Spring in Kentucky! Vivid green, redbuds and dogwoods in bloom, warm sun alternating with chilly weather. Sweet, tender green grass for the horses. Lots and lots of rain. And mud!
Horses never outgrow…
…their love for playing in the spring sunshine…
and rolling, splashing, wallowing in mud, mud, mud!
And then, there are the joys of springtime naps.
From the spattered to the sublime – Michael paid a visit to wish luck to Brereton C. Jones’ Ashland Stakes (G1) winner and top rated Kentucky Oaks hopeful, Lovely Maria (she put in a fabulous 5 furlong work this morning). That’s her trainer Larry Jones with them, in case you didn’t recognize the famous cowboy hat.
Whoever your Derby and Oaks picks, here’s wishing them all the very best of luck and safest of trips this coming weekend!