The dear, departed Stuyvesant?

Named for a major historical figure and won by Man o’War, Riva Ridge, Fit to Fight, and Seattle Slew, the Stuyvesant has suffered an awful lot of indignity, deemed to have been unnecessary in so many of the years since its inception. First run at Jamaica, the Stuyvesant was originally a race for three-year-olds, and…

The Stuyvesant

Reminders of New York City’s Dutch roots are ubiquitous: in the orange and blue colors of the Mets, which come, via the New York State flag, from the orange and blue of the Dutch flag; in the names of places like Brooklyn (Breuckelen), the Bronx (named for Jonas Bronck, who settled in the area in…

Back to the Big A; blog news

Congratulations to Michael Dubb and, by extension, Anna House, on All Expenses Paid’s victory in Friday’s third race. Saada, about whom I wrote favorably last time, was second, and once again I didn’t take my own advice, so I missed the $16.40 winner and $87.00 exacta. My bet on the winner would have been strictly…