May: Starts with the Derby, ends with the Met Mile. After watching Shackelford's gritty run in the 2011 Derby, he was my 2012 Met Mile horse. I haven't changed my mind. Hope it happens.
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After placing third in last Saturday's Breeders' Cup Mile, some racing analysts are bemoaning that Goldikova lost her shot at immortality. Excuse me? I don't think so.
This year, advocates for the welfare of horses stepped up their game. And as for the sport? Some relatively new, relatively young race horse owners' commitment to the sport paid off.
Like many quality race horses, Proviso has a strong sense of self, knows the track routine as well as she does the bottom of her feed tub, and she likes to change things up a bit.
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