Justin N. Lane
The mare Goldikova beat males three times in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
There will be a celebration of two riding careers still gloriously active, mixed with the sad reminder of a great who recently died, at this year's Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.Full Story >>
August 27, 2016
So, in the wake of Arrogate’s devastating, track-record, runaway score in Saturday’s Travers Stakes, who is the best 3-year-old male in the land?
August 06, 2016
Ever since he returned to the U.S. after an unsuccessful attempt in the Dubai World Cup, won by California Chrome, Frosted has been unrecognizable, even to his fans. He is a vastly improved horse – many lengths and dimensions better – and has morphed ...
August 04, 2016
Okay, Mark Casse – freshly christened member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, trainer of Tepin, Catch a Glimpse, and Lexie Lou, among others – think you're hot stuff? Let's see what you can do with the enigmatic Noble Bird against Frosted on ...
July 22, 2016
First it was David Letterman. Then Jon Stewart, and then Garrison Keillor. How dare they retire. How dare they voluntarily remove their voices from the public square. How empty certain hours have become without them. Now it's Steven Crist.
September 10, 2015
By any metric, the 2015 Saratoga meet, which ended on Labor Day, was a runaway winner: Business boomed, fields filled, weather cooperated, racing thrived. You could spend an overly long evening handing out awards to all the horses and people who did ...
September 03, 2015
The Woodward at Saratoga features horses that have a combined 24 triple-digit Beyers, so this is no easy call.
August 27, 2015
Saratoga Race Track unapologetically embraces its graveyard reputation with the running each summer of the key local prep for the Travers. The history behind the Jim Dandy Stakes is fascinating, and not lost on John Shirreffs.
There is an unprecedented achievement that American Pharoah can attain Saturday if he wins the Travers at Saratoga: He would become the first horse ever to win the Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, and Travers, the five most prestigious 3-year-old ...
The Travers looks a lot like the Belmont Stakes to me. The best horse is also the only horse with any early speed.
August 26, 2015
This August explosion has been as unexpected as it has been glorious. Who saw this coming?