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Dos Centavos Is A Strong Texas Blog & Alsab Was A Great Race Horse

Due to Houston family obligations, TexasLiberal will go “dark” for the next four days. During that time, and at all times, I suggest you read the excellent Texas blog Dos Centavos. 

Dos Centavos does a great job covering issues of import to the Hispanic community in Houston and in Texas. These are issues of importance to all Texans and all people.

Also, the author of Dos Centavos is a nice guy. Send him an e-mail and you’ll see. A mix of substance and kindness is always a winner.

The word I use to describe the time I will not be posting is “dark.” That is the term my father used for when the race track was closed. He would say, for example, that Narragansett Downs is dark on Tuesdays.

The most famous race at Narragansett Downs in Rhode Island was a match race between Alsab and Triple Crown winner Whirlaway that took place in 1942.

According to the book Champions published by the Daily Racing Form, Alsab led most of the way and held on by a nose in the mile and 3/16 race.     


February 15, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Books, Texas


  1. Seabiscuit. Now there was a horse.

    Comment by PDiddie | February 15, 2007

  2. Thanks, TL! Geez, I’m totally touched!

    PDiddie, please bring me some of that top-notch feed so I can stay healthy!


    Comment by Stace Medellin | February 16, 2007

  3. I’m a fairly recent follower of your blog and love it. Keep up the good work. If I haven’t added you to my sidebar, I will.

    Comment by Vince Leibowitz | February 20, 2007

  4. “Also, the author of Dos Centavos is a nice guy. Send him an e-mail and you’ll see.”

    You gotta be kidding. He’s a jerk. If you don’t agree with his socialism and his anglo bashing racism, you don’t get posted.

    Comment by Joe | March 27, 2007

  5. He’s a socialist? I like him all the more!

    Comment by neilaquino | March 27, 2007

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