Wise Dan is set to return to racing Saturday in the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga. After the Grade 2 race, all will know if he has returned to the list of Horse of the Year contenders.
Wherever strange winds blow and inexplicable things happen, people tend to be superstitious.
With the fleck of a horse moving more quickly than anybody or anything near him, the activity easily could have been mistaken for a workout. But it wasn't.
Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to leave his Haskell-winning colt in California this weekend, but a potential Travers Stakes victory was enough for the Hall of Fame trainer to ship Bayern to Saratoga.
This past weekend saw some major American turf races go to European invaders.
Trainer Dallas Stewart looks to spend some time in the Saratoga winner's circle the next two weeks.
Palace Malice didn't fire on Saturday in the Whitney but is still alive in the Horse of the Year race.
By Saturday afternoon, 2014 could become the year of Palace Malice.
Bob Baffert's Bayern proved he will be a force in the 3-Year-Old Division with a convincing victory in Sunday's Haskell Invitational.
News that Queen Elizabeth II's own horse tested positive for morphine after a win last year at Ascot may have some fans throwing their hands in the air when it comes to drugs and the sport of horse racing.
If Untapable wins Sunday on the Jersey shore, she'll join the leaders, Palace Malice and California Chrome, in the race to be named Horse of the Year.
Just 10 years ago, the highlight of the Lone Star Park season was the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. This year, it's Saturday's Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurities.
The first half of 2014 produced some memorable moments and outstanding performances, and the second part of the season promises to answer questions about year-end championships.
Untapable's 1-5 morning line odds in Saturday's Mother Goose might suggest an outcome that's more preordained than competitive, a race that could be more of an exhibition than a contest.
The first half of 2014 was California Chrome's time to shine, but is that enough to win the colt the Horse of the Year title?
Horse racing and frustration seem to have become bedfellows.