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Saratoga here we come?

October 19, 2009 · By · Share

Another week in the books.  Had a good win with our nice, New York-bred filly Speed Dating last Friday.  It was off the turfer and five horse field but the pot stayed the same so we’ll take the money and not ask any questions….

The Breeder’s Cup is less than three weeks away.  West Point will run two horses, Awesome Gem and El Gato Malo.  It’s our Super Bowl and everybody wants a shot at the big dollar purses given away in fourteen races over two days.

Debbie and I spent a few days in Saratoga over the weekend.  This is a fun town but things sure are different since the last weekend we were here – that was the Woodward Weekend when Rachel beat Macho Again by a short neck.  The leaves are beginning to pile up all over town and the temperature is dropping quickly.  I can see the starting gate of the main track from my living room window.  Can’t wait for next July to get here…

Congie DeVito, our fearless head of communications, is a Temple graduate (summa cum laude, I might add).  His Temple Owl football team put a whipping on Army this past Saturday in Philadelphia.  They were just a better coached, more athletic squad than the Army Team.   Well done, DeVito – you called this one early and often.

Do me a favor if you really love this racing business – take a moment to send a few friends and associates to the Breeder’s Cup webpage: www.breederscup.com

Walk them through what has gone on all year to get to this point.  Tell them to watch the ESPN telecast early next month of the BC races.  See if you can cultivate their interest in racing.  Vow to take them to the track in due time.  We need more fans in our sport.  We can change the direction of our industry, one person at a time.  It’s up to each one of us.

Until next week.


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