Just got this press release of an interesting webinar put on by the American Horse Council next week.
Could be a great way to spend an afternoon – in the privacy of your own home!
Zoom me in Scotty!
Don’t forget to register by 8/14/2020.
- Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter and producer, who united her passions for horses and films for the upcoming feature film Black Beauty, which she wrote and directed in this modern-day reprisal of Anna Sewell’s classic tale. Scheduled for release in 2020, Black Beauty stars Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy and Iain Glen. Ashley is currently writing and show running a new television horse-themed series based on the iconic Breyer toy brand for Ron Howard, Brian Frazer, and Stephanie Sperber of Imagine Entertainment. On the release horizon for 2021, is Ashley’s documentary film WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West.
- Kansas Carradine comes from a Hollywood acting legacy, but horses have defined her performing career. As a member of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, Kansas appeared across the US and abroad trick riding and roping. Other credits include Disney’s “Hidalgo,” MTV, ESPN, CBS, and worldwide sporting events. Although raised in a rodeo arena, Kansas developed her unique style while touring with the acclaimed spectacle Cavalia, thrilling fans from California to Australia Roman-riding a 4-horse team and more. With a long view on Cavalia’s success, Kansas also worked behind the scenes—acquiring and training new trick horses for the show.
- Plus author, journalist, and media consultant Elizabeth Kaye McCall who has been involved on the entertainment side of the horse industry for over 20 years. From writing about horses in film and TV to working with Arabian Nights to the French equestrian theater troupe Zingaro, she became the original horse industry liaison for Cavalia and helped build its reputation in the North American market.
The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.
It’s been a strange year for everyone – including the horses, Since the triple crown was canceled then rescheduled the Belmont will be run today with no crowd. The race has been shortened as the mile and half was thought too long for these young horses that haven’t been running. Now 9 furlongs not 12. Furlong = 1/8 mile.
Belmont is usually the last of the three triple crown races but, with the delays and the Derby and Preakness have dates later in the season, this is the best fit for the track. Saratoga is opening later too so, for NY, this made the best sense.
The Kentucky Derby is Sept. 5 and the Preakness Stakes was rescheduled for Oct. 3,
Who’s it gonna be?
Belmont Stakes Post Lineup and Odds
|1||Tap It To Win||John Velazquez||Mark Casse|
|2||Sole Volante||Luca Panici||Patrick Biancone|
|3||Max Player||Joel Rosario||Linda Rice|
|4||Modernist||Junior Alvarado||Bill Moss|
|5||Farmington Road||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|6||Fore Left||Jose Ortiz||Doug O’Neill|
|7||Jungle Runner||Reylu Gutierrez||Steve Asmussen|
|8||Tiz The Law||Manny Franco||Barclay Tagg|
|9||Dr Post||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher|
|10||Pneumatic||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen|
1. Tap It to Win 6-1
2. Sole Volante 9-2
3. Max Player 15-1
4. Modernist 15-1
5. Farmington Road 15-1
6. Fore Left 30-1
7. Jungle Runner 50-1
8. Tiz the Law 6-5
Tiz the Law is the favorite but you’ll have to watch to find out!
Post time 6:37pm on NBC.
War of Will
Lucky thirteen. That’s the head count at the post – unless there is a scratch.
There will be no chance of a triple crown this year as Country House bowed out and the contested first finisher, Maximum Security, withdrew as well. Often trainers don’t want to push their horses if they don’t like the odds – too many other races for the risk.
So with the field wide open it could be anyone’s race. Who is it going to be?
The favorite Baffert’s “Improbable”?
War of Will?
Or your favorite longshot?
The race will be broadcast on NBC with post time for the race set at 6:48 p.m. ET.
- War of Will (4/1)
- Bourbon War (12/1)
- Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
- Improbable (5/2)
- Owendale (10/1)
- Market King (30/1)
- Alwaysmining (8/1)
- Signalman (30/1)
- Bodexpress (20/1)
- Everfast (50/1)
- Laughing Fox (20/1)
- Anothertwistafate (6/1)
- Win Win Win (15/1)
Thanks for reading … and writing!