Monthly Archives: August 2013

Horse Treats

Besides having race horses, I love to garden and have turned my back yard into a make-shift urban farm.  Last season we had a great deal of vegetables, but one of my primary goals is to keep the horses in … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horseback riding, horses, race tracks, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Road to the Winner’s Circle

This gallery contains 11 photos.

What does it take to make it to the Winner’s Circle? The first step is the horse. Claiming a proven winner is the best road for new owners. Purchasing a horse from an auction is a great way to get … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ocotillo’s Update

Hi, it’s me again, Ocotillo. If you read my story you will already know me. I am the youngest horse in Drew Fulmer’s barn. I am a 2-year old gelding and everything that goes on is of interest to me. … Continue reading

Posted in california racing, equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, race tracks, thoroughbred horses, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lucky Horseshoes

Why are horseshoes considered lucky? Apparently there are several myths about the luck of horseshoes. The most commonly told story that I found was from the 10th century. Apparently the Archbishop of Canterbury also moonlighted as a horseshoer. One late … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, race tracks, superstitution, thoroughbred horses, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thoroughbred Racing 101 — things I had to learn

When my husband and I decided to become horse owners, I was amazed at the lack of knowledge I had. My husband has followed racing for years and so has been more knowledgeable about the racing game. When I was … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, race tracks, thoroughbred horses, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel in Style

Our horses are fortunate to travel in style. Our trainer Drew Fulmer hauls all of our horses in the convenience and security of his six-horse trailer. Not only are we secure in knowing that the horses are being properly taken … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, race tracks, thoroughbred horses | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!

This gallery contains 8 photos.

When I pass the barns at Turf Paradise, I can see that they are all empty. The horses will soon return and we all look forward to seeing them again. They bring joy and peace to the area. Turf Paradise’s … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Down Under

Katie’s Dan(NZ) is a bay gelding, foaled September 30, 2004 in New Zealand. His first race was a maiden claiming race at Paeroa in New Zealand. He won that race as a first time starter. Katie’s Dan made his way … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horseback riding, horses, race tracks, thoroughbred horses, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

If Horses Could Talk

Renegade Cielo is the oldest horse in Drew Fulmer’s barn.  He is owned and trained by Drew and is a constant reminder of how well Drew takes care of the horses.   Renegade Cielo is a 10-year old gelding and still an active participant … Continue reading

Posted in horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, thoroughbred horses, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Beauty Queen — Berry Valid

Berry Valid is the most beautiful horse in our barn.  If all her contests were beauty contests she would win hands down.  She is also a flirt.  I have seen her interact with men more positively than women.  It is … Continue reading

Posted in horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horses, thoroughbred horses, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Curse

There is a great deal of superstitions that accompanies any gambling activity.  Horse racing is no exception.  My story however may be superstition, fantasy or just karma.  I will leave you to decide. What seems now like a lifetime ago, after … Continue reading

Posted in equine, horse lovers, horse racing, horse trainers, horseback riding, horses, race tracks, superstitution, Turf Paradise, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment