To Racing, With Love

While thousands of massed onlookers vented their excitement in outcries whichmerged into a prolonged roar, five lightning-hoofed throughbreds (sic) flashedover the finish line in the Paumonok Handicap at Jamaica yesterday clustered ina compact group. (New York Times) It was last year’s Paumonok that led to my discovery of the wealth of racing writing in the…

Racing Through Time

Checking today’s feature race at Aqueduct, the Paumonok Handicap, I went to the NYRA stakes page, as is my wont, to get a little history on the race. Instead of the usual detailed information about the race and its origins, I found this: “There is some disagreement as to whether this race was named after…