Author Archives: Walt Gekko

Churchill Downs to get 2018 Breeders’ Cup: Has BC Ltd. learned its lesson?

The Wall Street Journal reported early Monday (April 25) that Churchill Downs is expected to land the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. In my opinion, this could potentially be the first of several Breeders’ Cups in a row that is hosted by … Continue reading

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My Final Bracketology of the 2015-’16 College Basketball season

My Final Bracketology of 2016 that can be found at: http://toosmarttofail.com/bracketology.html Let’s just say there are TREMENDOUS differences from what the NCAA Selection Committee in many cases: The #1 seeds in MY final Bracketology are Kansas (overall #1 seed, South), … Continue reading

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We Need a 32-Team Playoff in College Football!!

A playoff is something most fans have wanted for years in some way, shape or form to decide the national championship in college football!! While there was four-team playoff in 2014 and will be in 2015, is four teams really … Continue reading

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While Breeders’ Cup, Ltd. considers Lexington “The New Standard” of being a Breeders’ Cup host, why that is not good enough

As we officially move into the Holiday season for 2015, some more thoughts on what happened at the end of last month at Keeneland as a Thanksgiving Eve (Nov. 25) article at The Paulick Report noted Breeders’ Cup, Ltd. considers … Continue reading

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Breeders Cup 2015: Underneath American Pharoah, a Cautionary Tale

Horse Racing may be a sport steeped in tradition, but those traditions are proving to be more in conflict with the realities of the 2010’s than ever: The traditionalists may have had their dream scenario with American Pharoah completing the … Continue reading

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Maria Borell out as trainer of Runhappy, the BC TV Rating and things Breeders’ Cup should look at

Talk about a 180 in 24 hours or less: Saturday afternoon (October 31), Maria Borell was on top of the world.  She had done what just a few months ago was unthinkable, completing Runhappy’s unlikely rise to the top with … Continue reading

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The 2015 Breeders’ Cup – Great Job by Keeneland BUT a Blown Opportunity For And an AMBUSH to The Sport of Kings as a Whole

With the Breeders’ Cup in the books, a complete version of my thoughts: The 2015 Breeders’ Cup had the makings of a festive atmosphere at Keeneland with American Pharoah making the final start of his career in the Breeders’ Cup … Continue reading

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