a nice payday should things go his way on May 1. One of the...

Kentucky Derby countdown is on

Known Agenda wins the Florida Derby (photo by Adam Coglianese) KENTUCKY DERBY COUNTDOWN IS ON   When does a hillbilly turf writer think about the Kentucky Derby?…Pretty much all the time. When does the every day sports fan think about the world’s most famous...

Get Her Number just about the Rebel Stakes

GET HER NUMBER JUST ABOUT THE REBEL STAKES   The Spring and a talented three year old colt usually means one thing for most…Kentucky Derby dreams. As runners roll towards a date with destiny, there is one trainer of a very talented horse that prefers to focus simply...

All Tree of ’em look fantastic

People make fun of hillbillies for how they talk sometimes, but those damn yankees have a dialect that is also quite humorous. One of my New York born buddies and I have often traded laughs with a play on our particular versions of the English language. After watching...