One step at a time

“Is it six days?

Time flies when you’re having fun.

“That’s amazing.”

Then Ian Wilkes laughed long and hard.

Imperial Hint stands tall in General George

Luis Carvajal Jr. tightened the girth on Imperial Hint before Saturday’s General George Stakes at Laurel Park and headed toward the grandstand to watch. The trainer felt some nerves, but also believed his horse – coming in off back-to-back wins – belonged in the Grade 3. Then Carvajal heard some railbirds talking.

Monday Afternoon Rewind: Cue Card to Bodhisattva

You read The Saturday Special, took your notes, watched the races and either believed in us or wondered about us. Yeah, that happens. From Cue Card’s triumph to Page McKenney’s ouster, here’s your Monday Morning Rewind.

Iroquois, Cheltenham renew $500,000 challenge

When Rawnaq won the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase last May, he not only notched his first Grade 1 success by edging out Irish invaders Shaneshill and Nichols Canyon, but he also catapulted himself into the 2016 Eclipse Award as champion steeplechaser by qualifying to run for the $500,000 Brown Advisory Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge.

The Saturday Special – February 18

President’s Day weekend and possibly another three-day weekend rolls in this week and with it another packed day of action on racetracks from Ascot to Aqueduct, Gowran Park to Gulfstream Park.