Megan. 21. Texas girl. Horse racing nut. Proud owner of way too much stuff. 90's kid for life. Potty potty Potterhead. Forever Hiddlestoned. Movie enthusiast, the older the better. Mama to two dogs, a rabbit, and a kitty (soon to be more!). Cleans dog poo for a living. Glad and willing to answer any questions, at all times. I love conversation
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*NOTE: None of these photos are mine (unless otherwise stated), obviously, because most of these horses died way before I was born. I did, however, pay for the rare and vintage magazines and books that a lot of these photos come from
webuiltthepyramids said: Your tags on my Afleet Alex post made my day. I've got that entire call memorized too-that and Rags to Riches' Belmont.
I HAVE SO MANY RACES MEMORIZED I CAN’T EVEN TELL IF IT’S IMPRESSIVE OR JUST SO SO SAD
For example (and this is strictly from memory, I swear):
Rachel Alexandra 2009 Kentucky Oaks, as called by Tom Durkin
"And they are off in the Kentucky Oaks! And going right to the lead, it’s gonna be Gabby’s Golden Girl*. Gabby’s Golden Girl takes the early, Rachel Alexandra, though, comes right out, right alongside her as they move by us for the first time. Then it’s Be Fair, down on the rail running in third, Flying Spur is alongside her in fourth, Tweeter in behind those two in fifth position, then it’s Stone Legacy in sixth and Nan is the last of seven. Around the clubhouse turn here at Churchill Downs and Gabby’s Golden Girl is the leader. Heavily favored Rachel Alexandra a cool and calculated second, again an opening quarter of 23 and 3/5 seconds. Be Fair third on the inside. Flying Spur, Garrett Gomez says "go" with her early on, she’s up the be third now on the outside of Be Fair. Then it’s a break of three back to stablemates Tweeter and Stone Legacy, Nan trails the field. It’s still Gabby’s Golden Girl the leader, still glued to her flank is Rachel Alexandra, through a half in 47 and 2/5 seconds. The pace has been reasonable, there’s a half mile left to go. Calvin Borel, still sitting chilly on Rachel Alexandra, still off the flank of front-running Gabby’s Golden Girl. And now he makes a move, just a niddle ludge, a little nudge, and now they’re head to head for the lead and now the tempo’s starting to quicken. As they move for the top of the stretch, here’s Rachel Alexandra. Rachel Alexandra takes the lead, and really had no resistance whatsoever from Gabby’s Golden Ba- and now Rachel Alexandra’s opening up! Five lengths on the field, six, oh a tour de force by the Superfilly Rachel Alexandra. Calvin Borel isn’t moving a muscle on her, she’s gonna destroy this field! Oh, Superfilly? You bet! What’s the final margin?!? She might have won by 20! Rachel Alexandra is absolutely spectacular in 1 minute, 48 and 4/5 seconds. Stone Legacy was weeeellllll beaten in second, and finishing third there was Flying Spur. Un-Be-Lievable!"
*The horse’s name is Gabby’s Golden Gal, but Durking clearly calls her “Girl” throughout the entire race. He also says “Rachel Alexander”, but I hate calling her that XD
Anonymous said: Do you follow harness racing at all?