Week 4: sights, sounds, musings

The Jacobson barn last week, on Spooky Mulder: “He doesn’t know he’s ten years old; he acts like a two-year-old.” On Sunday, Spooky beat four other horses in a $16,000 claimer at Monmouth, in his first and only start for trainer David Jacobson. Spooky had been in Scott Lake’s barn since February of 07, and Jacobson claimed him in May. Scratched out of a race at Saratoga opening day, Spooky is now three for four in 2008. His share of the $24,000 purse doesn’t put him over the $1 million mark, but he inches ever closer. Take good care of him, Mr. Levine; he’s yours now.

Thorn Song getting a bath…


Andrew Lakeman on the ground floor of the clubhouse, consulting his program, looking up at the big TV, consulting his program…

Early Response playing with his lead, like the irrepressible adolescent that he is…


Allen Jerkens on a recent morning, before that day’s call about turf races had been made: “Life was easier before there was turf racing.”

Tom Durkin: “If anyone sees a leprechaun in the infield…


Backseat Rhythm, impressive winner of the Lake Placid…


Mr. and Mrs. Furlong, whom I met on Saturday. I swear…


Fourstardave’s grave in Clare Court…

The finish of the best race of the meet, Proud Spell with a head in front…

3 thoughts on “Week 4: sights, sounds, musings

  1. Another wonderful report. Did you happen to run into Wendy and JulieZ this weekend? They were there to see Better Talk Now.

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