09 November 2005
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be
An American is jealous of the race that stops a nation: "Last weekend at Belmont Park, we witnessed the “World Thoroughbred Championships” but it was a 7-year-old mare a half a world away to put horse racing on the international map... It is extremely unlikely that horse racing ever again will be what it was in the 1930s and ‘40s, a time when college football and not the NFL ruled the gridiron, and when great prizefighters appeared on a magically small 10-inch box in black and white every Friday night. Because sometimes change is not good."