Vic Zast

From the perspective of being an owner, an industry pioneer in corporate sponsorship, a track president and fan, Vic Zast writes the "Destinations" column for The Blood-Horse. His five-star ratings of international events have shed light on racing in all corners of the globe - from England, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai to Japan.

Vic is a regular contributor to MSNBC.com, a columnist for the Illinois Racing News and has written on racing for ESPN.com, National Public radio and The Age, Australia's leading daily.

Vic makes his home in Chicago and lives in Saratoga Springs in August.

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Sunday, July 04, 2010


Comment of the Week, Jeff Rosen’s Comment #2


There was a short list of comments submitted last week, but Jeff Cohen's Comment #2 would have stood out if there had been a thousand. Here's his "Comment of the Week" in its entirety:

Jeff Rosen says:
28 Jun 2010 at 05:54 am | #

There’s definitely something to be said for contraction. I remember as a teenager (when I had to ask adults at the gate to say I was with them to get in) when NYRA’s season went from April to October. Opening day at Aqueduct was a big thing. For winter racing you had to go to Florida. (For compulsive gamblers the trotters were year round) For some reason we enjoyed the spring season more. Like the old saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. I fear that by increasing the Saratoga meeting every few years it will dilute the whole Saratoga experiance. It already has in part. By the way, here are 2 links of the Morning Telegraph cover page for the earliest NYRA opening day which I scanned: (It is also the very last Morning Telegraph ever, the next day the racing form was on sale at Aqueduct for the first time, that’s why I saved it)
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/sgtjeff/Image001.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/sgtjeff/Image002.jpg


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