Jerry Hollendorfer

Racing! Exciting San Felipe does little to clarify Kentucky Derby picture

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as racing has a new rivalry.

Those in attendance at Santa Anita on Saturday were treated to the best stretch duel since Arrogate and California Chrome ran in the Breeders’ Cup Classic two years ago. The San Felipe was supposed to clarify the Kentucky Derby picture, at least from West Coast-based horses. Instead, it created a rivalry between Bolt D’Oro and McKinzie. Want a lot of detail. Just click here.

In short, McKinzie crossed the line first, by a very small head, and then was...