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Team Pharoah is going to keep everyone guessing about Travers
OCEANPORT, N.J.

Team Pharoah is going to keep everyone guessing about Travers

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
It’s like dissecting a frog from the taxidermy shop.
The post-Haskell press conference took the better part of a half-hour, and if you cut it open and pick it apart looking for something visceral regarding American Pharoah’s future, you come up empty.
 
Jockeys' lives can change in blink of an eye
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Jockeys' lives can change in blink of an eye

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
It happened at the quarter pole in 2009.
“It was kind of tough to see,” former jockey Michael Straight said of the videotape. “I fell. That’s all that goes through my mind.”
 
Haskell's lure decimates Jim Dandy field
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Haskell's lure decimates Jim Dandy field

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
Saratoga’s feature race today — the Grade II Jim Dandy — with a $600,000 purse, couldn’t muster enough horses for superfecta wagering.
 
Right now, Baffert only cares about winning Haskell

Right now, Baffert only cares about winning Haskell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Speculation continues to swirl over whether Ameerican Pharoah will run in the Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 29, but nobody really knows.
 
Saratoga had a phake Pharoah TV show
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga had a phake Pharoah TV show

Sunday, July 26, 2015
OK, I’ll be the bad guy.
 
Saratoga's Opening Day is all about smiles
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga's Opening Day is all about smiles

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saratoga Race Course is one place where lime and royal blue vertical stripes don’t clash with kelly green in one outfit.
 
Punchless Mets put strain on pitching staff

Punchless Mets put strain on pitching staff

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
What’s interesting (or excruciatingly mind-boggling and painful for Mets fans) is how vast the gulf in talent is between one unit — the pitching staff — and the other — the position players.
 

Saratoga time ends summer doldrums

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Even the British Open didn’t feel like working this week.
 
Alabama coach has lame excuse for losing to Ohio State

Alabama coach has lame excuse for losing to Ohio State

Saturday, July 18, 2015
For coach Nick Saban to come back now and say that Alabama’s chemistry was ruined by some of his stars’ draft status is the highest form of elephant excrement.
 
Will we see Triple Crown and two Slams in same year?

Will we see Triple Crown and two Slams in same year?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The way 2015 has been going, I’m holding out hope even for Pluto.
 
Wambach shows way in Women's World Cup

Wambach shows way in Women's World Cup

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Do yourself a favor and search the Internet for the little clip that FOX Soccer put together of Abby Wambach’s teammates impersonating her.
 
Complaints against NYRA are stacking up

Complaints against NYRA are stacking up

Saturday, July 4, 2015
At some point over the course of the last week, I had to remind myself that I am not employed by the New York Racing Association Complaint Dept.
It just seemed that way.
 
Heroes aren't just sandwiches, or are they?

Heroes aren't just sandwiches, or are they?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Get this sappy, confounded New York Mets “fight song” out of my head.
Please. Now.
I’m begging you.
 
Runner, family, taking important message coast to coast

Runner, family, taking important message coast to coast

Sunday, June 28, 2015
At the top of my reading list is a “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” essay.
 
NYRA to Saratoga fans: Time to pony up
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NYRA to Saratoga fans: Time to pony up

Saturday, June 27, 2015
I hear they’re clearing some trees at Saratoga Race Course next year to make room for a pavilion where you’ll be able to rent Xboxes and play video games.
 
 

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