Monthly Archives: August 2010

Knowledge Is Sorrow/”Not Much Is Really Sacred”

The following is intended for the younger members of this audience (if there are any) who might be wondering how to break into the Thoroughbred industry. I offer no particular tips. I merely recount how it happened to me (or … Continue reading

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La Troienne (“Talking World War III Blues”)

Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) winner Majesticperfection is by Harlan’s Holiday out of Act So Noble, by Wavering Monarch. His part-owner “decided to breed Act So Noble to Harlan’s Holiday because the resulting foal would be inbred to the great … Continue reading

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“My Back Pages” (continued)

I was a fat kid. Picture me at about age 11, with a round, chubby face, a crewcut, and glasses. Sort of like Drew Carey at that age, only with lots of freckles. Since I could not be at the … Continue reading

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“My Back Pages”

I always like to claim that I was born on the day that Nashua won the Belmont. The fact of the matter is that I was born early on a Friday morning, June 10, 1955. Nashua won the Belmont about … Continue reading

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