Dream On: Cody’s Wish story hits home

The email came in from Tom Law at 9:34 a.m. on Travers Day with the day’s writing assignments. I drew the Forego and, for the second year in a row, the Sword Dancer. It seemed simple enough. Jackie’s Warrior was a heavy favorite  and very likely winner in the Forego and I had plenty of … Read more

Parx picks Paquette as track announcer

It was 3:30 a.m. on Christmas Day 2020 and Jessica Paquette wasn’t home sleeping or wrapping presents. She was actually working, in an office building in Wakefield, Mass., for Trakus – the computer system that provides the exact location of each horse in a race at all times – monitoring races from Turkey. At 3:30 … Read more

Flightline lives up to hype in Met Mile

Anyone got a thesaurus? You’re going to need one to attempt to do justice to Flightline’s performance in Saturday’s Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. Dominant. Exceptional. Magnificent. Are we getting warmer? Let’s ask Junior Alvarado, jockey of Speaker’s Corner, who came into the race in the best form of his career, went right … Read more

Jackie’s Warrior rolls again at Belmont

Get ready Saratoga, Jackie is coming back. After yet another command performance in winning the Grade 2 True North Stakes Friday at Belmont Park, 2021 champion Sprinter Jackie’s Warrior will return to the Union Avenue oval, where he’s been perfect in four starts the last two summers. Of course, Jackie’s Warrior is superb everywhere, having … Read more