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Behind-the-Scenes Changes Here

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Big corporations have taken a couple of years to do this, to update their websites to compliancy with the General Data Protection Regulations set by the European Union, a.k.a., GDPR.

As usual, the information trickled down to us little guys late enough in the game we have a few weeks before the May 25 deadline to get our acts together.

I had thought that, because I don’t sell anything here nor do I make any money from it, I didn’t need to fix this site. But between sending out notices of updates to the blog via email and the Google Analytics plug-ins, let alone requiring y’all to send me your email addresses so you can comment on posts, I realized I have to toe the line, too.

Plus, I’ve always taken the safety of both you and your info seriously.

Wherein We Post Where and When to Watch the 2018 Kentucky Derby and Other Updates

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Sasscer Hill and Rhonda Lane
Sasscer Hill and I look ready for the 2018 Kentucky Derby Clubhouse, except we were at the Aiken Spring Steeplechase a couple of years ago.

Somehow, in a span of hours, we went from snow here in New England to 2018 Kentucky Derby week. Of course, I’m mentally ready, but not physically. Or maybe it’s vice versa? I’ve been a little distracted.

Case in point? I missed telling you about the 2018 Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw.

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

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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 anyone can.

Farewell, William Nack.

Take Two

Hidden Dark, Ferdinand’s daughter, passes at Old Friends

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I don’t see any reference to Hidden Dark’s passing in such horse racing media such as the Blood Horse or The Paulick Report. Granted, 1995 Florida Derby and Travers Stakes champion Thunder Gulch passed away, so he’s better known.

Also, as I read Hidden Dark’s bio on the Old Friends website, I can’t say I’m suprised she didn’t make the news, but she is part of an important story.

Meet Daisy the Mini Horse, the Newest Hollywood Blonde

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Daisy, the mini horse, joined the cast of the new whimsical absurdist Western “Damsel” on stage for the Q&A after the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

She plays Butterscotch, a gift from Robert Pattinson’s businessman character, to his lady love played by Mia Wasikowski.