Friday morning quick picks

Superfecta has spoken. She won this year’s Brooklyn Backstretch Road to the Roses charity league, and she’s decided to split the donation between two organizations. The members of this year’s league came up with $300 in donations, so in Lisa’s name, $150 will go to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and $150 will go to…

Closing thoughts on the weekend

After I wrote this morning’s post, I had the chance to go back and watch the replays of yesterday’s races, and I didn’t quite realize that in the Remsen, Atoned pulled an Afleet Alex out there on the backstretch: clipped heels, stumbled, nose in the dirt…oops, there we go, off and running! Says much about…

The Tradition Continues

Saturday was one of those days that make me feel slightly sad for all the people who don’t know what fun horseracing can be—my father, brother, and I sat in the simulcast area of the harness track for three and a half or so hours, bet a little, drank a little, talked a lot…won a…