Just for kicks! 😉
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Sea Biscuit leads the pack at the first turn –
The pace is hot!
Cabbage is up at the head of the bunch
With Bubble Gum, stickin’ to the rail!
It’s a competitive race, ladies and gents!
Banana peels around on the outside!
With Van Gogh charging hard!
And Starburst giving chase!
Cherokee Park even showed up, running hard
With her picnic area tattooed as always
This is a detail horse!
Looking good and stylin’ her Daniel Boone statue!
Royalty was also well-represented as Louisville’s namesake points the way
Although, to be perfectly honest, some horses didn’t much care –
There were some definitely lazy nags at the track that day –
While some were almost too darn excited!
All in all, no one remembered who won. The race was fun all by itself!
Louisville’s “Gallopalooza” is a fund-raising and civic pride phenomenon initiated a few years ago by consigning the best artists in town to do their thing on some gorgeous horses. It’s almost unfair using something as cool and beautiful as a horse to draw and paint on – already beautiful in form, horses are a Louisville love affair. These babies were already placed all over town a few years ago. They are a wonderful institution and uncommonly pretty to look at. They are fun.
Here is some interesting info on the event with many more horses featured in photo’s from Flickr…..here.