1968 Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2017 0

The 1968 Kentucky Derby is the most controversial in the history of thoroughbred racing’s most famous event. On the first Saturday in May 1968, 14…

Cigar

April 18, 2017 0

Cigar was the first American racehorse to win 16 consecutive races since Triple Crown winner Citation did so between 1948 and 1950.  He retired as…

Birthdays

August 4, 2016 1

Today we celebrate the birthdays of a fistful of notable athletes. Gregory Foster was born in Chicago on this date in 1958.  He attended Proviso…

Secretariat

June 9, 2016 1

There is an old expression in horse racing that there is no such thing as a sure thing.  That certainly did not apply to Secretariat…

Tony Gwynn

May 9, 2016 1

Today is the birthday of the greatest player in San Diego Padre history. Anthony Keith Gwynn was born in Los Angeles, California, on this date…