Verb(ing) – XVI

Reading I’m enjoying two horse books at the moment – no surprise there. The first is American Pharoah by Joe Drape. I’m about halfway through and would definitely recommend it. I love learning the back story and behind the scenes of our 12th Triple Crown winner!   I also just started The Sport of Kings[…]

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The Maryland Horse: An Artist’s View

An Art Show, “The Maryland Horse: An Artist’s View,” will feature the original work by equestrian artist, Sam Robinson. Sam is a Maryland native and currently lives in the Greenspring Valley of Baltimore County where he has a home and studio on a small part of Burnside Farm. “I am near some of Maryland’s great[…]

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The Best Thing to Happen to 2015

American Pharoah Gives Us More It’s incredibly difficult to put exactly into words what American Pharoah has done for me and many other horseracing fans alike. I was born in 1982, which means that I had never, in my lifetime, witnessed a Triple Crown winner. I witnessed, multiple times, Triple Crown attempts, the most gut-wrenching,[…]

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Breeder’s Cup – Saturday

Saturday was Classic day, and since we had the issue in the Bourbon Lounge the day before, we decided to arrive at Keeneland bright and early. Thankfully, we were able to snag a nice table in the corner, away from all the hustle and bustle. The day was relatively grey and dreary with sprinkles on[…]

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For the Tree

If your Christmas tree is like mine, it is gradually being taken over by equestrian ornaments, which, of course, is totally natural and completely fine – haha! Every year I add one or two more, so now I have to have two trees (one is pretty small) in order to accommodate my growing collection. At[…]

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Amazing American Pharoah

I was at a wedding on Saturday when American Pharoah ran in the Travers Stakes, but I was able to follow commentary on social media. Once I learned that he had come in second, I was pretty upset for my hero. Later I read that his owner said his gut instinct was to retire AP[…]

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Belmont Park

After reading Ruffian: Burning from the Start and Ruffian: A Racetrack Romance, I wanted to visit her grave at Belmont Park in New York. I had never been to Belmont before, but since James and I were in Manhattan last week, we decided to swing by the track on our way to the Hamptons. Prior[…]

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