Category Archives: Racing

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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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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Planting the Seed for Racing’s Rescue

Ok, so here’s the blog I intended to write to launch this blog, last week. Currently, there is a lot of talk about what can be done to rescue horse racing in North America, particularly the United States.  Recent stories … Continue reading

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