Jul 23, 2010
I wish I still collected Breyer horses. Hell, maybe I'll start again, especially when I hear that the newest Breyer model horse is a Saddlebred horse called All Glory. All Glory is a multiple roadster winner with William Shatner (and his wife) holding the reins. I have such a soft spot for William Shatner; he is so very serious about the horses he owns and he is pretty decent rider. I've seen enough to know that he isn't a weekend rider, even if his acting schedule likely tends to get in the way of more professional equitation goals. I've just had the displeasure of meeting so many wealthy people over the years who really don't have lofty aspirations, don't care that much for their horses....it still bowls me over when I encounter someone who genuinely loves what s/he does, not riding just to show off in front of his/her peers. William Shatner would be riding regardless of how much money he made. Though, I don't deny it, the money helps! Money buys you some amazing horses. Here's the model:
And here is his namesake, with his adorable driver.:
Jul 19, 2010
So, I see HBO has given the green light to the production of its newest series, LUCK, about the horse racing industry and starring Dustin Hoffman. The pilot was directed by Michael Mann, which is a plus in my book, but I'm reserving judgment until after I've seen a few episodes. I feel like this is the sort of thing that could go either way, and judging from how many TV shows I actually like, it has to hit a pretty high mark. But anything that increases the visibility of horse-racing has gotta be okay in my book. Ugh...except for maybe that new Secretariat movie -- I don't know guys, it looks pretty cheesy.