Snapper Sinclair gives Bloom Derby hope

SNAPPER SINCLAIR GIVES BLOOM DERBY HOPE The Kentucky Derby is the world’s most famous Thoroughbred race. Participating in the greatest two minutes in sports has long been the goal of many people in the game. If you have a chance to chase that Derby dream it’s an...

Belmont might be Lookin just right

BELMONT MIGHT BE LOOKIN JUST RIGHT All the Triple Crown races are coveted and extremely hard to win. Because they are the most recognizable races to the everyday sports fan, they naturally carry something extra. And the fact they have been around for 140 plus years...

Looking at a Preakness shot

LOOKING AT A PREAKNESS SHOT Looking at Lee is headed to the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes for many reasons. The biggest reason, however, is to win the second jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. When the horses crossed under the wire in the Churchill...

A quick Travers thought or two

A QUICK TRAVERS THOUGHT OR TWO Ahh yes, the mid-summer Derby otherwise known as the Travers Stakes. First run in 1864, to say this race for three-year olds is steeped in tradition is a bit of an understatement. The 147th edition has all the makings of another...

Asmussen has a big shot in Haskell

ASMUSSEN HAS A BIG SHOT IN HASKELL When the horses go to post for the Haskell Invitational on July 31 one Thoroughbred trainer in particular looks to have a big shot, and he is bringing more than just a .22 pistol. Newly elected Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen...