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.
Susan...thanks for the comment on my post today...drop me a line at budmanbflo [at] hotmail.com when you get a minute!ReplyDelete
I believe we both were voted in to the TBA in June. Congrats. I too am from New England - just outside of Boston and we'll be at the Spa on opening weekend...Enjoyed Toby Keith's Pops appearance as well
Susan-belated welcome to the TBA, when you come to Saratoga, drop me a line.ReplyDelete
I also saw Toby at Saratoga 2 years ago, he stood out with his trademark cowboy hat. He seems like a real fan, happy to have him aboard.
To Geno, ( Equispace), Tony Bada Bing (!)and Saratoga Spa,ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by with all the well wishes! Congrats to you too, Tony,does the TBA know what they are in for with us aboard? I am new at this so I feel like it's going to be an ongoing "work in progress" I look forward to keeping up with what you all are blogging about. To S Spa, looks like I will be up around the 12th for a day or two, Travers weekend and maybe a third time. I will be in touch.
Thanks again to all!