The Lumber Guy Cuts Through the Competition

The last time Barry K. Schwartz, former CEO and co-founder of Calvin Klein Inc., won a Grade 1 race was in 1999.  His trainer, Michael Hushion, had never won one. On Saturday at Belmont Park, Schwartz had two rooting and one betting interest in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational Stakes. A three-year-old colt that he…

A Winter of Discontent

Today, we celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. We don’t know for sure when he was born, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564, and today is the day widely acknowledged as his birthday. Yesterday was closing day at Aqueduct, a sodden, sloppy, chilly day far more redolent of winter than of spring. And the day before…