John and Brad take venerable New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams to Aqueduct!

I saw the stalls, paddock, winner’s circle, jockey’s weigh-in room (they have behinds smaller than mine), outriders who lead the horses to the gate, and grooms who walk them before the race. I learned racing developed our terminology. Jockeying for position, ahead by a nose, coming around the bend, in the home stretch, that’s his turf and, mounting from a trainer’s bended knee, give them a leg up. And, despite my fear at doing something wrong, two judges high in a skybox let me press the button that made the fifth race “official.”

Read it here.

Posted on May 02 2008    
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