Saratoga: May It Be Ever Thus

The final first of Saratoga 2016 was not one that we looked forward to. This summer, we celebrated pinhooker Andrew Motion’s first Saratoga yearling sale, and trainer Ray Handal’s first Saratoga win, and trainer Lacey Gaudet’s first Saratoga starter. And then we waited. Not for a first, but for a next, to see if trainer…

Lady Eli: “Ready to lead the pack again”

When Jay Hanley met Sol Kumin at a cocktail party on Nantucket several years ago, the talk quickly turned to horse racing, the former having grown up going to the track, the latter knowing nothing about it. Intrigued, Kumin proposed creating a partnership to buy some horses, an idea about which Hanley was enthusiastic, with…