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
tackless asked: Hi :3
Sweet! Alright so here goes:
"I’m Henry VIII, I am"
"I may not always love you, but as long as there are stars above you"
"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"
"I am as ugly as I seem"
"Mom and dad don’t look so hot these days"
What a strange poem…
(Songs are: “I’m Henry VIII I Am” by Herman’s Hermits, “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “As Ugly As I Seem” by the White Stripes, and “Brat” by Green Day
Anonymous asked: Opinions on the Asmussen debacle?
Don’t let the door hit him on his way out
Steve Asmussen is, at this point, a huge liability in a sport that is already seeped in controversy and rapidly losing fans. He is a figure that attracts negative publicity, something racing cannot afford. The HOF was absolutely right in revoking his nomination, I was honestly shocked that he was given one in the first place. We cannot glorify someone like him
As to if I believe the allegations or not, I very much do. No one who is constantly under fire like him can be totally innocent. And there is a disturbing trend in his horses to lose form suddenly or injure themselves. Now at least we know how they managed to ruin Nehro. And let us not forget his equally slimy assistant Blasi, who may even be worse than his boss
He ought to have been banned years ago, but we all know it never works like that. How many horses did Dutrow have to kill before his ban actually stuck? The more of these trainers we can weed out and ban, the better. The problem is that no one wants to go after the famous ones…
And truly, I am no fan of PETA. To be more truthful, I despise them. However, if this scheme of theirs helps oust abusive trainers, I may just have to thank them this once
Following allegations of abuse and mistreatment by PETA, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has taken Asmussen’s name off of the 2014 ballots
Anonymous asked: have you eve seen a really good colored picture of busher, I found your site while looking for one, but all I find are black and white, by the way you have a cool site, all the pictures of the older horses are amazing- love all the whirlaway pics
To my knowledge, there are no color pictures of Busher. But that is only to my knowledge, which means that if there are any, they are in a private collection or just not on the internet (or in any of the books/magazines I own)
To find color pictures of racing mares from the 30’s-40’s is difficult, because most of the color pictures of older champions are taken during their stud career. Stallions, especially popular/famous ones, are always easier to get to than mares. Thus, color pictures are more common of older male champions
Such as War Admiral:
Anyways, thanks for the message!