Zenyatta Wins Breeders Cup in a dramatic run from behind

This has been a great year for fillies. Today Zenyatta won her 14th straight race with an incredible run in the Breeders Cup coming from dead last in an amazing run. This was the first time she’d run in a mixed field and she kept her undefeated record. Read more.

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What factors will be at play in the Belmont?

In anticipation of the Belmont Stakes, I’ve been reading the racing press. While I’m routing for Calvin Borel and Mine That Bird, I’ve been trying to better understand the factors that influence the outcome. Distance, I get — at a mile and a half, with no “rabbit” entered in the Belmont, there won’t be any […]

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Calvin Borel Predicts Mine That Bird Win in the Belmont

After Borel was on board Mine That Bird yesterday for his half-mile workout yesterday, it comes as no surprise that the team that won the Kentucky Derby is back together for the Belmont Stakes. According to an article in the Blood Horse, Borel: “We’re Going to Win” Belmont, MTB is full of energy and is […]

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Who will ride Mine That Bird in the Belmont?

Mine That Bird is having a hard time keeping a jockey. You’d think that a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby and comes in second in the Preakness would not be looking for a ride two weeks before the last leg of the Triple Crown, but circumstances have worked against him. Calvin Borel thought he’d […]

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Calvin Borel in his own words

Calvin Borel has pulled off an incredible feat: in just two weeks he rode the winners of the Kentucky Oaks, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. He’s at the top of his game and it appears, from all reports, that he deserves to be. 42-year old Borel grew up in Louisiana, the son of sugar […]

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Rachel Alexandra becomes the fifth filly to win the Preakness

In case you missed the race, here’s the Preakness. Amazing rides by Calvin Borel and Mike Smith. The question is: would Mine That Bird have caught Rachel Alexandra if he’d gotten clear of the field a bit earlier? Or would the filly have dug in and pulled away?

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