Archive for March 2013

Storm Clouds

Both the Chicago Tribune and Daily Racing Form have discussed this story earlier today in their publications, and it’s discussed more below. This year, the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemens’ Association (ITHA) and Arlington Park are back at odds over the matter of stall rent, which Arlington wants the ability to impose while holding live racing (effective... Read more »

Sunday Sophomore Showcase

Typical past entries of “Picks and Ponderings” have focused on Saturday races at either Hawthorne Race Course or Arlington Park. For this week, we look to the Sunday card. Two dirt allowances at Hawthorne going two turns serve as the fodder. What makes both allowances significant is the presence of three-year-olds. Both of these races... Read more »

Of Brackets and Races

Portions of the text below are taken from the prior entry “Madness and More Madness” This post is a slight departure, as it focuses on the NCAA tournament and making a bracket.  I’ll be participating in an in-house tournament featuring various ChicagoNow bloggers.  But before you throw rotten vegetables at me for straying from horse... Read more »

Nothing and Something

Between “Derby Dozen 2” and “Derby Dozen 3”, there was nothing in the way of new posts. Nothing in the way of new Picks and Ponderings. Sure, there’s been tweeting of live results from Hawthorne. But no long form ponderings, and certainly no picks either. Such comments give you readers a blank check to fire... Read more »

Derby Dozen 3

Once again, it’s time for another round of Derby Dozen.  Six weeks remain until the Kentucky Derby, and it’s time for a new list with the Rebel, San Felipe, and Tampa Bay Derby in the books. The Author is pleased to be a member of the “Derby Dozen” panel for WirePlayers.  Each member of the... Read more »