Thursday morning quick picks

Andy Serling of NYRA writes with some updates/info on recent topics. Commenter LJK wrote on Monday to call attention to Conformondi, who went down after winning at Aqueduct last week; he said that it looked “catastrophic,” but Serling tells us that the horse only stumbled, and got up and walked off the track on his…

Hennegans on NPR

Felt awful and came home sick from work…turned on WNYC (our local public radio station) as preparation for a nap…and heard Tom Durkin’s call of the 2006 Derby coming over the airwaves, followed shortly thereafter by an introduction by host Leonard Lopate to John and Brad Hennegan and trainer Dale Romans. I gave up listening…

Hennegan Brothers’ First Saturday in May

I (and thousands of other people, likely) received this message from the Hennegan brothers this week, regarding their terrific film First Saturday in May, which follows the fortunes of six horses and trainers on the 2006 Derby trail: “Our film needs your help to continue building an audience. Word of mouth can make or break…