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…

Bye, Bye Belmont

Sometimes, timing is everything; in response to Railbird’s post about Breeders’ Cup pre-entries, I posted a comment about the mysterious missing Sargent Seattle, who raced so well at Saratoga this summer. From the same owner/trainer combo who brought us Discreet Cat two summers ago, rumors abounded after Sargent Seattle’s late scratch from the Saratoga Special…

Happy Columbus Day

Or as the former (California) school of a current colleague says, Happy Indigenous People’s Day. A collection of random thoughts on the weekend’s racing: After multiple attempts, I was finally able to catch Spooky Mulder’s race on Calracing; it was a four-horse field, but a typical Spooky race: he hung about four lengths off the…