LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 10, 2013) – Keeneland Association earned its sixth International Simulcast Award at the 21st annual International Simulcast Conference, held Oct. 7-9 in Lexington. It is the fifth time in the past six years Keeneland has taken the top honor. Read more
Lance Kramer Tops in Judges’ Voting; Miguel Mouchess Tabbed in Fan Favorite Category
Arcadia, CA, April 15 — A pair of $10,000 first prize winners were announced Sunday at Santa Anita in HRTV and Santa Anita’s second annual “A Day at the Races” Film Festival, a competition that required film makers to produce short subject films of under five minutes that were created solely at Santa Anita.
The idea of a singing cowboy anywhere other than in Nashville or a Hollywood movie seems at least a little farfetched, but in fact real cowboys did sing-maybe to calm down skittish cattle, but more likely to alleviate their boredom in the saddle and to romanticize their lives. Read more
In Westerns, nearly every handsome hero needs a cantankerous old man as his companion (like Gabby Hayes). If not that, then a fat, silly one (like Smiley Burneette, or a dopey, well-meaning nic one (like Tonto);or one who limps (like Chester), or at least one who is always getting into a mess that the hero gets him out of (like Andy Devine). Read more