My father has been a thoroughbred trainer since 1947, and he told me that the single greatest defect of each and every system of predicting winners is this:p>The experts all know how it’s supposed to come out, but nobody ever tells the horse. br> — Martin Owens br> Sacramento, California /p>
Have you ever gone for a long walk or jog on a dry, cool day? Have you then done it on a very hot, humid day? The air that you are inhaling on a hot, humid day is much less invigorating than when weather conditions are ideal. It can give you the sensation that your lungs are being seared by the hot air, so imagine what a horse must experience when he is running full speed in these conditions.
I think that the mile and half distance, the 93 degree humidity, and the fact that this colt had raced three times in a span of five weeks, all contributed to the fact that he just didn’t have it on this particular race day.p>I too was looking forward to a Triple Crown winner, but the conditions prevailed, and it just didn’t happen.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?