A horse is a horse, of course, of course, until the Belmont Stakes

How do we explain our intermittent obsession with horse racing? For three short minutes, three times a year, we drop everything we’re doing, put on a funny hat, make ourselves mint juleps and glue ourselves to the nearest television screen Continue reading

A Day at the Races: Another unsuccessful betting excursion at Tampa Bay Downs

I’ll be the first to admit I don’t know a lick about horseracing, which is a shame considering I come from a long line of gamblers.  I’ve always held my own at jai-alai, poker, sportsbook and the dogs but the Continue reading