I just got back from spending the day at Keeneland, paying special attention to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and saw Dominican (as in cigar from) win it by a nose and therefore a slot in the Kentucky Derby. The three year old won on the (oddly) silent oatmeal colored Polytrack, the only one in the U.S. The artifical track was especially useful because it had been raining most of the day; it drains very well. Great race, lovely place, great looking horses...and the well-dressed ladies with their lilting tones were also noticed and appreciated, and not only by the northern boys. I have always had a fondness for Kentucky; after all, I met Isabella there. My host was the secretary of the Kentucky Senate, Jay Hartz. Thanks, Jay, had a fine time and only lost a bit.