The 2015 Travers Stakes on TV: aka #Pharoahtoga

Video from NYRA covering the arrival of Pharoah in Saratoga. https://youtu.be/cfKSZmD9w5c #Pharoahtoga is the hashtag created by Justin Zayat, manager of Zayat Racing when The Decision was made. This Saturday, Aug. 29, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will line up in the Saratoga starting gate to take a run at the Travers Stakes. Pharoah has the number two ...

Four In Hand: Author Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie and her late beloved friend Imp. Our Four In Hand "driver" today is thriller author Connie Johnson Hambley. The author of THE CHARITY and the recently released sequel THE TROUBLES, Connie has a lot to tell us about her past and present life with horses. Her experience adds depth and drama to the equestrian ...

Ways to stay cool in the heat? Part 2

  Cowgirl of Seven J’s Farm and I after our lesson on an evening in late June 2015. I have to rely on the following: Mens wicking/cooling golf shirt from Ocean State Job Lot. Cooling scarf from REI. Cooling cuff and cap under the hard hat from now-defunct CoolMedics. Lighterweight breeches by StickySeats. Photo by ...

2015 Belmont Stakes on TV

Set your DVRs and/or grab your snacks and favorite beverages. As always, check your local listings, too, even though the information below came from the Belmont Stakes website. BTW, I seriously considered snurching that awesome infographic featuring the amazing American Pharoah from the Belmont TV sked page, but my better angels made me stop. The third ...

2015 Belmont Stakes Post Position Draw

According to "TV Technology" magazine, the post position draw for the Belmont Stakes will be streamed live by NBC Sports Network over smartphone, via an app called Periscope. Knowing NBC Sports Network Twitter handle (@NBCSN) is important to access the stream. Let me know how it works, if you watch that way. The source: http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/nbcsn-readies-periscope-for-belmont-draw/276132   More about the ...

2015 Preakness Stakes on TV

The Woodlawn Vase, the trophy for the Preakness Stakes, photo courtesy the Maryland Historical Society. Will American Pharoah win the second jewel of the 2015 Triple Crown?  If he does or doesn't, would either be so bad? Or will his stablemate Dortmund slow down enough early in the race to give us another Sunday Silence/Easy ...

Four In Hand: Author Brittney Joy

Brittney's first horse Austie, a bay Quarter Horse/Standardbred cross. Photo courtesy Brittney Joy Showdown, Book 2 in the Red Rock Ranch series This time, "Four In Hand" goes West, thanks to “driver” author Brittney Joy, author of the Red Rock Ranch series of novels. "Cowboy Boots or Muck Boots," Brittney says in her bio, "always have ...