Making History at the Spa, Again

As an erstwhile Saratogian, I look forward to the Travers every year, regardless of who’s running.  As a turf writer, I hope that the race will play an important role in the sport’s landscape. As a racing historian, I want the Midsummer Derby to yield something noteworthy that future generations of racing fans might read…

Spring at Aqueduct

January 7 at Aqueduct felt more like April. It wasn’t just the weather, though I have never  been warmer at the Big A, not on any Wood Memorial day, not ever, than I was there on Saturday; “balmy” would be an understatement. But it wasn’t just the weather. It was the faces. It was the…