Monday, May. 27, 2024

State College Derby Tidbits

 •    The O’Mara’s farm name is Walstib Stables, in a nod of recognition to their father’s admiration of the band the Grateful Dead. (“Walstib” is a well-known Dead-head acronym for “what a long, strange trip it’s been.) Most of the horses the O’Maras own, like Terrapin Station and Anthem Of The Sun, are named after Grateful Dead songs or albums.

•    Mary Babick runs her training business, Knightsbridge Farms, out of Walstib Stables.

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 •    The O’Mara’s farm name is Walstib Stables, in a nod of recognition to their father’s admiration of the band the Grateful Dead. (“Walstib” is a well-known Dead-head acronym for “what a long, strange trip it’s been.) Most of the horses the O’Maras own, like Terrapin Station and Anthem Of The Sun, are named after Grateful Dead songs or albums.

•    Mary Babick runs her training business, Knightsbridge Farms, out of Walstib Stables.

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•    Earlier in the weekend, Meg O’Mara had ridden Anthem Of The Sun to the large junior hunter, 15 and under, tricolor and Scarlet Begonias to the small junior hunter reserve title and the win in the small junior hunter classic. Abby O’Mara and Terrapin Station had been reserve champion in the large junior hunter, 16-17, division and won the large junior hunter classic.

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