The name of the race made me think. Some Twitter chatter made me look. Yes I was there for the career debut of Oh Say, for whom Saturday’s $50,000 Oh Say Stakes at Delaware Park is named.
Plenty has been written about trainer Dickie Small, who died of cancer April 4. Plenty of other stories have been told, but not written, by friends and family over the past 10 days or so. Here’s one from longtime friend Ted Mudge about a trip to Camden, S.C. a few years ago. Small loved it there and told Mudge to tag along, that he’d love it too. Finally, Mudge agreed and Small said they were leaving at 7 in the evening.