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149th Belmont Stakes Preview and Predictions from the Iceman
The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park in Elmont, NY takes place on Saturday, and should be wide open.  The final leg of horse racing's beloved Triple Crown will be the most difficult, as it is the longest distance at a mile and a half at a track nicknamed "Big Sandy," w…
Predictions for the 142nd Running of the Preakness Stakes
The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD takes place this Saturday, with the post time at around 4:45 MST.  The second jewel of horse racing's famed Triple Crown is the shortest of the bunch at 1 3/16 miles, and the distance has certainly produced…
Firing Line the Favorite at the $800,000 Sunland Derby [VIDEO]
On Sunday, $800,000 and a coveted spot in the Kentucky Derby will be on the line for the 13th running of the Grade 3 Sunland Derby. Firing Line is the highest ranked three-year old horse to ever compete at the Sunland Derby. The horse, trained by Simon Callaghan and ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Gar…
Horse Racing Should Not Change Triple Crown System
Like many people, I was rooting rooting for California Chrome to become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown. Unfortunately, Chrome tied for fourth and Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes. After the race was over, California Chrome's owner Steve Coburn complained about the system tha…

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