February122014
8PM
8PM
merlinoftheroundtable:

The beautiful Alysheba, for Megan again <3

Reblogging again because flawless gif of flawless animal

merlinoftheroundtable:

The beautiful Alysheba, for Megan again <3

Reblogging again because flawless gif of flawless animal

7PM
"He&#8217;s the greatest horse I&#8217;ve ever been on, no question. It&#8217;s difficult for him to impress people because he never wins by very far, but he always has a lot left."
- Jockey Chris McCarron on Alysheba

"He’s the greatest horse I’ve ever been on, no question. It’s difficult for him to impress people because he never wins by very far, but he always has a lot left."

- Jockey Chris McCarron on Alysheba

February112014
“Go down to the winner’s circle and get your roses and take ‘em back to Texas!” Trainer John Nerud to owner Ralph Lowe, seconds before their horse, Gallant Man, was mistakenly pulled up short of the finish line, losing the 1957 Kentucky Derby
3PM
Indygo Shiner
1998 son of A.P. Indy, out of Navarra
Indygo Shiner was a Grade 3 winner, but he was competitive in several graded stakes races. He ran runner-up in the 2000 Grey Breeder&#8217;s Cup Stakes in Canada as a juvenile, and won the Grade 3 Jefferson Cup Stakes in 2001 at Churchill Downs
In 2003, Indygo Shiner entered stud in Argentina, and he began shuttling to Hill &#8216;n&#8217; Dale in 2009. Tragically, the 15-year-old stallion was euthanized in 2013 due to a ruptured stomach 

Indygo Shiner

1998 son of A.P. Indy, out of Navarra

Indygo Shiner was a Grade 3 winner, but he was competitive in several graded stakes races. He ran runner-up in the 2000 Grey Breeder’s Cup Stakes in Canada as a juvenile, and won the Grade 3 Jefferson Cup Stakes in 2001 at Churchill Downs

In 2003, Indygo Shiner entered stud in Argentina, and he began shuttling to Hill ‘n’ Dale in 2009. Tragically, the 15-year-old stallion was euthanized in 2013 due to a ruptured stomach 

3PM

atributetosuccess asked: Your blog was recommended to me by awkwardblackequestrian and can I just say I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Looking forward to following and future reblogging :)

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Well hi there!

Welcome to le blog, so glad you like it! As per house rules, please feel free to send me a message anytime, any questions, comments, thoughts, or whatever XD

3PM
webuiltthepyramids:

I was going through my pictures and came across this screencap and I’m still laughing so hard.

Oh my god I remember this
WHEREFORE ART THOU, REALLY EXCITED ANON!?!?

webuiltthepyramids:

I was going through my pictures and came across this screencap and I’m still laughing so hard.

Oh my god I remember this

WHEREFORE ART THOU, REALLY EXCITED ANON!?!?

February92014

Let’s not steal each other’s things guys..

lehomestretchh:

Honestly if you steal a caption, like the Palace Malice page did on Facebook that took someone a while to wrote I honestly just ugh. You lose my respect.

You know what? I’m fucking done with being polite on this issue. Fucking done. This has been brought up multiple fucking times, and the cunt who’s doing it just will not get it through her fucking thick-ass skull

I’m usually not this angry about it, because, yes, those aren’t my personal pictures. I realize that once it’s on the internet, it’s fair game for anyone else to come along and save it for re-posting. Not much I can do about it, not much sense in getting that mad

But you know what isn’t fair game? You know what I can get fucking pissed about if you take? MY WORDS. MY research, MY thoughts, MY commentary. THAT IS MINE. I worked for an hour or more on that War Admiral post, because I wanted it to be just right. I wanted to do a fucking nice tribute to the greatest race from one of my absolute favorite horses. It was a post that I thought long and hard about, revised multiple times, researched facts and figures, and all-in-all slaved my ass off over. And for what, so some anonymous bitch who can’t be bothered to actually find her own pictures or write her own captions can casually come by and copypasta it to Facebook? Without a writing credit, without a link, without any acknowledgement that I FUCKING WROTE THAT!?!?

I’m going to a party now and I’m going to have fun. I probably won’t be back on here tonight, or really any night soon. Incidents like this both fuel my anger and make me absolutely not want to post anything else. And then where would you be without your favorite blog to steal from? Poor baby might actually have to use that brain beyond just clicking ‘copy’ and ‘paste’

2PM
In honor of the ridiculous influx of baby pictures recently, here&#8217;s one from the vault
When 8-year-old mare Maggy Hawk gave birth to her third foal on May 9, 2002, the young mare immediately rejected her colt. In the 12 day interval before a nurse mare could be found, 9-year-old Lauren, daughter of breeder John Silvertand, hand fed the colt milk from an old Coors Lite bottle
This little colt, of course, grew up to be 2005 Preakness/Belmont winner and perennial fan favorite Afleet Alex 

In honor of the ridiculous influx of baby pictures recently, here’s one from the vault

When 8-year-old mare Maggy Hawk gave birth to her third foal on May 9, 2002, the young mare immediately rejected her colt. In the 12 day interval before a nurse mare could be found, 9-year-old Lauren, daughter of breeder John Silvertand, hand fed the colt milk from an old Coors Lite bottle

This little colt, of course, grew up to be 2005 Preakness/Belmont winner and perennial fan favorite Afleet Alex 

1PM

This week in foal news is just killing me

Ragsy’s first, BAT’s first, Gracie’s foal, Plum Pretty’s foal…

UGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUGUG

1PM
lehomestretchh:

Havre de Grace’s foal! It’s by Tapit. Both are doing well.

IT&#8217;S A GIRL!!! SDGHWLEGJBSKDJFSKJGWKLEGJNEWIOVH
(ps I&#8217;m calling this one Gracelit)

lehomestretchh:

Havre de Grace’s foal! It’s by Tapit. Both are doing well.

IT’S A GIRL!!! SDGHWLEGJBSKDJFSKJGWKLEGJNEWIOVH

(ps I’m calling this one Gracelit)

12PM
And here&#8217;s another &#8216;first foal&#8217;! Anyone else remember speedy black little Boys at Tosconova? Well, our 2010 Hopeful winner and BC Juvenile runner-up was represented by his first foal at the tail-end of last month
This gorgeous little filly was born to New York mare Mill Power on January 30 at Stone Bridge Farm 

And here’s another ‘first foal’! Anyone else remember speedy black little Boys at Tosconova? Well, our 2010 Hopeful winner and BC Juvenile runner-up was represented by his first foal at the tail-end of last month

This gorgeous little filly was born to New York mare Mill Power on January 30 at Stone Bridge Farm 

12PM
Big Top Cat
2002 son of Storm Cat, out of 1995 Champion Juvenile Filly Golden Attraction
Despite his sterling pedigree, Big Top Cat won only two races in his career, a maiden special weight and an allowance. He competed in a few stakes races, and was third in the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct
Big Top Cat entered stud in 2007 at Louisiana Stallion Station. Sire of minor Louisiana stakes winner Top Cat Boogie
Big Top Cat died in 2012

Big Top Cat

2002 son of Storm Cat, out of 1995 Champion Juvenile Filly Golden Attraction

Despite his sterling pedigree, Big Top Cat won only two races in his career, a maiden special weight and an allowance. He competed in a few stakes races, and was third in the Grade 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct

Big Top Cat entered stud in 2007 at Louisiana Stallion Station. Sire of minor Louisiana stakes winner Top Cat Boogie

Big Top Cat died in 2012

11AM
Stablemates Seabiscuit and Fair Knightess working out 
The bay daughter of British stallion Bright Knight was purchased by Charles Howard partially because she made an ideal workout partner for Seabiscuit; she was fast enough to keep up with him, but was not demoralized when he beat her. Fair Knightess was also an accomplished racer in her own right, twice winning the Bostonian Handicap, as well as several other races over males

Stablemates Seabiscuit and Fair Knightess working out 

The bay daughter of British stallion Bright Knight was purchased by Charles Howard partially because she made an ideal workout partner for Seabiscuit; she was fast enough to keep up with him, but was not demoralized when he beat her. Fair Knightess was also an accomplished racer in her own right, twice winning the Bostonian Handicap, as well as several other races over males