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Nashville, Tennessee 

There are no two ways around it this city has music and a darn good lot of it. 

Especially at The Station Inn

Besides the beer and bluegrass 30,000 of us came to Nashville to run in the Country Music Marathon.

Now marking my fourth 13miler this year. 

Hot and hilly but overall it was a good run.

Moving along lets get into the subject of horsepower:

It's fitting for the Kentucky Derby tomorrow.

I would like to share something about a particular horse named  Bonnie Scotland.  

I was told that this champion Thoroughbred from England has sired so many winning horses that today in 2012 for the past 9 Kentucky Derbys every single horse running that race has blood from this mare. A few notable thoroughbreds traced to Bonnie Scotland include Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Giacomo, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide, Barbaro and Mine that Bird "

Now if that is not remarkable then I guess who knows what is!

At its peak the Belle Meade Plantation was known as the oldest and greatest Thoroughbred breeding farm in North America. The beautiful main mansion presided over 5,000 acres devoted to breeding horses with numerous, impressive barns and outbuildings throughout the property. In fact the oldest registered racing silks in the United States belonged to the Belle Meade stud" -Paradigm Farms Horse Retirement 

Take a guess at what sport I sure would like to rekindle while I kick back and take a break from running? ...and it aint bettin on no horses. Suppose I'll need to bide my time with the ukulele I keep meaning to pick up. 


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