Barbaro Updates: 1009Posted November 29, 2010
updates are now here.
Update 6205: This weekend's graded stakes include the feature race of the Sam Houston meet: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 1.28.11.
Today, Saturday, is the four year anniversary of Barbaro's passing. At noon, many will be focusing their thoughts on Barbaro. Yesterday I received the proof for my Barbaro book, here are some images from the book.
Update 6204: Another light card of graded stakes races this weekend: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch.
Update 6203: Congratulations to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, and all other Eclipse Award winners: Zenyatta Wins Horse of the Year!
Update 6202: Tonight we will finally here who win's the Horse of the Year honors, Blame, Goldikova or Zenyatta. TVG will broadcast the show, from 6 pm: Horse of the Year decision day nearly here.
Update 6201: More of the same, this weekend's graded stakes events come from Florida and California. Breeders' Cup winner Big Drama makes his 2011 debut, as does Blind Luck, who capped off a terrific year last year with a runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Distaff: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch 1.14.11.
Update 6200: This weekend's graded stakes are from Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park, which opened this week: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 01.07.11.
Update 6199: A Happy New Year!
This weekend's graded stakes events take place at Santa Anita and Calder. Ungraded this year is the Tropical Park Derby, a race Barbaro won in 2006: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 12.31.10.
Update 6198: Merry Christmas!
This weekend's racing focuses on the opening of Santa Anita, and a new era with a switch back to dirt racing: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 12.24.10.
Update 6197: Another typically light schedule of Graded Stakes races this weekend: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 12.17.10.
Update 6196: Paulick Report's summary of this weekend's Graded Stakes action: Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch 12.10.10.
Update 6195: Zenyatta has bid farewell at both Hollywood Park, and a more frigid Keeneland. Steve Haskin writes again: I lied.
And our own Wendy was there when she arrived at Keeneland: A Brush With Greatness.
Update 6194: Zenyatta parades at Hollywood Park on Sunday, and then heads to Kentucky where she will make an appearance at Keeneland on Monday before retiring to Lane's End Farm. Steve Haskin explores why she has become such an inspiration: The Journey Ends.
Update 6193: I am getting closer to the end of the production side of my book, and will soon switch to issues related to marketing. I posed a couple of questions, related to marketing, on the book's Facebook page: how to price the book: $25 versus $35 and seeking potential locations for book signings. It would be great to get more input.
The Churchill Downs fall meet opened with the Breeders' Cup, and closed with a retirement ceremony for 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Mine That Bird will now return to New Nexico: Mine That Bird gets a Churchill goodbye.
On Sunday Zenyatta will be paraded at Hollywood Park during races: Zenyatta to make final rounds December 5th.