Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Madoff Goes to the Races

And I thought you couldn't con a racetrack guy. This story appeared in today's Albany Times Union:

SARATOGA — A hedge fund investor who poured millions into Saratoga's equine economy has abruptly stopped all new construction on his huge horse farm and wants to sell his thoroughbreds after losing some $7.5 billion in the Bernard Madoff scandal.

Jeffrey Tucker, the founding partner of Fairfield Greenwich Group, bought Stonebridge Farm in Schuylerville in 2004, and has since built New York's first track with a synthetic racing surface and indoor arena on the 188-acre farm. Tucker, 62, owns and cares for about 50 thoroughbreds on the site, considered one of horse racing's premier training facilities, and recently purchased a 230-acre satellite farm in Gansevoort.

Click here to read the whole sad tale.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Aqueduct Results, 12/26/08

Adjustments had to be made for a muddy track, and I didn't get a slice of that big Pick 6, but a Grand Slam and the late Pick three made it a respectable day. I love this game.

Click here for today's results.

Paulie's Picks, Aqueduct, 12/26/08

The holidays are a time to reflect on the things that are really important in our lives, like, for example, a $150,000 carryover in the Pick 6 at Aqueduct. It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Here are Paulie's Picks for today's card at the Big A:

1st race:
1 - Hadrian's Image
2 - Api Mohkat
3 - Masterwork

2nd race:
7 - Father Tim
5 - Go Swiftly
4 - Manchild

3rd race:
9 - Street Talk
3 - The Ag
4 - Token Special

4th race:
1 - Brother of Gold
10 - Living Out a Dream
2 - Tony the Terio

5th race:
8 - Kamboo Man
5 - Bold Promise
4 - Smokin Warrior

6th race:
2 - Chauvinist
6 - Moment Sensor
8 - Knock Around Guy

7th race:
1 - Dynamite Jewel
8 - Linda's Baby
7 - Warrior Miss

8th race:
8 - M J's Enchanteur
4 - Noble Sound
7 - Raised for Speed

9th race:
1 - Cool Tales
8 - Ship's Piano
9 - Fly the North Wind

Tune in tonight for results.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Giant Deputy

"Giant Deputy," 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16."

If you're in the San Francisco area, stop by Hallway Bathroom Gallery and see the above painting in a group show called "Pattern." The show is up until 1/30/09, and the gallery is open by appointment.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008