afleetalexandra:

Charismatic, the 1999 Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner and Horse of the Year, enjoying the life of a king at Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan
The chestnut stallion, who turned 18 this year, had sired a good group of stakes winners in Japan: Wonder Acute (2012 JBC Classic), Equal Partner (2010 Tokyo High-Jump), and Gouldings Green (2006 and 2007 Seagram Cup), to name a few. He also has a handful of American babies, including Easy Red (2006 Jennings Handicap) and Sun King (2005 Tampa Bay Derby, runner-up in the 2005 Haskell Invitational and 2006 Woodward Stakes)

So good to see him living the good life still. I was 12 when he won the Derby and Preakness, and I remember crying for HOURS when he was injured in the Belmont. My parents were quite baffled.

afleetalexandra:

Charismatic, the 1999 Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner and Horse of the Year, enjoying the life of a king at Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan

The chestnut stallion, who turned 18 this year, had sired a good group of stakes winners in Japan: Wonder Acute (2012 JBC Classic), Equal Partner (2010 Tokyo High-Jump), and Gouldings Green (2006 and 2007 Seagram Cup), to name a few. He also has a handful of American babies, including Easy Red (2006 Jennings Handicap) and Sun King (2005 Tampa Bay Derby, runner-up in the 2005 Haskell Invitational and 2006 Woodward Stakes)

So good to see him living the good life still. I was 12 when he won the Derby and Preakness, and I remember crying for HOURS when he was injured in the Belmont. My parents were quite baffled.

He’s unique. Australia and Joseph O’Brien won the Juddmonte International in brilliant fashion.  What a racehorse he is. 

It always thrills me when one of my favorite mares drops a foal that’s as classy as she was (though even Australia still has a lot to live up to!) After all, this is exactly what we’re hoping for from Jess’s Dream and Cozmic One, and their siblings.

(Source: horseracingkingdom, via silly-fox-in-sox)

racinglegends:

And Australia won the Juddmonte International at York! 20 August 2014.
Ridden by regular jockey Joseph O’Brien, Australia claimed his third Group 1 sucess this year, the other being the Epsom Derby and Irish Derby.
Prix du Jockey Club winner The Grey Gatsby with Richard Hughes second, Hardwick Stakes winner Telescope with Ryan Moore third, Eclipse-Stakes winner Mukhadram and Paul Hanagan fourth, Epsom Derby fourth Arod and Jamie Spencer fifth, and Australia’s stablemate the Dee Stakes winner Kingfisher with Seamie Heffernan sixth.
Many congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo source: X

racinglegends:

And Australia won the Juddmonte International at York! 20 August 2014.

Ridden by regular jockey Joseph O’Brien, Australia claimed his third Group 1 sucess this year, the other being the Epsom Derby and Irish Derby.

Prix du Jockey Club winner The Grey Gatsby with Richard Hughes second, Hardwick Stakes winner Telescope with Ryan Moore third, Eclipse-Stakes winner Mukhadram and Paul Hanagan fourth, Epsom Derby fourth Arod and Jamie Spencer fifth, and Australia’s stablemate the Dee Stakes winner Kingfisher with Seamie Heffernan sixth.

Many congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo source: X

(via racinglegends)

cryptid-creations:

Daily Paint #638. Simba by Cryptid-Creations

buildingbagend:

dwarfsmut:

WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS YET IT IS BETTER THAN MOVIE

YOU SHOULD ALL WATCH THIS RIGHT NOW

Anonymous said: so I'd like to become a Packers fan. What do you think are things Packers fans should know?

risetotherush:

ameriqueen:

ziver:

OKAY WHOEVER YOU ARE, SIT DOWN AND HOLD ONTO YOUR SEATS, THIS IS GOING TO BE A RIDE. I hope you know some of the basics of football overall, because this is going to be strictly Packers related. (ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO REBLOG THIS AND ADD STUFF, I’M MOST LIKELY GOING TO MISS SOME STUFF SO PLEASE REBLOG AND ADD STUFF)

  1. The Green Bay Packers were formed in 1919 by Earl “Curly” Lambeau (which is why they play at Lambeau Field) and George Whitney Calhoun. They are the last small town team around, with Green Bay, Wisconsin population being 104k in 2012.
  2. They have won 13 league championships (the most of any team) which includes nine NFL championships PRIOR to the Super Bowl era, and then four Super Bowl victories ( I, II, XXXI, XLV).
  3. They are in the NFC North. The Bears/Packers rivalry is one of the oldest in the NFL. It dates back to 1921. & The Bears Still Suck!

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You should also know that

  1. Brett Favre is a God and we forgive him for what he did.
  2. Aaron Rodgers’ facial hair is on point but his actual hair not always. Ps follow him on twitter he is hilarious.
  3. Donald Driver is a Packer for life.
  4. At some point we will probably forgive Greg Jennings but not right now.
  5. If you have played for the Packers and we loved you, we will always love you unless you’re like a terrible person.
  6. If you see Charles Woodson on the street, shake his hand.
  7. Rodgers also does awesome photobombs with the team captains photos every game unless he’s one of the captains.
  8. Reggie White is an angel.
  9. Clay Matthews is hilarious and has glorious hair.
  10. But is also a sack master beast.
  11. Matt Flynn is a gift to this cruel world.
  12. Winning is not everything, it’s the only thing.
  13. Fuck the Lions, Vikings, and Bears
  14. but also FUCK YOU GIANTS YOU RUINED EVERYTHING THAT ONE TIME WHEN FAVRE COULD HAVE FINISHED HIS CAREER AS A PACKER OFF BY GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL AND MAYBE WINNING
  15. And also you guys ruined things for us again later down the road and I will always wish for your team to lose idgaf I will cheer for the Eagles if I have to.
  16. The Niners sometimes squash us like bugs and it’s not pleasant so we fucking hate them too.
  17. "WHY ARE WE RUNNING THE BALL WHEN WE HAVE AARON RODGERS AND LIKE 7 AWESOME RECEIVERS?"
  18. "OMG EDDIE LACY RUN THAT BALL WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT A PASSING GAME."
  19. Ha-Ha Clinton Dix
  20. It’s not discount double check, it’s just called The Belt.
  21. If you put a chip on Aaron Rodgers shoulder, he will take that chip and fuck your girl with it.
  22. This list is starting to get ridiculous but we wear cheese hats on our heads so…
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I may be a bit more long-winded than (and not as funny as) my lovely counterparts, but here we go:

  1. The Green Bay Packers have one of the best touchdown celebrations ever (at home anyway): The Lambeau Leap. Allll the way back in 1993 the amazing LeRoy Butler forced a fumble that was picked up by the even more amazing Reggie White. White lateraled the ball to Butler and he took it in for a touchdown. He then spontaneously jumped into the crowd and that was the beginning the tradition of the Lambeau Leap.
  2. In 1961 Paul Hornung, one of the Packers all-time greats, had been called up to serve in the army. In order for him to play in the NFC championship game that year, Vince Lombardi called up President John F. Kennedy to see if he could be granted leave. He was.
  3. From 1933-1994 Packers home games were split between Green Bay and Milwaukee.
  4. The Packers original colors were navy blue and gold (borrowed from Notre Dame by Curly Lambeau) and contrary to many I quite like their throwback jerseys thankyouverymuch.
  5. Sometimes (well most of the time) Matt Flynn joins Aaron Rodgers in his amazing photobombing antics. They are adorable.
  6. Donald Driver has one the best smiles of any Packers player past or present. (I may be a bit biased though). 
  7. Donald Driver currently holds the Packers receiving record with 10,137 receiving yards.
  8. He also has a Dancing With the Stars win. ;)
  9. I may really miss Donald Driver.
  10. Fail Mary and replacement refs. But we don’t like to talk about that.
  11. Aaron Rodgers (and other select players) are dashing during No-Shave November. ‘Nuff said.
racinglegends:

Adelaide and Ryan Moore at Leopardstown.
Photo: RacingFotos.com

Looking forward to seeing him this weekend at Arlington Park. C’mon Saturday!

racinglegends:

Adelaide and Ryan Moore at Leopardstown.

Photo: RacingFotos.com

Looking forward to seeing him this weekend at Arlington Park. C’mon Saturday!

(via all-out-horse-racing)

racinglegends:

I am really, really sorry to read, that Thorn Song has been put to sleep, due to complications of severe laminitis, at age 11.
When a bad injury ended his career on the track back in 2009, he was giving less than 10% chance to survive, after he also developed laminitis. 
Owner Zayat cried as he was told the bad news over phone, and would not lose his turf star. So Thorn Song underwent stem cell therapy. And within two weeks, hoof growth was underway. 
One year and a half after his career ending injury, Thorn Song had recovered, and entered stud at Harris Farms, in 2011.

Thorn Song, foaled in 2003, sired by Unbridled’s Song, out of Festal, a daugther of Storm Bird, had won eight of his 29 starts with victories in the 2008 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes and 2009 Shoemaker Mile Stakes.His first crop two-year-olds are represented by 29, and are begining racing in 2014. He has 41 yearlings, and bred 11 mares in an abbreviated breeding season this year.
John Harris, owner of Harris Farms said: "He was an inspiration to all involved with him. Although he had serious issues, his demeanor, personality, and spirit overcame them gallantly. Although his first crops are just now getting to the races, I have very high hopes for them and he will leave a great legacy."
Rest In Peace, Thorn Song.
Photo: www.scaredycatfilms.comThorn Song at Saratoga

racinglegends:

I am really, really sorry to read, that Thorn Song has been put to sleep, due to complications of severe laminitis, at age 11.

When a bad injury ended his career on the track back in 2009, he was giving less than 10% chance to survive, after he also developed laminitis

Owner Zayat cried as he was told the bad news over phone, and would not lose his turf star. So Thorn Song underwent stem cell therapy. And within two weeks, hoof growth was underway. 

One year and a half after his career ending injury, Thorn Song had recovered, and entered stud at Harris Farms, in 2011.

Thorn Song, foaled in 2003, sired by Unbridled’s Song, out of Festal, a daugther of Storm Bird, had won eight of his 29 starts with victories in the 2008 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes and 2009 Shoemaker Mile Stakes.
His first crop two-year-olds are represented by 29, and are begining racing in 2014. He has 41 yearlings, and bred 11 mares in an abbreviated breeding season this year.

John Harris, owner of Harris Farms said:
"He was an inspiration to all involved with him. Although he had serious issues, his demeanor, personality, and spirit overcame them gallantly. Although his first crops are just now getting to the races, I have very high hopes for them and he will leave a great legacy."

Rest In Peace, Thorn Song.

Photo: www.scaredycatfilms.com
Thorn Song at Saratoga

(via racinglegends)

laurenacr:

Goodbye. Long live #Anberlin

Still in denial.

laurenacr:

Goodbye. Long live #Anberlin

Still in denial.

mountaineerfarandnear:

Tapiture returns to Saratoga after winning the Grade II West Virginia Derby on Saturday.
Photo: Barbara Livingston (Click here for source)

mountaineerfarandnear:

Tapiture returns to Saratoga after winning the Grade II West Virginia Derby on Saturday.

Photo: Barbara Livingston (Click here for source)

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