Saturday, May 2, 2015

Derby Day

I'm over at Equestrian Ink today, describing the horse show Snoopy and I went to last weekend. (Read it here -

We'll get Snoopy's version of the show later, but today is Kentucky Derby day. 

One of our lesson horses, a quarter horse mare named Sheza Justa Sandman (aka Sandy), is part Thoroughbred, and indirectly related to the Triple Crown. Her grandfather, Damascus, won both the Preakness and the Belmont in 1967, but came in second to Proud Clarion in the Derby. 

Here's a little newsreel about the race.

I think it's interesting how much things change yet remain the same. Racial tensions were running high in 1967. When will we be able to overcome this obstacle to peace?

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