May 24, 2015

Saturday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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Hope you're having a great Saturday POU! Our last feature of the week was not only a top jockey and trainer, but owned several winning horses and became one of the wealthiest African Americans in the state of Kentucky. Edward Brown Edward … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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TGIF POU! Today we feature a man whose breeding knowledge practically carried the sport of horse racing into the multi-million dollar industry it is today. The Kentucky Derby was in its infancy when Baden-Baden carried 17-year-old William … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature comes to us from a 2011 column in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Courtney Mathews Kentucky is hoping to add another thread to the increasingly colorful tapestry of the history of the state's horse … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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Good Morning POU! We continue our series on the pillars of thoroughbred racing in the United States as we near the 140th Kentucky Derby race. Ansel Williamson was an African American thoroughbred horse racing trainer. He was born a slave in … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature was the Groom for Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. Eddie Sweat Edward "Eddie" Sweat (August 29, 1939 – April 17, 1998) was an American groom in Thoroughbred horse racing who was the subject of the 2006 … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African Americans and The Sport of Horse Racing

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Good Morning POU! This week, as we head into the most revered horse race in the USA, The Kentucky Derby, we will feature African Americans who are lost legends in the world of thoroughbred racing - not only jockeys, but trainers and grooms as … [Read more...]

2014-15 POU NFL Season Winners

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Well Well Well.......in the final game of the year, the big one, the Super Bowl, who picked the correct winner? NO ONE. So, going into the game with the highest score is our 2014-15 POU Pick'em Winner: … [Read more...]