Photo Friday May 3, 2013 “Danzig”

In honor of the Kentucky Derby this weekend, I’m posting a picture I took almost 10 years ago. This is Danzig; grandsire of multiple Kentucky Derby winners. He liked mints and made this funny face after his groom fed him a peppermint. We were impressed by this gorgeous animal and the gracious people who gave us a tour of Claiborne Farm. Danzig died in 2006 as one of the most influential sires in American horse racing history.

Danzig. A famous american racehorse- mostly known for his great descendants


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at
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2 Responses to Photo Friday May 3, 2013 “Danzig”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    As usual. Great pictures & Interesting writing.
    Believe it or not. Still ice on the lakes here. Incredible.
    The Swans and Geese and Loons are living communally I don’t think they like it much.

    Take care.

    • jheem says:

      Thanks Lakes. You still have ice–egads!! I remember why I refused to let hubby move back up north. Hope it warms up for you soon!

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