Racing History Tout Sheet, 6/25/2012

Jun 25th 2012 08:45 am |

Life has been hectic here so I didn’t get a chance to put together an article last week. However, I thought I would check in and let you know about two articles that I’m sure Colin’s Ghost readers will enjoy…

Last week, Secretariat’s unprecedented performances in the Triple Crown received official validation from the Maryland Racing Commission when they voted to change the official time of the 1973 Preakness from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. The change means that ‘Big Red’ now holds the stakes record in all three Triple Crown races. Our friend Frank Vespe from That’s Amore Stable attended the hearings where testimony was presented using “modern technology” to prove the error of the official time.  He posted an article on his site with an outstanding summary clearing up some of the confusion that has come with the announcement of the revised time.

Another outstanding article comes from Eliza McGraw for Raceday360 about Colin. McGraw wrote the chapter in the book Horse Racing’s Greatest Rivalries about the rivalry between Fair Play and Colin. Her article for Raceday360 provides an excellent snapshot of this site’s namesake. It also makes up for my lack of an article about Colin — something that I normally do around Belmont Stakes time. Check it out here…

I am relocating the home office this month so things have been really busy. I’m setting up my new work space and putting away the library this week so I’ll be back on a regular publishing schedule next week.

As always, thanks for reading!

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