Opinion

Justify and TV Coverage of Horse Racing

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I meant to write a post about 2018 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner AND Triple Crown contender Justify, let alone tell you where and when you can to watch the Belmont Stakes on TV.

But I veered off into a tangent about racing coverage on TV, inspired by Justify’s shot at history.

It all started with a link to an article my husband “MacGuyver” sent me.

The Monsoon Triple Crown?

Why Horseless #SXSW Should Worry You

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Austin Sixth Street SXSW

Not long after I began blogging ten (?) years ago, I heard about bloggers attending and learning at South By Southwest, aka SXSW. Like an annual World’s Fair with a touch of the Texas State Fair Does Tomorrowland, SXSW has expanded into a glimpse into the future for both the arts and technology. What I saw both sparked my imagination and worried me.

Memorial Service for Penny Chenery

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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 owner still with us stood up from her box seat to welcome Baffert to horse racing’s most exclusive club.

Yes, NBC Sports cut away from a shot of Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery shaking hands with Bob Baffert after his horse ended the 37-year-long Triple Crown “drought.”

She wasn’t even identified as a well-wisher.

My TV engineer husband, who wasn’t into horse racing when I married him, and I were shocked.

THIS is Saratoga

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Saratoga Selfie
After a misty morning at the track side breakfast, a full day of racing is ahead. And, tis true: no hat and no fancy clothes. Sorry to disappoint.

I made one trip this summer to the races at Saratoga, with friends to the Whitney Handicap.

Also, as y’all know, I’m campaigning via social media to win the Backstretch Tour package for the 2017 Breeder’s Cup in DelMar in the #BCSweepstakes. The contest sponsor helpfully provides ready-made video and tweets we can post.

This is one of them: