Wednesday quick picks

I regret to inform Superterrific Stables of Green but Game that based on updated Take Ten! standings, I must unfortunately remove her blanket of roses as the winner of the Brooklyn Backstretch mini-league, and toss it over to Katie at Trip’s Triple Crown Stable, who finished first in our league and sixtieth overall. Congratulations, Katie—please…

Thoughts on Sunday

A few days ago I wrote about horses who somehow get into your imagination; you see them race once, and for some reason, they make an impression. Be Bullish is one, though unfortunately he’s not done much that’s interesting; he was perplexingly last in a field of four at Aqueduct last week, taking down a…

Be Bullish at the Big A

I forgot to enter Aqueduct SHOWdown last night (I know, I know—how could I write about it and then forget? But I did), and tried to do so from work today…but as it’s illegal to fund gambling in New York with credit cards, I needed my bank’s routing number…and as I didn’t have my checkbook…

I love New York

Welcome to NY Showcase Day! Ten races for NY breds, a celebration of NY products; what a shame that this New Yorker will be wending her way home from points south and missing the whole day. Race 3: The Sleepy Hollow Stakes. Many of today’s races follow the longstanding tradition of naming races after regions…

The Duchess

In today’s New York Post, John DaSilva comments on Duchess of Rokeby’s race yesterday: 6TH RACE – As the field awaited the start, both 46-1 Wind in the Forest and 26-1 Duchess of Rokeby broke through the gate. After being checked out by the vet, both were allowed to run. Wind in the Forest showed…

Not the most fun day at the races today. Humid; rainy; small crowd. Despite a couple of good races and temperatures in the 80’s, it felt like the beginning of the winter racing season, when people go the track simply to bet, not to hang out. The treat of a steeplechase kicked off the day,…