Been awhile …

Man have I been busy. Since I last posted I’ve changed jobs twice and moved from one residence to another. It is also my busiest time of the year at work. On top of those things, as you may have noticed prior to this break, my thoughts and attitude about the sport of horse racing had soured a bit.

Hopefully you have been keeping tabs on the action with both breeds and other interesting developments at Pull the Pocket and The Aspiring Horseplayer.

A lot has happened since April 28th …

The big story obviously was Big Brown’s romps in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness followed by his lackluster bid for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. On March 5th I pegged him as the winner and did so again on March 29th.  Not much I can say that hasn’t already been said about the sequence of events that took place during the ’08 Triple Crown run. I thought for sure I was going to see a Triple Crown winner and almost made the trip to Belmont to see it. Not so much …

Curlin came back from Dubai in good form and it is nice to see a champion campaigned for a length of time. His turf debut wasn’t too bad but I haven’t yet seen a decision on his next start.

Zenyatta and Ginger Punch seem to have the Filly and Mare division to Those two seem to be head and shoulders above the rest.

On the pacing and trotting side of things, we have Somebeachsomewhere, Deweycheatemnhowe and now Art Official.

Somebeachsomewhere won the North American Cup at Mohawk without being challenged and looked to have the Meadowlands Pace in the bag also. That was until Art Official got good at the right time and upset the undefeated colt in the Pace Final in an eye popping 1.47.0. For those who haven’t seen the race, it is worth watching, whether you are a fan of harness racing or not …

Awesome …. I went to the Meadowlands on July 12th for the Pace Elims to see Somebeach and he didn’t disappoint. He won in 1.48.3.

On three year old trotting and Hambletonian side of things, Deweycheatemnhowe has been nothing but impressive and will be the shortest price favorite in the Hambo in years. I do think he has some competition in the form of Crazed though. Both won Elims last night and Crazed actually trotted faster than Dewey, though he was being asked while Dewey was on cruise control. How much that matters I have no clue. I am planning on heading back to the Big M on August 2nd to see this guy in action.

Mister Big and Artistic Fella  have established themselves as the dominant older pacers around right now. They had an awesome battle in the Haughton Final on Pace Elim night. A battle I was glad I was on hand to see.

Too much to get completely caught up on. Hopefully I can find time to update a bit more. Work should be slowing down in the next month or so.


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One Response to “Been awhile …”

  1. Kevin Stafford Says:

    Welcome back brother!

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