In the news

A cornucopia of interesting racing articles I encountered on Friday: Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch awards Jeannine Awards for her Breeders’ Cup coverage with the #1 spot in his media power rankings. Referring to her work as “polished” and “expert,” Deitsch compares Edwards favorably to other sideline reporters. While I think that Edwards does a good…

Post-mortem

I still haven’t made it all the way through the six hours of TV coverage of Saturday’s races. Next time, I’m going to TiVo hour by hour, so that I can delete after each segment, instead of having the whole damn show take up space on my TiVo. On Inside Racing Tuesday, Jason Blewitt and…

George Washington

While I had a pretty fun day overall (financial considerations aside), I end it unsettled, as always, by the breakdown of another horse. George Washington’s death is no more tragic than that of any other racehorse at any other racetrack around the country, but having it happen on racing’s biggest day nonetheless lends it a…