Barbara D. Livingston
Gun Runner wins the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths.
In the wake of last week’s Travers, racing folks across the land were faced with the quandary of what to make of the messy 3-year-old male division. West Coast, the decisive winner of the Travers, left little doubt that at least at this point, he is ...Full Story >>
August 31, 2017
After spending the last 12 months in the considerable shadow of Arrogate, Gun Runner has emerged in the consciousness of the racing public as a pretty good horse after all.
August 27, 2017
West Coast’s victory in Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga was as thorough as you can ask for in a big race.
August 06, 2017
When Arrogate declined to perform in the San Diego Handicap two weeks ago, I suspect the connections of more than just a few second-tier handicap horses suddenly entertained hopes of having a much bigger fall than they might have originally been ...
July 29, 2017
I’m not sure anyone thought this crop of 3-year-olds was a particularly strong one at any point this year, but Good Samaritan is certainly a most intriguing new face on the dirt side of things.
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.