The Month Behind

November? What November? I’m writing this on Thursday night, and a month ago tonight, I sat in my apartment  as the full force of Sandy hit New York City. That night, we knew it was bad, but not how bad it would be. With an almost guilty sense of good fortune, I can say that beyond…

This Week at Saratoga: Week 6

How can it be Travers week? Wasn’t opening day just last week? We’re down to 12 racing days at the Spa…12! Say it ain’t so. Please. Say it ain’t so. Looks like there’s not going to be a lot of suspense in the jockey and trainer titles this year…Ramon Dominguez leads the jockeys with 47…

Shop at Shishi and support the children of Anna House

Earlier this week, I was happy to announce the winner of this year’s Brooklyn Backstretch Road to the Roses charity league, and that one of the recipients of Matt Shifman’s donations is the Belmont Child Care Association, which oversees Anna House, the day care and education center located on the backstretch of Belmont Park. The…

A win for racing charities

Over the last week, I’ve had multiple opportunities to feel grateful. In addition to the everyday reasons to be appreciative, for family and friends and health, for a home and a job, I am grateful for having the chance to cover the Kentucky Derby, and grateful to be at Madison Square Garden last night for…