American Pharoah makes history

American Pharoah makes history

Wow, American Pharoah sure looked fantastic winning The Belmont.  No horse could do it for 37 years and then he made it look like a piece of cake.  Chuck and I watched the race after feeding the mares and babies here at the farm. We were happy to have our son David and grandson Ean spending the day at the farm so we could all watch history being made with American Pharoah’s win. After watching all the congratulations and presentations of trophies to members of the American Pharoh team, we took a walk to see the three offspring of Pioneerof the Nile at Rosecrest.  We shared the great news with them.  I’m not sure, but I think our Rose of Siena 14 winked at us. Paris was represented by Dr. Murray West and Bobby Shiflet covering the Belmont for The Bourbon County Citizen-Advertiser.  Murray has been going to the Belmont for sometime but this was a first for Bobby.  It was a whirlwind trip since they drove to accommodate all of their equipment.  They spent 14 hours driving and then spent Friday and Saturday at the track starting at 5:00 am to get the good morning light on the workouts.  Plus, with so many photographers they had to stakeout where they wanted to spend the rest of the day for the races. Bobby was up at the crack of dawn to get the workout photos but he left Murray to stake out their position on the rail by himself while Bobby went into Manhattan for a few hours.  He lunched in Chinatown and then spent time in and around the business...
Historic Downtown Paris, KY

Historic Downtown Paris, KY

Virtually all of downtown Paris, Kentucky is a 96-acre Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the town features the eight-member Paris Antiques & Gallery District, a Walking Tour of historic buildings, the nationally accredited Wallis Arboretum, the award-winning Hopewell Museum, the oldest standing tavern (Duncan Tavern) in the state of Kentucky, a micro-brewery, a micro-distillery, more than ten downtown restaurants and a dozen boutiques for guaranteed friendly shopping. Amy Hess, of KET’s Kentucky Life, visited Paris last fall.  See the friendly, beautiful and fun result...