Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Who Is That Masked Handicapper?

A couple of years ago, I had the joy of experiencing the Fountain of Youth first-hand; basking in the glorious Florida sunshine and watching a collection of talented Derby hopefuls race around Gulfstream's oval. Whatever every happened to Scat Daddy, anyway?

Nowadays, my jobs and kids and band practice and choir practice and 14 weekly loads of laundry and one ill-behaved puppy get in the way of keeping up-to-date with horse racing, much less any kind of horse racing adventure. This year's Fountain of Youth Results Ticker came at an unlikely venue: A Mardi Gras gala.

Saturday evening, as my husband and I arrived at a Mardi Gras party [and benefit for Arts Fifth Avenue, Fort Worth], we were greeted by a congenial masked well-known handicapper / turf writer. And in our brief meeting, as a stream of revelers continued to arrive, I was informed that Soldat had won the Fountain of Youth, "where he controlled a moderate pace and just ran away with it. Meanwhile, help yourself to drinks over at the bar."


The_Knight_Sky said...

I wish you hadn't linked it. I had an inkling to who it was. ;-)

John said...

Soldat is a more likely Derby winner than Scat Daddy in my opinion and the it would be nice to see a nice guy like K McLaughlin win the Derby.

John said...

BTW I know you're busy but why aren't you on Twitter?

suebroux said...

Knight_of_the_Jersey_Shore: If this had actually been some sort of "contest" or "test of skill", rest assure, my friend, you would've won $100 cyber-bucks and the cyber-fruitbasket.

John: According to Twitter, Twitter is without a doubt the best way to share and discover what is happening right now. Being on Twitter would assume that I have something interesting to share at the "right now" which, of course, I don't as I'm not nearly as interesting as Charlie Sheen!

The_Knight_Sky said...

Wow. With a $100 cyberdollars now I can pay the P.I. who knows the precise track where Steven M. Asmussen is hanging out at.

I'll keep the fruitbasket for myself.
I've heard Vitamin C is good for ya. :P