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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back in the Saddle

After a refreshing week at the Shore, we're back home in the Space Station catching up on what we missed last week in the racing world...

I was relegated to social media via Twitter on the last leg home from Syracuse following the Alabama and Arlington Million results. Thanks to those tweeting the results. A solid win by Blind Luck, which catapulted Tony Bada Bing, my boy Wack and the SpaceBro into a three-way tie for first place in a hotly contested Toga Party III with 3 points each. Next week's Travers Day may hold the key to breaking out on top with four points at play (Travers and Kings Bishop winners, attendance and the Travers trifecta). Kudos so far to Tony Bada Bing who has nailed the winner in the Jim Dandy, Whitney and Alabama consecutively....can he pull off a sweep?

In other news close to home, ThoroFan was awarded their 501(c)(3) status, no easy task in today's highly regulated non-for-profit environment. I appreciate the mention they gave me in their press release on Tuesday, but the kudos belongs to the leaders over there for keeping at a very difficult process and not giving up. As you know, the Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance, sponsors the Handicappers' Corner and provides a handicap and educational view of the race of the week on the Corner.

While following on Twitter in the Space Shuttle, I heard a ton of criticism on Ramon Dominguez' ride on Gio Ponti, losing at the wire (caught by surprise?) by a rail skimming Debussy. I was amused when someone tweeted that Ramon was one of America's best jocks.....maybe he or she meant one of New York's best jocks. Ba dum bum.

I made it through the week without making a wager as a mandatory refresh period before Travers week. And I'm not counting the $2 show bet I made in my new XpressBet account (thanks!) to test it out. I'll be back again this week for their second free contest. This week we'll be bearing down on Travers Day, where we'll be heading for the Saturday card.

A hearty welcome to new TBA member Giving My Ten Cents (aka @tencentcielo) a fine addition to the wide array of bloggers in the TBA. If you haven't met him on Twitter or heard him as a guest caller on TVG, you need to get with the program.

Ok, we're back in the groove with 13 days left at the Spa to grind out some black ink....



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