First off, I just want to say thank you to all the people out there who have expressed their condolences to me and my family over my father’s passing. We really do appreciate it. Someday, maybe, I’ll try to write about this last week, but it won’t be any time soon. It’s an open wound and any attempt to capture what’s going on with me feels trivial, at best.
If you’d like, here is the link to make a donation in his name (I’m going to make you cut and paste):
The blog has obviously been on an unofficial hiatus these last couple of months as I’ve been finishing up the new book and generally concentrating on the work that, you know, actually pays the bills. So the announcement that I’m putting the blog on a more official hiatus should come as no surprise.
I had wanted to do Derby coverage but frankly, I’m not up for it. Proper handicapping/race analysis take time, energy and concentration that I just don’t have right now. But if you go ahead and review my videos over at the Twinspires Blog, you’ll get a good idea of who I liked going in anyway.
I am likely to put a couple of things up in this space over the next couple of months. For example, during this year’s Derby, it looks like I’ll be on the radio with my friends over at WFUV. I’ll try to post a link to the show here after the fact.
I’m aiming to return to blogging for Saratoga. I’m very proud of the work I’ve done there over the past few years, both here and for Horseplayer. Otherwise, if you need me, you know where to find me.
Until the next time. . .
Peter Thomas Fornatale