Images from Paulette Cigliana

As an example of how behind we are…..

These images were going to be the basis of a Mother’s Day post. Our very good friend Paulette Cigliana is the unofficial/official “Barn Mom” for several thoroughbred race horses. She frets over her ‘babies’ and brings them carrots ( she says she keeps several grocery stores in business buying them) and peppermints. Horse may like to eat apples or carrots but if you really want to get on the “Love List”— give them a peppermint.

Paulette has taken several photographers like yours truly under her wing and pointed out some of the intricacies of horse racing. She and Carolyn Schlueter are the “Fun Girls”. It is a long story best told by the “Fun Girls” themselves.

You can find Paulette standing on one of the picnic tables at Fairmount taking pictures of the horses and the jockeys– and enjoying the beauty of horses and the skill of the jockeys. She is also fretting that everything goes well during the races. Look up ‘cannon bone and race horses’ sometimes and realize the miracle that everything goes right when 1500 pound horses are running full throttle down a race track.

Anyway– enjoy the photos

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6 thoughts on “Images from Paulette Cigliana

  1. Looking good. I will be at Fairmont tomorrow. My Independent Living Home is going on a bus. Don’t know how long I will be standing out in the sun

    • John
      Hope you had a great time yesterday
      Haven’t heard from the Fun Girls so I don’t know if you ran into them or not
      If you took some photos, send us a couple


  2. Thanks for sharing the good news about Paulette and those amazing pictures she gets! Also for including my name in your post!! Hope our paths cross soon!

    • Carolyn
      Good talking to you the other day– sending all the positive energy and thoughts we can your way

      Love ya kido


  3. First of all Thank you Bill and Molly for considering me a good friend. A pleasant
    surprise seeing my pictures, especially of my Big Shot. And Carolyn puts new
    meaning into the word FUN ! She is a joy to be around. Miss you and Molly at the track. Love taking pictures of all the horses. They will really be ready for the ice
    cold carrots tomorrow. Could not have done it without tips from all of you!!


    • Like I told you the other day– don’t sell yourself short.
      Molly and I know we can count on you if anything comes up and we are glad you like having us as friends.

      Hope to get to the track before the season ends.


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