Mystik Dan Shows some Derby vision

  One of the most mysterious things in the sports world today is finding the formula for a Kentucky Derby winner. How do you make it happen? Bloodlines, workout patterns, prep race competition, what’s the solution? Perhaps it will take a Mystik to find the answer.  ...

Stephen Foster stakes looks like a loaded baked potato

  For those of us that like to eat, a loaded baked potato is a delectable delight. Piled high with potatoey goodness, this mouth-watering dish does a body good. A quick glance at the Stephen Foster Stakes on July 1  reminds us of one of those spectacular spuds....

McPeek barn builds a Classic win in Belmont Derby

Ain’t it great when a good plan comes together. It’s especially satisfying when the formulation happens to be one few others could figure. Kenny McPeek is one of those recognizable figures in the Thoroughbred racing game. Having enjoyed much success during a decorated...

Creative Minister hopes to measure up in Preakness

There comes a time in every athlete’s life when you have to figure out just how good you really are. You can’t know how big you are unless you stand next to the measuring tape. For one striking Thoroughbred, the Preakness Stakes will tell us just how tall he...

Was losing winning for Smile Happy ???

One of the most interesting things about the Kentucky Derby is you just can’t know who is going to win. When you combine a huge number of runners with a distance none have ever run before and add the inexperience of most of these three-year-olds it equals uncertainty....