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Oh, SmAlbany!

Daily posts and occasional longer essays about politics, culture, and life in the Capital Region...updated M-F, midmorning


"I write this not as a booster of Albany, which I am, nor an apologist for the city, which I sometimes am, but rather as a person whose imagination has become fused with a single place, and in that place finds all the elements that a man ever needs..." -W. Kennedy, from O Albany!

Jockeys...

I was wondering when this would come out: The annual "check out how little the jockeys eat" article was published in the TU this morning. :
Norberto Arroyo Jr. takes a seat at one of the vacant tables in the jockey dining room at Saratoga Race Course. He holds in his left hand a small paper plate with two slices of toasted white bread, a cup of coffee with milk in his right hand.

He takes a plastic container of mayonnaise, squirts a thin film over one slice of toast and makes a sandwich. A smile creases Arroyo's boyish face as he takes a bite.

"I'm lucky. I'm light naturally," says the 110-pound jockey. "A lot of the guys, they don't eat during the day. It's not really a problem for me."
My lord. The ones that don't have a problem are eating mayo sandwiches! At least the TU didn't get into the vomitorium aspect of the jockey lounge this year.
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