Sunday, August 18, 2013
The Jockey: Russell Baze
Great--it's not really an article, more of a long-form experience--on winningest jockey Russell Baze in the New York Times. Not everyone likes the way that you start reading the article, then watch a video, then back to reading, look at pictures, read an ancillary piece about his agent, another about Golden Gate Fields--that piece I linked to describes how the writer didn't end up "reading" The Jockey because the delivery was too distratcing--but I think it suits a story about horse racing. (It is a little bit like Pottermore, if you happen to have Harry Potter fans in your family.) Worth the time spent, even for those of us who know exactly whom Russell Baze is already.