By Frank Vespe, That's
It's a busy week among the bloggers of the Thoroughbred Bloggers
Alliance, what with important stories developing both nationally and
Since the TBA includes nearly four dozen bloggers keeping an
eye on the racing scene. Sometimes
that's a jaundiced eye, or a skewed one, but an eye nevertheless. In any case, we've got plenty of folks with
plenty of opinions about plenty of issues.
If you're looking to get caught up on some international
racing and issues, check out Striding
Thoroughbreds in Japan. From the Philippines
comes Go Girl Racing, and if
you're like me, you probably said something like, "I didn't know there was
racing there," except, of course, now you do.
Jen Morrison's Jen's
Thoroughblog ably represents our neighbors to the north, as does CanGamble, the "Can" being short for,
you guessed it, Canadian.
Several bloggers are currently following the Race Track
Industry Program symposium in Arizona. Patrick, of Handride "fame," is participating on a
panel about blogging. Dana, who purports
to be Green but Game, has her own
thoughts, plus advice on how to follow the symposium yourself. Alan at Left at the Gate has also been
keeping an eye on the proceedings, as has Pull the Pocket, which also
covers the sulky side of things.
A few of our bloggers are also owners, and a couple of them
have weighed in on the vagaries of horse ownership this week. Visit Gathering
the Wind to see Winston (Not really)'s thoughts on how accountants spoil
all our fun, while Ted at Owning
Racehorses suggests that perhaps accountants aren't so bad, after all, or
at least not bad enough to spoil the fun of racing.
Of course, this is just a smattering of what's going on with
the TBA. With so many different people
weighing in, you're sure to find someone to agree with - and someone to
disagree with, too.