Terry's Blog

 

How Was I to Know?

March 20, 2011

Saturday was as pretty a day as one could hope to have in late March, even in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Spring had exploded in these environs over the previous ten days. The pink pear trees were gorgeous. The daffodils pointed their beautiful, yellow blossoms skyward from one end of town to the other. As a guy who loves to host folks into Hot Springs, I couldn't have been happier to see this kind of "Chamber of Commerce" day in our community. Read More

 

Memories of Zenyatta

March 13, 2011

Sure there were differences, but there were plenty of similarities between Joyful Victory's win in Saturday's Honeybee Stakes and the winning performance nearly one year ago by the great Zenyatta in the historic 2010 Apple Blossom Invitational. Read More

 

Festival Fever Starting to Develop

March 09, 2011

Since the beginning of the 21st century, there has been renewed excitement in the Racing Festival at Oaklawn, a concept which was created in the mid-70s in a memorable post-racing conversation one evening between Oaklawn owner, Charles Cella, then racing secretary "Doc" Lavin and TRPB head, Spencer Drayton. Read More

 

Memories of Azeri as Arienza Starts on Sunday

March 06, 2011

I think it's fairly clear that the name Arienza doesn't strike fear in the heart of any horseman when she makes her first career start on Sunday in Oaklawn's 10th race. Not yet, anyhow. Read More

 

Oaklawn Oscars

February 28, 2011

Since so many people seemed engaged in the annual Oscars Awards presentations on Sunday night, I thought I'd come up with my own set of the first half of the Oaklawn season Oscars to see how well they hold up as we head into the March and April segments of the season. Read More

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