Archive for April 2018

The Weekend Recap

Since anything worse than a 2nd-place finish would have kept My Boy Jack out of the Kentucky Derby starting gate, that’s exactly what I was hoping for in the Lexington Stakes. Things didn’t turn out as I had hoped. And now I am forced, against my will, to make a decision about how to use…

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Jockey Games

My initial reaction to the news that John Velazquez was going to ride Vino Rosso in the Kentucky Derby and that Javier Castellano had chosen Audible over Bolt d’Oro was probably the same reaction that many others had; JV thinks Vino Rosso is better than Audible and Javy thinks Audible is better than “Bolt”. And…

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The Case for Good Magic

Trying to apply the Transitive Property of Equality (or Inequality) to horse racing is amateurish, simple-minded, and a recipe for a lot of losing tickets. That said, I am going to use such methods now as a partial basis for my argument that Good Magic is the best horse in this crop of Derby contenders.…

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