Happy Preakness Week

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Happy Preakness Week

Clearly distracted by the NYRA events of the week past, I failed to wish everyone a happy, merry, and profitable triple crown season.   So, to make amends, let me start by wishing you and yours a happy triple crown season and much success in the racing year ahead. Preakness week always seems to sneak up on me - only two weeks after the Derby, it always seems as if they have just crossed the finish line and then are back in the gate for the second leg of the triple crown.  While the Derby is a lot of fun to bet and watch, the Preakness typically offers a truer reflection of the talent levels of the runners, mostly because the field is usually a manageable size and doesn't present as many excuses as does the Derby.   Not needing any excuses, Tone-lov hit it big with his call of I'll Have Another two weeks prior to the Derby - focus, focus, focus is the take-away from that experience.  Focus on having another cocktail, focus on people who have a definite opinion about the Derby, and focus on having another cocktail.   Did I already say that? . . .  what was that take-away again? ...never ...

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