Giving Racing Thanks, 2019

It wouldn’t be hard to compile a list of 2019 racing regrets and recriminations. It wouldn’t be hard to catalogue criticisms of the industry, not after a year in which Thoroughbred racing in the U.S. found itself in the public eye for all the wrong reasons: equine fatalities, trainers paying millions in restitution for financial…

A nose away from a life-changing score

That shouting you heard from the vicinity of Saratoga Race Course just before 7 p.m. on Sunday night? That was Joe Appelbaum, long-time backyard denizen, screaming at one of the TVs as he rooted home the eight horse, Cookie Crisp, on the lead heading to the wire under jockey Kendrick Carmouche. Appelbaum was live to…