April182014

"And the winner is Harry Trotter, by the entire racetrack"

2PM
3-year-old gelding Roman Brother at Saratoga in 1964, accompanied by his exercise rider
Roman Brother would be voted Horse of the Year by the Daily Racing Form in 1965, losing to the undefeated juvenile filly Moccasin in polls conducted by TRA and Turf and Sport Digest

3-year-old gelding Roman Brother at Saratoga in 1964, accompanied by his exercise rider

Roman Brother would be voted Horse of the Year by the Daily Racing Form in 1965, losing to the undefeated juvenile filly Moccasin in polls conducted by TRA and Turf and Sport Digest

April172014

"And the winner is Harry Trotter by the entire racecourse"

Futurama goes to the races! This is one of my favorite episodes XD

April152014
6PM
Wavering Monarch, stakes-winner and fantastic sire
The winner of the 1982 Haskell Invitational and Omaha Gold Cup, Wavering Monarch’s fame as a stallion rest mostly in his grandchildren. He sired champion juvenile Maria’s Mon, who in turn sired two Kentucky Derby winners (Monarchos and Super Saver) as well as two champion fillies (Wait a While and Awesome Maria). Wavering Monarch also produced the filly Whiffling, who was the dam of ill-fated 1983 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Prairie Bayou
Wavering Monarch died June 17, 2004

Wavering Monarch, stakes-winner and fantastic sire

The winner of the 1982 Haskell Invitational and Omaha Gold Cup, Wavering Monarch’s fame as a stallion rest mostly in his grandchildren. He sired champion juvenile Maria’s Mon, who in turn sired two Kentucky Derby winners (Monarchos and Super Saver) as well as two champion fillies (Wait a While and Awesome Maria). Wavering Monarch also produced the filly Whiffling, who was the dam of ill-fated 1983 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Prairie Bayou

Wavering Monarch died June 17, 2004

6PM
Jorge Velasquez and 3-year-old colt Icy Nino storm to victory in the $10,000 City of Miami Handicap at Tropical Park, November 26 1967

Jorge Velasquez and 3-year-old colt Icy Nino storm to victory in the $10,000 City of Miami Handicap at Tropical Park, November 26 1967

6PM
"There are a lot of guy who call themselves horse trainers, but I am a trainer of racehorses. There is a difference. It is not how many events you win in a year, but that you try to win the good races."
Charlie Whittingham holds the reins on one of his earlier successes, the gelding Corn Husker. In 1957, 44-year-old Whittingham trained Liz Tippet’s former steeplechaser to victories in the San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, and Santa Anita Handicaps
Sitting aboard Corn Husker is future trainer Joe Manzi, who would find fame conditioning 1982 Champion Juvenile Colt Roving Boy and 1987 Kentucky Derby hopeful Masterful Advocate

"There are a lot of guy who call themselves horse trainers, but I am a trainer of racehorses. There is a difference. It is not how many events you win in a year, but that you try to win the good races."

Charlie Whittingham holds the reins on one of his earlier successes, the gelding Corn Husker. In 1957, 44-year-old Whittingham trained Liz Tippet’s former steeplechaser to victories in the San Juan Capistrano, San Gabriel, and Santa Anita Handicaps

Sitting aboard Corn Husker is future trainer Joe Manzi, who would find fame conditioning 1982 Champion Juvenile Colt Roving Boy and 1987 Kentucky Derby hopeful Masterful Advocate

April132014
5PM

Happy Birthday, Riva Ridge 

(April 13, 1969 - April 21, 1985)

1971 US Champion Juvenile Colt
1973 US Champion Older Male
1988 US Racing Hall of Fame
Winner: Champagne Stakes, Futurity Stakes, Laurel Futurity, Blue Grass Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Hollywood Derby, Brooklyn Handicap, Massachusetts Handicap, and Stuyvesant Handicap

4PM

So I’ve been experimenting with stupid collages when I’m bored and have no internet

My favorites so far: Gallant Fox, Omaha, War Admiral, Whirlaway, Native Dancer, Assault, and Citation

4PM
"Ed Christmas, who never gets any further away from Gallorette than necessary, watches her graze at Belmont after a morning’s work. Gallorette, as tough and hardy a filly as recent racing has seen, won $159,160 in 1946.” 

"Ed Christmas, who never gets any further away from Gallorette than necessary, watches her graze at Belmont after a morning’s work. Gallorette, as tough and hardy a filly as recent racing has seen, won $159,160 in 1946.” 

April62014
7PM

Anonymous asked: Do you have any good conformation pics of Dr. Fager? Speaking of the good Doc, how do you feel about rabbits (both the horses and the little bunnies)?

(Sorry about the late answer!)

I do have the Good Doc in conformation:

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(Handsome old boy, wasn’t he?)

As to rabbits..

I don’t like racing rabbits. I think it’s a form of cheating disguised as “strategy”. If a horse wins a race because the front-runners were speeding, that’s fine. But intentionally entering a horse you know can’t win specifically to tire out lead runner just strikes me as underhanded. I just wish it was easier to pinpoint and police.

As for bunnies…

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This is my rabbit, Cocoa Puff :D I love bunnies!

6PM
Union Rags 026 by ekdeutsch on Flickr.
That right there is a horse that knows he’s gorgeous

Union Rags 026 by ekdeutsch on Flickr.

That right there is a horse that knows he’s gorgeous

6PM
Juvenile stakes winner and important sire What a Pleasure, at Saratoga in 1967

Juvenile stakes winner and important sire What a Pleasure, at Saratoga in 1967