May cultural and societal forces be with you, Pegasus World Cup

A pony wins hearts and minds -- as well as a prime spot in the memory banks of young fans AND their parents. On the NYRA tour of the Saratoga backstretch. Move over, Dubai World Cup, with your paltry $10 million purse. Here comes the first $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Florida's Gulfstream Park. For ...

Upstaged in the Backstretch

On the backstretch of Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track is Gary Contessa's training stable. On Tuesdays in August 2016, thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gary Contessa presented clinics on different aspects of horse racing. I attended his recent talk at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track backstretch on Horse Psychology. A rapt audience soaked up his stories about ...