Racing News


The Sad Tale of Zenyattas Little Brother

In 2008, just under two months before the great race mare Zenyatta won the first of her two Breeders Cup races in that years Distaff at Santa Anita, her half-brother by Giants Causeway was ma...

Defining Class in Racehorses

Whenever I attempt to explain how to measure class in a racehorse, I am reminded of that old Julia Sweeney character on Saturday Night Live. Although, I never found the skits featuring Pat to be...

So You Wanna Be a Horseplayer: How to Place a Bet

Like many 40-somethings, I grew up in the era that featured a wonderful television show that my mom would roll her eyes at every time it came on. I can still picture the host: slim with graying hair a...

The Truth About Lasix

In an excellent article that appeared in the Thoroughbred Daily News a while back, Lasix: Why the Effinex Team Just Said Yes, author Bill Finley recounts the story of Effinex, a four-year-old co...

Saratoga Trainer Profiles Part II

Many handicappers believe the trainer angle is the single most important piece of the handicapping pie, especially when top-rung racing is taking place like at Saratoga during the heart of summer ...