A little tired this morning after staying up to watch the Downs After Dark, which seems to come off very well as over 28,000 attended the inaugural races under the lights at the iconic track. I have to say watching and lightly wagering on twinspires TV, the sights (especially in HD) were quite spectacular. Kudos for CDI for trying something new and to get the young crowd involved. Of course, that morphed into switching over to the night racing at HollyPark and ended up being a late night.
Survival at the Shore status: Yours truly - $346.90 (life preserver in tact, 376th place) and Space Gal - $288.40 (raftless, 926th place). Had to throw Space Gal a line after a non-chalky Friday where I imagine more than a few lost their preservers - see Red Rock or Bust (funniest blog title ever).
The Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance, of which I am a proud member, is rolling out a new-fangled website (with a new addy), check it out and let us know what you think. The TBA is a collection of bloggers that are fans, horsemen, former journalists, handicappers extraordinairre, trainers and from all parts of the world. A group that started as six bloggers, has grown nearly tenfold over the past three years. Our efforts financially support Old Friends, a retirement home for race horses, a truly wonderful charitable organization. Our writers have been featured at the Rail, the Blood-horse blog stable, and belmontstakes.com by NYRA, to name a few. We've also served on panels before the NTRA and the Racing Symposium at the University of Arizona. We're alive and kicking in our hopes to effect positive thinking and positive change on the sport we love. Be sure to stop by and see us and our sponsors (all featured in the standings in the left margin).