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Curlin (left) catches Street Sense in the shadow of the wire in the 2007 Preakness.
At the Red Board Cafe, the customer is always right. After being on the winner the day after both legs of the Triple Crown, the Belmont seems all too easyFull Story >>
May 19, 2012
When I’ll Have Another made his last surge in the stretch of the Preakness and caught Bodemeister, this wasn’t simply a case of a stretch-runner overhauling a tired leader. I’ll Have Another’s performance - though the winning margin was only a neck - ...
May 17, 2012
When I’ll Have Another defeated Bodemeister in the Kentucky Derby, many handicappers (including me) thought it was obvious that the loser had run the better race after setting an extraordinarily fast pace. But this opinion was not unanimous.
May 15, 2012
On the Monday morning following the Kentucky Derby, still wiped out and hoarse from cheering home I’ll Have Another, Paul Reddam sat down to a series of meetings with fund managers in the financial district of New York.
May 14, 2012
Paul Reddam, owner of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another, went from academia to Churchill Downs and now to Pimlico on Saturday for the Preakness, though in the middle there was another key phase - a business innovation that allowed him to go from ...
May 09, 2012
A couple weeks is all it took for Ivan Puhich to be in the right place at the right time when Doug O’Neill needed a jockey for a key workout aboard I’ll Have Another, the best 3-year-old in the barn. After 1 1/16 miles in the Robert Lewis Stakes on ...
May 21, 2011
Shackleford isn't going to be remembered as a great Preakness winner, or even an above-average Preakness winner. Yet give the colt credit: he's a gutsier fighter than the vast majority of horses who may have more raw ability.
Shackleford found the distance of the Kentucky Derby just a bit too far two weeks ago, but the wire came up just in time for him going a shorter distance Saturday in the 136th Preakness Stakes. Shackleford held off Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby ...
May 19, 2011
It would be natural to suspect that Animal Kingdom’s Derby victory might be another aberration. Yet an examination of the race indicates that his performance was legitimate.
May 17, 2011
Barry Irwin sometimes used to make the business of syndicating Thoroughbreds look easy. He and a partner would spot a racehorse with the potential to improve, buy the animal, sell shares to investors. They often won stakes races this way, and almost ...