January 30, 2007
WASHINGTON -- A conservative Midwestern talk-radio host recently asked me a question that I am certain haunts many minds these days: "If Barack Obama doesn't get elected, are black people going to say he lost because he is half-black?" Sure, I responded. Some black people will presume the worst if the Illinois senator's bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination fails. But, I hastened to add, that prospect is no reason for whites to avoid voting for him. Welcome to the subtext of Campaign 2008.
April 24, 2002
OUR HEART goes out to the fellow who hit the trifecta at Pimlico on Friday, April 12, which we recognize as being but three days before federal and state income taxes were - and always are - due. A buddy told us this story over coffee a week ago, and we can't stop thinking about its central character. To protect his identity - and his pride - we will refer to him by his birth name of John or, in the interest of preserving the racetrack tradition of railbirds having nicknames, we will anoint him Johnny Goin' for the Trey.
May 8, 2007
Add this to the list of Manny being Manny. A clip circulating on the Web shows Manny Ramirez sitting on the bench during the Boston Red Sox's weekend series in Minnesota. The Boston slugger obviously has great affection for teammate Julian Tavarez. Ramirez is seen petting Tavarez on the head as if he were a cocker spaniel. Say what you will, but, in this case, you can't accuse Ramirez of dogging it. Far from trifection A bettor at a New York off-track betting site decided he wanted to cover all of the possibilities for the trifecta (the first three finishers)
January 18, 2000
Races four through 10 at Laurel Park were canceled yesterday because of extreme cold and wind. Two winners of the first half of the Twin Trifecta, who each selected 5-2-3 in the third race, were rewarded with a consolation payout of $3,238.20 each when the second half of the two-part wager (fifth race) was canceled. The Twin Trifecta carry-over on Thursday (third and fifth races) will be $27,640. Earlier in the day, live thoroughbred racing was canceled at Suffolk Downs in Boston, Aqueduct in New York and Philadelphia Park in Philadelphia, also because of weather conditions.
March 13, 2010
Results, entries and comments provided by the Maryland Jockey Club. For automated results by phone, call 410-792-0278. Friday, March 12 results First - Purse $10,000, Maiden Claiming $12,500-$10,500, 3 yo's & up, Five And A Half Furlongs 4 Hawaiian Hula Camacho E. $9.40 $4.00 $2.10 7 Lovely Lashes Garcia L. $3.40 $2.10 1A Kate's Dance Card Yodice A. $2.10 Time: 1:07.83...
September 7, 2004
Timonium results Yesterday Weather cloudy; track fast. First Purse $14,000, mdn cl, 3YO up F&M, 6 1/2 f. 1 (1) Dew Too (M.Rosenthal) 7.40 4.20 2.40 4 (4) Trueborn (C.Calucag) 5.80 2.80 5 (5) Extra Robin (E.Rodriguez) 2.40 Off 1:11. Time 1:21.69. Also Ran-Ice'em, Reality Makin, Clip N Save, Clara's Legacy. Exacta (1-4) paid $47.40. Superfecta (1-4-5-7) paid $403.30. Trifecta (1-4-5) paid $131.20. Second Purse $6,000, cl, 3YO up F&M, 6 1/2 f. 1 (1) Singing Laur (E.Rodriguez) 8.40 3.00 3.40 3 (3)