How Pace Makes the Race: Part 1

Oxbow winning the 2013 Preakness Stakes - Jim McCue Photography Pace makes the race. It’s an indisputable fact of Thoroughbred horse racing that the pace at which a given race unfolds can have an effect on the outcome. A slow pace can favor front-runners, allowing them to finish strongly and hold off late runners. A fast pace can do exactly the opposite, tiring out the leaders and setting the race up for horses rallying from behind. I can’t [...]