Opinion

Opinion

Thankful for the blue-collar horse

Thankful for the blue-collar horse

Bemoan racing’s lack of high-end, sticking-around stars? No, thanks. Be thankful, instead, for the blue-collar horses that are the spine of the industry.

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Off the Pace: Catching up with Eric Pignataro

Off the Pace: Catching up with Eric Pignataro

In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante catches up with Eric Pignataro, former jai alai player-turned-jockeys’ agent plying his trade at Delaware Park.

Off the Pace: Triple Crown schedule just fine

Off the Pace: Triple Crown schedule just fine

In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante shares snippets of more than 50 years of Kentucky Derby memories, from heartwarming stories to impossible upsets.

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Opinion: In Maryland, time to make a splash

Opinion: In Maryland, time to make a splash

That four of Maryland’s linchpin stakes are less prominent than they were 10 or 15 years ago is a problem that requires fixing: it’s time to make a splash.

Off the Pace: Dear New Delaware Park Owners

Off the Pace: Dear New Delaware Park Owners

In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante offers Delaware Park’s new owners the perspective of a horseplayer with nearly a half-century of experience.

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