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By Susan Salk on May 14, 2013
Suffolk Downs racing analyst and handicapper Jessica Paquette has parlayed her talent for judging racehorses into an exciting racing column for online sports publication, The Bleacher Report. Paquette debuted with the Turner Broadcasting affiliate in the weeks before the Kentucky Derby, offering a concise overview of the field of Derby hopefuls, ultimately choosing Kentucky Derby winner Orb as the one. And, in the weeks leading up to the May 18th Preakness, Paquette will continue to prognosticate as horses are added and subtracted from the card of the second jewel of the Triple Crown. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, the unfailingly [...]
By Susan Salk on May 9, 2013
Equine author and Thoroughbred owner Kim Gatto has embarked on a book project she hopes will cause OTTB owners everywhere to stand a little taller, and puff out with pride. In her latest work, due to be published next spring on History Press, Gatto chronicles the stellar careers of OTTBs who have hit the heights, winning Olympic gold, and soaring to greatness with legendary riders. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, Gatto names a few of the great off-track Thoroughbreds who will appear in her book, and of her hope that their cache will return at the many horse venues around [...]
By Susan Salk on April 30, 2013
California-based cartoonist and graphic designer Jody Livak Werner recently won first place in the Equestrian Social Media Awards for her advice column Dear Murray. The humor column, which swept onto the Facebook scene and attracted 20,000 fans in a few short months, offered a horse’s perspective on all those silly humans who ride them. Via a clever collaboration with her beloved off-track Thoroughbred Murray, Werner used humor to get at the nub of life with horses. In the Dear Murray column, frustrated horses would “write” to the all-knowing ex-racehorse, whose Jockey Club name was Phantom Writer, asking for advice on [...]