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