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Our Favorite Sports Articles of 2012

Dec 21, 2012 2 Comments

2012 has been another long yet memorable sports year and the team of contributors has covered a wide breadth of the sporting landscape.  We’d like to think that we entertained you with some informative, thought provoking, and at times ridiculous articles.  And going forward we fully intend to improve any pieces or series that […]

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Preakness 137: Will We Say, “I’ll Have Another?”

May 19, 2012 5 Comments

Two weeks have passed since I’ll Have Another shocked the thoroughbred racing world, upsetting Kentucky Derby Favorite Bodemeister by a couple of lengths at the wire.  Will we be witness to history in the making today, or will there be another upset?  Whoever hits the wire first, will get their own place in history, and […]

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Kentucky Derby 138: Triple Crown Quest Begins Anew

May 05, 2012 8 Comments

Today is the first Saturday of May.  And aside of many celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and the “Supermoon” event of the moon appearing 14% larger this evening, it’s time for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.  This first of the three jewels of horse racing’s Triple Crown has made winners, discovered unknowns, and created legends.  […]

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Belmont 143: Empire, or New York State of Mind?

Jun 11, 2011 Comments Off on Belmont 143: Empire, or New York State of Mind?

By Speedglutton As the trainers, jockeys, and spectators gear up for today’s 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes, I’m reminded (especially because of the picture on of 1973’s Belmont Stakes, with the famous shot of Ronny Turcotte looking back at the field as he crosses the finish line aboard Secretariat, a record-breaking thirty-one lengths ahead.  […]

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Preakness 136: Can Animal Kingdom win the Second Leg of the Triple Crown?

May 21, 2011 1 Comment

By Speedglutton Animal Kingdom upset the field in the Kentucky Derby by three lengths and finds himself in what could be a historic role. Can the  3 year-old colt take the black-eyed susans today in the Preakness and go on to contend for the Belmont, thereby creating the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in […]

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Kentucky Derby 137: Talk Derby to Me

May 07, 2011 2 Comments

By Speedglutton Happy Derby Day to all fans of the Sport of Kings!  Today is the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in the now elusive Triple Crown (Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978; a few horses since then have won both the Derby and the Preakness, but came […]

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