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The Notebook March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014


Out of the Gate with ... Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich was born on January 20, 1970 in Lynchburg, Va. An actor and producer, Ulrich is known for his rolls in “As Good as It Gets,” “Scream” and “Jericho.” Most recently, Ulrich stars in “50 to 1,” the movie about Mine That Bird’s longshot Kentucky Derby victory.

Name: Skeet Ulrich

What I do for a living: Actor

How and when I was introduced to Thoroughbred racing: Chip Woolley introduced me to the sport at Albuquerque Downs in 2012.

My favorite racetrack: Albuquerque Downs

My favorite Thoroughbred racing event: The Kentucky Derby

Other sports/teams I follow: NASCAR – six times!

What I would like to see more of in Thoroughbred racing: Fist fights!

What I would like to see less of in Thoroughbred racing: Injuries

Three words that define what Thoroughbred racing means to me: Heart, passion and early mornings

First Thoroughbred track I ever attended was: Hollywood Park

Favorite all-time Thoroughbred: Mine That Bird, of course!

My personal best moment in the sport of Thoroughbred racing: Meeting Chip Woolley and Calvin Borel

Best racetrack food can be found at: Santa Anita

My favorite jockey: Calvin Borel

My favorite trainer: Chip Woolley

My heroes: My family

Person in Thoroughbred racing I’d like to have dinner with: Mark Allen.

My philosophy on life: Never stop dreaming!

Favorite quote or motto: Do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Favorite animal other than a horse: Dog

Favorite non-Thoroughbred racing sports event I have attended: The New York Rangers winning the Stanley Cup in 1994

Favorite food: Mexican

Favorite vacation spot: North Carolina

Favorite city: New York City, specifically Manhattan

Favorite musician/band: Ben Harper

Favorite all-time movie(s): “Fitzcarraldo”

Favorite TV show: “Homeland”

Favorite hotel: Miramonte in Italy

Websites I visit daily: New York Times.

What I drive: Mini Cooper.

Pet peeve: Inconsideration

Favorite movie about horse racing: “Seabiscuit”

Which actor would play me in a movie: Christian Kane!

Alma Mater: NYU

Favorite Radio shows/channels: NPR

Best book I recently read: “Unbroken”

Favorite memento: Many

Favorite dessert: Key Lime Pie

Favorite drink: Carrot juice

Favorite scent: Burnt rubber

What I like about my job: The many walks of life I get to experience.

Favorite tech gadget: Apple TV

Twitter handle: @skeetme1

People I follow on Twitter: Matthew Modine, Seth Green and Jimmie Johnson 

No. 1 Bucket-List item: Learn a foreign language


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