About That Aqueduct Photo Essay…

Yesterday The New York Times published a photo essay about Aqueduct, “Where Horses Race, but No One Wins.” It was the typical Aqueduct article: the weather is terrible, the customers are losers, the place is a dump. Among the scenes pictured in the photos: a man asleep in a chair, a littered betting carrel, losing…

Spinning at Saratoga: “It’s a business proposition.”

Beer cans popped open. The pages of The Daily Racing Form rustled. A voice boomed through the loudspeakers, accompanying the replays of the previous day’s races. And in the near distance, the whirling turnstiles at Saratoga Race Course clattered rhythmically, admitting some patrons only once, but others — those who came to spin, not to…