Matt Gardner

  • joined Nov 15, 2009
  • last login Apr 16, 2014
  • posts 2707
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Things I like:

First time starters on the turf
Rolling Pick 3s
Early and Late Daily Doubles
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

2014 Lecomte Stakes

Yes, it's that time of year: time for the three-year-old stakes program to kick off at the Fair Grounds and other tracks across the country.

Young at heart

In the sport of horse racing, short-term and long-term goals don't have to be at odds with one another. We can focus on both.

You are what you read

Gettin' up on some handicapping books.

Happy New Year - The Year of the Horse

Yes, it's the Year of the Horse... at least in terms of Chinese zodiac.

Orfevre's final race

Japanese champion Orfevre ends his career in a dominating and stylish performance at Nakayama Racecourse.

Goodbye, Hollywood Park

An 11-race card closes out the 75-year history of Hollywood Park on Sunday, December 22nd.

2013 Year In Review

The 2013 racing season is a couple of weeks away from conclusion, offering us a moment to reflect back on the year that was both on and off the track.

Light 'em up: Flat Out takes the Cigar

Old pro Flat Out wins the Cigar Mile in New York.

Will Take Charge edges Game On Dude in the Clark

Will Take Charge nabs his second Grade 1 victory and the honor of Champion Three-Year-Old Colt with his victory in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap.


Recharging the handicapping batteries.

Breeders' Cup Post Race Quotes

A selection of quotes from some of the winners from Saturday's Breeders' Cup action.

Classic: Mucho Macho Man turns the tables in 2013

Mucho Macho Man holds off Will Take Charge to win the Classic a year after losing a heart-breaker to Fort Larned.

Mile: Wise Dan gets up for the repeat

Wise Dan defends his title and joins Mizdirection and Groupie Doll as horses to repeat at the 2013 Breeders' Cup.

Sprint: Secret Circle surges late

Secret Circle gave trainer Bob Baffert his second win on the day with his victory in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Turf: Magician rallies late; Europe runs 1-2

Magician gets by The Fuge to give Europe a 1-2 finish in the Turf.

Juvenile: Late surge by New Year's Day for the win

Hey, look! A closer at Santa Anita on the main track!

Turf Sprint: Mizdirection rolls down the hill

Mizdirection adds another win over the Santa Anita downhill turf course to her resume and successfully defends her Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint title.

F&M Sprint: Groupie Doll repeats her feat

Although she may not be as good as she was in 2012, Groupie Doll is still the best female sprinter in the country.

Filly & Mare Turf: Dank Dominates

Dank (GB) wins the Filly & Mare Turf in fine fashion.

Juvenile Fillies: Ria Antonia shocks at 32/1

She's A Tiger crosses the line first in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies but is DQ'd for interference with Ria Antionia.

Breeders' Cup Saturday Open Thread

It's all come down to the final day of the 2013 Breeders' Cup.

2013 Breeders' Cup Saturday: Entries, Posts & Odds

The lineup for Day Two of the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park.

Breeders' Cup: Saturday Staff Picks

We're back for Day Two. Staff Picks! Make money. Or not. It's up to you!

Post Day One Open Thread

Day one is in the books and, like last year, it's given us some clues for Saturday's Breeders' Cup card.

Distaff: Beholder and Stevens come up big

Beholder wins the Distaff while Royal Delta's bid for a three-peat-falls short.

Juvenile Fillies Turf: Chriselliam easily the best

Chriselliam steamrolls the field in the Juvenile Fillies Turf and gives Europe their third win on the first day of the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park.

Dirt Mile: Goldencents goes gate to wire

Goldencents makes every yard on the speed-biased main track at Santa Anita Park in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

Juvenile Turf: Outstrip storms home for the win

Outstrip (GB) sprints home to give Europe its second 2013 Breeders' Cup winner in the first two races.

Marathon: London Bridge stays the trip

London Bridge wins from off-the-pace in the Breeders' Cup Marathon.

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