The Inside Rail

Crack of Dawn

There is nothing that will wake you up quicker than a European horse sale. Well, there is nothing that will wake me up quicker than a European horse sale. The texts started beeping at 5:05 Tuesday morning.

Conformation photos. Walking videos. Trotting videos. Racy bay gelding, jigging and jiving, tail clamped, hopscotching across the puddles while Matt Coleman plays Steven Spielberg.

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From The Saratoga Special, August, 2017.

Owning horses goes something like this… 

You buy or breed the horse. Lift off. There’s a rush around that. Making a deal, creating a life. You get to name him. Design your silks. Dream the dream. All the world is young, the horizon unreachable, the freedom of expectation. You are in the game. 

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About the Horse

From The Saratoga Special, August 2013. 

"No problem."

That's all I wrote when asked to speak for the horse at a dinner for Saratoga WarHorse. I always say yes in emails, especially when the task is weeks away. I'll say yes to anything, if it's not today. It seemed easy, simply talk about the horse for two minutes. No problem.

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Sean Clancy

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