Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Wire Players Dirty Derby Dozen Poll Out Now
As horseplayers and fans, you take these polls to their logical limits and then you have to let them go. It's an odd year, no doubt about it. The graded earnings requirements have several "any other year" Derby starters possibly on the outside looking in, horses that Placed in Grade I three year old races. The debate has been hot and heavy the past few days as to the merits or the current system and how the paradigm has changed with the advent of lucrative race-casino 2 YO stake races. Thanks again to Steve at Wire Players for the work he does with this poll. Steve gave a shout out this week to a young man who's out there in today's odd popular culture trying to convince others his age that horse racing isn't just something that use to be popular. He's got some nice insights and check him out!
The Turk takes no strong position either way. I'm going to handicap the horses that are in the starting gate and not worry about anyone who isn't. It's almost time to start handicapping the Oaks/Derby double. What a magical time of the year!
Have fun, Turk Out.