THE PREAKNESS ON TV (Pimlico Racetrack, Baltimore MD) -
3-5 p.m., Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, at Pimlico, NBCSN
2:30-5 p.m., Undercard races and prerace coverage, NBCSN
5-7:15 p.m., >>>Preakness Stakes, NBC (post time is 6:45 p.m.)
All three fun shows and far superior to Cat Dog and SpongeBob marathons. (Though Star Trek and Twilight Zone episodes still appreciated.) I wish I'd resisted modern technology in my NH place in the woods. I figure I can rip it out someday when no one is looking! I did resist internet for almost a decade!
Homeboykris died a few minutes after being honored in the Winners Circle yesterday
What a beautiful and violent sport horseracing is. PETA is demanding medical records
from the owners of the dead horse, thinking that horses are over-drugged to perform better.
Ruffian July, 1975
The worst ending ever.
As Ruffian left the starting gate, she hit her shoulder hard before straightening herself. The first quarter-mile (402 m) was run in 221⁄5 seconds, with Ruffian ahead by a nose. Little more than 1 furlong (201 m) later, Ruffian was in front by half a length when both sesamoid bones in her right foreleg snapped. Vasquez tried to pull her up, but the filly would not stop. She went on running, pulverizing her sesamoids, ripping the skin of her fetlock and tearing her ligaments until her hoof was flopping uselessly. Vasquez said it was impossible for him to stop her. She still tried to run and finish the race. Video showed Ruffian was startled by a bird from infield and took misstep. 
Ruffian was immediately attended to by a team of four veterinarians and an orthopedic surgeon, and underwent an emergency operation lasting three hours. When the anesthesia wore off after the surgery, she thrashed about wildly on the floor of a padded recovery stall as if still running in the race. Despite the efforts of numerous attendants, she began spinning in circles on the floor. As she flailed about with her legs, she repeatedly knocked the heavy plaster cast against her own elbow until the elbow, too, was smashed to bits. The vet who treated her said that her elbow was shattered and looked like a piece of ice after being smashed on the ground. The cast slipped, and as it became dislodged it ripped open her foreleg all over again, undoing the surgery. The medical team, knowing that Ruffian would probably not survive more extensive surgery for the repair of her leg and elbow, euthanized her shortly afterward
PETA is running hard with the creepy story from Baltimore yesterday.
PETA | May 21, 2016 On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the world received yet another reminder that when you support horse racing, you support drug abuse. Two horses, Homeboykris and Pramedya, died during the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. Although death on the racetrack is nothing new—an estimated three Thoroughbreds die every day in North America because of catastrophic injuries during races—it’s still shocking when animals are pushed beyond their physical breaking points for the sake of human entertainment.
Oh that is so sad. I had a conflict with the races yesterday and am so glad I didn't see that. When I checked for results later I first saw the news of the first death. Then the second. By then I hardly cared who won anymore.
I think I'll stick with the Mr. Ed reruns for awhile.
So freaking tired of politics. But totally making plans with my best friend to do our long awaited trip to the Kentucky Derby...fabulous hats, bourbon, cigars and all (I'm already choking thinking about the cigars even near me but just once!) She is Southern and a lifelong equestrian so the perfect person to do this with. Oh my...need to look at ridiculous hats! Hat suggestions welcome.
Okay, in the 8th grade I completed two projects a radio transceiver (home made) and a pen and ink of a ladies evening gown.
Here's my idea which will be one of many you think of.
Potato prints from Folley Cove Dedigner and more recently Sigrid Olsen. Alternating horsie and roses (upside down and right side up) Maybe mint colored ink but on pure white silk like fabric. One piece - length?
Hat match white fabric - oval brim shorter in front. Sash heavier course weave in LGBTQ colors and knot with wired tail up and over brim like a horsies tail. Brush out one inch fridge. Pure white over the elbow gloves.
Same outfit for your BFFL.
Small sticker on the back of the hat "JUST MARRIED" or "We're Married" Make sure you go to the right party. Some are bad.
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