COLUMNISTS

Amanda Duckworth
On retirement and champions

On Sunday, track announcer Tom Durkin is retiring. Such a simple statement for such a momentous occasion.

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Gary West
Is 'Dan' a wise choice?

Wise Dan is set to return to racing Saturday in the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga. After the Grade 2 race, all will know if he has returned to the list of Horse of the Year contenders.

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Jay Cronley
Busting bad streaks in the boondocks

Bad picking streaks that center on the biggest thoroughbred races are hard to shake.

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Bill Finley
How are they going to catch Bayern?

The Haskell isn't the Travers. It's a shorter race on a racetrack that has always suited speed horses.

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MEDIA

In the Gate: Horse Racing Podcasts
Takeout Order

Will disjointed simulcast structure & high takeout rates destroy racing from within? Former NYRA CEO Charles Hayward & "Horseplayers" star Christian Hellmers weigh in.

Toast of the Summer

Jockey Irad Ortiz (Kid Cruz; Travers) & trainer Jamie Osborne (Toast of New York; Pacific Classic) preview Saratoga's & Del Mar's signature races, plus Barry Abrams' commentary.

Dreaming of Greatness

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin on Jess's Dream, son of 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 HoY Rachel Alexandra. Teresa Genaro analyzes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary.

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