Kuan Yin's Guestbook



6th April 2019

From last to first
Great video Karen. You obviously have a great horse...was 5/2 in that race so expected to run well. Got her revenge on Tiz Toffee who beat her earlier in the year but I gotta say she appeared caught tight on the rails. I'll keep an eye on Sauce for Side. Must be great to be one of the owners!
6th April 2019

Last to first
When Sauce on Side crossed that finish line in the video, a great roar went up in the stands, it was such a great ride. I have a tiny share of another horse, Noble Goddess, who has yet to run. The trainer is saying he will probably put her in a race later this month. Noble Goddess was sired by Noble Mission, a British horse, owned in part by Prince Khalid Bin Abdullah. (Though I kinda doubt the prince will be rubbing shoulders with me any time soon.
5th April 2019

Thanks
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5th April 2019

Thanks!
Thanks for following along on my adventures.
5th April 2019
official results 3-1-19

3-1-19
I love that you have a fractional or any share in a racehorse Karen. What a bonansa that "your" horse is also a potential winner. I also love the concept of a horse that is coming last and accelerates smiling while flying past the others. Makes for a heart dropping race. We have a mare in Oz called Winx who unbeaten has just won her last 32 races in a row...a World Record I believe. She always sits back in the field then...wooosh...acceleration like you have never seen. May your Sauce on Side continue to have that wooosh factor and sometimes bring home the bacon...smiling all the way!.
5th April 2019
official results 3-1-19

come from behind
You're right - Winx is a great horse, and she's still racing! There is a great YouTube video of Sauce on Side running at Del Mar December 1, 2018. where she came from 10 lengths off the lead to finish first. [url=https://youtu.be/d2TR0JsO9AU/]DelMarSauceonSide[/url]
4th April 2019

Interesting!
Interesting read. Wish we had horses nearby to write about them so keenly.
4th April 2019

Follow along
Thanks for your kind words. India has a long and rich history of horse racing, so I'm sure you are in good company.
4th April 2019

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4th April 2019

Thanks!
Thanks for following along.
4th April 2019

Congratulations to the 'fractional owner'
Every one has a dream or two, and every one cherishes when the 'dream comes true'. Sauce on side made your dream come true, although she is fractionally yours. Enjoy!
4th April 2019

Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words. I think fractional ownership is such a good idea. It gives people like me who just really like horse racing a way to be part of it with very little risk - and very little upside; while I do get to share in any purses, you can imagine that after expenses my one fifth of one percent doesn't add up to much. But I still cheer just as loud, and I get the same glass of champagne i the Winner's Lounge as the people with a lot bugger stake.
3rd April 2019

Bravo Karen
Having been to the races with you we really enjoyed reading this blog. I'm glad your horse is doing so well. I think you may need to do more race traveling.
4th April 2019

Race travelling...
Thanks MJ. It looks like the G3 Epsom Cup is going to be run in Tokyo while I'm there this summer, I might need to check it out.
11th February 2019

At home in Singapore
So glad you've made it back to one of your favorite places. Thanks for the tour of the Marina Bay Sands hotel. Very nice. Creative thinking. Thanks for educating us on the red dot.
11th February 2019

The oculus
Yes, I do enjoy being in Singapore. One of the (many) cool things about Marina Bay Sands is seeing the oculus in the rain, both from above ground, and below ground watching the rain thunder down into the river in the mall.
9th February 2019

Great Review!
Wow! What a fascinating read about Singapore. I had never heard of the term, "Little Red Dot" so I learned something new. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino looks so surreal. I can't imagine the amount of engineering that went into constructing such a building. But it seems that Southeast Asia is know for creating modern architectural and engineering masterpieces! Great photos, Karen!!
10th February 2019

Thanks for your kind words.
The Marina Bay Sands is a pretty amazing place, in fact, the whole area around Marina Bay is pretty spectacular. My camera batteries died, so I don't have pictures of the Helix Bridge that runs across Marina Bay and is modeled on the structure of DNA, but trust me, its no ordinary bridge.
22nd January 2019

Interesting idea with the Science Café
Sounds like a really amazing place!
22nd January 2019

Science Cafe
It was so very, very cool. The battery on my camera died while I was in there or I would have posted more pictures. The intention behind opening it was to get kids engaged in science, and I think this was a much more interesting way of doing so rather than sitting in a classroom.
22nd January 2019

Keeping promises
Nice blog... I love that the customs agent wants you to tell people about Malaysia. Enjoy eating your way around the country. Looks like you are finding many great things to explore.
22nd January 2019

Customs agent
I met a lot of very nice young adults (Gee, that makes me sound like an old fuddy-duddy) who all were very proud of their country and wanted people to visit. I think the change in government may have helped.
22nd January 2019

I was thinking about you today.
Good to see you traveling again. I like the idea of a car free zone. They should try that in Hanoi and a few other Asian cities.... ha ha.
25th December 2018

Contraband lies in the eyes of beholder
Karen, It's a good read and informative. It is interesting that such prohibited materials vary from places to places, sometimes even within a country.. Once I was bringing cactus from Arizona to Newfoundland in Canada. The customs folks told me in Toronto, I am okay to bring it within Canada except in Newfoundland as plants are not allowed in Newfoundland from other parts due to some bacteria conditions in its soil. Also, certain wood products not allowed in Canada from outside and I had to be detained in customs in Calgary last February to answer questions for bringing in a couple of wood carving sculptures from Kenya. So, I am always very skeptical what I bring in any country as the rules could be very different.

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