Navigating through the complex world of racing and gaming, with its myriad rules and regulations that can vary drastically from state to state, is no easy task. Not even for an experienced and seasoned attorney.
Middleburg, Atlanta, Grand National. It’s time to book an extra van, hire more help, split the stable. Sheppard, Fisher, Elliot, Wyatt, Fout, Morris…Swope.
Taxes done? Put away your snow shovel? Got a Derby banker? Here’s your Here & There for April 15.
Stone dust crunches under foot. Grass seems more brown than green. Leaves blow about. Trees are bare. Mud, while certainly not omnipresent, lurks. Horses and people are sparse. Jokes and tall tales in the clocker’s stand, ample.
A mid-March call from Charlie LoPresti started with him looking for an update on a request he made back in October – for this writer to help him find a seasonal rental for the Saratoga racing season – quickly wove its way toward the topic he doesn’t mind talking about in the slightest.
Hard to believe, the second Saturday in April hosts just one NSA meet. Oh, our kingdom for a long-term plan. No hurdle racing, just timber racing at My Lady’s Manor, the traditional opener to the Maryland timber circuit. Quantity certainly not on offer but quality abounds as the brave and best begin their quests to the Maryland Hunt Cup and Virginia Gold Cup later in the season.