Superfecta has spoken. She won this year’s Brooklyn Backstretch Road to the Roses charity league, and she’s decided to split the donation between two organizations. The members of this year’s league came up with $300 in donations, so in Lisa’s name, $150 will go to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and $150 will go to the Belmont Child Care Association.
Thanks again, so much, to everyone who played and donated.
To whet our appetites for next month’s Belmont Stakes, NYRA yesterday ran a mile and a half race, the Nasty and Bold Stakes. Habitual marathoner Delosvientos showed up, as did four other horses, including Todd Pletcher’s Atoned, who’s been a favorite of mine since his second to Court Vision in the 2007 Remsen. He’s disappointed me more often than not, but yesterday, he and Alcomo did their best Rags to Riches/Curlin imitation down the long, muddy stretch, and as on Belmont Day 2007, the horse I was rooting for won, by “half a head,” according to Tom Durkin.
And speaking of the Belmont, yesterday NYRA launched its Belmont Stakes site, with its own group of Belmont bloggers. Yours truly will be among them, along with Superfecta, Andy Serling, and Jenny Kellner of NYRA and On The Lead. Check it out for news, video, and photos.
The folks at Anna House recently sent me these photos; on yet another bad weather day, the children stayed inside and made themselves a chocolate pudding treat–wish I’d been there to taste it…