McConnells Riding Wave With Aptly Named Prince Lucky

As John McConnell walked out to the track at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 30, following the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Mile, he looked almost stunned. Grabbing the shank from exercise rider Nick Bush, he walked homebred Prince Lucky in a circle, then headed towards the winner’s circle, where his father Daniel was waiting. McConnell fils shouldn’t…

Florida Follies

It takes exactly 13 hours to drive from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to Gulfstream Park. In case you were wondering. It’s 3:00 on Friday afternoon and I rejoice at my luck. Spring break has begun; I am in my car; and I’m going to beat rush hour traffic. I am disappointed that the new date…

Looking south on a snowy day

With snow days at Aqueduct yesterday and today, I turned my attention—briefly—to today’s Gulfstream entries, in anticipation of spending the afternoon in a New York City OTB restaurant, having lunch and watching the races–because really, God forbid that I spend a Saturday away from the races? I rather feel as though I’m fraternizing with the…