Monday, October 31, 2011

October Comes To An End

Winslow Homer (gray horse) running down the backstretch in an allowance race at Keeneland.
I've been so busy with work this October!  It's the most beautiful time of the year here in Kentucky...

Edgar Prado coming back to the winners circle with Senada at Keeneland.

Weanlings at Shadwell Farm.

Nana the St. Bernard puppy.  She's only 15 weeks old.

Chantal Sutherland after her stakes win at Keeneland.
  Matt and I have been doing all we can to keep up with our work.  It's a nice position to be in! Matt recently blogged about some of our fun photo shoots - Capture The Light.   I've had a few photo shoots for Peeps and Paws which were great fun too!
A Rottweiler puppy born a few hours before this photo was shot.

A fun family portrait!  :)

Nana the mischievous St. Bernard puppy...

Nana the mischievous St. Bernard puppy - again...

And best of all...  on the closing weekend of racing at Keeneland, I ran into Ollie's old trainer.  Once again I was told of his horrible antics, how he tore down stalls, was nicknamed "Chuckie" and how much trouble they had keeping weight on him.  I was happy to say that he's fat and happy a few miles away from Keeneland and that I'm aiming to take him to his first show in either November or December.  The look of surprise was priceless.  The trainer's wife said, "He's a little nutty in the head..." and made that international sign for crazy by twirling her index finger around her ear. 

I told her he was much more settled and calm and a great trier.  I'm more determined than ever to keep up with our good work!  He's doing great and I'm so proud of him!


  1. Wow- great portrait of Chantal.

    Good luck at the show, I'm sure he'll make you proud. Too bad the old trainers can't see how far he's come!

  2. Loved ALL the puppy photos--and as for the old trainers and their descriptions of Ollie when they had him, racing is NOT for every horse--and the jet fuel diet they are fed explains more than its share of behaviors. Can't wait to hear more about your show plans! I'm getting back to lessons (first one 11/13) and I think Huey is glad to be back on the job, too. Great pix, Wendy. Am enjoying Matt's blog, as well.

  3. I love that beautiful shot of Chantal and the fall colours.