Horses in Heaven for Sam Shepard

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. https://youtu.be/0TvugZaJpi0 Thoughts of Sam Shepard may be more of theater, space exploration, and passionate family drama -- less like a Norman Rockwell painting but more like ...

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 ...