Laurie and Sham: Penny Chenery ~ Kindness and Class

With the passing of Penny Chenery, many memories come to mind.  When I was working for Frank Martin, and riding SHAM, I saw her at the track a lot, especially during the Triple Crown races.  One morning, before the Derby, while exiting the track, a tall, muscular chestnut was going by.  His rider smiled, said good … More Laurie and Sham: Penny Chenery ~ Kindness and Class

Jim Gath: The Healers and the Healed

THE HEALERS & THE HEALED. Yesterday, one of our volunteers described what we do here at Tierra Madre as “the healers & the healed”. Brilliant. Alexis wrote a spectacular piece on it last night, but I wanted to give voice to it, too. Here’s Alexis’ piece if you want to see it: https://www.facebook.com/ranchotierramadre/posts/1376084799093499:0. Many years … More Jim Gath: The Healers and the Healed

Flying over Rockingham Park – Right before Demo – Greg Kelley

Credit: Greg Kelley/Youtube Here’s a great view (great but sad) of Rockingham Park right before demolition. I also visited around this time and took pictures.  I was particularly attached to this racetrack.  I won my very first bet there; a daily double for $143!!  Both horses had Man o’ War in their pedigrees; that’s how I’d … More Flying over Rockingham Park – Right before Demo – Greg Kelley