Read the Footnotes

by Micah on May 1, 2004

Place your bets! In about two minutes, I hope this horse wins. What a triumph it would be for academics worldwide. Wondering where the name comes from? Here’s my conjecture: the owner is Seth Klarman, who is the brother of Michael Klarman, who is the author of this absolutlely terrific book, which has many, many footnotes. But that’s just a guess.

UPDATE: Alas, defeat.

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John Quiggin 05.01.04 at 11:44 pm

Well, at least Imperialism was beaten into third!

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bunny 05.02.04 at 7:21 am

Without doing research before watching the race, I was terribly afraid it had something to do with Ann Coulter (Colter?). You’ve restored my faith in equine-kind.

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rm 05.03.04 at 2:13 am

I figured it had something to do with the famous Derby winner “Citation.” Sort of a longer version of the name.

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Fred 05.03.04 at 3:53 pm

According to the April 30 Louisville Courier-Journal, my local paper:

Read the Footnotes: Co-owner Seth Klarman is a wealthy man because of his knowledge of all things Wall Street, and one of his pet peeves is a thorough examination of any prospectus. “`Read the footnotes,’ he says,” according to trainer Richard Violette Jr.

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