Still shopping?

You’ve been inundated with racing holiday gift suggestions: last week I talked about movies: Lost in the Fog by John Corey, who offers Brooklyn Backstretch readers a discount (here’s what I wrote about the movie when I saw it last August); and The First Saturday in May, about the road to the 2006 Derby by…

Unintended implication

Got an e-mail yesterday from NYRA titled “Ladies Handicap—Sweet Goodbye.” That’s nice, I thought; NYRA recognizes the importance of the race and is going to acknowledge that it may not be run again. Silly me. Sweet Goodbye, trained by Christopher Grove, drew the four hole and will be ridden by Juan Acosta. The good news…

Review: Lost in the Fog, the movie

Last night Lost in the Fog showed at the Saratoga Film Forum in its first non-film festival engagement. Fresh off receiving the audience award for best documentary at the 2008 CineVegas film festival, the film played to a nice-sized audience, some members of which were racing fans and some of whom, it seemed, had never…

Lost in the Fog: the movie

I first became aware of Lost in the Fog on a dreary January afternoon at Aqueduct. There to watch the Sunshine Millions simulcast, I was with a friend who told me about this amazing sprinter, the talk of the West Coast, coming off wins at Golden Gate and Turf Paradise. We were a little skeptical,…