Saturday, August 09, 2008

The Sun will come out Tomorrow

An all day rainstorm on opening day, 18 races taken off the turf over 14 racing days and now a rain and hailstorm resulting in a cancelled card on Friday after 2 races run. The handle lost for the day was about 2.5 million, and when the meet is over many will point to the lower overall handle and attribute the soft economy as the main reason. In this case it is the weather, just crazy weather over the 14 days of the meet run thus far. But there are 22 days left, the Alabama, Travers and Curlin are still to come and the weather has got to get better, right??? I remain the optimist, gas is down to $3.78 (if coming up the Northway, get off Exit 10 and 2 cheap stations yards away on the right side) the sun is shining today and a day at the Spa is still better than a day anywhere else this time of year.

On a programming note, the Arlington Million and Beverly D. Stakes from Arlington Park will be on ESPN today at 4:30. Will Einstein add to his points total (440) in the turf division against this strong field going in the Million?

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