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...

Whitney looks better than a barbecue sandwich

WHITNEY LOOKS BETTER THAN A BARBECUE SANDWICH   So what makes a good barbecue sandwich?…Well of course it is all those tasty ingredients. The Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on August 7 has plenty to offer any hungry horse racing fan. A grade 1 race that is flat...

Sprint Stakes makes for a little ciphering

SPRINT STAKES MAKES FOR A LITTLE CIPHERING The Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, the Alfred G Vanderbilt at Saratoga, and the Amsterdam also at the Spa featured a trio of outstanding performances this past weekend. All were of the sprint variety and those runs down the...

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...

McKinzie’s Whitney win says a lot

MCKINZIE’S WHITNEY WIN SAYS A LOT The wonderful world of sports can often times provide us with a glimpse of the real world. If we look inside the cover of that book, there can be some of those deeper meanings of our existence. The grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga...