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Randy Moss is an analyst for ESPN/ABC's horse racing coverage, and during the football season is a studio host for NFL Network.
- 4/2/2009 - A BETTER MOUSETRAP
Pondering the possibility that Mafaaz could make the Kentucky Derby while Dunkirk is left in the cold, I have dusted off columns previously published elsewhere in May 2005, May 2007 and June 2008. Needless to say, the Derby's graded earnings rule has been one of my pet peeves for some time. — (click here to read the entire article)
- 3/6/2009 - JUST AS MUCH `QUALITY’ AS THE TIMER INDICATED
A year ago, fractional clockings for the 1 1/8 mile Fountain of Youth S. appeared suspiciously slow, and the suspicions were well-founded: the timing beam was triggered prematurely, and a new set of official times was released. This episode also brought to light that Gulfstream Park's oval is 17 feet longer than the intended circumference, due to a surveying error which necessitated a complex adjustment in the timing of nine-furlong races. — (click here to read the entire article)
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