Artic Storm Cat, New York’s popular white thoroughbred racehorse who often upstaged everyone at Gary Contessa’s Saratoga stable, retired to a new career.
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.
Is winter getting you down? Bummed because your decorations are still up because the days will be just too dreary without them?
How long until the Super Bowl Clydesdale commercial?
Couldn’t watch the Rose Parade on TV? Nor could you DVR? No problem!
KTLA has the replay on its website. In full. The announcers even talk about the equestrian units right off the top. Score! Enjoy!
If this works, I’ll be able to post directly to the blog from my phone. I’m at home now, but I was in Saratoga for the 2017 Whitney a couple of days ago. I only used the phone camera instead of schlepping the Nikon to the track, so I had to conserve power in the phone to last the, yes, twelve hour day.
You’ll see more photos from the track soon. #WinAndYoureIn #BCSWEEPSTAKES
Anyway, it DOES work.
I can’t set up keywords through the WordPress app on the phone, nor can I caption and title the photo file, but y’all should be able to see the post and photo. Which is, IMO, what counts for now.
That I could only live post to Facebook or Twitter bothered me. You guys are the ones I like seeing my stuff first.
However, I can add keywords and edit when I access the blog dashboard via the desktop. (I know, that’s tech stuff, not horses, so blah, blah, blah. 🙂 😉 )
I’ve never really been happy with my phone photos. The husband of one of my writer pals took a course in iPhone photography, and he’s now shooting fine art photos with an emphasis on street scenes. Bill Carito posted on the Jungle Red Writers blog about how he learned. Most of it is translatable to the Android, which is the phone platform I use.
Because I shot the photo to show how families can enjoy together time at the racetrack, I wanted to focus on the horses and the children in the photo. I used an app Bill recommended called Snapeed to vignette, or “burn in,” the edges of the crowd to focus on the horse, its connections, and the children in the front of the fans.
BTW, if you don’t know, Bill is married to novelist Barbara Ross, whose Maine Clambake mysteries will take you on vacation.
Grab your tea, your strawberries and cream, your toast, but come as you are? To Royal Ascot?