Yearly Archives: 2010

ZENYATTA VS. ALL-STAR FIELD IN SIMULATED RACE

Interesting, but I’m gonna have a tough time betting against two Triple Crown winners. They were wise to leave Secretariat back in the cyber barn.

VA-BRED HER SMILE WINS PARX STAKES

In a battle between two Maryland-based fillies, Bill Backer’s Virginia-bred Her Smile made a four-wide move under Luis Garcia to win the second of two stakes Sunday at Parx Racing restricted to 2-year-olds who spent at least 90 days prior to June 30 in South Carolina..

Her Smile ($4.40), the slight favorite in a field of six fillies for the $75,000 Donna Freyer Stakes, has now won three in a row for trainer Leigh Delacourt. Her lone defeat came when… Continue reading

ON A MUCH LIGHTER NOTE: SECRETARIAT ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

VIDEO OF THE DAY

VIDEO OF THE DAY

Courtesy of Oak Tree a great video recap of Zenyatta’s record setting performance. Talk about cutting it close…

SECRETARIAT CHRONICLER EARNS ROLL OF HONOR AWARD

Bill Nack, Charles Hatton, Steve Crist, and Walter “Red” Smith are the inaugural selections to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, according to a release. The honorees will be recognized in a ceremony Friday, Oct. 1, at Belmont Park, the day before the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at the track.

Nack wrote about sports, politics, and the environment at Newsday for 11 years before joining the Sports Illustrated staff in 1978 as… Continue reading

Video of the Day

VIDEO OF THE DAY – $4.2 MILLION YEARLING AT KEENELAND SUNDAY NIGHT

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Camp Victory (c, 3yo), Forest Camp – Victory Trick by Clever Trick. B – Atkins Danny Mark 1.
Del Mar, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $28,800, 8 f, 1:34.50. ($90,000, 2yo, 2009, obsmar)

Confirmondi (g, 5yo), Two Punch – Colonial Stage by Pleasant Colony. B – Iselin C. Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Timonium, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $5,130, 4 f, 0:46.07. ($150,000, 2yo, 2007, ftmmay)

Hyphen (g, 5yo), Elusive Quality – Manduria by Aloma’s Ruler. B – Audley Farm. Calder Race Course, 8… Continue reading

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ZENYATTA