Thursday morning quick picks

Browsing Thursday’s entries, I was struck by the following: Champion sprinter Speightstown’s first crop of foals is hitting the race track, and in the fourth at Belmont we have the first of what I’m sure will be many Speightfully named horses. Fourteen two-year-old first-time starters are entered in this five and a half furlong dirt…

Happy Hallowe’en

Sat down to write and just happened to click on the OTB channel in time to see the Grey Ghost Starter Handicap go off at the Meadowlands…taking a page from Calder’s gimmick races, the Meadowlands celebrates Hallowe’en by carding a race for grey/roan horses only, and follows that with the Witches’ Brew for filly and…