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 and a rabbit. 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
Was he born in Britain and trained in the U.S.? Because Lines of Battle was born here, but trained in Europe, so he’s considered a European horse.
Born in Britain, sold as a yearling to America
Regardless, he was a British horse. British bred and born. Thus, a European horse has won the Derby. They didn’t say “No European-raced horse has ever won the Derby”, they said “No European horse”
I would consider Lines of Battle to be American-bred and European-raced. Not fully European
Rosie Napravnik looked like a princess on Mylute in the post parade.
She was so calm and poised. I would be frothing at the mouth if I were riding a horse in a race that big.
Rosie is chill. Rosie is good at what she does. Rosie is, indeed, a freaking princess
Does the name Omar Khayyam mean anything to you?
1917 British-born Derby winner. BAM
Um…no he didn’t?
Calvin Borel did not win three Derbies in a row. Facts are important here, people
Rosie, Calvin, Gary, and Garrett
I love them all. I would not be too upset if any of them won
“He’s undefeated and yet he’s the sixth favorite right now”
- Didn’t run as a juvenile - only one Derby winner ever did that
- Has only four races under him - so lightly raced I want to puke
- Undefeated doesn’t mean diddly squat in FOUR RACES
clearlynovv asked: I CANT FREAKING STAND KEVIN KRIGGER OR DOUG AND ITS A SHAME BECAUSE THEY HAVE A DECENT HORSE BUT IM GONNA BREAK SOMETHING IF HE WINS BECAUSE HIS ANNOYING CONNECTIONS
Hey yeah you and me feel the same way
Obnoxious jockey and shitty trainer, unfortunately stuck with what might be a good horse. Oh well
“The Unbridled Songs are supposed to love the mud.”
Ah, that’s why we keep breeding them. On the ‘off’ chance that the Derby is a slopfest.
My response was exactly: “They’re also supposed to be able to run without breaking literally everything, but we’ve seen how that turned out…”
Can we talk to a trainer who is actually good at what he does?
*complete boredom* XD
“Oh this fucking question again? Can’t you guys think of anything else to talk about?”
fiercepossum asked: Who's your money on for the derby? :)
I don’t bet lol
But if I had to put a bet down, I guess it’d be on Itsmyluckyday
Sentimentally, I want Mylute to win. I would also love to see Normandy Invasion get it. But with the sloppy track, I’ve gotta go with Itsmyluckyday