Pinterest is a great inspiration (and procrastination) site — I have 47 difference boards, 7,004 pins, follow 440 boards and am constantly “pinning” things I like, foods I want to cook, places I want to visit and clothes I want to wear and more.
Pinterest is a great inspiration (and procrastination) site — I have 47 difference boards, 7,004 pins, follow 440 boards and am constantly “pinning” things I like, foods I want to cook, places I want to visit and clothes I want to wear and more. Below are the best Pinterest accounts/boards to follow for the full horse racing experience - legends, fashion, competition, food, drinks and fun! These accounts were chosen because they represent everything I love about horse racing.
Gentleman, so you picked out that perfectly fitted suit, selected a nice pair of winged-tip shoes to match and perhaps you even opted to top it all of with a fedora. Yet it still feels like your getup for a day at the track is missing something.
I can’t remember the last time we had this amount of buzz going into the Santa Anita Handicap. Not only do we have the first two finishers of the Breeders Cup Classic (Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge), the horse who went off as the favorite (Game On Dude) is also in the mix for this year’s running of the Big ’Cap.
We have all-but arrived at the midway point of Kentucky Derby prep season and the Tampa Bay Derby has featured many a memorable race in recent years. Last year, it was highly regarded Verrazano who drew off emphatically to affirm his status as a leading Kentucky Derby contender.
Looking for something stylish, but casual to wear for this weekend's Big 'Cap at Santa Anita Park? Tara Kiwi is a fresh new line of equestrian inspired organic t-shirts for men and women created by Tara Hammond Leu, a horse enthusiast living in Los Angeles.
The 47th annual Santa Anita Park jockeys v. Holy Angels students charity basketball game on Feb. 27 turned out to be a very fast-paced event. Before tip-off, Hall of Famers Laffit Pincay Jr., Eddie Delahoussaye, Mike Smith and Gary Stevens signed autographs for all the fans in attendance at the packed gym at La Salle High School in Pasadena, Calif.
The horse racing bug enters hibernation occasionally, especially when subjected to a harsh winter such as this year’s. Luckily, my home state of Illinois has developed one of, if not the best, OTB networks in the nation to keep that bug alive and kickin’.
There so much to do and see in Southern California - when you're not at the racetrack that is - that it doesn't really matter where you stay, right? Wrong. A trip to the West Coast for the Santa Anita Handicap or Santa Anita Derby is a perfect opportunity to spend a couple of nights at one of the iconic hotels in the L.A. area. Of course, if you prefer to save your hard-earned cash to bolster your bankroll for the racetrack, well, we've got you covered there, too.
If you don’t have Derby Fever yet, you’re certain to catch it this weekend. There’s perhaps no other race that I associate more with launching the official countdown to Louisville (the Kentucky Derby is 70 days from Saturday, in case you were wondering) than the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Last year, Orb established himself as a major derby contender with his win in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth. He also was listed at 12-to-1 on the morning line that day.
If you’re anything like me within the first 30 minutes of waking up (ok, while you’re still in bed) you reach over to your phone and scroll through your Instagram feed (and Twitter)—why not add some more equestrian pictures to that feed?!
A special holiday edition of Monday racing at Santa Anita Park features the running of the GII $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at 1 mile on the turf. This race is for Fillies and Mares that are 4-years-old or older. Here’s how I will tackle with race with a $20 budget.
New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind city with remarkable music, food, history, architecture and culture. If you are heading down to New Orleans for the Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22 or the Louisiana Derby on March 29, check out these cool hotels and soak up New Orleans amazing atmosphere.
With the Donn Handicap just days away, finding the right ensemble to wear can be just as challenging as handicapping which horse will win the Grade 1 race.
When I think of Gulfstream Park, I not only of great Thoroughbred racing but I also think of the fashion and lifestyle that exists in South Florida. Miami is known for its white sands, humid climate, latin-inspired architecture and its saucy social scene.