It's February 2013? How did that happen? Oh well, here is what has happened since I last checked in.
Despite the changing of the guard at NYRA, on track deaths at Aqueduct are just about the same as last years rate.
Starting next week Aqueduct goes to a 4 day race week from the usual 5 to address safety issues and preserve a horse population that has dwindled, apparently at least in part due too more aggressive new drug rules that went into effect prior to this meet. For those holiday planners, no live card on Valentine's Day, so you will have to impress your date by taking her/him elsewhere.
Some highly regarded Pletcher horse goes in the Withers this Saturday at the Big A. You can check out my look at the race over at the Thorofan site.