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  1. Another long and winding road to the Derby

    Bob Ehalt

    Each year at this time of, that long and winding road that Paul McCartney and the Beatles sang about back in 1970 should be offered up as a reminder to everyone scrutinizing every minuscule detail on the path to the Kentucky Derby.

    Blog | Conversation | February 22, 2015
  2. Veering off the natural path to the Derby

    Bob Ehalt

    There was a prep race on Saturday that provided its winner with 10 valuable points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby points chase.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2015
  3. His career is Far From Over

    Bob Ehalt

    Since its opening in the mid 1970's, the only horse hardy enough to race over the inner track and then bask in the winner's circle on the first Saturday in May when the warm sun beats down on "My Old Kentucky Home" was 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jo

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2015
  4. 3-year-old stakes offer a look into the 'future'

    Bob Ehalt

    On a weekend without the interference of the NFL, when a collection of racing's top older stars will rightfully command the bulk of attention, it should also be noted that the Kentucky Derby is just three months away -- and counting.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2015
  5. An big opportunity for Hoppertunity

    Bob Ehalt

    Though it's technically a Grade 2 event, the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes has taken shape as a Grade 1 showdown, be it in early February or even early November.

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2015
  6. There's an Upstart in the Derby chase

    Bob Ehalt

    It's been a trying winter for Rick Violette, on at least one front.

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2015
  7. California Chrome a worthy Horse of the Year

    Bob Ehalt

    The final chapter in another tumultuous year for the sport came to an end Saturday with a logical and satisfying conclusion.

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  8. Derby dreams on a winter day in NY

    Bob Ehalt

    Trainer John Terranova II believes it's never too early to daydream about the Kentucky Derby.

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  9. An Eclipse Award ballot reflected in 'Chrome'

    Bob Ehalt

    There are still a few days left before Eclipse Award ballots are due, but it's time to push the button and send along this year's selections.

    Blog | Conversation | December 28, 2014
  10. Derby talk seems premature

    Bob Ehalt

    As 2014 rapidly draws to an end, there was talk of May in the air on Saturday. Specifically, the first Saturday in May, and once again all the buzz seemed a tad premature at the end of the day.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  11. Hessert brothers hit the Jackpot in racing

    Bob Ehalt

    There's a perception in some corners of the gaming industry that horse racing is on its last legs because its core patron is an elderly male.

    Blog | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  12. Upon further review, it's California Chrome

    Bob Ehalt

    The great debate over 2014's Horse of the Year was reduced to a hush on Saturday with each graceful stride that carried California Chrome closer to the finish line.

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2014
  13. Friendship wins out at Aqueduct

    Bob Ehalt

    This hasn't been the best of autumns for Chicago sports fans, thanks in part to the Bad News Bears and their demise in the National Football League standings.

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  14. Why I'm voting for Bayern … for now

    Bob Ehalt

    In deciding on the right choice for my Horse of the Year ballot, I'm reminded that some people believe the St. Louis Cardinals should have won the 1985 World Series.

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  15. Will grass be greener for California Chrome?

    Bob Ehalt

    As odd as it may seem, Horse of the Year may ultimately be decided through a race at Del Mar ... in November.

    Blog | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  16. BC Classic still the talk of the town, even in NY

    Bob Ehalt

    On a blustery Sunday afternoon, another day of racing unfolded at Aqueduct Racetrack, far removed -- at least in terms of geography -- from the controversy that engulfed Santa Anita Park after the previous day's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2014