JC / Railbird

Reasons to Be Happy

Bill Finley has nine, including Ellis Park, sales results, the likely Breeders’ Cup Classic field, and “Luck.” Two questions, though, regarding the latter:

Can such a thing create new racing fans? That’s debatable, but how cool will it be to have a hot TV show on HBO that is about the racetrack and racetrack characters?

For sure it’ll create a few new fans. “Seabiscuit” is still bringing people to the track, and David Milch’s “Deadwood” did wonders for Deadwood at its peak. But what will tracks do for the curious “Luck”-inspired visitors that will keep them coming back? That’ll be the question in 2011 …


I also noticed Secretariat got a shout out on this week’s Entourage. There was a scene were Vince meets the director and gushes that he “loved Secretariat.”

Posted by dana on July 20, 2010 @ 10:55 am

Nice! Related? New ownership group of Siro’s in Saratoga includes two Entourage stars.

Posted by Jessica on July 20, 2010 @ 11:17 am