Archive for March 2014

2014 Sunland Derby Preview

The following piece is jointly submitted for Thorofan’s “Handicapper’s Corner”.  As someone who composes ballots for the Wireplayers Derby Dozen, I’m asked to look at the three-year-old races on a weekly basis, try to digest what happened, and make a sensible ballot.  Throughout this three-year-old season, the horses involved have been uninspiring in these eyes.... Read more »

2014 Derby Dozen 3

In the past two years, I’ve often found a horse that keyed the top spot in the ChicagoNow Derby Dozen (with the ballots submitted in copy for WirePlayers and now for the NTRA Media Poll) that stayed up at the top spot all through the Prep races.  Two years ago it was Take Charge Indy,... Read more »

Racing Dudes Challenge 2

Two weeks ago, Racing Dudes offered on its Twitter feed a novel idea for weekends on its site.  They crafted a Sunday challenge with ten races from around the county, and using $2 faux win/place wagers to keep score, planned to put their picks out on public display, with take-on-all-comers policy of opponent selection. I... Read more »
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Racing Dudes Challenge

A week ago, Racing Dudes offered on its Twitter feed a novel idea for weekends on its site.  They crafted a Sunday challenge with ten races from around the county, and using $2 faux win/place wagers to keep score, planned to put their picks out on public display, with take-on-all-comers policy of opponent selection. I... Read more »