Racing and other sports

A few random racing and other sports-related items this morning: Caught an ad on television last night for an on-line fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a charity that raises money to fight childhood cancer. In 2000, four year old cancer patient Alexandra Scott decided that she wanted to have a lemonade sale to raise money…

Friday morning quick picks

Congratulations to Dana at Green but Game and Superterrific Stables for winning our version of the Take Ten! Derby fantasy game. Full standings are not up, but Dana leads our group, finishing 27th overall. Dana thus gets to choose the equine charity to which I’ll donate $150 in her name. I pledged an original $50,…

Game 5: Rangers 5, Devils 3…

…and it’s Rangers in 5. I attended the opening of The First Saturday in May on Friday night, and as the movie ended and John Hennegan opened the Q&A segment, he announced that the Rangers were up 3-1 (having seen the movie twice before, I was tempted to check the score on my little portable…

Game 4: Rangers 5, Devils 3

At least one regular reader will note with dismay that this post has nothing to do with horse racing. But hey, it was a momentous game, I just got home, and it’s too late and I’m too tired to write anything with some clever (or not) connection between hockey and horse racing. So I go…

A Tale of Two Hobbies

When it comes to hobbies, the New York Rangers and horse racing compete for my attention. Most of the time, they don’t come into serious conflict, but maybe one of these days the Rangers will still be playing deep enough into the post-season so that I can dash from the Belmont Stakes to Madison Square…