Tag: horse racing


Judging a book by its cover (or record)

I own a (very) successful graded stakes winner.  He is opinionated, tough, massive, and strong.  He was taught at a young age that he is a champion.  He was told that he was a great.  That he was the best.  And he got away with murder. That horse is now seven years old, and it has taken almost a year of retraining for me … Read More Judging a book by its cover (or record)


Nearness to greatness

It’s like witnessing the Northern Light’s while sitting in the southern hemisphere.  Or experiencing the perfect day, followed by a spectacular sunset.  Like the most amazing vacation, only to find out that it’s fully paid for. It just doesn’t happen. But it is happening this weekend. The stars are aligning. There is a horse in not only both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky … Read More Nearness to greatness