Opinions

Periodic columns from our staff and the occasional guest.

Photo Album

A pile of photographs sits on my desk. The pile was in a box, but I needed the box so I removed the photos. I’ve looked through some, once or twice, but not all. Then I moved on to something else. Then I came back to them. Then I left again. Then I came back. They’re random, from all eras and sources. I’m not sure how they wound up together in a box, but they amaze me.

This is Edition 2. Read the first here.

DNF

Everything – except horse racing, thankfully and a shout out to our advertisers and readers – remains on hold. 

Pitch & Putt

Darrel McHargue hit a sweet drive and was on his way to the green for a three-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole at Palm Desert Golf Course in California when his phone rang.

For the Horse

Found this in the archives of The Saratoga Special. 2008.

Opening a Desktop Racing Photo Gallery

A pile of photographs sits on my desk. Been there for a month, maybe more. The pile was in a box, but I needed the box so I removed the photos. I’ve looked through some, once or twice, but not all. Then I moved on to something else. Then I came back to them. Then I left again. Then I came back. They’re random, from all eras and sources. I’m not sure how they wound up together in a box, but they amaze me.

We should be...

I catch myself saying it, thinking it, pondering it. We should be...

Guest Column: Derby Delay

Living in Louisville this week all I can think about is where I should be at any given moment.

Going the social distance at the Queen's Cup

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase co-founders Carrington and Bill Price got a call from a friend who said she was throwing a tailgate party, socially distanced of course, and enjoying the day even if the races were canceled. Some race-day volunteers said they were going to miss their rewarding, if hectic, assignments. Then Prices’ daughter Brent Gallagher, the meet’s part-time director of social media, jumped in.

Cup of Coffee: Know Him

In the ongoing, never-ending, sarcastic, sensationalist, one-upmanship of the Internet, the comment has rung and stung from the beginning.