- Big Brown arrived at Pimlico last night, and took a little stroll this morning to check out the scene. Apparently it's like he's been there all the time. We've been prepared for the big announcement of his stud plans, as if we really care about the details. IEAH Stables’ Michael Iavarone told us all we need to know when he said yesterday that the chances of his racing at
three four are "none." Beyond that, they can keep the details to themselves. (Though I was heartened to read of the owners' involvement in this.)
Joe Drape reports on The Rail:
NBC will open its broadcast at 4:30 p.m. with a half-hour round table hosted by Bob Costas and featuring Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, Dr. Larry Bramlage, NTRA president Alex Waldrop, Eight Belles trainer Larry Jones and the New York Times own William Rhoden who, our readers know, has been unforgiving of an industry that he believes is out of touch.- It's gonna be kinda quiet here today; a guy has to earn a living once in a while, and I'm busy today. I'll have a horse-by-horse analysis up sometime tomorrow on this site; from the look of it, it may be my biggest reading audience ever, so I'll try not to make a total fool out of myself. At least I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to pick the winner!
I'm off tomorrow, and the weather is supposed to suck, so maybe I'll do a live blog thing during the ESPN coverage from Pimlico, which will run from 3:30 until 6.
In the meantime, for my fellow indie rockers out there, you know who you are, check out this show going on sale today. As far as indie Lead Guitar Gods go, these three bands on one bill is like the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont all in one day! Whew, rock on!