Bill Marshall

Hint of gray makes its way into the winner's circle...

The old gray mare might not be what she used to be, but Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes proved that this old adage does not... Read more

Belmont distance a rarity in racing these days


In the not so distant past, the North American thoroughbred racing calendar made eminent sense, and on it was a major spot for... Read more

Rail proves to be right move for Desormeaux, Exaggerator


It doesn’t take a master’s degree in mathematics for an observer to understand that the shortest trip around the oval shape of... Read more

Desormeauxs, Exaggerator won't give up against Nyquist...

Perhaps not so common now, but much in vogue when the older generation was struggling toward adulthood, were the tales of legendary... Read more

Time will tell how Nyquist stacks up against the best


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The leaden skies that enveloped Churchill Downs on the morning after the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby... Read more

Betting favorite prevails at Derby again


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It appears the bettors are getting smarter. When the unbeaten and untied Nyquist swept under the wire to... Read more

Count Turf's trainer failed to show for the Kentucky Derby...


Two days before tightening the girth on Sea Hero for his triumph in the Kentucky Derby in 1993, the late Mack Miller – then 71... Read more

Maiden victory at Kentucky Derby is extremely rare


Having watched last May as American Pharoah embarked on the first successful quest for a Triple Crown in 37 years, well-... Read more

Gun Runner takes Louisiana Derby


NEW ORLEANS — Seizing control of the race as the field left the far turn, Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner raced to a 4 1/2-... Read more