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Matt Gardner

  • joined Nov 15, 2009
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
  • posts 2707
  • comments 9917

Things I like:

First time starters on the turf
Rolling Pick 3s
Early and Late Daily Doubles
Keeneland
A clear night at Emerald Downs

Things I dislike:

Always losing photo finishes.
Bug boys that don't know where the finish line is.
Hitting the ALL button and watching the favorite win.
Turf sprints

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL New Jersey Devils
  • NCAAF Washington St. Cougars
  • NCAAB Washington St. Cougars
  • Soccer Leeds United
  • General John Henry, Sunday Silence, Spectacular Bid, Kitten's Joy, Ouija Board (GB), Frankel (GB), Goldikova (IRE), Miesque, Ruffian, Zenyatta, Keeneland, Emerald Downs, Gulfstream Park, Arlington Park, Ascot, Epsom Downs, Newmarket
User Blog

Constitution out of the Derby - DRF.com

Shin injury sidelines Florida Derby winner.

Newbury Kingman imperious in Greenham rout | Horse Racing News | Racing Post

"KINGMAN turned in the perfect Classic trial at Newbury as he obliterated his Greenham rivals with a magnificent performance."

Blue Grass & Ark Derby provide scant Derby clues

California Chrome is the 2014 Kentucky Derby favorite. The rest of the field? We're still trying to separate out the contenders from the pretenders.

Kentucky Students Catch Breath to Cheer a Derby Hopeful - NYTimes.com

The University of Kentucky is renowned for its eight men’s basketball national championships and its three Final Four appearances in the last four years. But the university now finds itself in the unfamiliar, and unlikely, position of having fostered a Kentucky Derby prospect.

Blue Grass & Arkansas Derby Open Thread

The final two major prep races for the 2014 Kentucky Derby are slated for this afternoon: the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes.

SA Derby: California Chrome rolls to Louisville

California Chrome asserts his dominance on the West Coast by blowing out the field in the Santa Anita Derby.

Wood Results: Wicked Strong closes for the win

Wicked Strong rolls to Louisville after winning the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Wood & SA Derby Open Thread

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby is nearing an end with today's runnings of the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby.

Predicteform Wood Memorial Analysis

A look at the 2014 Wood Memorial from Predicteform.

California Chrome headlines Santa Anita Derby

It's time for the big one on the West Coast: the 2014 Santa Anita Derby.

Social Inclusion, Samraat & Uncle Sigh lead Wood

New York City takes center stage on the road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Saturday's Grade 1 $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Wayward Lad: Preview of the 167th Grand National

The "Wayward Lad" has an excellent preview of this weekend's Grand National race in England, a historic and wildly popular event in racing's history. U.S. TV coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on HRTV.

Ky Derby '14: More questions than answers?

Five weeks from the Derby - is the picture any clearer? Or is it clear as mud?

Vicar's in Trouble rolls to Louisiana Derby win

Ken Ramsey has another Derby horse as Vicar's in Trouble takes the Louisiana Derby in gate to wire fashion.

Constitution wins the Florida Derby

Todd Pletcher has another Kentucky Derby hopeful as Constitution edges Wildcat Red to win the Florida Derby.

Dubai World Cup: African Story wins for Goldolphin

African Story springs the upset for the home team as he rolls to victory in the Dubai World Cup.

UAE Derby: Toast of New York scores at 13/1

Toast of New York snags a ticket to Louisville, if he wants it.

Horse racing nicknames for Kentucky sports teams

When ADTSTC writers start Tweeting about horse racing nicknames for college teams, the results speak for themselves.

Florida & Louisiana Derby Open Thread

Talk about all of this weekend's major racing action.

Big fields highlight World Cup day at Meydan

It's an international affair at Meydan for the 2014 World Cup, unless you're looking for American-based horses.

Intense Holiday leads Louisiana Derby field

Risen Star winner Intense Holiday leads a field of 10 in the 2014 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds on Saturday, March 29th (Post time: 7:10 p.m. Eastern; TV: NBCSN, HRTV).

Plenty on the line in the Florida Derby

Cairo Prince leads a field of eight as the 9/5 morning line favorite in Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park (Post time: 6:48 p.m. Eastern; TV: NBCSN, HRTV)

California Chrome, Candy Boy tune up for SA Derby clash - Handicappers' Edge

California Chrome and Candy Boy, who figure to be the top two betting choices in the Santa Anita Derby, had their penultimate workouts Saturday morning for the Grade 1, $1 million race on April 5.

#FullStoryPETA Gives Racing a Voice

A very nice piece from the always excellent Claire Novak at The Blood-Horse.

Baffert & Pletcher corner the market at Sunland

The Sunland Derby has, in just 11 years time, gone from an afterthought to a key stop on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

We Miss Artie by a nose in the Spiral

We Miss Artie wins the Spiral and takes a big step towards the 2014 Kentucky Derby, but can he take his synthetic form to the dirt at Churchill Downs?

Gay Dalton and other forgotten horses of Hollywood Park - Sid Fernando+Observations

Yet unbeknownst to many racing fans, somewhere within the vicinity of the stable area are interred several equine athletes from a long time ago. These horses that were "lost to time" did not have the fortune of having their resting places identified for posterity, making the relocation of their remains nearly impossible. These forgotten horses will most probably end up lying underneath a parking lot or a building. While they did not reach the stature of Landaluce, Great Communicator or Native Diver, they were also protagonists of the racing past of Hollywood Park and some were the idols of racing fans that are no longer around to reminisce about them.

Gay Dalton and other Forgotten Horses of Hollywood Park | Sid Fernando + Observations
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