New York Showcase Day!

How do I love thee, New York Showcase Day? Let me count the ways! Tomorrow at Belmont Park is all about New York, on and off the track. And having spent all but 10 years of my life here, I am rather an unabashed cheerleader for all things Empire State. (OK, maybe not all things.…

Crazy Catlady

On June 18th of last year, two baby felines moved temporarily into my home.  They’d been found in a Brooklyn backyard, offspring of a feral mother, and at about a month old, they needed immediate foster care.  “No more than a week,” I warned as I accepted them from their rescuer.  “We have to find…

A look at the weekend at Belmont

Beautiful Belmont Park lived up to its name on Saturday—absolutely gorgeous late summer weather here, and while the sun-deprived apron and seats were chilly, the backyard and paddock areas were bathed in sunshine and plenty warm enough. We added layers to watch the races, and shed them to go to the paddock. Race 4 was…

Crazy Catlady

The racing gods had a mezzo mezzo day as far as we’re concerned here at Brooklyn Backstretch. Miss Saul “broke slowly and failed to reach a contending position,” but let’s hope that she learned something from her first start and will run better next time. As they are wont to do, however, the gods smiled…