Hope for the future
Up to your earlobes in hokum and weary of apocalypse-talk, your head throbbing from all the Lasix debate and your financial future teetering on the edge of a baleful cliff, you're nevertheless expected to be thankful this time of year. Sometimes giving thanks can be like giving blood.
Despite some exhilarating moments, for the most part 2012 has been disappointing, and the sport, like the country, often has seemed riven by binary thinking.
Promise should not be confused with accomplishment, but Uncaptured, the star of the Kentucky Jockey Club, seems to have a plentiful supply of both.