First, Happy New Year!
So you know what that means over here on The Horsey Set Net …
The Lexington Herald-Leader has some wicked cool video shot from the car that starts harness races at The Red Mile.
I don’t know how long the link will be available for free, so click the hyperlink above.
Enjoy this rare view!
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.