Author Archives: Liam

The Blog is Baaaaaack!

Did you miss us?  Good.  We figured that absence would make the heart grow fonder.  Wondering what we have coming up here on the blog?  Mostly the same stuff that was here before. Opinion Guest Bloggers! Just in time for … Continue reading

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Big Brown’s demise – it’s no conspiracy

I’ve as much a right to be angry as anyone, having driven all that way to see the race and going on record a couple of places about how I thought BB would get the job done.  But after the … Continue reading

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Big Brown Triple Crown

The last time I booked a trip to Elmont, New York was to watch Smarty Jones take a shot at the Triple Crown.  The whole nation was abuzz with Smarty fever.   I took the opportunity to have dinner with some … Continue reading

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Derby 2008

Here are some thoughts on the contenders in the 2008 Kentucky Derby… Cool Coal Man – likely pace casualty, but at least he got the rail when all the other speed will be to the outside making sure Big Brown … Continue reading

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2008 Derby Preps – can somebody hold form?

With many trainers and owners choosing to be more choosy about the number and placement of their aspiring Derby horses’ prep races it is increasingly important for these horses to win those big races.  Some of us handicappers like to … Continue reading

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The Big Dance – 2008

Ask a Kentucky Wildcat fan, I am obliged to start this blog by saying, ”Whew!”  I thought the Cats were out of luck when Georgia stole a bid.  They probably won’t last long, but I’m glad they are in. Ok, back … Continue reading

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Liars, Cheaters and Thieves

What’s the world coming to huh?  What a disgusting display by people who are heroes to America’s youth.  Roger Clemens bumbles and blubbers through his testimony in front of Congress.  His accuser is a former cop turned trainer turned drug … Continue reading

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Rant on several topics

Slow times in horse racing and I’m due for a rant.  Here goes… What a Superbowl!  Good to see another Ole Miss grad do well!  Go Eli!  Hopefully he won’t start making commercials. Pro Football… Tony Romo didn’t start losing … Continue reading

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Beating the frog

Poor Patrick Biancone, I thought to myself sarcastically.  Claiming to be the victim of a system anxious to make an example out of him.  For those that didn’t get the memo, Patrick Biancone was punished for violation of meds offenses.  Specifically, … Continue reading

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Green Monkey part II

The last time I commented on the Green Monkey was several months ago.  At the time he was a $16MM two year old purchase that I suggested may never run a race.  Now he is a $16MM purchase who has run … Continue reading

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