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  1. Small fields, big problem

    Bill Finley

    By and large, the sport of horse racing is putting out a product on a daily basis that its customers despise, and that's a huge problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2013
  2. Bill Finley: The unlikeliest Ky. Derby jockey

    Bill Finley

    Hastings opens its 2012 meet Saturday and jockey Mario Gutierrez won't be there.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  3. Bill Finley: A case for match races

    Bill Finley

    Sunday's "Battle of the Exes" at Del Mar was, yes, a gimmick, hokey and a horrible race to bet on with one horse 3-5 and the other even-money. It was also a lot of fun.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  4. Bill Finley: At Santa Anita, a disaster

    Bill Finley

    When Santa Anita opened Sunday, the numbers were not pretty.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2010
  5. Bill Finley: A new year, thank goodness

    Bill Finley

    Here are 21 reasons I won't miss 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2010
  6. Bill Finley: Setting up the Cup

    Bill Finley

    Just about everyone will be rooting for Zenyatta to pull this off. Will she?

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  7. Bill Finley, Saratoga, Lord Kipling, odds, New York Racing Associ...

    Bill Finley

    When the field of nine left the Saratoga starting gate at 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, a horse named Lord Kipling was 5-2. One minute and 22 seconds later, when the 2-mile marathon was nearly half over, Lord Kipling was 2-1.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2009
  8. If not for some luck, Big Brown might still be on turf

    Bill Finley

    The smartest thing to do, Richard Dutrow Jr. figured, was to find a grass allowance race for his horse named Big Brown. After all, the colt had raced only on the turf and had a grass pedigree.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2008
  9. If not for some luck, Big Brown might still be on turf

    Bill Finley

    The smartest thing to do, Richard Dutrow Jr. figured, was to find a grass allowance race for his horse named Big Brown. After all, the colt had raced only on the turf and had a grass pedigree.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2008
  10. Past time to end past posting

    Bill Finley

    There is a perception that the betting process is tainted. Time to start changing that.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007
  11. Lava Man versus a goliath

    Bill Finley

    Lava Man is not supposed to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge, at least on paper. But logic and this horse parted ways a long time ago.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  12. Belmont possibles

    Bill Finley

    Bill Finley's thoughts on the top horses expected to run in the June 10 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2006
  13. The Juvenile a road to nowhere?

    Bill Finley

    The upside is obvious: it's a prestigious $1.5 million race and victory could mean an Eclipse Award. The downside? More and more, the Juvenile looks like a race on the road to nowhere.

    PackageStory | October 12, 2004
  14. Juvenile a road to nowhere?

    Bill Finley

    The upside is obvious: it's a prestigious $1.5 million race and victory could mean an Eclipse Award. The downside? More and more, the Juvenile looks like a race on the road to nowhere.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2004
  15. Horse traders

    Bill Finley

    Trainer Derek Ryan made one of the best claims in racing history last fall at Philadelphia Park. Unfortunately for him, he had no way of knowing it at the time.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2004
  16. 'Smarty' looks fit to wear Crown

    Bill Finley

    On June 5 at Belmont Park, there's going to be well more than 100,000 people in the stands. This time they're not going to go home disappointed.

    PackageStory | May 15, 2004