Author Archives: Richard R. Gross

Travers Day Is Rivalry Day at Saratoga

In today’s overheated partisan environment, it would be easy to forget the greatest rivalries have not been between Red States and Blue States or Republicans and Democrats. The greatest, even...

The Greatest Filly Who Ever Lived

“As God is my judge, this filly may be better than Secretariat!”—Secretariat trainer Lucien Laurin It’s Belmont week. All the talk deservedly is about Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike. His...

Early Voting Wins Preakness Ballot

As post time for Preakness (G1) 147 drew near, bettors recalled the shocking upset two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby (G1) won by 80-1 Rich Strike. Following their hearts,...

Bob Baffert’s Good Bad Month 

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember baseball’s New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner as one of the most controversial figures in sports in the 1970s. His outspokenness and political activities...

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