Point missed by DRF’s Marcus Hersh looms large

DRF handicapper Marcus Hersh couldn’t see the forest through the trees in the blog post Simon Says: “Now look at this black type!”  The post addressed the issue of Saudi Arabia’s King’s Cup  not getting international black type while a minor $50,000 restricted stakes race in Illinois does. Missing the point of the post, Hersh ridiculed … Continue reading Point missed by DRF’s Marcus Hersh looms large

Riyasat stuns field in Indian Oaks at Mahalakshmi

(Major Srinivas Nargolkar, former keeper of the Indian Stud book and a contributor to Indian racing publications for more than 34 years, updates the blog on the Indian classics scene. Today’s entry is about Indian Oaks winner Riyasat. The following blog entry was written by Major Nargolkar, from India.) By Major Srinivas Nargolkar, Mumbai, India Riyasat (Senure – … Continue reading Riyasat stuns field in Indian Oaks at Mahalakshmi

The last Nad Al Sheba recap from Diego Mitagstein

(The following post was written in Dubai by Diego Mitagstein, editor of Turf Diario and Revista Palermo Blanca in Argentina. Photos courtesy of Dubai Racing Club. ) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Special for Sid Fernando): The best of the night, Well Armed, was unbeatable against the 13 horses that went after him in the 14th edition of the … Continue reading The last Nad Al Sheba recap from Diego Mitagstein

DRF handicapper Hersh flogs “bloggers” and misses point

The point of my blog entry of March 20th (Simon Says: “Now look at this black type!” ) was to illustrate that the King’s Cup in Saudi Arabia doesn’t get international black type while many US restricted races of varying quality do. I quoted from a recent CBSsports online column of handicapper Derek Simon, who noted a recent … Continue reading DRF handicapper Hersh flogs “bloggers” and misses point