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Derby Day 2014 (and an excerpt from the forthcoming book Brooklyn Spirits)

You know the blog isn’t what it used it to be when I go from Breeders’ Cup to Derby Day without posting. . .but I have a good excuse I swear. 438 more words

PUT IT IN THE BOOK! My interview with Howie Rose

I wanted to do a quick post to share links to an something I’m proud of — my debut piece for Don McGee’s MIXED BAG on WFUV, an interview with Mets announcer Howie Rose that includes music! 175 more words


I’m just amazed at how much time I got to spend up here this summer, betting horses, writing, meeting new friends, connecting with old ones, and, of course. 305 more words

FRIDAY: The Degenerate Doubleheader, Part Deux

At the end of the night, when we realized that we’d eaten as many lobsters as we’d cashed tickets, we could only laugh.

And this was no nine race card. 1,310 more words

SATURDAY: Grade 1 at Saratoga

Today is Travers’ Day of course, but we’re not going to talk about that in the main body of this post, though I’ll share a few wagering thoughts below. 1,233 more words

THURSDAY: He Had Us at Saratoga

I always have had a special affinity for today’s feature race, The New York Turf Writers Cup. For me, it all goes back to my friendship with… 802 more words

MONDAY: Drawing Stone Cold Dead

One of the most fun aspects of handicapping contests is the ability to apply game theory to your play. For me, this is what really separates contest play from the day to day at the track. 1,339 more words