Slotted for success
Since slot machine players are like horse race stockholders, it's educational to visit some of the plants from time to time to see if there's any chance that the casino enthusiasts will tap out and that our sport could suffer as a result of reduced slot revenues.
Classic losing championship mojo
Despite the controversy surrounding Bayern's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic, I assumed his victory sewed up the Horse of the Year title for the Bob Baffert runner.
A tale of two stewards
Horses are not machines. Races are not always going to be cleanly run no matter what the rules are.
Play Podcast Jockey Kieren Fallon -- winner of 3 Epsom Derbies and the Arc de Triomphe -- looks for a career spark by riding in California. Ed Zieralski analyzes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary.
Play Podcast Jan Vandebos, co-owner of John C. Mabee winner Moulin de Mougin, has a unique take on how/when to race. Amanda Duckworth on the Horse of Year debate, plus Barry Abrams' commentary
Play Podcast Double-amputee Marine corporal Josh Hotaling recounts losing his legs in combat, and the bittersweet story of the horse named for him.