Archive for the Travels Category

Jun 2 2013

Monmouth Visit

Deb and I made our first trip to Monmouth Park (in Oceanport, NJ) race track over the Memorial Day weekend.  And while I’m not much of a travel critic, I will say that overall we really liked the Monmouth Park facility.  I know, you’re probably thinking, has he ever met a race track he didn’t like?  That would be a fair question.  And, the answer would be no … but, I do like some more than others. Read More >>

May 4 2013

Kentucky Derby Memory

It was 1991, but I remember everything like it was yesterday.  My first visit to a mecca of horse racing, Churchill Downs … and the Kentucky Derby.  Deb was 5 months pregnant with our son, Michael.  But, that didn’t slow her down one bit.  Up every morning at the crack of dawn, and we were off … Off to the breeding farms, off to the race track, off to creating some of my fondest horse racing memories. Read More >>

Apr 28 2013

Lexington, Kentucky – As Beautiful A Place As There Is!

Keeneland Starting Gate3

Keeneland Starting Gate

I recently returned from a short visit to Lexington, Kentucky and for the final three days of the Keeneland Spring Meet.  Deb and I have been to Lexington several times, but somehow we always seem to find something new. This time it was WinStar Farm; a 1,700 acre farm in the heart of horse country USA.

Some of the most successful sires in the breeding business reside at WinStar Farm, and we were able to get a personal viewing of many of them, thanks to our friend Chance Timm, a bloodstock agent at the farm.  The parade of stars included: Artie Schiller, Bellamy Road, Bodemeister, Distorted Humor, Super Saver, and several more … including my personal favorite Tiznow.