Humble pie is on the menu

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
It’s Mea Culpa Wednesday.
In the spirit of apology, I’ll start with myself for the careless use of a word in a column that appeared on May 30.

A lot to get excited about

Monday, June 9, 2014
I assure you that racing showed its good side in a variety of ways at the Belmont, not the least of which was the emergence of Tonalist as a player in the 3-year-old colt division.

Simone seeks Gazette County Am title

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Fomrer GazetteNewspaper in Education Capital District Junior titlist.

Crybaby Coburn should have shut his mouth

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Whines after loss.

Either 0-for-3, or feelin' good

Saturday, June 7, 2014
I am often wrong.
Give ya a fer-instance:

Rockton was growing in early 1900s

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Historic Amsterdam League is conducting tours Saturday of Rockton, a section of north Amsterdam with a rich industrial, business and recreational history.

Just two local guys havin' some fun

Friday, June 6, 2014
Don Lucarelli promised to find his new buddy Ed Stanco at Belmont Park on Saturday.
The winner’s circle, perhaps?
McMurtry at Egg, Tuck & Patti at Van Dyck

McMurtry at Egg, Tuck & Patti at Van Dyck

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Texan singer-songwriter James McMurtry — a novelistic tunesmith of dauntless phrasemaking, honed descriptive skills and deep emotional insight — headlines at The Egg tonight with the rootsy Bottle Rockets opening.

Give dad some outdoors toys

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hey, dad! There are just 10 days left to let your wife and family know what you really want for Father’s Day.

Will Kreme rise again in region?

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Could the Capital Region see Krispy Kreme’s neon “hot now” sign lit once more?

Quest has brought brothers together

Thursday, June 5, 2014
From 50 feet away, you can’t tell the brothers apart.
Purple ballcap on each, dark jeans, the same shoes. Same jockey height.
They’re being interviewed together by a TV crew on the Belmont Park apron Wednesday morning because Victor Espinoza will be shooting for a Triple Crown on Saturday and Jose lives a few miles away. Jose was by his brother’s side at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.
They almost look like twins up close, too, except that Jose has a purplish-red bruise under his left eye and stitches on his eyebrow, and my ridiculous knee-jerk thought is, “Wait . . . that was last summer.”

Crown wouldn't be racing panacea

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
As the refrain goes, racing needs a Triple Crown, and if this is the one it gets, all the better, because people are rooting for this horse, without reservation, unlike in 2008. If California Chrome wins the Triple Crown in the 146th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, it will be well-earned and well-deserved. It’ll be a glorious, transcendent achievement in sports with the potential to not only cast racing in a badly needed positive light, but draw in new fans.

Stoelting cruises to win in golf competition

Sunday, June 1, 2014
While on vacation last week, I was extremely interested in the finale of GolfChannel’s “Big Break Florida” series, which had a local link. Jackie (Barenborg) Stoelting of Vero Beach, Fla., daughter of Niskayuna native Ed Barenborg, won the 21st edition of the reality series/golf skills competition by defeating Flamma Felitch of Oklahoma City, 4-and-3.

Hogan able to compete with elite runners

Sunday, June 1, 2014
In 2011, Megan Hogan wouldn’t have been eligible for the CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge. She wasn’t out of work, it’s just that her job was running, and that race is designed for people who have, you know, “real” jobs.

No Emily? No sweat for Tope

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Theoretically, you have a year to put together a field for a race that will be over in less than 16 minutes.
Then an athletic federation on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean does something seemingly innocuous, like move an event one week earlier, and suddenly, you’ve got the butterfly effect.

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