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
Rapturesrevenge said: “Megan we need a blaze-faced filly club like we have for the boys. I nominate these two girls, of course.”
Dude, Quaze Quilt’s blaze was super terrific
See also: Flawlessly
webuiltthepyramids said: When I patted Union Rags, I told him "Megan says hi." :)
YOU ARE JUST THE BEST PERSON EVER UGGGGGG
(The noise I made was not human. I woke up my dog from halfway across the room and she started howling)
Anonymous said: Has there ever been an instance of a horse returning to racing after breeding?
Seabiscuit did it, for one. While he was recovering from his injury at Charles Howard’s farm, he was bred to a select group of mares (which included his workmate Fair Knightess). He was returned to training soon after, and his first crop was born while he was still racing (you can search my archives for the “Seven Little Biscuits” for more info)
It’s actually pretty common, surprisingly so, especially in the cases of stallions with fertility problems. Take Twenty Grand, for instance. He was Horse of the Year in 1931, winning the Kentucky Derby, Belmont, Wood Memorial, Travers, JCGC, and several others. He was retired after pulling up lame in his second race at age 4, and sent to stud at Greentree. He proved to be sterile, and was sent back to the races at 7. Twenty Grand was retired for good at the end of that year
And even more surprisingly, it sometimes happens with the ladies as well. 1892 British Fillies Triple Crown winner La Fleche raced her entire five-year-old season while pregnant, and that included winning the two-and-a-half mile Ascot Gold Cup