Monday, May 21, 2012

Preakness and Turf Writing

By Eliza

Because of my long-standing preoccupation with the racehorse Exerminator, I read a lot of historic turf writing, often from the 1910s and 1920s.  I love it; writer were unafraid to gush, to write passionately.  It was like watching racing movies all the time. I thought of those older pieces when I was reading Joe Drape's article about the Preakness.  This is an exciting year; in I'll Have Another we've got a horse that could go all the way and be a Triple Crown winner.  His article reflects that.

A sample:  "The no-name jockey asked. The great horse answered."

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