Home For The Holidays: On the Backstretch

They say that there’s no place like home for the holidays, but when you work at the racetrack, going home—wherever that may be—isn’t always an option.  The difficulty of taking time away and of making small paychecks stretch can make this season not quite like the jolly, lavish scenes that we see splashed across televisions…

The Holiday Spirit Thrives at Mid-Atlantic Tracks

The holiday season can bring out the best in us, and racetracks are no exception. Though philanthropic initiatives proliferate throughout the year, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, racing people, both front side and back, make extra efforts to help those less fortunate. The holiday work of the Central Pennsylvania Racetrack Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) Council and…

Joe Torre Comes To Charles Town

On Saturday night, Joe Torre was sitting in the restaurant at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, about 75 miles west of Baltimore.  Among those at his table was his friend Bernie Schiappa, and they were there to watch their horse, Game On Dude, run in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic. Torre and Schiappa go back…