I distinctly remember the first time horse racing’s Dynamic Dreamboat Duo of Scott Hazelton and Laffit
Pincay III made me feel bad about myself. I was just starting out as a blogger on another website, and it
was pretty much either TVG or HRTV on the tube around the clock at Casa de Dew. My girlfriend at the
time took an interest in horse racing because she essentially had no choice. And as we got closer and
closer to Derby time, it became clear that the ponies were not her only interest.
“Have you met Scott Hazelton?” she asked one night. I had not.
“What about Laffit Pincay?” was the follow up question. “Do you mean the guy on HRTV or the retired
jockey?” I asked. “The hot one,” was her response. I had met neither the retired jockey nor the hot
And so it began. That girlfriend eventually became an ex-girlfriend and it was on to the next one. But
the story was always the same. “Who’s that?” “Do you know him?” “Will he be at Charles Town this
weekend?” “How come you aren’t on TV?” My God, it was constant!!! The feelings of inferiority and
inadequacy started out as something I could easily manage and have led to me needing to change the
channel any time the dreamy Hazelton or dreamy Pincay appear on the screen. I just haven’t got time
for the pain. They are just both so dreamy.
I need time to process the current projected Kentucky Derby field. No intellectual energy for a Top 5 at
this time. It’s highly unlikely my wagers will center around Classic Empire, and I am warming up to
Always Dreamy…..I mean Dreaming. But beyond that, I need time. Please forgive me.
Ugh! There’s Hazelton again. Where’s the remote?