Clarifying the Derby trail chaos
Lower the drawbridge, and chaos ensues: The Two-headed Mamba, the Foul-breath Dragon, the Forked-tongue Serpent, the Palm Tree King and the Bison Beast all rush into the gateway. They all have enough graded earnings to demand entry, along with a table on Millionaire's Row.What a chaotic mess. But that's where we are, trapped in a food-fight interlude, during a fire drill, with the lights flickering alarm and Owen Wilson asking directions to the nearest wormhole. Last weekend's Florida Derby was saved from complete meaninglessness only by the fact that nothing means nothing, and the Louisiana Derby became an instant masterpiece in irony, a million-dollar prep for the Kentucky Derby won by a horse that isn't even nominated to the Kentucky Derby.
In The Gate Podcast
Interviews with Kiaran McLaughlin (Alpha) and Todd Pletcher (Gemologist), who train the top 2 horses in Saturday's Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, a key prep for the Kentucky Derby. Analysis by thoroughbred writer Bob Ehalt, plus a Barry Abrams commentary on the Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct.
Looking like a horse that had grown up and become physically stronger, Gemologist gave what was arguably the most impressive performance of his career.
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