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Black Beauty Webinar – FREE

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!

Get a Bucephalus on your way to the show!!

Don’t forget to register by 8/14/2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2020 AHC Webinar Putting Horses in the Public Eye August 17
(Washington, DC) –  If you want to learn, get inspired and go behind-the-scenes with people who excel in putting horses in the public eye in ways that help our industry interest newcomers to horses and lifelong enthusiasts — then join the American Horse Council for a must-see webinar on August 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET.  Featuring a dynamic panel of experts, from television and film to live performances, they are masters at captivating the public with horses!
  • 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. 
Register to join us by emailing info@horsecouncil.org no later than August 14, 2020
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.                        

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.
Here’s more on the movie that is going to be released on Disney+ soon.

Belmont Stakes today!!

NBC will televise the Belmont Stakes, starting coverage at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Post time; 5:42 ET /2:42 PT.

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

Post position Horse Jockey Trainer
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!

Don’t be sour, amble by the store to get a little luck and claim your winnings – it’s a sure bet!!

https://theblackstallion.com/store/

 

Belmont today!

There may be no Triple Crown but you can’t say this year hasn’t been interesting.
Will it be War of Will doing a repeat of the Preakness??
Or Tacitus, Spinoff, Master Fencer … who’s your pick?

Need a little luck? Pick up Bucephalus from the gift shop. Last day for the Triple Crown sale!
Black Stallion Hardback books only $10- with a figurine only $59! 50% off!

Post time 6:37pm on NBC.

Watch Bodexpress run his own race in the Preakness again. Now that’s a classic!!

Joevia
Post: 1
Odds: 30-1

Everfast
Post: 2
Odds: 12-1

Master Fencer
Post: 3
Odds: 8-1

Tax
Post: 4
Odds: 15-1

Bourbon War
Post: 5
Odds: 12-1

Spinoff
Post: 6
Odds: 15-1

Sir Winston
Post: 7
Odds: 12-1

Intrepid Heart
Post: 8
Odds: 10-1

War of Will
Post: 9
Odds: 2-1

Tacitus
Post: 10
Odds: 9-5

Preakness today!

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?

If you need a little luck pick up some from the gift shop where a hardback book of “the Black Stallion” is on sale at 50% off!! and that includes the combo with a Bucephalus figurine!

The race will be broadcast on NBC with post time for the race set at 6:48 p.m. ET.

    1. War of Will (4/1)
    2. Bourbon War (12/1)
    3. Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
    4. Improbable (5/2)
    5. Owendale (10/1)
    6. Market King (30/1)
    7. Alwaysmining (8/1)
    8. Signalman (30/1)
    9. Bodexpress (20/1)
    10. Everfast (50/1)
    11. Laughing Fox (20/1)
    12. Anothertwistafate (6/1)
    13. Win Win Win (15/1)

Thanks for reading … and writing!

THANKS FOR READING!!

Horse Tales Literacy Project

Horse Tales in Belle Glade, FL

 

Ah, Spring. That time of year for showers and flowers.
And final projects, final papers and the end of school!

And the Black Stallion reading program is coming to a classroom near you!
The program has tightened up over the last few years but, like NASA – lighter, cheaper and faster!
We keep moving along.

Here’s an article from out in Oklahoma where the first grade is having a wonderful time with Little Black, a Pony.

Take a look:
https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/highland-park-first-graders-take-annual-literacy-trip-turning-point/article_6c2ccab9-1d9d-536d-96f2-dc85fc9fd7d3.html?fbclid=IwAR0St5V2URfiiyxutf9mSydVXWld8B_bnCZX5dEPCyPelPyidhiZmkGrGpY

If your school never has had the program before, maybe next year is the year. Click here; http://wildhorsetales.org/

 

Don’t forget if you need a little luck for the Preakness race this Saturday you might want to pick up a Bucephalus of your very own.
The Black Stallion hardback now on sale at 50% off during the TRIPLE CROWN races!!

as always – thanks for reading … and writing!