The story of Pappy’s Double H

The story begins at Belmont, at the 2004 Belmont Stakes. Lois Engel and her husband, Paul Raymond, were there with 120,137 other racing fans, wondering whether Smarty Jones would become the first horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown. It was their first trip to the Belmont. Racing history aside, Paul was looking…

Weekend follow-ups

Some follow-ups from the weekend: An entirely accidental series of clicks led me to the following information about Pappy’s Double H. Pappy’s Double H was named in honor of Charles R. Wood by his daughter Charlene.Charlie Wood was co-founder with Paul Newman of the Double H Ranch a Hole inthe Wall Gang Camp for critically…