The naysayers, most of them, have been naysaying that 2010 was a bummer
of a year for horse racing, and who am I to argue? If one of the year's
highlights was Santa Anita trading a dirt track for a $10-million
mistake, you can imagine the direction the rest of the year took. One
crank debated whether to include on his top 10 the item that Frank
Stronach changed hairdressers.
But no matter how sour the year, there are always the memories of the
races. You can't take that away from me, and I'll even hum a few bars.
But Mr. Bandleader, color me eclectic. No Triple Crown races on this
list. For a sick joke, I thought about listing all the important races
in which a Nick Zito horse finished second, but then I thought, Nick's
never done anything to me. And besides, in 2010, the tough beats for
Zito would fill up the whole list...