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

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 ...

Make racing cool again – get Lady Gaga to the track

I have mixed emotions about "Luck" HBO's new series featuring horse racing. The drama will be great. The action scenes will rock. But do y'all really think it'll get families and young people to the track? Some folks in racing are hoping it will. If you can't see the embedded video, click here for the Luck ...

2011 Kentucky Derby Coverage on TV

[caption id="attachment_8229" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Red roses/Dreamstime stock photo by Enika"] Disclaimer #1 - My husband works for ESPN.  I used to work for ESPN so long ago that you may not have heard of it then. Disclaimer #2 - I will update this post as time passes and new information comes in. If you're an RSS ...

My Bluegrass foodie report: Kentucky food not to be missed

Video inside the Keeneland Track Kitchen, a great spot for breakfast - and, sometimes, lunch If you're attending the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, you'll be walking a lot. Be glad. Because Kentucky delicacies tend to be heavy. But if the fried ones are done right, they won't be greasy. They'll be crisp and taste lighter ...

Where did they get that name??

[caption id="attachment_5982" align="aligncenter" width="402" caption=""Hello! My name will be _________________ ."/Photo by orava/iStockphoto"] Here in the nexus of Yankeemania and Red Sox Nation, in the days leading up to the 2010 Kentucky Derby, a local TV sportscaster stumbled over the name of the former Derby favorite. After the sports anchor paused, he pronounced the horse's name ...