Emma’s Encore and the Chief

In March at Gulfstream Park, Allen Jerkens introduced a new filly in his barn. “Emma,” he said. “Emma’s Encore.” She had arrived over the winter, winless after three starts and not terribly promising.  In her first start for Jerkens on February 2 in a maiden claiming race, she finished third by three lengths. She broke…

The Prioress’s Tale

“My lady prioress, and by your leave, So that I knew I should in no way grieve, I would opine that tell a tale you should, The one that follows next if you but would. Now will you please vouchsafe it, lady dear?” “Gladly,” said she, and spoke as you shall hear. (Chaucer’s The Prioress’s…