Category: horse



New stable. New horse. New friend.

Switched stables at beginning of year as it became clear I wouldn’t be allowed to ride for my schools team due to to not being able to take the number of classes needed. And moved to a stable 10 minutes from my house.

I’ve been riding this little lady here, Shady, for about 3 weeks of the 5 I’ve been there. I went to grab her yesterday morning for our lesson and apparently 3 weeks was all was needed to get designated as friend by her. Got a surprise when she greeted with me a long chorus of nickers. A new change from the previous week.





Royal Gem

Royal Gem

Dance Smartly for anon. 

Dance Smartly for anon. 

“Accelerate is enjoying his new life and rou…

Accelerate is enjoying his new life and routine.”

“Brilliant racemare Annie Power with her fir…

“Brilliant racemare Annie Power with her first foal, a colt by Galileo born at Coolmore Stud.”

Hemp Hemp Hurray

February 26, 2015 – Still Alive
Raced from 2017 – Still Actively Racing
Thoroughbred Stallion (Bay) – United States

Name Origin: A spoof on “Hip Hip Hooray”. Hemp is a by-product of the Cannabis (Marijuana) plant. You cannot get high off of Hemp and it’s got a ton of uses from clothing, paper, ropes, insulation, biofuel and jewelry to name a few. But as you can’t have Hemp without Marijuana (for now at least), the harmless by-product is still banned in many places.

Hemp made a good first impression, winning in a MSW in his first start, and then winning the 2017 Tyro Stakes. For his third start he was entered into the G2 Summer Stakes where he finished second behind Untamed Domain. In his final start for the year he finished 14th and last in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, which was won by Mendelssohn.

He returned for 2018, but only won one race – the Animal Kingdom Stakes. He finished second in the King Corrie Stakes and Ontario Jockey Club Stakes, and third in the G2 Nearctic Stakes. His most recent start was on Nov 11 where he finished 8th in the G2 Kennedy Road Stakes.

Sire: Artie Schiller
Dam: Druidess (by Malibu Moon)

Trainer: Michael J. Maker
Owner: Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
Breeder: Bernard & Karen McCormack

12 Races
3 wins
3 Places
1 Shows

Earnings: $219,425

Several Videos – check them


March 6, 2015 – Still Alive
Raced from 2017 – Still Actively Racing
Thoroughbred Mare (Grey) – United States

Name Origin: Based on parents names.

Notes: Won the 2018 Beyond The Wire Stakes & 2nd in the New Start Stakes.

Sire: Paddy O’Prado
Dam: Smoking Kitty (by Macho Uno)

Trainer: Edward J. Coletti, Jr.
Owner: Bruzek, Edward and Bruzek, Gloria
Breeder: Richard Simoff

9 Races
4 wins
1 Places
1 Shows

Earnings: $192,390

Kick Butt

Raced from ??? – Still Actively Racing
Thoroughbred Mare (Chestnut) – South Africa

Name Origin: Unknown, but hope she does kick butt.

Sire: Traffic Guard
Dam: Unique (by Muhtafal)

Trainer: Stephen Moffatt (Well, now we know what he’s doing with his time after stepping down from controlling Doctor Who…)
Breeder: Takemore Stud

29 Races
2 wins
8 Places

Note: Past Performances for South African horses do not extend beyond a handful of races. They also lump together 2nd and 3rd as “Places” on their record.

Earnings: $231,575