Speaking of horse races, tomorrow is Pentecost. The end of the Easter Season in which we pick up Ordinary time. That's ordinary in the sense of 'ordinal numbers' used to mark the Sundays, rather than a particular season. Not ordinary in the sense of blah. Over at Fish Easters, there's a nice write up on Pentecost and the teachings and customs around it. FWIW, Fish Easters, along with Catholic Exchange and Mark Shea, was one of the main sources for learning about Catholicism back when I was still a Protestant minister. It's a traditional site (there's some irony). And does a good job about saying 'this is why Catholics do and think and believe....'