And away they go…

For a variety of reasons, the last week or so has been a tough one around the Backstretch household. An unexpected death in one of my communities has left many of us shaken, and it’s not every day that a jet lands in the water just a few miles from my home. Though that outcome…

The Saratoga Wrap Up

This may be the longest good-bye in the history of Saratoga. I know, I know, it ended three days ago, and I’ve already posted twice about it, but there are so many notes and overheards and photos and images that I kept meaning to write about and didn’t quite get to…so I swear, this is…

Tuesday morning quick picks

Congratulations to la famille Jerkens for their exacta in Sunday’s Dwyer. Jimmy got the win with Mint Lane, while père Allen took second with longshot Tizbig. Another of the Chief’s Middleburg alumnae, Mrs. Holden, joined stablemates Duchess of Rokeby and Above All Odds on the racetrack, finishing second in her second start. Twice it looked…