Jay Hovdey

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Thu Nov 4
2010
Jay Hovdey
Try as he might, Gary Stevens will never forget his experience in the 1986 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, when he had the lights-out best day of his fledgling California career and went to bed that night an unhappy young man.
Sun Oct 31
2010
Jay Hovdey
As advertised on its website, the Halloween evening edition of "60 Minutes" was determined to take on the question of whether or not Zenyatta, six days shy of her defense of her title in the Breeders' Cup Classic, should be referred to as "the best horse ever."
Sun Oct 17
2010
Jay Hovdey
The real mystery about the movie "Secretariat" is why it took so long for it to be made. Mystery is perhaps the wrong word. Abject confusion is more like it.
Sun Oct 3
2010
Jay Hovdey
Alonso Quinonez, welcome to the club. Jumping off Hollywood Oaks winner Switch after the Lady's Secret on Saturday at Hollywood, Quinonez uttered those words now becoming familiar. "I thought I had her beat," he said, figuring everyone would know who "her" was. There was an echo, though, variations on a theme, from the lips of jockeys who for an intoxicating few moments, deep in the stretches of Santa Anita, Hollywood or Del Mar, thought they would be the one to deliver the blow that knocked Zenyatta off her pedestal.
Wed Sep 29
2010
Jay Hovdey
What do the names on the following list have in common, other than each and every one being a whole lot better than an empty stall ... ? Tom Fool, Native Dancer, Nashua, Bold Ruler, Sword Dancer, Carry Back, Cicada, Northern Dancer, Shuvee, Numbered Account, Key to the Mint, Forego, Desert Vixen, Alydar, Easy Goer, Safely Kept, Inside Information, Housebuster, Xtra Heat and Mineshaft. a) They represent a list of potential movie deals now that the Hollywood version of "Secretariat" is such a giant hit, even before it has been released.