I’m not dead. Or out of photos. I’ve just been busy or sleeping like a dead, lifeless… rock.
It’s officially on like Donkey Kong: I’ll be at Belmont Park on September 28 with a nice fast telephoto lens that I’ll have rented. No word yet on the press pass, but if I do get it by then I’m more than sure you’ll see the “horse racing” tag blow up with the news.
Saratoga pony win! Vuitton upset the Open Mind Stakes at 7-1.
My favorite Keeneland hip? I liked a few of them, including one of the last Dynaformer colts, one of the many nice Tiznow colts, the half to Sweet Lulu by Tapit, another Arch colt, but this Arch filly out of G3 winner Golden Marlin needs watching racing with Starlight Racing (i.e. likely to go to Pletcher):
There’s a big difference between who you’re rooting for to win and who you actually bet to win. Sometimes. People just need to understand that about me.
I immediately went after the Artie Schillers for the Summer Stakes (II) yesterday, but I guess I picked the wrong one.
So I think everyone heard about the Blood Horse expanding its editorial staff. Meanwhile, I struggle to slap sense into my journalism professor at a Massachusetts state college newspaper, because writing about a Boston race track doesn’t seem terribly relevant. TURF WRITING FOR THE GENERAL POPULACE IS HARD.
Welcome back to Point of Entry! He’s back to Belmont and breezing!
It was in a Racing Beat not too long ago (last year, actually) when I first mentioned Mentor Cane. Glad to see he lived up to the expectations despite being doubted before his time came. Once again, just because a colt doesn’t break his maiden immediately, does NOT mean he is not fast or is no good!
The retirement of Liasion made me flashback to when he won the CashCall (I) and people sent me hate mail for vocally dismissing him as a legitimate Derby horse. *shrugs*
Paynter's full brother Fire Flight is back on the work tab after some time off.
Best wishes to the brave Rajiv Maragh on a speedy recovery after a very scary accident.
My buddy Classic Speed races at Suffolk on Monday! He’ll be a “root” to win moving up to an allowance sprint race.
Tweet o’ the Week: A laugh for you footballers…