Barbara D. Livingston
Firenze Fire (#12) earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 for his victory in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park.
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March 10, 2016
The San Felipe at Santa Anita appears to have a similar setup to the Robert Lewis with a twist – Exaggerator should get the same trip and may be the faster horse.
March 09, 2016
My memory only goes back to the 1970s on this, but I do not remember a year when we have gotten to mid-March and the country's four best 3-year-olds are unbeaten in 21 combined starts, with two of them having not been tested.
March 06, 2016
Songbird raced again on Saturday in the Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita and reminded everyone that, as much quality as there is near the top of this year’s 3-year-old filly division, this much remains the same as it ever was: There is Songbird, and then ...
February 28, 2016
After I read between the lines and interpreted in my own way what I saw Mohaymen do in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, I came away very, very impressed.
February 21, 2016
The outcome of the Risen Star Stakes, and the other main track stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds, was greatly affected by the strong inside bias.
January 28, 2016
There are potential stars running in Florida and New York on Saturday, including a possible rival for Songbird. For the last Saturday in January, this is some serious racing.
January 27, 2016
The lesson I have learned over the last decade about picking the Kentucky Derby winner is that opinions best be fluid.
December 31, 2015
There are four horses in Saturday's Grade 3 Jerome at Aqueduct that hit 90 on the Beyer scale late in their 2-year-old seasons, suggesting this is a race that deserves more than casual attention.
May 07, 2015
As Kentucky Derbies go, the 141st edition last Saturday was a satisfying one on several counts, whether or not you cashed a ticket.
April 30, 2015
Racing fans annually lament the low quality of the horses in the Kentucky Derby, and often their assessment proves to be correct. But few such opinions are being voiced before Saturday’s running of America’s greatest race. This is the strongest, ...