The Galloping Hat Rack

Jul 22

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Jul 21

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Jul 20

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Jul 19

#1 Sol the Freud and John Velazquez surge past #5 Handy Stan and Irad Ortiz Jr to bag the second race on Sanford Saturday.

#1 Sol the Freud and John Velazquez surge past #5 Handy Stan and Irad Ortiz Jr to bag the second race on Sanford Saturday.

Sunrise at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga.

Sunrise at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga.

Jul 17

Ready for Saratoga!

It’s on like Donkey Kong! Got my season pass photo on with a fresh haircut (I think it’s too short… before it was too long… I think I’m firing my stylist, no one seems to know how to do a good job with short girl cuts). And a special thanks to the fabulous human being morningline who sent me one of her photos which is now on display at my nest:

So yes, if you’re going to be at Saratoga tomorrow (Friday opening day), Saturday, or Sunday feel free to hunt me down and say hi. I wear glasses, a camera backpack, and usually a cap.

I’ll be shooting the ponies all weekend and will have an editorial of all the cool racing up next week. It should be a good excursion, as this is my first ever opening day and my first time at ‘Toga with a companion, as fourfurlongs will accompanying me just about the whole time I’m there and I’m hoping to reunite with a-lamb-to-the-darkness for the first time since Union Rags won the Belmont. Woooooo! 

Jul 16

The $35k colt beats the $800k one!: Barclay Tagg trainee Confrontation, a son of War Pass, got up late over Eastwood in a 6-furlong race.

The $35k colt beats the $800k one!: Barclay Tagg trainee Confrontation, a son of War Pass, got up late over Eastwood in a 6-furlong race.

Coming in second is still pretty sweet when you have a promising colt: Eastwood and John Velazquez.

Coming in second is still pretty sweet when you have a promising colt: Eastwood and John Velazquez.

Jul 15

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