BabyTalk #30

Ten Most Desirable Races to Win by Tom Carley The other day while at a coffee shop I overheard two young people in their twenties discussing American Pharoah’s exciting Triple Crown win. I listened to one of them ponder aloud,  “Now that he has won the Triple Crown, what other races are there for American […]

BabyTalk #29

by Tom Carley     The BELMONT STAKES is now in the history books. What a performance put in by American Pharoah as he became the first Triple Crown winner since 1978! This is the last column of BABYTALK for the 2015 Triple Crown season. Look for us to return in October as we look […]

BabyTalk #28

by Tom Carley     The BELMONT STAKES is now upon us. American Pharoah will try to be the first horse in thirty-eight years to win the Triple Crown. The BELMONT STAKES is called “The Test of a Champion” based on the fact that it is 12-furlong competition run on a racetrack called “The Big […]

BabyTalk #27

by Tom Carley     The PREAKNESS is now in the history books. What a performance put in by American Pharoah. This race was never in doubt once the winner took charge right from the first jump and took this field gate to wire. American Pharoah now has a chance to be the first Triple […]

BabyTalk #26

by Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY has now given way to the PREAKNESS.  This race will not have a 20- horse field, but nonetheless should be quite interesting.  Since we already know most of the players, I want to look at a few race trends that I have picked up over the years. […]

BabyTalk #25

by Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY picture is complete. The race is next Saturday, May 2, 2015. This column is being written Monday morning. To date, the workouts are completed, but the post positions have not been drawn yet (see later in column). I will emphasize the things to look for as you […]

BabyTalk #24

by Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY picture is a fortnight away – kind of “a calm before the storm”. Next week with the post-draw and horses shipping into Louisville, the action gets hectic, and you still need to find time to pick a winner. This week I will analyze the Derby, modifying that […]

BabyTalk #23

By Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY picture is all set as the prep races are done. With no chances to earn points, the field is almost in place. Next week, I will begin an in depth analysis of the major players. This week’s Featured Four: I. Stakes Recap There were two 3-year-old stakes […]

BabyTalk #22

by Tom Carley   The KENTUCKY DERBY picture cleared up tremendously over the first April weekend with three more major prep stakes races: BLUEGRASS STAKES, WOOD MEMORIAL, and SANTA ANITA DERBY. Several horses distinguished themselves in their quest to race in the KENTUCKY DERBY by earning points. With just one more weekend left to earn […]

BabyTalk #21

by Tom Carley     The KENTUCKY DERBY picture cleared up tremendously over the March 28th weekend with three major stakes races run at longer distances of 9 and 9.5 furlongs: UAE DERBY, FLORIDA DERBY and LOUISANA DERBY. Several horses punched their ticket for the KENTUCKY DERBY by getting enough points to assure themselves contender […]