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Nicolle Neulist

Nicolle Neulist calls Hawthorne Race Course and Arlington International Racecourse home, and has been writing about horse racing since 2014. Nicolle's favorite things include late '90s rock and betting against horses who always finish second.

"Dabo" takes to Arlington Park's main track May 14
"Dabo" takes to Arlington Park's main track May 14

2021-05-14T19:02:53.349ZNicolle Neulist

Clemson has long had a solid football team. They won 19 conference championships between their founding in 1896 and 1991, and even a national championship after a 12-0 season in 1981. However, through the 1990s they began to tail off. They failed to finish the season in the top 25 in every season from 1994 through 1999, and even though they made four bowls through that time frame, they were routed each time. The beginning of the 2000s brought a gradual upswing, but conference championships and national prominence still eluded them.
Who was the most suprising Preakness winner of all time?
Who was the most suprising Preakness winner of all time?

2021-05-14T16:13:25.546ZNicolle Neulist

Let's revisit some of the biggest Preakness upsets, and then it's up to you. Who was the most surprising Preakness winner of all time?
Pimlico track update for May 11
Pimlico track update for May 11

2021-05-11T20:11:24.593ZNicolle Neulist

Saturday at Pimlico features the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes (G1). However, the entire week features competitive racing, including stakes in a full range of divisions. Pimlico has been running a couple of weeks now, longer than usual leading into the Preakness, so let's learn the major local players!
The greatest Bowl Game in racing history
The greatest Bowl Game in racing history

2021-05-08T17:50:56.763ZNicolle Neulist

One of the greatest bowl games in history has nothing at all to do with football.
The ultimate Preakness Stakes quiz
The ultimate Preakness Stakes quiz

2021-05-07T14:28:14.856ZNicolle Neulist

How much do you truly know about the history of the Preakness Stakes? Take this quiz and find out!
Who was the most impressive undercard winner from Kentucky Derby weekend?
Who was the most impressive undercard winner from Kentucky Derby weekend?

2021-05-04T21:54:54.517ZNicolle Neulist

The 2021 Kentucky Derby was a thrill, with Medina Spirit digging in to hold off Mandaloun. Now, it's up to you: revisit these sparkling performances from Kentucky Derby week and let us know: in the stakes leading up to the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, who was the most impressive winner?
Track update: Belmont Park trends for May 4
Track update: Belmont Park trends for May 4

2021-05-04T21:20:49.251ZNicolle Neulist

Though many of us will still be catching our breath after an eventful Derby weekend, this weekend is a big one at Belmont Park, with a card featuring five graded stakes including the Man O' War (G1) and the Peter Pan (G3).
Who is the ultimate Wisconsin Badger?
Who is the ultimate Wisconsin Badger?

2021-05-02T14:33:42.305ZNicolle Neulist

Who is the ultimate Badger? It is Ron Dayne, Mark Johnson, Jessie Vetter McConnell, or Ultimate Badger the horse? Let's examine the case for each.
Who is the best Kentucky Derby winner of the 2000s?
Who is the best Kentucky Derby winner of the 2000s?

2021-04-30T20:25:49.470ZNicolle Neulist

The Kentucky Derby (G1) is coming up on Saturday, May 1. For this week's poll, let's look back into Derby history...but not too far back.
Which Kentucky Derby 147 undercard stakes is your perfect race?
Which Kentucky Derby 147 undercard stakes is your perfect race?

2021-04-30T19:28:54.574ZNicolle Neulist

Which Kentucky Derby 147 undercard stakes is your perfect race?
Churchill Downs track update for April 27
Churchill Downs track update for April 27

2021-04-27T20:53:57.852ZNicolle Neulist

All eyes are on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. But, before making your final decisions, let's take a look back to see who has been successful.