If you can’t see the above embedded “highlights reel” of Secretariat’s appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show,” click on the link.
::Ding! Dong!:: It’s not the Avon Lady. Or a Jehovah’s Witness.
It’s another post celebrating the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown! Let’s check it out.
All you need to know about Penny Chenery, the owner and breeder of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.
No wonder Mrs. Chenery is beloved by many and considered an ambassador of horse racing.
The photo is of part of a display of Triple Crown winners in the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
I see a lot of confusion online about where and when to watch the action related to the 2013 Preakness Stakes. Then again, maybe my codeine cough syrup is stronger than I thought?
Simple version: if you’re looking for 2013 Preakness Stakes related action? Go to NBC Sports, mostly on your cable system or via its live online stream on the NBC Sports website. HRTV will carry race day coverage, too.
The big race on Saturday is early in the evening on NBC on your local NBC TV station. As always, check your local listings. Your mileage may vary.
Also, keep in mind, you can watch the NBC Sports stream on your digital device of choice – your tablet, your smartphone and even your desktop. If you’re out in public, don’t forget your earbuds.
If you can’t see the video embedded above of Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow singing “Landslide” on the Oprah Show, click on the link.
The Internet allows us to find people who share our interests. Doesn’t matter where they live or what time we each live our waking hours. We can still connect.
Horse play in the palace! Boys will be boys.
Long, long ago, in a lifetime far, far away, I used to work in TV sports production. My husband still does, although he doesn’t work on live events any more. When we watch TV sports at home, we’re not just watching the action. We’re watching “the show.” In more recent years, I’ve become more aware of the storytelling thread running through live events, both the short stories and the larger plot arcs, as well as the “characters” involved.
Anyway, here are some of the things I liked in the TV coverage of the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Maybe you noticed some of them, too?
Wider shots in the Post Parade
For decades, maybe centuries, we’ve been told, “Patience is a virtue,” yet we live in an increasingly “faster, faster, pussycat,” world.
Yet, patience won in the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
The Blood Horse has an article about what The Today Show and other NBC properties will be covering for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Click on the link for the scoop.
To see info about TV coverage of the 2013 Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Oaks and some of the Derby undercard, click on that link.
If you can’t see the embedded video of Felicia’s Ark: Horses from Geek and Sundry, click on the link.
In 1882, Frank R. Stockton published a short story that has frustrated the beejezus out of high school English students for generations. In the last line of “The Lady, or the Tiger?” either Stockton or the story’s narrator – if you want to go all “lit class” on it – asks readers to pick the ending. The title is says it all.
Little did Stockton know what the future would hold.
If you can’t see the embedded video trailer of jockey Rosie Napravnik on 4/28/13 edition of “60 Minutes,” click on the link. Courtesy CBS News.
That about sums it up. Bob Simon will interview Rosie on tonight’s edition of “60 Minutes.”
If you miss it, which is possible because I just found out at 5:30 pm EDT on 4/28, the segment will be on the “60 Minutes” website.
Thanks, @helloracefans, for the tip!