Giving, in one way or another

Is it bad and boastful beginning blogging behavior to note that my previous post was linked on Equidaily? If so…guilty as charged. That amazing little StatCounter was telling me on Sunday morning that I was getting all kinds of traffic from Equidaily, so off I trotted…and there my words were. Very exciting for this rookie blogger.

A reader from south Florida e-mailed me to ask if I had a link to the clip to which I referred when I wrote about Jeannine Edwards over the weekend; I didn’t, but a little digging yielded it, and here it is, from October a year ago, when Invasor got sick and couldn’t run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont. My memory was a little faulty and Edwards didn’t actually slap his nose after he bit her…though maybe if the cameras hadn’t been running?

Aqueduct ShowDown begins on Wednesday; you have until noon that day to register. It’s $10 per entry, which entitles you make one pick per day, for a horse to finish in the top three. Just one horse each day…easy, right? I’ve played three or four times and never made it through the first week. The first place finisher in Belmont Fall SHOWdown won $10,000; the tenth place finisher won $400. You can enter as many times as you like…good luck!

If you’d rather do something charitable with your money, consider donating to the Christmas drive for the children of Anna House, the child care center for the children of the backstretch workers at Belmont and Aqueduct. Unlike other drives, in this one you don’t donate gifts for the children themselves; instead, you donate gifts (or money that Anna House employees will use to purchase gifts) that the children will then pick out to give to their parents and siblings for Christmas. It was this effort several years ago that first alerted me to the existence of Anna House; I love the idea of the children roaming the room, choosing what they would like to give their parents for Christmas.

The holiday event for the children is December 8th, and you can mail a check to the address below (please mark the check “Holiday Event”); you can also donate by American Express, MasterCard, or Visa by calling the number below, or by donating American Express Membership Rewards points at the Anna House website.

Belmont Child Care Association
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Elmont, NY 11003
516 488-2103

2 thoughts on “Giving, in one way or another

  1. That was a great incident – kind of his way of saying ‘ya, ya, I’m fine, they’re paranoid. here, let me prove it to you!’. Now I’m going to have to go back and re-watch my tape of that show…Shortly after his retirement, there was a great column in The Blood-Horse, explaining that his hay net was really there to keep him from biting … seems that he both likes to nip at people AND be scratched – so his logic is that with hay, he can both have his mouth full and have people fuss over him.

  2. It really is one of my favorite clips…Edwards’s reaction is just priceless, especially in the second take, as she oh so casually drifts towards him with a handful of treats to keep him busy…

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