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Crazy Kentucky Derby Hats

The hats have always been the focal point of Derby Day….the bigger and crazier the better! You can buy one, or get really creative with supplies from the craft store. Need some inspiration? Check out these amazing headpieces: This one looks HEAVY! Guys can get in on the act too…. And of course, you can … Continue reading »

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What are you wearing to the party?

Not sure what to wear to the Derby party on Saturday? Here are some ideas to get you started – For the ladies – pastel or bright colored suits or sundresses, fabulous high heels and of course – a great hat! Ladylike, dressy, festive and fun. No evening wear or shiny fabrics. For the gentlemen … Continue reading »

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Kentucky Derby Party (and Tweet up!)

Have you ever been to a Kentucky Derby party?   DATE: Saturday, May 5 TIME: 5pm-7pm PLACE: Bull & Bear Pub, Hanover Square Enjoy mint juleps, a buffet with traditional Derby food, and decadent goodies from my talented friends Mike and Emily at Lune Chocolat in Manlius. We’ll have a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds … Continue reading »

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Derby Fantasy Contest for a Cause

My friend, Teresa Genaro,  a wonderful equine writer and educator, has a blog called Brooklyn Backstretch where she writes about thoroughbred racing. It’s one of my favorite horse racing reads and you can follow her posts on her Facebook page too. Every year Teresa holds a charity fantasy league for the Kentucky Derby. This league is … Continue reading »

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Dutrow License Revoked

NY TRAINER HAD HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 10 YEARS Rick Dutrow, 52, trainer of 2009 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown had his training license revoked for ten years by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. In determining that Dutrow was a detriment to racing, the Board went far beyond the initial … Continue reading »

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Onondaga County Votes Down OTB

On June 7, the Onondaga County Legislature rejected Off Track Betting for the second time in a year. Is Off Track Betting dead for Onondaga County? No, not necessarily. The door is open for the City of Syracuse to seek special legislation to be the beneficiary of the revenue from an off track betting parlor … Continue reading »

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NYRA is in Trouble

As both a horse owner and a fan, I am saddened to read the news in the Thoroughbred Times that NYRA has let its 1,400 employees know that layoffs could begin as early as June 9th. New York’s thoroughbred business generates 2.4 billion dollars of economic growth to the State of New York. This is … Continue reading »

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Moving my practice

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that effective December 22, 2009, I will be relocating my practice to 214 N. State Street, Syracuse, NY 13203. My new telephone number will be 315-295-1450. My new fax number will be 315-478-1687. My email will remain tengel@engelatty.com. My Saratoga office remains at 1104 Middleline Road, Ballston Spa, … Continue reading »

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Do you go to business shows?

This afternoon, I went to the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce annual business networking show. I’ve had people ask, “Why go to these shows?” I am of the mind that it is very important for a solo or small firm lawyer or business owner to attend the show, especially if you can’t or won’t pay the … Continue reading »

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The audacity of people

I realize that the story I am about to share may not compare to the swindling that Bernie Madoff executed, but from my perspective it is actually worse. In today’s Syracuse Post Standard, there was an article detailing the scheme conducted by Jerome Feldman involving those must vulnerable: families in need of a transplant. Allegedly, … Continue reading »

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