Adam's Turf

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

April 2008 - Posts

Crutches for a Handicapper

Read my Derby predictions and picks. $14,000 Superfecta! I am not good at handicapping and need all the help I can get. You need to answer some questions about the Derby...... Read More

This 'Soul' is going to the Derby

I am heading to the Kentucky Derby. This will not be my first trip to Churchill downs since I saw The Police world tour at the track, but it will be my first trip to the Derby, and I will be running around...a lot. Also an update to my Perfect Soul Watch, including chart.... Read More

Jockeys - The Television Series

According to a press release, Animal Planet is launching several new series including one entitled "Jockeys." The series is reality TV, with a "real world meets the equine industry" feel. How do you think this will affect the horse industry and is this something you will want to watch? What types of scenarios from the viewpoint of a jockey would interest you? ... Read More

Labeling A Winner; All In A Name

There are so many creative and fun names out there. What are some of your favorite names that currently exist? What are some fun names you might want to create or see? Any good stories behind a horse that you named?... Read More

A Cool Day at Ashford Stud

On a rather cold day this winter, Ashford opened its broad black iron gates for people to come in and visit their stallions first hand. The gates were a tad slow, but it built anticipation as we drove down their stretched driveway, giant beautiful trees lining the sides and draping over us, to their secondary gate that enters the stable area.... Read More

"Under A Tack"

The battle for the fastest time to potentially bring the most money at the auction was amazing! The horses were anxious to get moving as they approached the stretch, rounding the final turn. It was funny to watch the horses act up when they were ready to go. I had not really observed such excitement from horses in that way. I loved when they began their breeze down the stretch.... Read More

Crown the King with a Derby

Big Brown better be built to beat the best. This weekend I have seven horses racing from my virtual stable at It is the last chance for a few of my horses to make a convincing move for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum Brands! Show me the money (so they qualify).... Read More

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