1. Barack Obama in Australia: What Aussie Rules Team Should He Support

    On Thursday in Canberra, Australia, Barack Obama, the leader of the free world, the commander-in-chief of the largest and strongest army in the history of this planet, the symbol of ...

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  2. 2011 Breeders' Cup: Post Position Draw Live Blog

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  3. Ross Lyon Ignores Real Victims of His Defection to Freo

    After Hawthorn ran St Kilda out of the MCG by five goals in Round 8, the Saints found themselves 15th on the ladder, two points behind AFL newcomers Gold Coast and looking down upon only two teams...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 141 reads 0 comments

  4. Comparing Havre de Grace to Zenyatta Ignores Who Zenyatta Was

    First, let's not ignore the facts: Havre de Grace was very impressive in defeating males in the Woodward Saturday at Saratoga, never looking in doubt while almost toying with the field...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 1,417 reads 17 comments

  5. Grand National Changes Necessary, BBC Changes Still Needed

    After Ornais and Dooneys Gate were destroyed during the running of the 2011 Grand National, after two fences were bypassed, a Grand National first, after the eighth and ninth deaths ...

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  6. Battle of the Exes: Del Mar Match Race Irresponsible to Sport and Tradition

    I want to be happy about Del Mar's “Battle of the Exes” match race; I really do. I want to be happy that creativity has wrestled itself into race marketing and tracks are trying to find new ways to draw in race fans...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 742 reads 1 comments

  7. 2011 Sussex Stakes: English Language Not Invented to Describe Frankel

    If you asked me to name one problem with the English language, and of course there are several, I wouldn't hesitate in my response...

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  8. Breeders' Cup Strays from Original Goal, Divides Horse Racing

    When John R. Gaines invented the Breeders' Cup in 1982, it was one of a multitude of efforts in his life to unify horse racing. But not even a consummate optimist could have projected just how big it would become...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about 3 years ago 1,144 reads 0 comments

  9. Belmont Stakes 2011 Aftermath: Isn't He Perfect Shouldn't Have Run

    Barry Irwin is a lot of things, and all of them begin with “outspoken.” He can be outspokenly witty, outspokenly blunt, outspokenly introspective, or in some cases, just outspoken...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 2,195 reads 10 comments

  10. 2011 Belmont Stakes Results: 5 Things We Took from the Race

    The Belmont Stakes is over, and with it, the 2011 Triple Crown season. But the horse racing season most certainly isn't over, and this race only opens up many more questions for the last six months of 2011...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 4,586 reads 3 comments

  11. Belmont Stakes 2011: 10 Bold Predictions on Eve of Race Day

    The Belmont Stakes is merely a day away, and the race is shaping up as one of the most intriguing non-Triple Crown chance races we've had in decades, rivaled only by Calvin Borel's personal Triple Crown chance in 2009...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 4,478 reads 0 comments

  12. 2011 India Tour of England: Time for India to Adopt UDRS or Get Banished

    As if there could have possibly been an alternate outcome, the Board for Control of Cricket in India has rejected the use of Umpire Decision Review System for its upcoming test and One-Day International series in England...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 826 reads 22 comments

  13. 2011 Belmont Stakes Odds: Predicting the Complete Order of Finish

    There may be no Triple Crown winner in 2011, a sad blow considering the performance of Animal Kingdom in the Kentucky Derby and how close he came to repeating it three weeks ago at Pimlico in the Preakness...

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  14. 2011 Belmont Stakes: Results and Reaction Live Blog

    The last leg of the 2011 Triple Crown is upon us, and what a race it shapes up to be. For the first time since 2005, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners will square off in a rubber match...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 11,346 reads 5 comments

  15. 2011 Belmont Stakes Favorites: Meet the Field at This Year's Race

    It's only a couple days until the 143rd Belmont Stakes , and although there is no chance at a Triple Crown, this field is one of the most compelling in years...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 963 reads 0 comments

  16. 2011 Belmont Stakes: Odds, Predictions, Field for Upcoming Race

    The Belmont is still a week away and the field is anything but certain. However, it is looking like we will have the top seven horses from the Kentucky Derby all run—the first time that has ever happened...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 35,543 reads 1 comments

  17. 2011 Preakness Stakes Results: 5 Bold Predictions for Belmont Stakes and Beyond

    The 136th Preakness Stakes is in the books, as Shackleford held on against a fast-closing Animal Kingdom to win. He stamped himself as a tough horse, showing yet again that it is almost impossible to get by him...

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  18. 2011 Preakness Stakes: All the Latest News and Updates

    Ah, it's time for the 136th Run for the Black-Eyed Susans. All eyes will be on Animal Kingdom, the winner of the 137th Kentucky Derby, as he continues on his quest to become the 12th Triple Crown champion...

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  19. 2011 Preakness Stakes Odds: The 5 Silliest Bets You Can Place

    While the Kentucky Derby draws most of the gambling attention, the Preakness always provides value. The Derby winner, in this case Animal Kingdom, is always bet more heavily than he should be, giving the opportunity for a nice payoff if you can beat him..

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 1,071 reads 0 comments

  20. 2011 Preakness Stakes Post Positions: Adjusted Odds for the Field

    The post position draw did little change the odds, but the defection of Nehro the day before the draw wreaked havoc. Nehro was expected to go off as second- or third-choice in the field, close behind likely favorite Animal Kingdom...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 3,682 reads 1 comments

  21. 2011 Preakness Stakes Contenders: Where Does This Field Rank Agains Last Year's?

    Almost every year, it seems we jump on and lambaste the depth of the three-year-old crops. I remember it last year and the year before that, although the vitriol against the crop has never been as strong as this year...

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  22. 2011 Preakness Stakes Odds: Predicting the Results

    Even if Animal Kingdom goes off as a heavy favorite, which he's even more likely to do now that Nehro is out, and even if he wins as a very heavy favorite, there still is going to be some good value in the 136th Preakness Stakes ...

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  23. 2011 Preakness Stakes Odds: 5 Horses Most Likely to Finish in the Top Three

    With a good chance that the top four Kentucky Derby finishers, as well as betting favorite Dialed In, will run on Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, there will be plenty of star power to watch for...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 3,955 reads 5 comments

  24. 2011 Preakness Stakes: Odds, Contenders, Guide to Animal Kingdom's Chances

    On Saturday, up to 14 three-year-olds will traverse the 3-16th-mile stretch and then take a full lap around the one-mile Pimlico oval in a battle for the Woodlawn Vase, the most valuable trophy in sports...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 18,864 reads 1 comments

  25. 2011 Preakness Stakes: 5 Best Derby Losers to Win the Preakness

    Earlier in the week, I went over the opposite: the five best Kentucky Derby winners to come back and lose the Preakness Stakes. There were some good horses, including champion filly Genuine Risk and Secretariat's stable-mate Riva Ridge...

    Burton DeWitt Written by Burton DeWitt about over 3 years ago 6,977 reads 3 comments