Saturday, June 7, 2008
Happy Belmont Stakes Day (and so long OTB?)
Affirmed vs. Alydar -- best rivalry in sports history? And how about that 1978 Belmont Stakes race in the video above? Best ever?
Meanwhile, head to your local OTB parlor today to make your bet(s). The parlors are expected to close June 15. In fact, more than 1,000 OTB workers were just sent their pink slips. As the Times put it in a Feb. 22 feature: If OTB Goes, So Would a Relic of a Grittier City
Previously on EV Grieve:
So long, OTB (and happy Derby day)
A photo taken outside the OTB in Chinatown by Alison Grippo (via Flickr)