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Birthday Week: My Present - Bedlam Farm Journal
My birthday is Tuesday, two days away and Maria announced her birthday present for me, and it is a very sweet one, it makes me very happy. She's taking me to the Saratoga Raceway on Tuesday, we'll have lunch, and bet on some races. Some of you know that racetracks were a critical element in my youth and development, I spent several years earning a living betting on the horses, up and down the coast from Saratoga to Hialeah. I went to some beautiful tracks and some dumpy ones and learned how to bet intelligently and wisely. I didn't get rich, but I did all right, which in that line of work, is great. I love the rituals of the …