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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A bumpy ride for Bayern in the Classic

    Bob Ehalt

    It was a race that was supposed to end the Horse of the Year debate, but in all likelihood, the 31st Breeders' Cup Classic fueled more controversy than it extinguished.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2014
  9. A Rosie day at the Breeders' Cup

    Bob Ehalt

    It was a day of horse racing that out of nowhere turned into something from the "Oprah Winfrey" archives.

    Blog | Conversation | October 31, 2014
  10. An improbable journey for Hardest Core

    Bob Ehalt

    Horses descend on the Breeders' Cup from all over the world, but none had a trip to California as improbable or rewarding as Hardest Core.

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  11. A new gelding stands at center stage

    Bob Ehalt

    In Shared Belief, Thoroughbred racing has a young, dynamic runner to play the starring role filled so capably by other geldings the past two years.

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  12. American Pharoah gives Zayats a new feeling

    Bob Ehalt

    The family behind Zayat Stables is well versed in all of the pressure, excitement, thrills and disappointment wrapped into the Triple Crown.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  13. BC Classic offers redemption for 'Chrome'

    Bob Ehalt

    Ever since its inception in 1984, the Breeders' Cup has been a proving ground for Thoroughbred racing's greatest champions. For California Chrome, this year's 31st edition of the world championships centers on redemption.

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  14. Imbriale finally gets Prime Time exposure

    Bob Ehalt

    If there's anyone in the New York City area who can relate to the pressures facing the next shortstop for the New York Yankees, it would have to be John Imbriale.

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  15. Unlike California, it rains in New York

    Bob Ehalt

    A couple of tickets to the Breeders' Cup were punched by a pair of distinctly different 2-year-olds on Saturday at Belmont Park, but the theme song in the background was not "California Here We Come."

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2014
  16. Belmont is home sweet home for Tonalist

    Bob Ehalt

    As owner Robert Evans started to walk away after accepting the trophy for Tonalist's victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, he was stopped and asked if his colt could become the champion 3-year-old by winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2014