Category: Horse Sense
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.
She was a 38-1 longshot when she rolled to a surprise victory in this 139th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, but Princess of Sylmar’s first outing since her signature victory on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs provided an indication that she is a candidate for a higher royal station.