Author Archives: horseracingsupporter

Racing Lost One of Its Biggest Fans and I Lost an Irreplaceable Friend

This past week, those within driving distance said goodbye to our friend Herbie Knecht. Those of us who couldn’t be there in body, were definitely there in spirit. Herbie’s son, daughter and sister, not only knew their father and brother well, but made … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH!!! – That “Free” Horse is NOT Free!

A few years ago, I got a call from a broodmare owner, telling me that his mare was a fabulous match for my stallion and would really “move him up.” Ok.  I’m listening.  At this level, the threat of a … Continue reading

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“Can you help us help this mare?”

September 22, 2013 I helped save a life, last night.  It wasn’t how I intended to spend my evening, and I can’t take credit for any heroic actions that saved this life, but I was a participant in saving a … Continue reading

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DUDE!!!!!!!!! Or…How a Simple, Silly, Pretend Game, With No Real $$$ Helped the Economy

About 4 years ago, my “adopted big brother” Kirk told me about a fantasy racing game in which he’d become involved.  It was simple.  Real horses are presented for “auction” and with our pretend money we bid in $10k increments … Continue reading

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Going Where He Doesn’t Belong – D. Wayne Lukas

NOTE: The first rule in Blog writing is “Be CONSISTENT!”  Ok, I broke the rule.  It’s been over a year since I put my thoughts down on virtual paper, but I’m back.  I figure if someone finds this blog in … Continue reading

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It’s Not About The Money

If you are a fan of Southern California racing, and you watched Animal Planet’s “Jockeys,” then I’m guessing last Sunday, the first of July, pretty much sucked for you.  Another black headline for racing and another possibility that some unfamiliar … Continue reading

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One Way to Grow a Fan

Yesterday morning, as I sat in front of the TV, DVR remote in hand, to watch the pageantry of Royal Ascot in anticipation of Black Caviar’s expected 22nd victory, I couldn’t help but feel wistful.  As TVG first showed us … Continue reading

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