Saturday, June 6th my family and I watched on TV the last race of the Triple Crown Races at Belmont Park.
The favorite to win the race and win the three races of the Triple Crown Races was “American Pharaoh”.
There hadn’t been a Triple Crown Winner since 1978.
I was just a little kid then and didn’t know much about horses then. I didn’t see the races.
In 1973, Secretariat, would win the Triple Crown. Recently I saw the movie about Secretariat’s story. I loved it. I also watched a replay of the race that was recorded back then on Youtube.
I remember thinking how cool that must of been for those watching then.
And how I had learned about it when I got older.
Well, the events of our time have come. And I, my husband and two girls (13 and 11) got to witness seeing Live on TV a horse that would run all 3 races and Win.
I was poised as I watched the race. The girls watched interested.
As “American Pharaoh” headed down the last stretch of the race and pulled ahead and away from the pack of horses behind him, I couldn’t help but start screaming and cheering.
“OMG, we have a Triple Crown Winner. (over and over) I had never seen it Live on TV and was so thrilled. “It’s really happened.” I got to witness this along with many other people who watched the race. And I was among those people who were seeing it for the first time.
“Awesome. Just Amazing”.
It one of those feats that takes the right horse, the right rider, the right timing and such for it to happen.
For there are things that only transpire in certain circumstances. And this was one of them.
My youngest daughter was jumping up and down with excitement at seeing him win.
My oldest daughter typed out what was happening. lol
Our family got to share that moment together and witness something very special.
It’s times like that that I am very grateful.
Those special times where we have a moment to take in something very special.
Those times when we can see a moment that can inpsire us.
That can make us believe in something.
That can want us to turn the words “impossible” into “possible”.
To consider that maybe our doubts are the only thing that are holding us back.
And we should focus on what the Possibilties are.
Quote from Ford
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
? Henry Ford
Say “I Can”.
Pen and Ink/Digital
“Le Cadeau du Cheval”
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
For more information, contact Darla (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit SoldierPortraits.org.