‘I was literally born into the world of thoroughbred horseracing. My father, a NYC longshoreman, worked as a part time bookie on the docks. My maternal grandfather, another longshoreman, was his best customer. I would go with my dad on weekends to the racetrack, ever since the age of five. I was able to read the Morning Telegraph, forerunner to today’s Daily Racing Form, by the age of seven. If anyone knows racing it is yours truly.
When most Americans think of horseracing, they think of the preeminent race of all, the Kentucky Derby. Sorry folks, but there is one race that is even bigger and more celebrated than that one. We call it the Presidential Horserace. Funny how each time the pundits always say how “This is the most important election (race) in recent history!” To us who know better, it’s just another horserace.’