Leonard Jerome, the Jerome, and Jerome Park

Tomorrow the 140th Jerome will be run. Inaugurated in 1866, the race was first run at Jerome Park, the race and the track honoring the man who was something of a New York racing magnate in 19th century New York. A founding member of and vice-president of the Saratoga Association, Jerome was instrumental in the…

Leonard Jerome

Spectators at Jerome Park, courtesy of the Library of CongressBelmont offers four graded stakes this racing weekend, three today and one tomorrow. Two-year-old fillies and colts compete on the dirt in the Frizette and Champagne, respectively, both Grade I’s; three year olds go over the grass in the Grade II Jamaica; and tomorrow, three-year-olds run…

Off the beaten track

Because today’s big races are so widely covered elsewhere—The Blood-Horse, The Daily Racing Form, Steven Crist’s blog, Left At The Gate–and because it’s impossible to talk about the races without also talking about the injuries, which I don’t particularly feel like doing (not because I don’t care, but because I do), I’m going to talk…