Two approaches to a similar question illustrate the difference that easily accessible data could make for all of us.

What does the 2016 edition of “Let’s discuss racing data” have to offer? Quite a bit, as it turns out.

It won’t be long before Saratoga will come to a close. Aside from the usual stuff like fuller fields, more challenging handicapping and more “big day” cards, this year presented a new thing to miss when it’s gone.

A conversation on Twitter reminded me of a post that I’ve been meaning to republish here for quite some time. Although it’s too bad the subject is still pertinent!

Young and Talented

While enjoying my customary weekend afternoon of not cashing tickets at Saratoga, I noticed something interesting in my timeline.

Honorable

It was a spectacular performance by Honor Code and Liam’s Map, and fans of Tonalist should be relieved that he had the fastest final 1/8th.

Sign of things to come?

Walking up to the Nelson Avenue entrance is one of my favorite parts of going to Saratoga. It’s a grand entrance that announces “you are now entering a kick ass track”. Every year I like to take some pictures of the jockeys for the prior year’s winning stakes races that circle fountain. Here are this year’s pictures taken last Friday……

Mr. Z, that lovable, hard-knocking, tail-eating weirdo with a penchant for bolting, might be making a great move.

One click too many

Much grumbling has been made since the Daily Racing Form put most of their newish DRF Live section behind their paywall. And it exacerbates an existing issue – that there are too many clicks if you’re not already logged in.

Phail

If you were wanting to know the date of the Haskell, like I was earlier in the week, you’d have no luck finding it on the Haskell page of Monmouth’s site.