This past weekend, a few TBA members, notably John of Not To The Swift fame, Tote Board Brad, and our Average Horseplayer, David Ruben Sandwich Hold The Pickles Bailey, convened in South Florida. In a well-documented video blog by John, one can be greatly impressed with their tour of Palm Meadows training facility; interviews with distinguished trainers and illustrious horses, although the equine individuals were not particularly articulate in their respective interviews. An afternoon of racing action at Gulfstream Park capped off the convention activities. Financial success of this affair is not clearly detailed.
However, I was somewhat dismayed that Superblogger and YouTube shareholder, John, missed the big scoop of the weekend as proclaimed by a press release from Gulfstream Park: Andy Beyer Rides at Gulfstream. Apparently, Mr. Beyer decided to spend a portion of his Sunday taking riding lessons from jockeys Johnny V. and Angel Cordero. The color of Mr. Beyer's jockey silks were not indicated in the press release. Also unknown is whether Mr. Beyer plans to change careers in the near future.