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May cultural and societal forces be with you, Pegasus World Cup

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Children greet pony on NYRA tour
A pony wins hearts and minds — as well as a prime spot in the memory banks of young fans AND their parents. On the NYRA tour of the Saratoga backstretch.

Move over, Dubai World Cup, with your paltry $10 million purse. Here comes the first $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Florida’s Gulfstream Park.

For many years, I’ve seen events invented, events I laughed at then and expected to be a flash in the pan. Boy, was I wrong about some.

Some.

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.

Twitter Replay: “Watching” a Horse Race on Twitter

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What I read about a few minutes earlier but couldn’t see until someone posted a link to the race. If you can’t see the above embedded video of Frankel in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, click here.

Last week, I “watched” a couple of high profile British horse races on Twitter, especially the 2012 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot with British superhorse Frankel. Believe it or not, “watching” a race on Twitter is still an exciting experience. Talk about on-the-scene reporting from a wide variety of sources. I retweeted some of the things I saw so I could show you how this works by printing my retweets here.