Jay Hovdey

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Tue Jun 21
2011

Ascot Envy

12:31PM
Jay Hovdey
At first glance, it seemed as if the news about the latest addition to the Breeders' Cup program was purposely and very effectively buried during a week in which the Mavs reigned marvelous, Rory saved golf, and the Bruins ruined life as we know it for Western Canadians.
Thu Jun 16
2011
Jay Hovdey
A COMPLETELY UNSOLICITED REACTION TO THE 2011 TRIPLE CROWN FROM A FAMOUS RETIREE CURRENTLY LIVING IN KENTUCKY  -- MISS ME YET GUYS???        
Sat Jun 11
2011
Jay Hovdey
I could live to be whatever I'll be next year and still not have this social network thing nailed, especially when it comes to self-promotion. To wit:
Sun Jun 5
2011
Jay Hovdey
It can be argued that Twirling Candy is not the best older horse in North America. I am open to alternative suggestions. You like Tizway? Fine, it was a heckuva Met Mile. Giant Oak's still got a few fans, but that Donn is fading fast. Choose a 'Dude' if you like -- First or Game on -- but don't bet the grocery dough. How about Tackleberry? Apart? Regal Ransom? Choose one of them and you might as well line up behind Awesome Gem, the George Blanda of the division, who is still making his presence felt when the spirit moves, even at the ripe old age of eight.
Mon May 30
2011

Oak Solid

2:01PM
Jay Hovdey
Happy 90th birthday to Jack Robbins, who was born on May 28, 1921, which turned out to be a very good day for horse racing. Robbins has been a breeder, an owner, and a racing empressario, but most of all he was among the pioneers of racetrack veterinary medicine -- the good kind of racetrack veterinary medicine. The kind that does not tap a joint first and ask questions later. The kind that does not store snake venom in a trainer's tack room fridge. The kind that does not hide behind trainer responsibility rules.