Terry's Blog


Look Both Ways, They've Done It Before and Can Do It Again

October 09, 2012

Anyone who has been an Oaklawn fan for the past decade or so remembers the arrival and participation of Zenyatta in the 2010 Appple Blossom as probably the high point. She was a returning star, having won the race two years earlier and, in the absence of the previous Horse-of-the-Year, Rachel Alexandra, she was considered the front-runner for her own Horse-of-the-Year crown that year. Her contributions to racing were widely heralded and she is missed a great deal since her retirement. Read More


Racing Has It Right

September 25, 2012

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Déjà vu All Over Again

September 18, 2012

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A Voyage Into the Past

September 11, 2012

This past Saturday, encouraged by Oaklawn Assistant General Manager of Racing, David Longinotti, I journeyed to Louisiana Downs for Super Derby Day, my first visit to the Bossier City track since was did a three-year stint there as track announcer, 1991-93. In the 19 years there have been some changes, but happily, there were still many elements which remained the same. It amounted to a baby step into the future for me, since I was able to find that change didn’t exist everywhere. Read More


Yesterday, When I was Young

September 05, 2012

On Monday I was reminded of how much time has passed, and how quickly. Some memories are crystal clear and I have some from my only days to be at Saratoga – 40 years ago. It seems like only yesterday. But, for a while, I knew the joys of Saratoga. I have no idea how many of those joys still exist, but I like to think most of them are still around. Read More

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