Chicago Race of the Day: Friday, May 24

Arlington starts a four-day race week for Memorial Day: Friday through Monday. I'll have a Race of the Day for each, of course! Let's look now at Friday's 9th race, a six-and-a-half furlong allowance optional claimer on the polytrack. I talk a bit about six-and-a-half furlong races as well as a tried and true Chicago... Continue Reading →

Chicago Race of the Day: Saturday, May 18

Ready to talk Illinois-bred maidens? In the latest episode of Chicago Race of the Day, I delve into the Arlington 7th on Saturday, May 17: an Illinois-bred maiden special weight. I point out a few pedigree facts...and may grumble, just a tiny bit, about a beat that happened five years ago, because we all have... Continue Reading →

Chicago Race of the Day: Sunday, May 12

In the latest episode of Chicago Race of the Day, I discuss Sunday's Arlington 6th: an Illinois-bred allowance featuring a horse who is tailor-made to get me very excited. That's right, it features an Illinois-bred Curlin baby! Listen to Chicago Race of the Day right here, or subscribe on Stitcher, Google Play, or through the RSS feed! Chicago... Continue Reading →

Chicago Race of the Day: Friday, May 10

For the third day of the Arlington meet, I take a look at Friday's seventh race: a turf dash allowance that lured in some serious class horses like Shogood and Wellabled, as well as some newer faces you'll be hearing from through the course of the meet. Listen to Chicago Race of the Day right... Continue Reading →

Chicago Race of the Day: Saturday, May 4

Welcome to the latest episode of my new podcast, Chicago Race of the Day! For the second day of the Arlington meet, we dive into Saturday's 9th race, an allowance optional claiming sprint for three-year-old fillies, which features a proven stakes horse as well as an up-and-comer who looked like a rising star this spring... Continue Reading →

Chicago Race of the Day: Friday, May 3

It's opening day at Arlington Park -- and to celebrate, I'm starting a new podcast! Each episode will be short: a bite-sized look at one race, with all kinds of Chicago-area handicapping insight, horse information, and anecdotes along the way. Listen to my first episode -- about today's Arlington 7th - right here! Chicago Race... Continue Reading →

August 30, 1981

they breatheheartbeat, batteryhay -they are theatre tryoneabhorrent to thebettor, onenotjet, roar, banterthen onebeat abaryon another, to earn honoron the throne Yesterday, while poking around the internet for poetic ideas, I stumbled across a French collective called the Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (OULIPO), the Workshop of Potential Literature. It was my first time hearing of this... Continue Reading →

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