Archive | September, 2015

Saratoga Weeks 4-7 Seen at the Track continued

18 Sep
Week #4
My cousin Jerry and his son Jake…New friend Tom returns, buys two horses at the sales, one because he looked at Tom…Saratoga resident Bill Parcells went 85G at the sales for a yearling…Andrew returns without Amy… The 64 Hours of Fun Crowd – Ken, Allen,and Mark for 3 days…Johnny-Boy with Marcie, many times from their stay at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing…

Week 5
Mark Amorese returns as a house guest. We had a wonderful dinner at Three Vines and he delivered the cigar of the meet…Rick West of Honeoye Falls with Carol and friends…Return visits from John Matarazzo, Marty Quinn, and Bob Zimmer (this time with two Toms)…

Week 6
Vince and Michael Luccitelli, they would have a group at Three Vines that included Howe School Seven members Mike Caruso and Bob Campolieto…Steve Tiarget and Tom Jamieson, Al Adelson with The Laz brotherss. Al would later drop by the house and leave us some high end cured meats. Ken Hefner, Don (Nate) Lang, Jim Curry, Danny Caf, and house guests Jackie and Jeff Rubinstein. The Rubinsteins brought Sylvester “Kitty City” which he has been a resident of since their departure. Paul and Donna Notar along with their boys…

Week Seven
Judge Bill Kocher with wife Mary, friends Carol and Mickey, later at the Parting Glass….John Feldman…TJ and Dave Jamieson with Bob Whale…Dennis Carroll and Paul Feldman…. Rubinsteins again this time with college grads…John Matarazzo, Scott and Connie Durgan, Zimmer family…Cafarelli family…Saratoga neighbors Paula and Al Carter… Joey D and Tina…

Thanx to all for stopping by my table. Already looking forward to 2016!

Saratoga Visitors

1 Sep

First Four Days
I wasn’t the only one to be happy to be in Saratoga. My cat Sylvester brought me three mice his first night in town…Seen at the track were five Luccitelli’s from Boston, who came to Saratoga in three cars…Marty Quinn with paddock passes, thank you very much…Tablecloth Tony everyday at 7 AM…Joey D and SO Tina..Then Joey D and daughter #2 Gabby…Chris Kelsey visiting Ogre and Tony…Three Zinicola’s, completing the Vinnie East (Luccitelli) and Vinnie West (Zinicola) double…Johnny-Boy who grabbed a day before returning to Florida…John was the fifth member of the “Howe School Seven” to attend…And that was just the first four days…

Week #2
Bob Zimmer and Tom Miller…Phil DiMaria and Phil Valenti, the latter making a score and treating us to dinner at Three Vines Bistro…Johnny Matarazzo ventured over from his plush job at Saratoga Racino…Neighborhood pal Bill Carroll with cigars, thank you very much…Jerome Fitzgibbon with Rochester liquor friends Mike and Kelly Drabek…Jerome spent a few bucks at the sales and introduced me to Tom Ferreri, horse owner and attorney from Louisville. Tom knows former NBA’er Felton Spencer, also from Louisville, who I met in the Orleans sportsbook in Vegas. Small world…Amy Luccitelli and several attractive friends…Ed Woisin who abandoned me once he got his free cooler bags…

Week #3
Mark Amorese (scotch, cigar) with Carla and Tom from St. Petersburg, one of Mark’s four visits to the Spa…Honeoye Falls resident Tom Jamieson…More Jerome and friends…Bill and Gina Hurley who brought lunch to the track and then Gina threw together dinner for six at home. Very impressive and thank you…Stan Lehman popped in with novice John Erb. Hope to see them both on our annual September “EX” travaganza…And then the Rabbit Room girls made an appearance. Hours late of course but six beauties from Honeoye Falls who spent two nights at the house. Hours of conversation, gallons of drinks, pounds of food, and cartons of cigarettes. Meals at Henry Street Tap Room and the Horseshoe. Taking Maria to the airport I crossed paths with three returning from their night out. It was nearly 5 AM. Thanx for all the goodies, including Tam’s cigar…After that week one dark day wasn’t enough for recuperation…

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