The Saturday Special – May 18

All roads point to Baltimore. Well, at least the long and winding road that leads to and through the American Triple Crown. The Preakness Stakes goes for the 149th time Saturday at Old Hilltop. Maybe it doesn’t pack the punch of the Kentucky Derby, or lack the occasional sizzle of the Belmont Stakes if there’s … Read more

The Saturday Special – May 11

With the 150th Kentucky Derby in the books, it’s time to turn our attention to the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville with Preakness 149 right around the corner. That’s right, the jumpers head to Tennessee for the spring’s biggest meet and we have all the picks and a preview right here. We’re a week out from … Read more

The Saturday Special – May 4

May 4. May the 4th. May the fourth be with you, and all that. Better yet, the 150th Kentucky Derby. That seems to have a better ring. Who’s ready? Our team for sure, we’ve got handicapping here on the site and another packed installment of The Saturday Special to prime the pump for the big … Read more

The Saturday Special – April 27

A week out from the 150th Kentucky Derby and the signs of spring are everywhere from coast to coast. Especially so here in the Bluegrass, where trees are in full bloom and grass already in need of a significant cut. Kroger, Liquor Barn and Total Wine are stocked with all the necessities, whether it be … Read more

The Saturday Special – April 20

Here we go. Into the final countdown we go with phrases like “penultimate work” and “just what we wanted” thrown about as Kentucky Derby contenders go through their final paces at home or at Churchill Downs. We’re two weeks out from Kentucky Derby 150 and all eyes on Louisville. The Special rolls along, too, prepping … Read more

The Saturday Special – April 13

Approaching the midpoint of April and just three weeks remaining until the historic 150th renewal of the Kentucky Derby. The Saturday Special covers the final “prep” for the Derby and we dig into the Grand National card from Aintree. A little of that, and plenty more for this week’s edition. Enjoy. Names of the DayAir … Read more

The Saturday Special – April 6

Now we’re getting serious. Just four weeks until the 150th Kentucky Derby and with three key preps on the slate this weekend the makeup of the field figures to take shape. The Saturday Special previews those preps – from New York, Kentucky and California – recaps last weekend and offers some handicapping advice for those … Read more

The Saturday Special – March 30

Now this is a Saturday. Huge races all over the U.S. and overseas in Dubai, the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 – don’t miss Caitlin Clark – and the start of Major League Baseball. Truly the best time of the year. The racing won’t be lost in the shuffle and we’re ready for another big … Read more

The Saturday Special – March 22

Rolling right along into the heart of March and the start of spring, we’re back with another installment of The Saturday Special. Stakes announced at Saratoga Race Course for 2024 and steeplechasing gets underway in Aiken, more signs of the season, plus plenty of Kentucky Derby preps on tap. Lots to keep you busy, especially … Read more

It’s Better There

Four years. Four long years. Different this year. Very different. A tear or two welled into my eyes as I hugged Candida Baker. And then George Baker. Outside Terminal 2 at Heathrow on a beautiful sun-filled Sunday morning. Four beautiful days at Cheltenham in the books (the liver and the bank, too). “You have made … Read more