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Thursday, January 7, 2010

horse updates

Just thought I'd give an update on Angel Quest. He is for all practical purposes retired. The people who claimed him from us have had no success racing him. They offhandedly asked if we wanted to buy him back, but we really can't afford to - we have one pensioner already. The owners are good people and will take care of him until they can make up their minds to give him to an adoption center.
As for our horses, we have one racing and doing quite well (Ambro Baroque). Ginny (who will probably be our last Florida-bred) turned one Jan.1, 2010, she is a big girl and I like her looks better than her sister Vickie. We are pretty sure she will make it to the stakes races - she certainly looks the part. And we have Natalie bred to an Indiana stud and a recently purchased mare in foal to a Pennsylvania stud. Both mares are due to foal in February. Plus good ole Scout, our retiree. He is such a good boy, I wish I had more time to spend with him. I think he misses the racing life even after 3 years. I'm glad we kept him. He is gentle and really likes people so he's great for the grandkids and other guests of the farm.
I've been thinking of making this a blog to inform people about the everyday racehorse owner. The big name owners & trainers make up a very small percentage of the horse racing world and people might like to hear our version.
By the way - Happy New Year?

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Went to the IMAX yesterday to see Star Trek; went to the 2 PM show as the later ones were sold out, not that I cared. Only one costumed attendee and a small SUV in the parking garage made up like the Galileo shuttle. I was kind of surprised that it wasn't me or my car. I was such a fanatic back in the day, a young teen gaga over this very cool series and Mr. Spock. My parents were fairly conservative, they thought it unseemly to dress up like science fiction characters, but I did massage my baby brother's ears till they developed a little point. My goal at the time was to get old enough to leave home and do all the cool things my parents restricted.
They cancelled the series before that happened.
So I moseyed through life, married, had kids, watched lots of Star Trek reruns, most of the movies, but not many of the spin offs... kind of in a Star Trek limbo.
Now here I was in the lobby of the theatre with a couple hundred fans, the youngest of whom hadn't seen 13 in forty years, and I was back - Star Trek was back and it was good, before I even saw the movie, it was good.
And I did enjoy the movie. I loved the action, even the not-so-great storyline required to explain the continuity issues. (Sorry had to say that - I am still a fan of the original series). But mostly I loved the characters, my old friends.
I felt it truly ressurected those campy, outdated reruns that I still love. And I discovered I don't need to be young again; there are others who have that role now.

Monday, February 23, 2009

worth doing

Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,Therefore, we are saved by hope.Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;Therefore, we are saved by faith.Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone.Therefore, we are saved by love.No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness."

Reinhold Niebuhr

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I dream of a world

I dream of a world where chickens can cross roads without having their motives questions.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Angel Quest

Angel was in the 4th race last night - he came in last. K'man still wants to buy him back and send him to the farm for a little layout. He wants to keep him as a 6000 claimer- I don't think it's a bad idea, but I think he'll just get claimed again, after K goes to the expense of givng him a turn-out. The point is probably moot, I don't think the new owner is willing to cut his losses and let K buy him for what he is now worth. The only real money he's made since his comeback was for K in his first race. And that's the race he got claimed. O, well. We'll see what happens.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Good morning! I got a statement from social security this weekend telling me how much I should get if I retire at 62, 65, or 70. And I realized how close I am to retirement. I moved back to Ft.L 9 years ago, in less time than that I can retire. Where does the time go.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I was checking the blogger profile match list thing-y. I can't believe it no one else on this blog site has Summer of '42 as a favorite book. Does anyone here have a sense of humor??? It has to be the funniest book I ever read. Never saw the movie, so can't pass judgement on that. Please someone tell me a funnier book. I could use the laugh.