There will be no article on the Hollywood Turf Cup today.
Words cannot possibly express the sadness I'm feeling for everyone involved in the horrific tragedy that has taken place earlier today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, but as a parent, I need to try.
The information that at least 27 people are dead is a tragedy of historic proportion, but as the parent of a four-year-old daughter that I cannot live without, the fact that 20 of them are small children, is simply unimaginable.
I am devastated for the parents. I'm trying to process in my mind what they must be going through right now, but I know that is not possible, and probably not the most productive thing for me to do. I find extra comfort in holding my daughter just a little tighter this afternoon, but it is with a profound sadness that I tell her I love her today.
The number of mass-shootings in recent years has reached an epidemic. For reasons already addressed, this one has affected me in a different way than the rest. Selfish maybe ... but this one touches what is most important to me.
I can only hope that President Obama stands by his words when he talks of meaningful action against the ease of these such events from happening.
Tonight I will hold my family close to me, loving them as I always do, but with more purpose. Our time together is short, and they need to know how I feel about them.
God bless us all.