Adam's Turf

An adventure through the eyes of a "newbie" in the Thoroughbred horse industry.

Ouch at Oak Tree

I was invited to hang out and saw my visit as an opportunity to learn about the breeding process for Thoroughbred horses. Now I get the basics of breeding, as sex isn't really too hard to understand, but I mean all the other intricacies involved. Clearly I did not know what I was getting into. ... Read More

Free Food, Free Knowledge

I wanted to go see the horses of Lane's End and who can pass up free food? The stallions were great, and this was my first open house. The experience was thrilling; to look at stallions up close, showing off their stuff. I had two great co-workers who were teaching me the ropes.... Read More

Roses for a Derby Date

So I took her on a date. We talked a whole lot about the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown, because I honestly had a lot of questions and she generally had good answers.... Read More

A Racing Empire

There are a great number of horses that hold cherished names from the Star Wars saga. The more recent names are the heros and villains I will be touching on in this post.... Read More

The Kentucky Derby Likes March Madness

March Madness always grips me each year. As a sports fan, the idea of teams working hard to peak at the prime of the season is awesome. The training, endurance, and camaraderie must fuse into one body, one mind. Lets look at the Road to the Roses 2008 Kentucky Derby Fantasy Challenge.... Read More

Jedi Powers

"Another Impressive First Crop Winner for Empire Maker." Jedi Code entered the victory circle on Oct. 31st, 2007. Churchill Downs felt good under his hoofs that day and race 7 was as sweet as can be.... Read More

A Jedi Enters Keeneland

I cannot tell you the last time I had been to the Keeneland racetrack, or if I ever had been inside the track. After the security guard and plaid wearing 60s man changed out machines, a few people went up to order their tickets. I attempted it again with much better luck. I humbly gave up and ventured toward the Newbie "Helpful" window for betting. Jedi Code's First Race.... Read More

Jedi Code.

The name captured me at the first mention. I am a huge fan of Star Wars and have thoroughly investigated the many horses who have related names, but that is another story. Jedi Code and I have a rich history and I have many stories to tell about him.... Read More


What is the difference between a yearling and a weanling? How in the world do you have the same dad and not be related? Why do people name horses after panties? That is what I want to share with you all. This journey I have been on and where it leads me.... Read More

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