Thursday, August 27, 2015

HRN: Appreciation for American Pharoah

Each time I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blog, I post a notice on this blogThese notices include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

"Admit it. You have said something along the lines of the statement, “We have a Triple Crown winner,” over and over since the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in hopes that you would eventually become accustomed to the reality. After 37 long years of waiting, American Pharoah put an end to the drought, sweeping the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and Belmont Stakes to the overwhelming elation of racing fans.

At last, the horse we had been waiting for arrived. For nearly four decades, the racing industry had been yearning for a horse that could join the immortals. Finally, American Pharoah came along and gave racing enthusiasts exactly that.

Nevertheless, plenty of naysayers remain. While most of the racing community wishes that we could enjoy this horse for a longer amount of time, some say the horse’s connections are taking too great of a risk by continuing to race him at all. And now that “the one” has finally arrived, many cynics refuse to believe it. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Work Published with 'The Equine Chronicle'

Check out "The Little Horse That Could" - an online feature I wrote for The Equine Chronicle, the leading magazine for the breed show industry. The article can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Born 34 Days to Early, Premature Palomino Colt Goes on to Become World/Reserve World Champ in Three Different Breeds

Soaking Up the Sun, AKA Midas, and his owner, Lisa Blake
Photo by Terri Cage