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Here are occasional articles from friends and pontifications from yours truly on subjects nearest and dearest to my heart and mind.

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Artax, World Champion, Joins Skip Away and Secretariat in Heaven

Artax, a champion sprinter who was attacked by a drunken racegoer in a stakes on the 1999 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard, died Jan. 8 in an equine hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, because of complications from colic. The 17-year-old stallion (More »

Indian Charlie Loses Battle with Cancer

Belmont May Give Us a New Star
It's Drosselmeyer's turn

Loving memories of Skip Away
Skip Away, '98 Horse of Year, dies at 17
Rahy Pensioned by Three Chimneys Farm
Cozzene Dead
BC Winner/Sire Cozzene D

Curlin Third--and Fire the Marketeer of Yum
Much to the chagrin of his owner and trainer, Curlin came in third behind Street Sense, the win

Barbaro and what might have been
Unlike movies and books about the sport, real-life horse racing does not often produce stories

Barbaro and what might have been
Unlike movies and books about the sport, real-life horse racing does not often produce stories

My Picks for Today
Here are my picks for today's big races: Toyota Blue Grass - $2 straight trifecta Bluegrass Cat

Local Grocers Automate Checkout
GRAND RAPIDS- In keeping with the recently adopted tradition of the customer no longer being alway

Technologist protects against solar activity
MIAMI- Computer technologist Charles King, working from his laboratory in Kingston Florida stated

 
  COMMENTARY ON MY ART
Thirty Unfinished Paintings Added

Here's the thing: when I finish a painting, it's generally around the time it's going

The Appearance of Paintings on this Site
Something about scanners and cameras really distort and emphasize the wrong things when I look at

 
  HORSE RACING NEWS

The Ultimate Guide to The Cheltenham Festival
All you need to know about horse racing's most spectacular event, with an awesome infographic!

Cigar in Heaven

Racing Hall of Fame member 

The 2009 Kentucky Derby
First and foremost I will be livid if a lightly

The Breeders Cup Over Two Days is a Mistake

There must be some hotshot MBAs over at Breeder's Cup headquarters.  To come up with the

Dutrow's Checkered Past...

Dutrow's checkered past follows him to Derby spotlight

By Pat F

Derby 2008-Court Vision Most Deserving

Here's all I have to say about this year's D erby:  if Big Brown wins, which he won&

Fucked Up
Very bad news.  Very bad news, Big Brown.

More Terrible Stallion News: Maria's Mon

It's been a very bad year for my favorite horses--t he effing breeding shed is killing t

Piggy Breeders-Hennessy Dead at 14

I guess it's a tough breeding business --I mean to make all of those millions on breeding syn

Fkk'd UP

I found this bit of crap on the internet.  This really sucks rotten eggs:

WHAT a FKKING Race!!!!!
Curlin  won me over, Street Sense won me over and Hard Spun took the lead a little too soon for

Curlin=Bellamy Road
Brevity is the soul of wit.  And this time I know I'm right.

Curlin Schmerlin

You know, there's one good thing about the lightly raced Curlin's Arkansas Derby win.&nbs

Horrendous
I had made a name necklace with Barbaro's name because I was sure he would win the triple crown. T

Barbaro Will Win the Triple Crown
I have a bet going with Brooke Barona that Barbaro will win the triple crown. Every bet I made on

An Awesome Day at the Races!
When the longshot won the Distaff, I knew it was going to be a great day. Where the hell was ever

Breeders Cup--My Anal-ISS-ASS
First off, let me confess: I normally drop over $100 on my various bets--ok, closer to $200 when a

Pray for Peace in the BC Mile
I printed out the BC Entries and the horse that has jumped out at me, now that I'm perusing up to

Louisiana Derby-Crowned King
Ok, so a fast look-see at the DRF sheet for the Louisiana Derby shows a two horse race between Ten

A Prayer to God for Funny Cide
Dear God in Heaven,May Thy Will be done; May Thy Will be that Funny Cide wins the Belmont Stakes;

It's space between his fingers!!!
Look at the picture, he isn't holding anything! It's space between his fingers, and the wind veloc

BOGUS, DESPICABLE INQUIRY
What a bunch of rotten sore losers the connections of Empire Maker are revealing themselves to be.

GELDING WINS KENTUCKY DERBY !!
The future of racing is secure--we can now watch the three year old champ evolve into a four, five

Kafwain out, Empire Maker sore foot
Well, this certainly makes my handicapping a tad easier. Any excuse to bag Empire Maker from my e

Joan The Magnificent's Crystal Ball Prediction
Here's what is going to happen: AtswhatImtalknabout: He will throw in the towel in the backstretc

I Won
I ended up betting Scrimshaw, Eye of the Tiger and Most Feared. I bet Scrimshaw and Most Feared P

The Mourning After
I am mourning my wallet for my failure on Saturday to adhere to my principle of betting the horse

Good News/Bad News
The good news is did you see Sir Cherokee's Arkansas stretch run??????????????? That was The BEST!

Woulda Coulda Shoulda
I have already placed my bets because I cannot stand it anymore. Enough already. So when real

Big Saturday Predictions and Dum Choices
I am a liberal handicapper: I possess a disdain for facts. I am also ruled by emotion, and sincer

Some After Thoughts of the Liberal Handicapper
Ok, so I'm checking out the morning line odds and as the odds rise, so does the horse's bets-appeal

 
  HORSE RACING TIPS
Oscar's 2007 Belmont
OSCAR&rs

Hard Spun is Going to Win the Belmont

I had a dream last night.  The son of Danzig will win the Belmont.  Imawildandcrazy g

Oscar's 2003 Belmont Green Sheet
America’s Horse? That is not a title to be bestowed lightly on someone’s withers. It fit Man O’

Oscar's 2003 Preakness Green Sheet
The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus was in Baltimore from March 11 through March 23 this

Preakness Freakness
Here are the major categories I am using in determining my bet for this race: Has hit over 100

OSCAR’S 2003 KY DERBY GREEN SHEET
A long time ago in (what seems like) a galaxy far, far away, Ronald Reagan won the Presidential el

Saturday's Keeneland and Pimlico Race Picks
Ok, so I'm at work goldbricking with my handicapping. Are there any race fans at my job? As if!

OSCAR’S 2003 LOUISIANA DERBY GREEN SHEET
Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, written in the late 1860’s is perhaps as famous for its l

 
  THE TURNIP
Digestive disorders linked to temperature; wind velocity
MIAMI- Some doctors have insisted the new disorder dubbed ‘acid reflux disease’ is caused by certa

Complacency; stupidity linked to contrails
ALBERTA- Scientists in Canada trying to determine the causes for complacency among the world’s pop

Increase in isolated incidents not related to terrorism
ALBUQUERQUE- Strings and strings of unrelated isolated incidents ranging from bombings to stolen a

Television; Cinema pure fiction
HOLLYWOOD-Homeland security and INS agents have determined most television programming and movie p