Monday, May 20, 2002

Ron Indrisano, whom the Boston Globe passes off as an expert on horse racing, showed once again on the weekend how inept he is at forecasting the results of major horse races in the United States and abroad. Here are his own words from the front page of this past Saturday's sports page of the Globe regarding the 127th running oi the Preakness race at Pimlico track in Baltimore Saturday:
"I didn't go to War Emblem's wedding at Churchill Downs as the front-runner led a procession through the stretch; so I am not going to his funeral in today's Preakness at Pimlico where his Triple Crown bid will die. I didn't like him in Kentucky where he won easily. How much worse can I look by not picking him in Baltimore?" Not much, but did he admit it in his follow story of the race from Page one of the big Sunday Globe sports section? Not a word! And in a sidebar story he described his pick for the race, Medglia d'Oro, as the biggest disappointment, a "total flop now headed for the grass." Maybe the Globe should put Indrisano out to pasture with his favorite horse!

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