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Horses in Heaven for Sam Shepard

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The only video I could find of Sam Shepard with a horse is this scene from the movie “Ruffian,” portraying her maiden race, in which Shepard plays her trainer Frank Whiteley.

Thoughts of Sam Shepard may be more of theater, space exploration, and passionate family drama — less like a Norman Rockwell painting but more like Anakin Skywalker’s family.

But Shepard was a horseman, too. A former hot walker, rodeo rider, team roper, polo player, and breeder of race horses.

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.