Odds and Ends
And this is a year in which there are several very good elite horses, but no standouts running historic campaigns.
The message is not that “the all-weather is a messy sandpit of intrigue and skulduggery,” but that the BHA is watching.
At Keeneland, all-weather means full fields. For the first three days of this October’s meet, the average field size is 10.8 (on both surfaces).
Of course, connections have many reasons to run at Keeneland. It’s competitive, and it draws a great crowd — that devours 6,000 pounds of bread pudding with 50 gallons of bourbon sauce per week.
“[C]alls for medication transparency are not going away.” And they shouldn’t.
Racing’s economic indicators: Things are looking up.
Weekly IHA update: He’s not drowsy, like the other stallions.