Topic: Horse Racing

December 22, 2013

Horse racing, as a sport, is written about mostly as a thing that's dying. Which is a shame, because that ignores how alive and strange it is, even now.

May 22, 2013

That sounds pretty lame,” he wrote back. “I should remind you, there will be over 125k drunk people in the infield. That’s at least 50k booties in jean shorts. Beers are 2 bucks.” 

April 23, 2013

In which horse racing gets dressed up, orders a drink, and places a big bet on itself at Kentucky's Keeneland, one of the sport's legendary tracks and a place where the sport never quite went into decline.

December 19, 2011

It was half past nine on Monday of the Thanksgiving week and Frazil had just finished galloping a mile and a half, something that he had done almost every day of the last year, on the tracks at the 430-acre complex at Belmont Park. The park is like a world unto itself. Birds of different colors and varieties, ranging from the Red-bellied Woodpecker to the Yellow-rumped Warbler swoop over even as grooms and jockeys go about their daily routines.