Stymie Print

If you’ve followed this blog for a bit, then you might remember a few of the posts I did on equestrian artist Milton Menasco. To give you quick refresher, Menasco was born in 1890 in Los Angeles, and began his career as an artist in Hollywood creating movie posters. By 1925, Menasco found himself in[…]

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Postcard Décor

This post will be the first of many regarding the Voss family, particularly renowned sporting art artist, Franklin Voss. I will give a variety of history regarding Franklin in another entry, but today I’m going to focus on one of his most famous portraits, Man o’ War as a Two-year Old. This piece was painted[…]

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Pegasus World Cup

Last weekend I journeyed south to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the very first Pegasus World Cup, which was held at the gorgeous Gulfstream Park. It was a wonderful experience, and I’m so happy I was there to witness California Chrome’s last race, as well as see the magnificent Arrogate! The weather in South Florida this[…]

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Racehorse Series

As you all know by now, Liz Wiley is one of my favorite equestrian artists. Her work is superb, and I am lucky enough to own a few pieces. Recently, she launched a new series – the Racehorse Series – and, of course, I was an instant fan! Below are some of my favorites. These[…]

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Book Review: Finding Daylight

I may be a 30-something, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy some excellent young adult literature because, let’s face it, we’re all still young at heart, right? Over the Labor Day weekend, I jumped into Mara Dabrishus’ horseracing novel, Finding Daylight, and couldn’t put it down. Young jockey, Georgie Quinn, and fierce filly, Sweet[…]

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Lani the Legend

If you’ve been following the Triple Crown campaign, then you’ve heard of Lani, the gorgeous grey with a mind of his own! He was born in Kentucky, but trains in Japan where he is a star. Lani is my spirit animal, and I wish I could be more like him. If Lani doesn’t want to[…]

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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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The Legendary Cigar

This post is a little overdue, but I wanted to write it nonetheless. The legendary Cigar passed away on October 7, 2014 after complications with a surgical procedure. Cigar was the first racehorse since Citation to win 16 races in a row, and, until Curlin surpassed him in 2008, he was America’s leading money earner.[…]

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