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…

Just what we needed?

On Monday night, as the Memorial Day weekend wound down, as cars snaked their way back into New York and revelers bid a wistful farewell to the holiday, New York racing could be seen tilting back in its rocking chair on its front porch, raising a glass, and taking a long, cool drink of the…