Envisioning a new broadcast

Nearly as important as post-Derby racing coverage is post-Derby media coverage.  Equidaily has devoted a whole section to links to media commentary, and no shortage of mainstream and Internet racing writers (including this one) have dropped an opinion about what they saw on television on Saturday afternoon. I thought about writing my usual scathing coverage…

Weekend wrap-up

Congratulations to Todd Pletcher for getting off the Derby schneid.  Pletcher and his wife Tracy have been major supporters of the Belmont Child Care Association, and two years ago they were honored for their work on behalf of the children of Anna House. And now we can, happily, stop hearing about his winless streak.  Pletcher’s kind of like the…

The Derby comes to Brooklyn

It starts in the late spring and early summer. You look at the two-year-olds racing in Kentucky and New York. You examine pedigree and performance. You hope that by the following spring, you’ll have found your Derby horse. But sometimes, your Derby horse finds you. Bud Perrone grew up in Louisville, going to “the Downs”…