On retirement and champions
On Sunday, track announcer Tom Durkin is retiring. Such a simple statement for such a momentous occasion.
Is 'Dan' a wise choice?
Wise Dan is set to return to racing Saturday in the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga. After the Grade 2 race, all will know if he has returned to the list of Horse of the Year contenders.
Busting bad streaks in the boondocks
Bad picking streaks that center on the biggest thoroughbred races are hard to shake.
Play Podcast Will disjointed simulcast structure & high takeout rates destroy racing from within? Former NYRA CEO Charles Hayward & "Horseplayers" star Christian Hellmers weigh in.
Play Podcast Jockey Irad Ortiz (Kid Cruz; Travers) & trainer Jamie Osborne (Toast of New York; Pacific Classic) preview Saratoga's & Del Mar's signature races, plus Barry Abrams' commentary.
Play Podcast Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin on Jess's Dream, son of 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 HoY Rachel Alexandra. Teresa Genaro analyzes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary.