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California Chrome Loss Good For Horse Racing
Everyone wanted California Chrome to win on Saturday.
Hardly anyone in the world – save for those who had a personal or financial stake in the colt’s opposition – was rooting against the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the final jewel of the Triple Crown.
We all wanted to see history made.  We …
Belmont Stakes Friday Notes
After three weeks of building crescendo, the anticipation for the Belmont Stakes is just about ready to hit fever pitch.  In just a little over 24 hours, California Chrome will take to the Belmont Park track and run for his shot at history, racing's first Triple Crown since 1978.
Today, with the park…
Belmont Stakes Preview Part II
For longer than I'd care to discuss, I've been sitting here trying to think of something profound with which to open.  Something significant.  Something deep.
After all, I may well be penning this column on the eve of history, and I'm certainly doing it at the apex of a months-long crescendo.  My sen…
Belmont Day One Observations
It took 25 years and a Triple Crown threat to get me to Belmont Park, but earlier today I made the two and a half hour trek down to Long Island to begin a weekend's worth of coverage as California Chrome races for his sports first Triple Crown in 36 years.
Belmont Stakes Preview Part I
The Triple Crown has become like the quest for the Holy Grail. Many have sought it, most have never came close, and the few who got within arm's length let it slip through their delicate German fingers.
For 36 years the Triple Crown has gone unclaimed. Will that streak be extended to 37? Or do we fin…
Will California Chrome Come To Saratoga?
For most, the three races of the Triple Crown represent the entirety of the horse racing season.
For those in this area, though, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont are just preludes to those 40 days of racing off the Northway's exit 14 - a first look at the marquee horses who will be running i…
Previewing the Preakness Field
You don't often hear a lot of talk about sex appeal in regard to horses.
Except in big time horse races; races like the Preakness.
Just maybe not this year's edition.
Ten horses will take to the Pimlico Starting gate on Saturday, with only two under 10/1 on the morning line, and only one of that pair e…

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