dame-mjrn asked: I just want to say I'm glad I scrolled through here before trying to post a question on my own blog. I was trying to figure out what Oxbow's colour was, as he caught my attention as soon as I saw him. I thought maybe he was a bay roan, but I wasn't sure if that an official colour of the breed or not.
Bay roan is not an officially registered color in Thoroughbreds, but that’s pretty much what Oxbow is. He’s registered bay but he’s clearly but that Cee’s Tizzy grey hiding in there
They look very similar, no?
lehomestretch asked: Oxie is so handsome! And Gary Stevens, of course ;)
Yeah, I’ll…I’ll take me some of that
I’m not gonna let you upset me today :)
You can throw all the hissy fits you want, they’re just gonna get deleted lol
Anonymous asked: Can I just say I love you? I didn't like Orb either and everyone I know is all freaking out and I'm just over here like my top 2 picks were 1st and 3rd. Who's laughing now?
I love you too anon ;)
My top picks were 3rd (Mylute), 2nd (Itsmyluckyday), and I’ve forgotten where Departing finished…
(And I’m laughing at Titletown Five finishing exactly where I thought he would: Dead last by almost 50 lengths)
dragons-bones asked: I've been doing a victory dance throughout my house's whole floor. Gary Stevens was always a favorite of mine (and I've got a big soft spot for D. Wayne Lukas, too) and seeing Oxbow storm down the stretch was AWESOME! More Gary in the winner's circle, please.
I was screaming a bit because all three top finishers were horses I was hoping would win, so all I had to do is see the order of finish XD
I love Gary, like no joke. I was devastated when he retired, but he comes back in a big way to win the Preakness!
Such a sight I thought I would never see in my lifetime
People who are disappointed in no Triple, perhaps look at this bit of history. Seeing Calumet colors back in glory is a huge deal
(Granted it isn’t the “blue and devil’s red” of the original Calumet, but still)
Anonymous asked: Hi Megan! What were the conditions at the Preakness today? im at a baseball tourney so i wasnt able to watch the race!
It was a nice day, overcast but not muddy or anything. Solid track, but not particularly fast (Pimlico has a notoriously slow track. Deep and soft dirt)
Old Hilltop was in fine fettle today, for her signature race ;)
Anonymous asked: Do you know Oxbow's pedigree?
Oxbow is by Awesome Again, out of Tizamazing
Another reason I love this win is because it might give Awesome Again a little boost. I personally think he is one of America’s greatest sires and seems like he’s been sadly ignored lately. The fact that he turns 20 next year means we need to be utilizing him while he’s still breeding
So maybe next time I dislike a popular horse, I will be afforded the same respect
(Unlike after the Derby)