I have to immediately scour the online checklist for an racehorse cards (which are always included)
My dad got an empty PGA box today at his card store. Every box has a box topper card and box bottom cards, and there are a few different ones. The one he rescued from being thrown out had one baseball player, one football player, and…one Gallant Fox!
But then he told me he’s keeping it for the collection
So anyways, I will be slowly collecting the other cards in the set over the coming weeks. Trying to get the Gallant Fox topper, as well as the Whirlaway/Citation/Eddie Arcaro topper, and the Man o’ War, Alydar, Assault, Spectacular Bid, and Northern Dancer cards.
WISH ME LUCK MY MINIONS
webuiltthepyramids replied to your photo:Favorite Racehorse Pictures 1/∞ If you don’t…
I am laughing so hard. My professor asked if there was something I’d like to share with the rest of the class and oh the look of horror that must have come over my face.
"Why, yes, professor, I would like to share. Everyone take a look at this magnificent example of 1930’s photobombing and appreciate it. Also it sorta looks like a pony-boney."
So this here is a link to some amazing vintage footage…first race shown is the filly Step Lightly winning the 1920 Futurity at Belmont, and that’s followed by Man o’ War in his record-breaking Jockey Club Gold Cup victory!
illogicalrabbit said: Hey, I noticed that in the "break like quail" post, one of the horses seems to have blinkers that cover his entire eye (he's the one in the blue) as opposed to just being a cup. What's the purpose of that design?
I just love the look of pacifiers. Make every horse look like a weird, bug-eyed alien. I mean, really:
That is hilarious.
So anyways, pacifiers are a bit of mesh they put over blinker cups to fully cover the eye. They both protect from flying debris, and serve to “pacify” excitable horses by restricting their vision (though they are not to be used in muddy conditions, as they are more likely to clog up from flying mud)
Check ‘em out here
We’ll miss you, even when you say things like “Johnny Velasquez dropped the whip at the sixteenth pole!” letting everyone know of my mistake.
John Velasques, at Tom Durkin’s retirement ceremony. (via webuiltthepyramids)