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"Let him run his race, Darlin'"

I think we can learn a lot about ourselves from the movies we love – the ones that move us. I recently watched the movie ‘Secretariat’ again, it is one of my favourites. 468 more words

Learning From Leading

Equine Film Festival Makes Harlem Debut

A film festival that originated near Chicago will makes its New York City debut at The MIST in Harlem this weekend.

Founded by horsewoman Lisa Diersen, the… 127 more words


Honoring the Heroine: Penny Chenery

Why is it that most movies which feature a female lead are based on real life events? If there are enough real live examples to make for compelling stories, why is it so difficult to create fictional story around a female protagonist? 932 more words

Honoring The Heroines

The Mortar of What-Ifs

It takes courage to walk into your freedom.

Courage does not depend on who we are.  Joshua tells us to be strong and of good courage.   1,046 more words

Unconditional Hope

Following your inner dumb a$$... #writing #amwriting #horseracing #kentuckyderby #Preakness #belmontstakes

Have you ever noticed that a lot of the great race horses have great backstories that start with their owners and trainers following their inner dumb a$$? 555 more words

Adventures In Writing A Novel

A filly on the Derby trail: Cicada in 1962

Before Secretariat, there was Cicada.

A decade before Secretariat became the first colt in 25 years to win the Triple Crown, Christopher Chenery (father of Helen) campaigned a filly who was setting her own records. 109 more words

Brooklyn Backstretch

Secretariat: A Movie Review

Based on the life of a throughbred race horse ‘Secretariat’ himself. I can’t believe that there existed a 3-year old horse that made an astonishing record (still unbeaten as of today) in the Belmont Stakes. 162 more words