Horse owner and breeder, and Country Music Superstar, Toby Keith, rocked out with the Boston Pops last night in a spectacular birthday salute to America. Keith sang several of his hit songs including American Soldier with a backdrop of brilliant fireworks. Fancy vs. down home; tuxedos vs. cowboy hat, but patriotism has no boundaries.TK is very active in his support of the USO and the troops, and he has done 160 plus concerts for the military.
Dream Walkin' Farms is a 260 acre breeding farm and training center near Paul's Valley, Oklahoma where Keith keeps upwards of 60 broodmares. He has several trainers across the country and also frequents the sales. He was also spotted at Saratoga two summers ago, trying to have lunch in the clubhouse. Yes, Toby that was me taking your picture as you were trying to eat your sandwich. Sorry, but I had to do it. His best known runner was Cactus Ridge, undefeated at two, who was injured just before the 2003 Breeder's Cup. He stands in Kentucky at Walmac. He has been quoted many times about his love for the game and says he's "in it for the long haul."
Celebrities have always been good for racing. Let's hope Toby hangs around for the long haul.