Saturday, May 10, 2014

Today

Iroquois Steeplechase is today. It will be a day of horses, hats and hounds. Yes there will be two and four legged hounds at this all day party. Today we are having rain showers so the gals will have to protect those elaborate hats with a bumper shoot. Also they will have to exchange their heels for mud boots. LOL 
This is a grand event here on the west side of town and money raised goes to the Vanderbilt Children Hospital. 
Whenever it rains on the chase, on our way to seven thirty church on Sunday, it is fun to see the hundred thousand dollar rides stuck in the mud. But it is better they leave them rather than drive because most have enjoyed the beverages too much. 
We will  avoid that area of highway 100 and Old Hickory Blvd because of the traffic. 
This morning as it was raining Mimi said "Those poor people at the steeplechase." I laughed and told her "There are no POOR people at the chase."
The kitty justice will be lots of fun for those with coins to spare. But the biggest Kitty Justice is that No Horse gets hurt. I know that is a chance they take but whenever one of those beautiful horses has to be put down, I cry.  

7 comments:

Lee said...

All but two states here in Australia nowadays have steeplechases/jumps racing; and I believe it won't be long before it is totally banned.

Too many horses die; too dangerous; too sad. I cry, too, when I see these beautiful creatures hurt.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"Kitty Justice" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-sunday-drive_11.html

La Petite Gallery said...

My Daughter is a Horse person.
We had Race horses and years ago I saw a horse shot on the track. I is still fresh in my mind. Have a great Mothers Day.
yvonne

La Petite Gallery said...

Have a nice Mothers Day-- Thanks for the comment. yvonne

Changes in the wind said...

I have never seen one of these and don't think I would want to because of the chance they would get hurt but then I went to a horse race and it is risky too.

Lady Di Tn said...

Lee
Totally banned is wishful thinking as it has been around for too long. Yes horses are majestic. BTW the sun came out and it was a very nice day on Saturday. Peace

Jerry
Thanks for the inclusion. Have a nice day. Peace

LA Petite
When you say Horse Person that is a unique breed of people. Thanks for the wishes and I hope your day was great too. I have never seen a horse put down in person but I am sure it would haunt me since I am so upset when I view it in the media. Peace

Monica
I have never been either but if it could be done without injuries, I would think seeing those accomplishments by magnificent horses would be a heart stopping moment. I guess that is why they do it. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

He you had a nice Mother's Day with your family.
You know I love horses. I have never seen a steeple chase except in a movie. Too hard on both horses and Jockeys. Boo!!
MB