“Horses Have a Way of Getting Inside You:” Farewell, William Nack

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'zjcvrQaQRpFLLz725wn5jw',sig:'fo3xjo2gZjVjRRqbrX7goLqwsXVDUnoeUo_NoKruM1g=',w:'423px',h:'594px',items:'104584526',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Penny Chenery, Secretariat's human mom, and William Nack, the Triple Crown winner's Boswell, at the premiere of the film "Secretariat." No. Wait--Bill Nack as Boswell? Really? Way too flippant to start this piece. Start over, Rhonda. And don't try to get fancy. You can't play in Bill Nack's league. I'm not sure ...

Memorial Service for Penny Chenery

Penny Chenery Tribute page at Secretariat.com. And now, the original post: First, pardon me while I air out a related matter regarding Penny Chenery. When American Pharoah took the Triple Crown, NBC Sports flubbed coverage of a special moment in horse racing history. While Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert hurried toward the winners circle, the most famous Triple Crown-winning horse ...

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 ...