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My Year of the Racehorse by Kevin Chong (book trailer) [00:43]
The story of a man, a horse, and a foul-mouthed trainer in the (once) glamorous world of horse racing. Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted -- and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Then Chong makes an unconventional decision: he buys a racehorse. He becomes part-owner. Just don't ask him which part. Thus Chong meets Blackie, the horse that will win his heart, even if she doesn't always win the race. He meets Rosie, the cantankerous trainer with a heart of gold. He meets assorted characters who work, live, and drink at the track. And, one by one, the items on his to-do list are replaced with horse-related ambitions. Written with keen observational humour, My Year of the Racehorse is strewn with fascinating tidbits and infused with the excitement and faded glamour of the horseracing world. Ultimately, it is the moving tale of a young man's discovery that a meaningful life can arise from the most unexpected of circumstances. About the Author Kevin Chong is the author of four books, including Neil Young Nation -- honoured as a book of the year by the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, and Ottawa Citizen and aired as a documentary on CBC's Definitely Not the Opera -- and the novels Baroque-a-Nova and Beauty Plus Pity. He is an editor at Joyland.ca and teaches creative writing at UBC.
Tags: thoroughbreds, Horse Racing, memoir, Horses, kevin chong, metaquiche

My Year of the Racehorse by Kevin Chong [00:44]
The story of a man, a horse, and a foul-mouthed trainer in the (once) glamorous world of horse racing. Kevin Chong has grand plans. He draws up a to-do list of major milestones that will give him the life he always wanted -- and the life that will inspire awe and envy in his friends. Then Chong makes an unconventional decision: he buys a racehorse. He becomes part-owner. Just don't ask him which part. Thus Chong meets Blackie, the horse that will win his heart, even if she doesn't always win the race. He meets Rosie, the cantankerous trainer with a heart of gold. He meets assorted characters who work, live, and drink at the track. And, one by one, the items on his to-do list are replaced with horse-related ambitions. Written with keen observational humour, My Year of the Racehorse is strewn with fascinating tidbits and infused with the excitement and faded glamour of the horseracing world. Ultimately, it is the moving tale of a young man's discovery that a meaningful life can arise from the most unexpected of circumstances. About the Author Kevin Chong is the author of four books, including Neil Young Nation -- honoured as a book of the year by the Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, and Ottawa Citizen and aired as a documentary on CBC's Definitely Not the Opera -- and the novels Baroque-a-Nova and Beauty Plus Pity. He is an editor at Joyland.ca and teaches creative writing at UBC.
Tags: thoroughbreds, Horse Racing, memoir, Horses, kevin chong, metaquiche

Disposablepleasure - 2011 Demoiselle (G2) [02:21]
Disposablepleasure overcame a calamitous start, an eventful trip and a desperate late surge from Wildcat's Smile to win Saturday's 90th running of the Grade 2, $200000 Demoiselle at Aqueduct Racetrack by a nose. Stumbling as she came out of the starting gate, Disposablepleasure spotted the field a dozen lengths as she trailed Wee Party through an opening quarter-mile in 23.85 and a half in 48.31. Revving up on the turn, the 2-year-old daughter of 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo began moving up rapidly with a bold outside move, then had to shift course before splitting horses in the stretch and fending off the resurgent Wildcat's Smile to prevail in a photo finish. Disposablepleasure completed 1 1/8 miles in 1:53.10 as a claim of foul from the rider of the third-place finisher, Bourbonstreetgirl, against her was disallowed.
Tags: Disposablepleasure, Demoiselle, aqueduct, nyra, horse, racing, pletcher, dominguez, nyravideo

ReadyGetsGold 3rd at AQU 11.30.11.avi [02:28]
ReadyGetsGold finally showed up and persevered to get us a 3rd in the 7th race today at The Big A! The 1 hole turned out to be the right hole for her as she recovered from an awkward break and was able to maintain position on the rail for the whole trip around the inner track. Tom thought she may have been a bit timid when finally pinned on the rail in deep stretch but she continued her drive to get us 3rd and gallop out past the winner. This race was a great improvement over the last one and should set us up for a better result next time. Tom is confident that we are finally on the right track and he was happy to see her in a spirited drive right until the end of the race moving forward toward the finish line. She only got beat a length and a bit for all of it so we are in the right spot. He also said a little moisture in the track would have helped us and we are bound to get that in the weeks to come. All in all, a very good effort on the part of RGG. With the bigger purses coming after the 1st of the year we are sitting in a very good spot with her right now. GO BABY GO!!!
Tags: Parting Glass Racing, Parting Glass, PGR, horse racing, horse, horses, thoroughbred racing, sport of kings, NYRA racing, race, readygetsgold, RGG, Tom Bush, Aqueduct, Gallo, Thomas J. Gallo, Tom Gallo, Parting, Glass, Racing

My baby Millie [00:26]
Quine des Ormeaux Mill Reef's own grandaughter. Et moi :)
Tags: Mill, Reef, Quine, des, ormeaux, emily, linton, race, horse, thouroughbred, plastic, bottle, Racing

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