Wire to Wire: Justify wins the Triple Crown with Stunning Belmont

Justify Wins the Belmont

Wow. I’m so glad I got to watch that live. Justify ran a fabulous race, ridden brilliantly by Mike Smith. After a clean break, Justify followed Smith’s plan — they broke first, then settled into a good rhythm and just kept going. At the end, Smith was fanning his whip, but Justify was still galloping […]

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Will Justify pull it off?

Justify at Belmont

Tomorrow Justify runs on the “Big Sandy” with the chance of bringing us another Triple Crown Winner. There was a 27 year drought before American Pharoah won the Triple Crown in 2015. Could we see another super horse so soon? The first winner of all three Triple Crown races was Sir Barton in 1919 — […]

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Big Money Mike

Mike Smith

They don’t call Jockey Mike Smith “Big Money Mike” for nothing. Smith, at age 52 is one of the oldest jockeys on the circuit — and one of the most successful. Last year, Smith won an astonishing 15 Grade 1 races, the most since he won 20 back in 1994. And, he’s still the “go […]

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Justify holds off strong field to win Preakness

Justify and Good Magic battled head to head.

Justify has taken the second jewel in his quest for the Triple Crown. Running on a muddy track and fog so thick that at times the entire field disappeared from view. Breaking sharply, Justify ran nose to nose with Good Magic, pulling ahead of the rest of the field. When Good Magic faded in the […]

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Justify breaks Apollo’s Curse with Derby Win

Justify wins the Kentucky Derby

Justify, the impressive Bob Baffert trained colt, remains undefeated AND beat Apollo’s curse. He is   the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby in 135 years without having raced as a 2-year old. The big chestnut colt delivered a definitive win 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Good Magic. Particularly noticeable is how clean Justify’s face […]

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Abel Tasman wins the 2017 Kentucky Oaks

From last to first! Mike Smith piloted Abel Tasman through a sloppy track and a bad start to win the 2017 Kentucky Oaks. What are the chances that Smith will pull it off tomorrow in the Derby on Girvin? Since it was so muddy today, here’s a chance to look at the lovely fillies who […]

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Arrogate Wins the Dubai World Cup

Wow. Arrogate can really run. And Mike Smith showed his immense skill today in the $10 Million Dubai World Cup. Arrogate broke so slowly from the gate that one commentator said it was, “like he was going out for a walk in the country.” The stallion was then bumped hard, leaving him trailing the 14 […]

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Game On Dude was Smoking Fast in the Santa Anita Handicap

At 7 years old, Game On Dude is an old man in the racing industry. But the gelding was “smoking” according to trainer Bob Baffert, as he bagged his third Santa Anita Handicap, leading wire to wire. With this win, the Dude made history — he’s the only horse to win three Santa Anita Handicaps […]

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