|Citation: ranked #3 after only Man O'War and Secretariat|
So I'll post my 300th mea culpa. But I will share with you my ongoing project which fascinates me!
I mentioned that Pinterest had caught my addiction, er, eye despite my best efforts. I had never really had any desire to look at scrapbooks or teenagers' bulletin boards, but with some digging, I did find more to it. Poking led to clicking, clicking led to more clicking and I began to put together a visual collection of Encore's family tree, among a few other fun boards. And it's amazing!
Discovering new parts to old stories and new stories of new horses is like finding a key to one of the most amazing treasure chests of all time. My childhood was filled with re-readings of my favourite stories such as "Man o' War" and "Black Gold" (who I never knew was infertile) and "Old Bones: the story of Exterminator." My shelves were lined with Stablemate models of Swaps and Native Dancer (and many more!). Now I feel like I am touching each one as I lay my hand on Encore's neck.
|I never knew they were related! Count Fleet, 1943 Triple Crown winner -- and Mr P's great grandsire!|
|The one and only...|
I continue to dig deeper and find more information about each horse and uncover the stories of the less famous, but still incredibly influential names. I itch to organize it better! Where is that catchup time again???