Friday morning quick picks

Katie, winner of the Brooklyn Backstretch Take Ten! mini-league, has decided to donate her money to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, which is a part of NTRA charities. When Katie let me know where she wanted the money to go, she wrote, “…it will help people that are forced to face life changing circumstances due…

Wednesday quick picks

I regret to inform Superterrific Stables of Green but Game that based on updated Take Ten! standings, I must unfortunately remove her blanket of roses as the winner of the Brooklyn Backstretch mini-league, and toss it over to Katie at Trip’s Triple Crown Stable, who finished first in our league and sixtieth overall. Congratulations, Katie—please…

Friday morning quick picks

Congratulations to Dana at Green but Game and Superterrific Stables for winning our version of the Take Ten! Derby fantasy game. Full standings are not up, but Dana leads our group, finishing 27th overall. Dana thus gets to choose the equine charity to which I’ll donate $150 in her name. I pledged an original $50,…

Friday morning quick picks

I really wish that I could post standings from the Take Ten! game over at ST Publishing, but for the second consecutive week, a full list of standings hasn’t been published. The top forty are posted…but none of us is up there, so I can’t congratulate a leader, or send kudos to someone who’s made…

Sunday morning quick picks

The good news is that my Comely picks yesterday (Sherine, Ready for Fortune, and Elusive Lady) finished 1-2-3. The exacta paid $99.50, the tri $334.50. You know what the bad news is: I didn’t bet it. My NYRA account was tapped out by bets I’d made for a friend and for my father, and I…

Tuesday morning quick picks

The Take Ten! standings weren’t complete until Friday of last week and I didn’t have time over the weekend to post them, so what you see below doesn’t represent this past weekend’s racing; those results will be posted later this week. Not a lot of movement from week 8 to week 9, though both Stafford…

Thursday Quick Picks

An anonymous commenter recently inquired about the status of Saratoga Russell, and our anonymous owner graciously weighed in, relating that Saratoga Russell’s surgery went well and that he was back galloping pretty much the day after the surgery. His connections haven’t yet identified his next race, but they’re looking at sprint options. Here’s one person…