The air is warming up, the fairways are turning green, the snow is gone (finally), and baseball is around the corner. All of this can mean only one thing. Pounding the pavement.
I want to take a minute to outline the (ever-changing) APIAS Summer Road Tour 2009 schedule. You’ll remember past tours to Detriot (again), Bristol, and of course Keeneland. This year’s tour will include venues old and new.
Not to take away from the preview Smoothron will no doubt write next week, but the first order of business once you switch your thermostat from heat to A/C is, of course, Keeneland in Lexington, KY. The final few stages of Kentucky Derby prep racing take place April 3-24. The majors of this meet are the $750K Blue Grass Stakes on April 11, and the $350K Lexington Stakes on April 18. Burgoo, spirits, short dresses, big hats, bo… sorry, Smooth will get you the preview at a later date.
The next order of business will be back to the land of Leyland. Fuzzybuzz and myself will be jetsetting (read: Dodge Durang0) to Michigan for the Yankees-Tigers series April 27-30. I don’t care if the Greektown Casino did file bankruptcy, they should better mark their Roulette tables.
Soon after that, on May 2, the whole crew can be found on 4th street in Louisville under the Twin Spires. It’ll be this cowboy’s first time to the Derby, but not the first beer on 4th Street. Hell, I might even catch a concert or two. Maybe a nice balcony bike ride. No promises or apologies either day. (Race you to York?)
See you there.
Other potential stops include Richmond, VA, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, San Diego, CA, Omaha, NE, Cincinnati, OH and Knoxville, TN. Feel free to weigh in.