Why California Chrome vs. Arrogate is Kinda Like Rocky III

Arrogate vs. Chrome is basically Rocky III. I had a realization the other day as I was watching California Chrome beat up on the Winter Challenge field at Los Alamitos. That there are a lot of parallels between Chrome and Arrogate and the great movie Rocky III. If you get your Rocky movies confused, it’s the one with Mr. T. Chrome of course being Rocky 'cause he's the hero, Arrogate being Clubber Lang 'cause he's the villain! So allow me [...]

Halloween and Horse Racing

One of the great parts of being an adult on Halloween is you get to dress up and go to work. That's no different in racing where folks will show up at the track dressed in all sorts of fun ways. So I thought we'd look at how Halloween and Horse Racing sometimes intersect. Zia Park Joker I loved this. Robert Fox was doing his normal pre-race broadcast at Zia Park when suddenly the channel was taken over by the [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: , |

Five of Larry Collmus’ Great Racecalls

Today in the BetAmerica Radio Network we were joined by NYRA and Breeders' Cup announcer Larry Collmus. You can listen to the interview HERE . Larry has had a diverse career of thirty years and has called many of the most important races around the country. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. American Pharoah's Triple Crown This video has over 1.8 million views on Youtube, so it's likely one of the most viewed racecalls ever if you consider [...]

Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Podcast 4/28/16

Mike and Mike debut their show on the BetAmerica Radio Network talking all things harness racing. Guests include Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter, Barry Brown, BetAmerica's Jason Beem, Anthony MacDonald, and Jordan Stratton.

7 times racing got Awk(ward)

My friend Carly always uses the term “Awk” which is what the kids apparently say instead of spelling out the word awkward. Well there have always been plenty of awkward moments in horse racing, but these are the seven times I remember thinking “well this is awkward”. 1. Harry Aleo Interview about Lost in the Fog Quint Kessenich was toast the minute he asked the first question. “What is the current price tag on this horse?” Huh? What the hell [...]

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: BARN, Horses, Jockeys, Thoroughbreds|Tags: , , , |