Another Kind of Lucky

Last Saturday, the eyes of the racing world were turned towards Baltimore, where Bob Baffert’s Lookin at Lucky reversed his racing fortunes with a Preakness win. About 600 miles to the west, another Lucky was hanging out in a paddock, eating peppermints, and reveling in retirement. Lucky to Cope is an 8-year-old bay gelding; by…

Lucky To Cope

No, that’s not a description of how I’m feeling these days (though this upcoming long weekend is a welcome prospect). No, Lucky To Cope is a six-year-old Florida-bred gelding whose “acquaintance” I made on March 3rd, 2007, courtesy of simulcasting at the Meadowlands. My sister-in-law was throwing a surprise party for my brother there that…