“The Rail is Dead” at Pimlico — Red Ruby Nails the Black Eyed Susan

Red Ruby Wins Black Eyed Susan Stakes

//vplayer.nbcsports.com/p/BxmELC/nbcsports_embed/select/media/nSlcuT8R7zeI Yesterday’s Black Eyed Susan Stakes may give some insight into track conditions. Watchers at Pimlico stated the rail was “dead” all day, making Justify’s #7 post position an advantage. The wet track didn’t stop Red Ruby from a decisive victory in the Black Eyed Susan. Coming back from a 60 day recovery after a […]

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Managing a Sloppy Track

It’s rained all week in Maryland. There’s been so much rain that the Fair Hill International three-day event was cancelled because organizers felt the footing was dangerous. According to Chris Bosley, Pimlico’s maintenance superintendent, According to Bosley, the track has already received around 3 to 4 inches of rain this week. How, then, will they […]

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Triple Crown race tracks and how they ride

While everyone is looking at who will be entered in the upcoming Preakness Stakes (besides Orb) one of the big factors in the race is the track itself. Like all of the Triple Crown race tracks, Pimlico has it’s own “personality” — although whether this is fact or fiction is up for debate. Let’s take […]

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How would Zenyatta fare against previous racing greats?

From The New York Times: How would Zenyatta perform against great racehorses like Citation and Cigar? To answer that, Horse Racing Simulation and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have created a virtual simulation of Zenyatta racing against nine top thoroughbreds throughout history. The simulation used more than 100 data elements in a proprietary computer program, […]

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