He may as well break down on the track…

Heading into Belmont weekend, the horse Colin is getting a lot of love. Of course, over at Colin’s Ghost, Kevin Martin has done several recent posts on the namesake of website; in 2008, he did a series of posts on the undefeated horse, commemorating the 100th anniversary of his win in the Belmont Stakes. I…

Memories of Belmont: 2007

For anyone who was paying attention, Belmont 2007 was unforgettable. For me, it was not your typical day at the races, and not only because of Rags to Riches’ victory. The night before, I contracted some horrible bug and spent most of the evening throwing up; undeterred the next morning, I determinedly marched myself out…

Was it worth it?

As so many others have written this afternoon, it’s no surprise that Rags to Riches was retired. The question now, for so many of us: was it worth it? Selfishly, as a race fan, I say yes. I have never been more excited at a race than I was when she roared down that stretch,…

The year in review…sort of

The front page of the NYRA website today has a story on the upcoming Anna House holiday party in which the children will get to choose presents to give to their families. Even better, the story is written by Jenny Kellner, who was a panelist at the women in racing panel at the benefit for…