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Behind-the-Scenes Changes Here

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Big corporations have taken a couple of years to do this, to update their websites to compliancy with the General Data Protection Regulations set by the European Union, a.k.a., GDPR.

As usual, the information trickled down to us little guys late enough in the game we have a few weeks before the May 25 deadline to get our acts together.

I had thought that, because I don’t sell anything here nor do I make any money from it, I didn’t need to fix this site. But between sending out notices of updates to the blog via email and the Google Analytics plug-ins, let alone requiring y’all to send me your email addresses so you can comment on posts, I realized I have to toe the line, too.

Plus, I’ve always taken the safety of both you and your info seriously.

Saratoga Family Awe

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If this works, I’ll be able to post directly to the blog from my phone. I’m at home now, but I was in Saratoga for the 2017 Whitney a couple of days ago. I only used the phone camera instead of schlepping the Nikon to the track, so I had to conserve power in the phone to last the, yes, twelve hour day.

You’ll see more photos from the track soon. #WinAndYoureIn #BCSWEEPSTAKES

Anyway, it DOES work.

I can’t set up keywords through the WordPress app on the phone, nor can I caption and title the photo file, but y’all should be able to see the post and photo. Which is, IMO, what counts for now.

That I could only live post to Facebook or Twitter bothered me. You guys are the ones I like seeing my stuff first.

However, I can add keywords and edit when I access the blog dashboard via the desktop. (I know, that’s tech stuff, not horses, so blah, blah, blah. 🙂 😉  )

Also, SnapSeed

I’ve never really been happy with my phone photos. The husband of one of my writer pals took a course in iPhone photography, and he’s now shooting fine art photos with an emphasis on street scenes. Bill Carito posted on the Jungle Red Writers blog about how he learned. Most of it is translatable to the Android, which is the phone platform I use.

Because I shot the photo to show how families can enjoy together time at the racetrack, I wanted to focus on the horses and the children in the photo. I used an app Bill recommended called Snapeed to vignette, or “burn in,” the edges of the crowd to focus on the horse, its connections, and the children in the front of the fans.

BTW, if you don’t know, Bill is married to novelist Barbara Ross, whose Maine Clambake mysteries will take you on vacation.

 

 

Important heads-up, not just the 2015 Breeders Cup

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When/where to watch 2015 Breeders Cup coverage
Thank you, NBC Sports, for the image.

I hope NBC Sports doesn’t come after me for using a screenshot I took during its previous racing coverage. It depicts where and when to watch coverage of the 2015 Breeders Cup on NBC properties. (Oops. I missed the handicapping show.)

There are, no doubt, other online venues in which to watch. I haven’t tracked them down yet because I’ve been preoccupied.

We’re having big technical difficulties on The Horsey Set Net. I’m hoping this won’t be our last blog post here.

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Trail on TV

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The Derby Trail is winding down. On Saturday, April 12, Fox Sports 1 will run the Arkansas Derby and the Lexington Stakes starting at 4:30 pm EDT.

As always, check your local listings.  FWIW, much of what I’ve seen on the internet is incorrect, written in the early weeks of the year before racing schedules were firmed up.

The Arkansas Derby is of particular note and much anticipated because early Derby favorite American Pharoah is scheduled to run.

In other news, how do you like our new “paint job?” We’re still “moving furniture.” Some features of the new layout still elude me, but I’m working on them with Denise Alicea of Moons Stardust Designs when DIY turns into OMG.

Source material for this post from the Kentucky Derby website and my cable channel guide (you think I’m joking.)