Migratory Patterns: Following the Horses, Following the Sun

All traffic this way . . . out of town, that is. It's not just the birds that travel south, it's the horses. And with the horses go the trainers, and with the trainers go the barns and all their trappings. Here at Saratoga, the migration south (mainly to Florida) begins just after Labor Day, … Continue reading Migratory Patterns: Following the Horses, Following the Sun

Dinner in Barcelona

Dinner at eight is lovely. It's also been tradition in my family; sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 pm is when we have gathered at the table for dinner for as long as I can remember. I guess it's a carryover from our Italian culture. Inevitably we would take our time eating and talking around the … Continue reading Dinner in Barcelona

The Proust Questionnaire, Racing Edition: H. Allen Jerkens – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation

The Proust Questionnaire, Racing Edition: H. Allen Jerkens - Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps - Horse Racing Nation. He's known as the Chief. Sometimes, he's called the Giant Killer (which he does not like, by the way). Otherwise, it's just Mr. Jerkens. Whatever you call him, he is a Thoroughbred racing legend--2011 marks his … Continue reading The Proust Questionnaire, Racing Edition: H. Allen Jerkens – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation