September 26, 2022

John Rotz, Hall of Fame jockey, dead at 86

July 13, 2021 0

“Gentleman John” Rotz, the retired Hall of Fame jockey and former Jockey Club steward in New York, died July 12 at the age of 86 at his home in Warrensburg, Illinois. Rotz’s riding career spanned […]

Remembering Hall of Famer Bimelech

April 4, 2020 0

Had Keeneland’s spring meet gone forward, we might have seen unbeaten Maxfield launch his comeback in the Blue Grass (G2). Instead I’m finding refuge in the past, and a perusal of the Blue Grass honor roll led me to back to Hall of Famer Bimelech (1940). […]

Yesterday and Today: Opening Week at Saratoga

July 20, 2018 0

The highly-anticipated racing season at Saratoga begins Friday with an abbreviated four-day week that runs through Monday. While the day-in, day-out racing remains the best in the country, in some ways it’s a far cry […]