The Sunday play is …Kentucky Downs of course

  There are plenty of plays you can make on a Sunday. Play golf, play checkers, play with your dog, and maybe even play with your kids. Sunday, September 5, the play should be Kentucky Downs. The wonderful world of Thoroughbred racing has so many positive layers it’s...

In the Whitney all Knicks did was Go

    As we all know, sometimes big sporting events can feature some big disappointments. The Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on August 7 was NOT one of those events. Featuring as talented a five horse field as you will find on a day not called the Breeders’ Cup or a Triple...

No guts no glory Essential in Quality Jim Dandy win

NO GUTS NO GLORY ESSENTIAL IN QUALITY JIM DANDY WIN   As a race horses move through their career they are tested time and again. The answers they provide will reveal certain things. The latest quiz for Essential Quality may not have been the Bar Exam, but it did tell...

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...

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...