Handicatting with Rocky…
Down $9.90--only winner yesterday was serious chalk. Today: Kaitlyn's Cat and Bitty Kitty.
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Madison and Floyd’s fund for feline welfare
Tag Archives: Women in Racing
A quick glance at the cast page for Horseplayers reveals that the lead characters don’t offer much in the way of diversity: six characters, six men, all white. The target audience for the Esquire Network, on which the shows airs, is males in their … Continue reading
People leave the horse racing business for all kinds of reasons. It can be dangerous work. It’s tough to make a living. In most cases, they end up in work that’s a little safer, a little more stable than what … Continue reading
On July 17 at the annual preview of the Saratoga race meeting at the National Museum of Racing, trainer Linda Rice was asked if there were any horses she was looking forward to running. “Palace,” she said without hesitation. He … Continue reading
Last week, the Breeders’ Cup announced that for the first time since 2007, its headline race for fillies and mares will once again be called the Distaff, rightly consigning to the rubbish bin the Ladies’ Classic. It’s unfortunate that there … Continue reading
Let’s get this out of the way: Michelle Beadle blocked me on Kentucky Oaks day, after this exchange (you can click to enlarge): It seems a little mild to warrant being blocked, but Beadle can hardly be blamed for … Continue reading
Miranda Weber remembers going to Gulfstream Park when she was a little girl. She remembers that her mother liked the racetrack, and that they bet on horses. She remembers winning. She also remembers going to greyhound racing and to jai … Continue reading
Gabby Gaudet grew up almost literally on the racetrack. Her father, Eddie, trained horses in Maryland for more than 50 years; her mother, Linda, has saddled her own horses since 1996 and has 11 top-three finishes from 17 starts this … Continue reading
This week, the Stronach Group, which owns Gulfstream Park in Florida, Santa Anita Park in California, and Pimlico Race Course in Maryland, announced the Ms. Racing Queen pageant, the lucky winner of which will “promote thoroughbred racing by representing the Stronach Group” at events like … Continue reading
Last summer at Saratoga, a turf writing veteran – male – called me over to a TV in the press box. “Have you seen this?” he asked. Seen what? He gestured to the television, rendered practically speechless by what he … Continue reading
Women in Sports Media, or Undressing for Success, or How do we get from Gretz Kunzweiler to Ines Sainz?
It all began so innocently. The smart and funny John of Not to the Swift noted on Sunday, “Very little tweeting about Greta Kunzweiler who is turning out to be the comeback story of the year.” In response to which … Continue reading