Breeders’ Cup Recaps

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I never intended on NOT updating at all during my Breeders’ Cup week excursion, which was of course incredible and in every way unforgettable. I had my usual laptop in the repair shop (of course for a very minor problem …

Countdown to Breeders’ Cup Week

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An overview look at my 13 ½ hour drive (according to Google Maps) After months of planning and anticipation (as well as a lot of “we better not do/buy that, we gotta have money for Kentucky”), I’m excited/anxious about my upcoming …

Busy Week, Saratoga Tomorrow

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My unusually ambitious summer (at least in regard to how many horse racing dates I attend) continues after a barnburner of a Whitney weekend. I promised myself after the Wood Memorial that I would never do the late shift, go …

Working on photo blogs, no Travers for me

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A really stellar portrait of me at Saratoga done by the fabulous fourfurlongs in case you haven’t seen it yet! I’ve attended a LOT more days at Saratoga than I originally anticipated, and as much as I absolutely love soaking …

Ready for Saratoga!

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It’s on like Donkey Kong! Got my season pass photo on with a fresh haircut (I think it’s too short… before it was too long… I think I’m firing my stylist, no one seems to know how to do a …

GHR Turns 3, Other Updates

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Hi everyone! Thanks to everyone who stayed and read on for the Kentucky Derby analyses as well as welcome to all the new followers! I hope you like what you’ve seen so far! I’ve been so freakin’ busy with school …

Hmm what could this be?

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The Holy Bull Stakes is coming and that only means one thing: TIME FOR ME TO TEASE WHAT IS IN THE SECRET ARMORY OF THINGS FOR THE DERBY HANDICAP CONTEST. Some rules will change to benefit [mostly] everyone, but it …

Finals Week

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Is the reason I’m going to be quiet yet again, yet some more, until probably the end of next week. I will admit I am totally doing this college thing Caleb’s Posse style and jumping in at the quarter pole …

Updates – Summer Racing and Such

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When it rains and the “turf” goes soft, I scratch Harley from running outside in the yard. Sad face. And yes I’m rereading Seabiscuit on my nightstand. With the trip to the Belmont Stakes in the books and the Triple …

Congrats to Orb, Shug, and Joel

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I made a checklist– as I often do for the big classic-type races– listing all the qualities the Derby winner ought to have: 10 furlong ability (as judged by me), pedigree, in peak form, decent post position, how their last …