April

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Merry, Merry, Merry! I hope this brief update finds you and yours doing well as we enter into the holdiay season.  Tomorrow is Derby Eve and it features the female equivalent to the Derby, the Kentucky Oaks!  In that classic is a filly we will watch and root for since she is by Munnings, the baby daddy of our lovely Irishtocat filly born earlier this year . . . here's our 2015 Munnings fillly: The Oaks filly is named I'm A Chatterbox and she should be among the favorites in what looks to be almost as contentious a field as this year's Derby.  Both races appear to have a high level of quality and should be deeply competitive -- add to that the money in the pools from the "one day a year" bettors and you have a perfect storm for big payouts if you have a strong opinion or get lucky with a sentimental bet or your house numbers!  In any event, both the Oaks and the Derby look to provide a lot of fun for fans and casual observers alike! Now, on to our horses: Prima Attrice – The 2 year old Posse filly continues to make progress in her training with Mike at ...

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Why the Face? and other thoughts . . .

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Why the Face? and other thoughts . . .

Let's start on a positive note -- at right you can see the beautiful Birdstone colt we welcomed into the fold in March. He's a nice strong colt out of the Cat Thief mare, Mia Gatto -- he sure is nice and we're hoping he'll sell very well in the future!  On to the usual . . . . In a world where acronyms rule, some of the generationally challenged find ourselves often befuddled and bewildered by texts and the use of text-shortened phrases in every day conversations.  Just keeping up with the phrases is hard enough, not to mention knowing whether Facebook has become passe, Instagram was hot for a few months and was so "last month" by the time we figured it out, it wasn't worth bothering to learn how to use it.  This phenomenon is not new -- the fact that trends occur and only a segment of the population picks up on it that by the time "everyone" is doing it, we realize the wisdom in Yogi Berra's saying "that place is too crowded, nobody goes there anymore" -- Yogi was a trend setter who hit the nail on the head prior to the tipping point at which the lemmings ...

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