Monday, August 01, 2005

Just Another Manic (blah blah)..

Happy 63rd B-day to the late Great Jerry Garcia (see below)

Please note updated blog standings to the right and slightly down the page. Thanks again to Patrick from Pulling Hair Betting Horses for those scientific numbers.

Semi-boring weekend of horses. For what was supposed to be some exciting stakes races, in my mind totally flubbed.

Congrats to Oregon Racing's Jolene and Michael for publishing their first print newsletter. Very well done guys. To subscribe (it's free) just click on their link to the right (Oregon Racing).

No results yet from this weekends giant DRF Handicapping Tourney from Emerald Downs. I wasn't able to make it due to lack of transportation.

Nice carryovers today at both Del Mar and Saratoga.

One of my favorite horses will most likely goof as the favorite in today's feature at Saratoga.

The $150K Gr. 2 Barnard Baruch goes off as the 8th race and a diminished 5 horse field. Artie Schiller WAS 9-5 on the morning line, but that was when their was a full field of 8. Even though this 4 yr. old colt broke my heart losing as the 7-2 (ish) favorite in last years BC Mile, he remains one of my favorite horses to back (sentimentally of course). Originally I loved Artie' and Not Phone in a little exacta, but with all of the defections, I will certainly not be betting AS at somewhere around 4-5 (at best). For those of you in the Sartoga Showdown contest though, AS would be a great bet to finish in the money.

Some interesting stories from the "Real World" below:

  • Fatties Unite

  • Michael Moore at it Again

  • J. Garcia Remembrances
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