Sunday, September 28, 2014

Horses... Kittens!!!

Jane finally bore four kittens Friday sometime. Three boys (1 siamese, 2 grays) and one girl (gray). The Siamese colored male has been named Jacob but the others are unnamed. There will be pictures!!!!

Behold, we Share the Belief that Zenyatta is Awesome... Again!

Beholder repeated to win the Zenyatta
Shared Belief barely remained unbeaten to win the Awesome Again

Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again
Shared Belief edges Fed Biz to take the Awesome Again

Champion Beholder Defends Zenyatta Crown
Beholder beats Tiz Midnight in the Zenyatta

Friday, September 26, 2014

Horses... Verses...

Racehorse locations:
Belmont Park: Jess's Dream, Hashtag Bonnie, Cozmic One
Los Alamitos: Eblouissante
Remington Park: T C B Kiwi's, Littlezapper, Texas Bling, Zooming
Golden Gate: Shared Belief,
Keeneland: Wise Dan
Evangeline Training Center: Assorted Humour
Fair Hill: Honor Code
Churchill Downs: Bootsy's Girl, Unbridled Forever
Retama Park: Morally Flexible
Santa Anita: Secret Circle, Beholder
The Thoroughbred Center: Seeking Paradise
Saratoga: Tiffany's Honour, Royalty
Louisiana Downs: Promise Me Freedom

David Simcock Training Yard (Eur): Admirer
Ballydoyle (Eur): Australia
Andre Fabre Training Yard (Fr): Rhett Butler, 12RTR

Unknown: Primal Knowledge, Magna Fortuna, Better Not Cry

Race results/entries:
Shared Belief: ENTR Awesome Again Stakes @ Santa Anita Sept 27
Littlezapper: RES 8th of 10 in MCl @ Remington Park Sept 17
Beholder: ENTR Zenyatta Stakes @ Santa Anita Sept 27
Rhett Butler: RES 10th of 12 in Maiden race @ Saint-Cloud (France) Sept 18

Bible verses missed:
Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.    Also, read Exodus 20:3-17 (Ten commandments)

Exodus 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Exodus 29:46 And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, that brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I am the LORD their God.

Broodmare and stallion locations:
Stonestreet: Rachel Alexandra (open, no foal 2014)
Unknown: Royal Delta (in foal 2015, no foal 2014), Black Caviar (bred 2015, filly 2014), Goldikova (in foal 2015, filly 2014)
Coolmore Stud: Rags to Riches (unknown 2015, filly 2014)
Coolmore Stud Australia: Camelot (first season 2014)
Ashford Stud: Opulence (bred 2015, colt 2014), Better Than Honour (unknown 2015, unknown 2014)
Lane's End Farm: Zenyatta (open 2015, filly 2014)
Timber Town Stable: Groupie Doll (in foal 2015, no foal 2014)
Gilgai Farm: Helsinge (unknown 2015, unknown 2014)
Juddmonte Ireland: Frankel (second season 2014)
Darley America: Street Sense (seventh season 2014)
Arrowfield Stud: Animal Kingdom (second season 2014)
Big Red Farm: I'll Have Another (second season 2014)
WinStar Farm: Drosselmeyer (third season 2014)
Three Chimneys Farm: Caleb's Posse (second season 2014)
Claiborne Farm: Blame (fourth season stud 2014)
Gainesway Farm: Afleet Alex (ninth season stud 2014)
Haras la Quebrada: Calidoscopio (second season stud 2014)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Day of Fall

Missed verse days:
Saturday: The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor the lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen 49:10

Sunday: And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. Ex 3:15

Monday: And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. Ex 12:28

Today: The LORD shall reign for ever and ever. Ex 15:18

And Black Caviar to visit Sebring this year!

TrueNicks pedigree:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pictures!!! Will Take Charge Retired.... Horse News

First, the long-awaited pictures and the video:

The last ever picture of Rags and Trixie. We sold them on Friday.

Stupid horse = Barbed wire cuts

Still tough



Queen Abigail

Prince Khaki

Princess Jadzia

Crown Princess Jane

Duke Sisko

Prince Black Ice

Princesses Nicole (left) and Noelle

Duchess Snowy Tigress

Z Queen





One chicken

Another chicken

Another pair...

Piggy's friends

Another hen...

The flock

Prince Jet

Prince Nicholas

Yesterday morning

Duchess Duchess



Star and her new owner

Mandolin and HER owner

Loping home



I no longer own any horse at all. I'm taking a break from owning horses and will eventually get one again. Probably a Thoroughbred.

And here's the video:


And what's this? Three of my racehorses retired in three days. Will Take Charge is to stand at stud at Three Chimneys in 2015.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


I rode Star today, raced her all out, and got that video. I also got pictures of my critters, except of three sheep and one cat. I will put them up when I finish photographing the rest of them.

Princess of Sylmar has also been retired. The 4 year old filly accounted for 4 of "my" horses' starts this year but only 1 win and 2 places.

Longer post tomorrow!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Game On Dude retired... Meat!

The pork and goat meat from Piggy and Omar is coming home!!! Finally! And we have a new piggy I will get pictures of soon. He's a little guy who gets along well with the chickens that hop in and out of there.

Game On Dude, earner of over $6 million, has been retired. Plans for the gelded son of Awesome Again have not been decided. This year he accounted for 5 of "my" horses' starts, but only 1 win and place. He ran 34 times and won 16 of those, with 7 places and 1 show. He ran 4th in the 2010 Belmont Stakes behind Drosselmeyer and 2nd in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic, again behind Drosselmeyer.

Also, HONOR CODE!!! has returned to the worktab. The near-black son of A.P. Indy was my Derby choice before he got knocked off the trail due to injury. And Jess's Dream has put in his first work with an official trainer.

Yesterday's Bible verse:
Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Today's Bible verse:
Genesis 28:13 And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

Star in January 2012

And in June 2014

I will have new pictures soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

R.I.P. Street Cry... and Riding Star. Again.

Zenyatta's great sire, and the sire of my favorite Derby winner, Street Sense, has died. Street Cry was 16.

I rode Star on Tuesday. Galloped her a bit and rode some barrels. She turns so sharp I have to get her WAY out and then around or my legs get cut off by the barrel edges. I want to get a video of her being worked about a mile.... I ride her and I alone ride her at a dead run and I want to see her go in slow motion.... so a video would be great. I promise to get one posted asap. Which could be later rather than sooner. But riding was fun!

I want a horse who can run like this:

It's called a two-suspension or second-suspension gallop and is rare in horses. The first suspension is here:

And every horse who can lope or run can do it. A second suspension is usually when the horse is going its fastest.

It is not a good determiner of class, though. As seen here:

This Distorted Humor x Secret Thyme colt named Price Is Truth is a 4yo that sold for $1.2 million following this work in 2012... and hasn't won in 12 starts. He has 1 place and 1 show for his efforts.

Nonetheless it is rare and odd to see. Quarter Horses most commonly have it because they are racing so quick.

Jane still isn't about to give birth. But she should be fine. And Nicole is the craziest kitten ever. We are considering getting her spayed because she is too loopy to care for her kittens properly. Speaking of which, what are we going to do about Duchess? In 3 attempts (at least) to have kittens only Jadzia has survived. Because the other mamas adopted her.