I was absolutely stumped for this week's theme but an idea popped into my head as I frantically searched my archives. If you have peeked below at the photo I am sure you are scratching your head. What on earth does that rural scene have to do with sports? Why it is connected to the most celebrated sport of all, the Sport of Kings.
Yes, my brother in law breeds thoroughbred racehorses in Australia and this mother has done her time at the track and is now a breeding mare. The young foal is a potential superstar of the track! Well my BIL can always dream that this horse will someday be the winner of the Melbourne Cup.
They do have very fancy names under which they are registered but they also have very ordinary names as well, like Blaze and Nipper. Yes the latter for a very good reason! Personally I think this hobby, which he acquired after he took early retirement, is simply a sinkhole into which you pour money. But it has brought him great pleasure over the years and he still dreams of having a big winner one day.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE