Maiden Voyage to the new Big A

While I love Belmont, I’m always happy to get back to Aqueduct:  I can’t beat the convenience; the races end earlier; I can sleep a little later. Belmont has myriad benefits, but Aqueduct has its advantages, too. And this year, the return to Aqueduct contained a not insignificant extra frisson: what would the place be…

Home Sweet Home

Tomorrow morning, I head back to Aqueduct for the first time in a month. On March 12, I was in Saratoga, dropping off a Backstretch feline for a winter sojourn; on the 19th, I drove through Aqueduct en route to a flight to Florida; on the 26th, I was on the beach; on April 2,…

Gotham Day, 2011

Though it’s only early March, my Saturdays at Aqueduct are numbered: family commitments, pet responsibilities, and travel plans (work and play) mean that available March and April weekends are in short supply, so on this first Big Day of Racing at the Big A for 2011, I determined to settle in for the long haul.…