Terry's Blog


Derby Weekend Disappointments for Oaklawn Fans

May 08, 2011

With plenty of reasons to be excited about the chances for Oaklawn-raced horses to experience great moments on Kentucky Derby weekend, things turned sour on Friday and even worse on Saturday. No wins were recorded in the big stakes, Nehro did run a game second in the Kentucky Derby, but that was overshadowed by injury to Archarcharch and the disappointing races from the likes of Arienza, Joyful Victory and Smiling Tiger in other key spots. Read More


Derby Day is Here

May 07, 2011

Many of our excited fans at Oaklawn went home dissatisfied with the results on Oaks Day. Most of the races went to the chalk, but the two chalk who mattered to a good local Simulcast crowd were Arienza and Joyful Victory and they both bombed. Now the hopes all rest on Archarcharch and Nehro in the Kentucky Derby and, to a lesser extent, on Silent Tiger in the Churchill Downs Stakes. As usual we'll have our picks for the day and hope for the best. Enjoy your Derby Day and I hope you're here at Oaklawn and can also share in our live and silent auctions for the benefit of the American Cancer Society. Read More


Derby/Oaks Fever

May 05, 2011

To the many who will gather at Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend the happenings in Hot Springs, Arkansas, might never occur. But to the die-hard Oaklawn followers who will pass through the turnstiles at this track on Friday and Saturday, the results of a few key races will linger and go a long way to sustaining a tradition which many in Arkansas hold near and dear. The general feeling around Oaklawn since the post position draw for the Kentucky Derby is "I feel good about Archarcharch, but not about that number one post position." Read More


Tallying Up

May 01, 2011

Last week I said that it's always good to look back on your work to gain some insight on where you may have been wrong. So today it's time to look at Saturday's picks and it's not as good as a week ago. Read More


They Got It Right

April 29, 2011

An announcement came this week which would change the Kentucky Derby forever. The booming and dramatic presentation of the racecall of the Kentucky Derby would come no more from the talented announcer Tom Durkin. Shortly after Durkin handed in his resignation NBC released that they had lined up Larry Colmus to take Durkin's place in the announcer's booth. They got it right again. Colmus is the most logical guy to follow Durkin into that spot and I am really happy for Larry. Read More

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