Monthly Archives: July 2008

Michael Pizzolla’s Handicapping Rant:The 2008 Summertime Rant

From The Desk Of Michael PizzollaLas Vegas, NevadaJuly 26, 20085:57 A.M
Dear Friend:You know, you don’t even need be a handicapper to love this time of year.Saratoga and Del Mar have begun, and summer is officially in full swing. Funny how I take it for granted that I mark the passing of the seasons with the [...]

Sterling San Francisco Handicap Horse Racing Trophy Circa 1948

Sterling silver horse racing trophy from the 1948 San Francisco Handicap. Engraved “San Francisco Handicap $25,000 Added 3-Year Olds And Upward 1-1/8 Miles Won By Shannon II Owner Neil S. McCarthy - Trainer W. Molter Jockey: Jack Westrope Time 1:50 TANFORAN November 25, 1948″

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Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary

An extraordinary piece of horse-racing history, this “lost” original documentary was made in 1939 by Seabiscuit’s owner, Charles Howard. You’ll witness Seabiscuit’s birth, his early life at the stables and trainer Tom Smith putting him through workouts. Also chronicled are Seabiscuit’s most thrilling races, including the heart-stopping photo finish at the Santa Anita Handicap and [...]