I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!

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Ok, I’ll take…

Imagine thoroughbreds from different generations racing one another? Holy shit, that would be the fecking best! I’m taking 10! And, while, I’m not choosing the proverbial picks either, I’d stack these against ANYBODY’S 10 all day long! Not in any particular order, just danistrulytheman’s 10 versus yers! Riders Up!

Easy Goer

Holy Bull


Spectacular Bid

Tom Fool



Go For Wand




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Frankel Finale!!

October 20, 2012 … last time this champion will grace a racecourse … fitting it occurs on Champions Day at Ascot, and with the Queen in attendance. Some have hailed him the greatest of all time, and while it’s impossible to compare horses from different generations – it doesn’t stop us railbirds from trying. And being a bit of a pundit, am posting a tad prematurely …  Farewell Frankel – fourteen for fourteen!!

Frankel’s recent work – galloping at Newmarket racecourse …

Frankel’s race history (minus today’s – my apologies) …


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I’ll Have Another

… and I’m not talking ’bout my beloved beer (doesn’t that go without saying, lol?), I’m talking horses here and about the outta left field news regarding the next big star (potentially) being scratched (AND retired) from tomorrow’s Belmont Stakes … and his bid for The Triple Crown, ending a 34 year drought. Heard a feel good news story prior to this sad subsequent one … over 100,000 people were expected to attend and hopefully witness history. Not now. What a blow to the horse racing industry. America (North America) desperately needed (needs) a hero  … Europe has Frankel, and in NO WAY am I comparing the two, ’cause there is none …  but hopefully it woulda been a wonderful crowning moment instead of this heartbreaking one. On second thought … beer me!!