Author Archive: John Asher
As an admirer of an NPR radio show called “On Being,” most of my Sundays begin with the sound of host Krista Tippett chatting with people from all walks of life about the big and small questions surrounding the experience of being alive.
There are many thrills and special moments in Thoroughbred racing, but nothing is more exciting than “the moment.”
One can find many reasons to smile during a visit to a racetrack, but for true believers there are few things more exciting than a performance by a promising young horse.
As the Grade I wins piled up for Ken Ramsey––on one of the most successful and spectacular days ever enjoyed by an owner in American Thoroughbred racing–– fans and observers scurried to find the proper phrase or adjective that would do justice to the Kentucky-based owner’s accomplishment.
When the first notes of “My Old Kentucky Home” are sounded by the University of Louisville marching band on the first Saturday in May, there can be little doubt among those who experience that moment that they are taking part in what is arguably the most romantic and emotional moments in sports.