Dana Milbank makes a good point. Obama was a teensy bit overmuch at one point in his State of the Union address to Congress when he ragged on about his two big wins. But he wins. Like, get used to it: His cocky, colloquial cadence was a bit much, but it’s hard to deny Obama [...]
In March of 1863, a fugitive slave named Gordon found his way to the Union Army lines in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Exhausted from his efforts to escape his slaveholders and their dogs, he showed up in tattered rags. When doctors examined...Show More Summary
Yeah, when I first read this, I had to keep checking that it wasn’t written by someone from the Soviet Union’s old state-sponsored Pravda propaganda rag. But, no it’s the New York Times editorial board, writing a piece that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of Paul Joseph Goebbels. Apparently, the Obamacare-inspired unemployment […]
Here are the rounded payouts for the Belmont Stakes for $2 wagered for win, exacta and trifecta tickets for the last eight years. W Ex Tri Union Rags $8 31 556 Ruler on Ice 51 928 8,268 Drosselmeyer 29 144 766 Summer Bird 26 121 295Show More Summary
Drip… drip… drip. That rabble-rousing socialist rag the Financial Times investigates, and discovers “an early deal by Bain Capital marked by unlawful suppression of a pilot’s union”: The first leg of Mitt Romney’s journey to a private equity fortune ran between Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and the Tonopah Test Range, deep in [...]
Last Saturday, of course, was the Belmont Stakes. The final jewel in the coveted Triple Crown. And we all know the drama that unfolded: I'll Have Another scratched and retired; Union Rags squeaking along the rail, edging out PaytnerShow More Summary
Union Rags came to New York as a Belmont Stakes hopeful. He returned home to Fair Hill, Md., as the top 3-year-old in training.
Despite the last-minute pullout of Triple Crown-hopeful I’ll Have Another, NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, drew a 5.4 overnight rating/13 share for the race portion, up 13% from last year’s race on NBC and up 74% from the 2010 race on ABC. Show More Summary
Fact: Mike Smith made a decision to open up the rail in the Belmont Stakes yesterday aboard Paynter, giving Union Rags enough room to win the race. The margin was so small that it is doubtful that Union Rags would have won if he had to swing out instead. Show More Summary
If you’re looking for the normal chart stuff — e.g., “UNION RAGS stalked the pace along the inside, awaited room in the stretch, found a seam, closed inside in time that would embarrass a glacier, and narrowly proved best under a drive,” or something like that — you won’t find it here. But once in … Continue reading »
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Union Rags narrowly beat Paynter at the line in a photo finish, winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third leg in the Triple Crown. While Saturday’s race was overshadowed by the absence of I’ll Have Another, the stallion who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, Union Rags and the rest of the field [...]Show More Summary
Union Rags, the 5-2 second choice behind Dullahan, barely nabbed the first-place finish at the end of the race with Paynter taking an early lead out of the gate.
Union Rags picked up where I'll Have Another left off — coming from behind to catch at Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.
Another exciting finish.
The Associated Press reports: Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish Saturday to win the Belmont Stakes, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, who was retired with an injury the day before. The finish was another thriller in the final le …
Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another who was retired with an injury.
The departure of I'll Have Another and thus the lack of a Triple Crown bid turned the Belmont Stakes today into just another horse race, but it still proved to be a dandy. Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish. A crowd of 85,811 cheered...
The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will begin at 6:24. Among the favorites in the 138th running of the Derby are Union Rags, trained by Michael Matz of Barbaro fame, at 9-2; Bodemeister, 7-1; Gemologist, 8-1; Take Charge Indy,....