Terry's Blog

 

Another One on the Sidelines; But Racing Needs to Regroup

June 30, 2011

"Animal Kingdom Done for the Year". That sort of headline happens all too frequently to the three-year-old group at this time of year. Those who are our heroes in the Spring ferequently head to the sidelines in summer and are never heard from on the racetrack again. Read More

 

Winning Still a Major Challenge

June 26, 2011

Saturday's action was a good example of the challenge of winning at the racetrack. I always like to focus in on horses with what appears to be a great chance for winning, including some good price horses to make up for earlier mistakes. Once again this week I had more second place finishers than I did winners, losing some convincingly and some in very close decisions. But I love the challenge. So here's the tally, for the day and the Simulcast Season thus far. Read More

 

Near Disaster at Churchill; Joyful Victory Back on Track

June 23, 2011

Shortly after a tornado in Louisville visited the backstretch of the Twin Spires oval, leaving a trail of debris and destruction, the unofficial phone bank of racetrackers all over the country got into action. Racetrackers are that way. They get the word out fast. Read More

 

Thanks

June 20, 2011

Since the announcement was made last week that I would be abdicating the announcer's booth at Oaklawn, I have been overwhelmed with words of praise and encouragement from friends and loved ones. For that I say thanks. I have heard from a couple who were happy to see me go. No one understands them better than I. Read More

 

Suprisingly, Charles Town Intrudes on a big Simulcast Day

June 18, 2011

On a day in racing when there are great stakes races coast-to-coast, many involving horses which were stars here in Hot Springs, I find myself very interested in the action at Charles Town, a track I have never visited in person and which gets my attention only one day of the year. Read More

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