Empress leads the Oaks pack

EMPRESS LEADS THE OAKS PACK If you are looking for some Kentucky Oaks royalty there may be an Empress coming out of New Orleans. Serengeti Empress enjoyed an impressive front-running score in the February 16 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds and placed...

Is Rachel Alexandra the best three-year old filly ever???

IS RACHEL THE BEST THREE-YEAR OLD FILLY OF ALL-TIME??? We are often caught up in the debates about who is the best Kentucky Derby horse or who is the champion male of all time. With that in mind, I just want to say the king of this castle is me…as long as my wife is...

A Quick Clark Look-See

A QUICK CLARK LOOK-SEE What’s better than my Great Granny’s white bread stuffing…well… probably nothing…but the Clark Handicap is pretty dog gone close. This half-million dollar drive over the Churchill Downs dirt on the Friday after Thanksgiving has long been a...

Seeking the Soul Right for the Clark

SEEKING THE SOUL RIGHT FOR THE CLARK There comes a time in everyone’s life when they try and find themselves. For some it comes early, for others it is down the road a bit. One aptly named Thoroughbred is hoping November 23 will be another one of those affirming...

Breeders’ Cup never a bear and that’s no bull

BREEDERS’ CUP NEVER A BEAR AND THAT’S NO BULL If you are looking for a little financial advice perhaps you should forget about Merrill Lynch and focus on your friendly handicapper. After all, the history of the Breeders’ Cup tells us opportunities to earn are in...