In the Paddock

Contributions from managing editor and writer Tom Law.

Challenge Complete

Early in the final full week of August, before the Travers and with light at the end of the tunnel that was the 2021 Saratoga meeting, my mileage meter clicked from the 400s to more than 500.

Almost there

“You’re really putting in the miles,” my friend Megan said about a month ago. “You’re probably going to catch me.”

Final strides

The 2021 winter solstice came and went Tuesday, along with another 6 miles hopefully on the way to 1,000 for the year.

Mind Games

How did you spend the almost 20-minute delay before the debacle that was Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf?

370 to go

Three quarters down, one to go. Minus five days of course.

Playing favorites

Whitmore is my favorite horse.

RIP, Denise Steffanus

Sad news out of Central Kentucky this week with the passing of Denise Steffanus.

Double Bag

The following situation needs some explanation. Hopefully the story below does it justice. 

Derby Moment

Not all Derby moments are winning ones. Here’s one from the 2021 edition that will stick around a while.

Back on track

Racked up some decent mileage in March – fortunately relatively pain free – and got back on track for the 1,000-Mile Challenge presented by iRun Local.

Two in the books

Well, that was February.

Century Mark

Nineteen days late but 100 miles in the books in the 1,000-Mile Challenge presented by iRun Local.

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