Commentator

Nov 1, 2011: Commentator races to the top of his paddock for carrots.

Nov 1, 2011: Commentator races to the top of his paddock for carrots.

Old Friends retirement farm in Georgetown, KY is one of the best places to visit in the area. Take a tour with one of their knowledgeable guides and feed carrots to some of racing’s modern legends. So much fun!

One of my favorite horses of the last decade is Commentator, a speedy son of Distorted Humor who won over $2 million on the track. As a gelding, he ran from 2004 to 2009, setting track records along the way and winning the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap on two occasions. His final race was a third try in the Whitney, where he finished 3rd.

Commentator now spends his days racing around his huge paddock at Old Friends and chowing down on carrots from his adoring fans.

May 2, 2012: One of the few moments where Commentator's ears are pricked forward. This is a rare thing for him!

May 2, 2012: One of the few moments where Commentator’s ears are pricked forward. This is a rare thing for him!

May 2, 2012: Nom nom nom.

May 2, 2012: Nom nom nom.

May 2, 2012: What do you mean, "No more carrots?!"

May 2, 2012: What do you mean, “No more carrots?!”

May 2, 2012: Insert carrots here.

May 2, 2012: Insert carrots here.