A Productive Spring & the Approaching Yearling Sales

The summer is absolutely flying by!  Hard to believe that the Saratoga race meet is a month from its start, horses ship in to Newtown Pike next Thursday for the Fasig-Tipton Summer Yearling Sale and the Fourth of July is next week.  The recently concluded two-year-old sale season was a robust market and I was able to attend the four major sales (Fasig-Tipton’s Florida Sale, OBS March, OBS April and Fasig-Tipton Midlantic) as a participant.  I clocked horses at the Gulfstream Park and OBS March venues and assisted Al Goldberg to purchase three nice colts for Colts Neck Stables there … … …

Reflections on the Kentucky Derby

Here we are in the week after the Kentucky Derby and as I lick my wounds from not handicapping it right (again), it is pretty easy to make very good sense of the result given the track bias toward speed that day. A couple of horses that figured to be in the mix had trouble (CLASSIC EMPIRE and MCCRAKEN), more than a couple didn’t belong, and the winner made more sense than ever when you think that Johnny V. and Todd Pletcher had gone 0 for 10 when trying to get it done together. That is a stat that could … … …