I started reading Theresa Romain’s A Gentleman’s Game and almost immediately, I knew I needed to post this clip. I tend not to pay much attention to horse racing now that I’m not stuck going to Belmont with my family, so of course, the connection I made with the sport was completely in the realm of fiction (Little Johnnie Jones was a play written by George M. Cohan, whose life was being depicted by James Cagney in the above clip from my favorite 4th of July movie, Yankee Doodle Dandy).
So far, I am enjoying Ms. Romain’s book, the first of a new series, with the exception of the novella The Sport of Baronets, which came out back in November of last year. The series involves a family of horse trainers in early Regency England. As it is late and I am still on antibiotics, I will get back to the book tomorrow, which is also when I will be publishing my review of Sea Swept–I finished that just as Grimm started earlier. Now, I am off to bed and hopefully, I will not wake up in a few hours. I’d love to sleep through the night for the first time in over a week.