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  1. Who will be Horse of the Year?

    Bill Finley

    The race for Horse of the Year is now heating up and could come down to the Breeders' Cup Classic in November.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  2. Bill Finley: Why I'm not voting for Ghostzapper

    Bill Finley

    Ghostzapper was a brilliantly fast horse who won the Breeders' Cup Classic. And he won't get my Hall of Fame vote.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  3. A horseplayer battles back

    Bill Finley

    When Sheldon Finkelstein qualified for the Jan. 27-28 NHC in mid-July his goal wasn't to win the $2 million contest but to live long enough to compete in it.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2011
  4. Pull the plug on Claiming Crown

    Bill Finley

    The idea of bringing together a bunch of claiming horses and having them meet on the same card always had obvious shortcomings.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  5. Havre de Grace for Horse of the Year

    Bill Finley

    It keeps coming back to Havre de Grace. Flawed or not, she is the Horse of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  6. Trianer Lukas has ideas for the Cup

    Bill Finley

    Wayne Lukas' barn on the Churchill Downs backstretch may not be the place to find live Breeders' Cup contenders ...

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  7. Tizway still Breeders' Cup threat

    Bill Finley

    Now 6, Tizway didn't really get good until this year, but when he hit his peak he was terrific.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2011
  8. Bill Finley: Zenyatta was never better

    Bill Finley

    This was unquestionably the best race of Zenyatta's career. Even in defeat, she proved a tremendous amount.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Bill Finley: Why Zenyatta will win the Classic

    Bill Finley

    I might be guilty of drinking the Kool-Aid or believing in fairytales, but sometimes you just have to believe.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  11. Bill Finley: Making the Breeders' Cup even better

    Bill Finley

    Hire me as the Breeders' Cup Czar and here's a list of things I would do.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2010
  12. Bill Finley: Synthetics or not, Zenyatta is great

    Bill Finley

    The surface Zenyatta has been performing over in no way detracts from what she has done.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2010
  13. Jackie Neubill's "Awesome" ride

    Bill Finley

    A lot of handicappers are still trying to figure out how Awesome Gem beat heavily favored Rail Trip in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup. Then again, maybe it was the Jackie Neubill factor.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2010
  14. Bill Finley: Rachel vs. Zenyatta: Just do it

    Bill Finley

    It's time for Jerry Moss and Jess Jackson to get together and work out a viable plan that will bring Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra together and do it right now.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2010
  15. Bill Finley: That's why they call it Horse of the YEAR, Rachel Al...

    Bill Finley

    The divisive debate over Horse of the Year honors is not entirely about Rachel Alexandra versus Zenyatta, who the better horse is, or East versus West.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2009
  16. Bill Finley: Horse of the Year is still Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatt...

    Bill Finley

    There will not, of course, be two Horses of the Year or any sharing of the award. There can be only one, and that one is Rachel Alexandra.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2009