Terry's Blog


The Hurricane Sweeping into Saratoga

August 26, 2011

I've never lived through a hurricane. I've been around tornadoes and slept through an earthquake aftershock in Pasadena, California, on a recruiting trip, but I've never had the experience that millions of folks are encountering this weekend as Hurricane Irene bears down on the eastern seaboard. Read More


What a Great Weekend Ahead

August 23, 2011

For those of us who love thoroughbred racing this coming weekend figures to be one of the highlight weekends of the entire. Saratoga presents its stocked Travers Day card on Saturday. On Sunday, between the features at Saratoga and Del Mar, we should see some memorable moments and races certain to have impact on the national equine ratings. Read More


Handicapping Tournaments Are Fun

August 21, 2011

Since Oaklawn first started simulcasting with Arlington International in 1989, there have been plenty of efforts made to inject real fun into the simulcast experience. It's a challenge to make it worthwhile to get out of the house to play simulcast when it has become so easy to play horses on the computer or watch your favorite horses on one of the tv networks. Read More


Gamesmanship Stinks

August 18, 2011

The most discussed single topic in racing these days surrounds the rivalry between Blind Luck and Havre de Grace. Unfortunately most of the discussion seems to focus on how it can be avoided, to the detriment of the sport which so desperately needs it. Read More


Rain Doesn't Stop Invaders

August 14, 2011

The worst thing which can happen to a track is rainy, stormy conditions on its biggest day of the year. Arlington Park had to endure those very predicaments, having to delay the start of activity at the North Chicago oval while a storm came through, turning the famed turf course into a yielding surface. That, however, made no difference to the invading runners, as the course yielded much as one might have expected if it had remained dry and firm. Read More

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