And sadly, this all could have been avoided if....I think you can guess where I'm going with this, although I won't. This morning I called my county registration office to request an application to vote. I've not voted in years but think I will this year. As far as horse racing goes, my bookie does not allow bets at Lone Star track, which is controlled by a very right leaning commission. Not sure about Sam Houston Park in Houston. Texas has some funky rules on things...
When I lived in Texas from 2002-2006 you could not bet online (Twinspires) at any of the Texas tracks. I assumed it was similar to the old NFL blackout rule, they thought it depressed on site attendance. I did really enjoy going to Lone Star though.
I guess it wouldn't have "looked good" to have spectators. With that said, I thought that announcing that 22,000+ fans would be permitted was pushing things a bit in the current climate. Guess it didn't hurt to push it back and hope for the best.
Well I guess I am essential and will be on site at CD Thurby through Derby (as of today). Unsure exactly what my role will be without spectators but I’ll try to share whatever I can. The streak continues at 25 years and counting I suppose.
West Point's Jeff Lifson issued this report to Winning Impression's Partners (worked out today): "Tight hold, big finish. We are prepared. Lord knows we'll be reminded he's a big long shot in the coming week. Tune it out. This is what you want to look like coming in to the greatest horse race. Now ... we run for the roses."