How did you get into horse racing? Do you have an book or reading recommendations for someone interested in working in a track office or breeding farm?
It was a natural progression. I’ve always been into horses, and had a few select racehorses that I was a fan of, but where I’m from, it’s mostly all Tennessee Walkers. Then I moved to Lexington for college, and it blossomed from there. I just got immersed in it. As far as reading, I believe I just have racehorse biography books, but there seems to be some good selections on Amazon. Does anyone else have any recommendations?
I was on Ebay and louievilcat is selling some winner circle pictures of Ruffian. Since she’s your favorite race horse, I thought I’d tell you about them.
Awww, thank you so much! That’s so kind of you! <3
Do you know where I could find things out about a mare? Her name is Irish Emotion but I have no idea if she ever raced or not
Thanks tumblr, for keeping my messages a secret from me. I’m so sorry about that. But yep, she raced 13 times, mostly in claimers, and had one win, two seconds, and two third place finishes. She had $11,183 in earnings. Not a bad horse by any means. You can find records on equibase, usually.
Do you happen to know anything about a horse named "Dawn Watcher"? Thanks!
I hadn’t until you messaged me! Did you adopt him?!
Do you happen to know whether it’s possible to visit Ruffian’s grave at Belmont?
I remember reading a blog post of someone who called ahead and was given permission to visit.
Alright guys, Derby picks?
Mendelssohn’s the pick in my house! How about you guys?
Any early derby picks after today?
I’m liking Mendelssohn now!
Do you have an early Derby pick? I’m liking the way Justify moves and the way he’s built but he’s not even eligible points wise yet.
I usually pick my Derby favorites on their past performances, and I really like McKinzie. Justify is looking like a promising horse in general, Derby or not.
Do you think Big Brown would have won the Belmont if he was not injured?
It’s one of those things that you can’t say for sure one way or another, you know? That’s what’s so interesting about racing. Anything can happen. But I think that judging by the margins that he had won his previous races, the fact that Da’ Tara led wire to wire and won in a slow time, and that the Belmont was his only defeat, I think he could have pulled it off.
Do you have any photos of The Bride, Secretariat's sister? I've been looking for art reasons, but theres just. Nothing. Nowhere. I'm hoping you might have her? (And if you have the time, maybe Outdone, as well? same line)
I haven’t been able to find anything either, unfortunately. Anybody have any possible tips or info?