December 5, 2016

The amazing Charismatic has arrived to his new home at Old Friends in Kentucky. Safe and well, he joins an amazing herd there at Dream Chase Farm! ❤

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Here are some much better pics from yesterday, with many thanks to the tireless Laura Battles.

2016-1205-2-c-pace-lb Did I say trot? Wow, look at this floating pace, too. Move over, Dan Patch!

2016-1205-3-ad-four-off-ground-lb Afternoon Deelites has a ready answer. All 4 off the ground!

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2016-1205-6-c-portrait-lb Though the horses around him were more interesting than the people, he came over for a little while to say hello.

2016-1205-7-sc-isnt-impressed-lb Silver Charm, in the paddock next to all the action, let us know he was NOT impressed. (He also wants you to notice that Barbara L is NOT pointing her camera at HIM.) Silver Charm: always dignified even in exasperation.

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2016-1205-9-c-and-dwl-lb D. Wayne Lukas looks his former trainee over.

2016-1205-10-c-and-dwl-lb And approves. The horses who’ve come to us from both JBBA and Shadai Stallion Station have all returned in admirable condition.

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More about Charismatic’s settling in will come soon. Do I like this horse? You might say so.

Beth

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The Derby Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – September 10, 2016

Welcome to the Derby Daily Topper by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Can you believe it? It’s just 238 days ’til the 143rd Kentucky Derby we are featuring today the Jordan hat from the Rosie Signature Hat Collection. Inspired by former jockey, Rosie Napravnik, this fedora-flavored red and black silk wide brim would be the perfect hat choice for Breeders’ Cup 2016!

thedailytopper-september10-2016-blogBest of all, twenty percent of the sale price of this hat sold will be donated to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Kentucky.

Blog-RosieHat3-JordanAFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the The Jordan Hat webpage.

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – September 8, 2016

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Presenting the “Camille’s Liza” a black dupioni silk wide brim chapeau trimmed with a single purple silk rose curl and luscious loden green tulle!

thedailytopper-september8-2016-blogPerfect for your 2016 Breeders’ Cup adventure!

lizader13-125e-web-medlizader13-125d-web-medFor all the details on this very special hat creation, please visit the Camille’s Liza Hat webpage.

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The Derby Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – August 27, 2016

Welcome to the Derby Daily Topper by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Can you believe it? It’s just 252 days til Derby 143 and featured today in the Derby Daily Topper is our Judy’s Liza chapeau trimmed with a lovely persimmon rose and navy shantung sash and leaves!

TheDailyTopper-August11-2016-BlogThe “Judy’s Liza” is always a fabulous Derby hat choice, and the perfect choice for Travers Stakes at Saratoga today as well!

JudysLizaDer13-125GFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the Judy’s Liza Hat webpage.

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The Derby Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – August 20, 2016

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Can you believe it? It’s just 259 days to Derby 2017 and featured today in the Derby Daily Topper is our Candy Derby chapeau trimmed with a stunning orange and hot pink Marguerite and mounds of swirling tulle. Thank you, Rhonda and friend!

TheDailyTopper-August20-2016-BlogThe “Candy” is always a fabulous Derby hat choice, and can be custom created in the colors that you need!

Blog-CandyDer149-001CFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the Candy Der149 Hat webpage.

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The Derby Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – August 13, 2016

It’s just 266 days ’til Derby 2017 and we welcome you to our new Saturday offering, Derby Daily Topper by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

Presenting the “Jamie” white silk wide brim chapeau trimmed with yummy chocolate organza roses and a polka dot chiffon sash. Thank you, Lori Lawrence, for this lovely photo that captures your Derby adventure this year!

TheDailyTopper-August13-2016-BlogAnd the Jamie design is such a wonderful Derby hat choice, and can be custom created in the colors that you need!

Blog-JamieBR140-001FFor all the details on this hat style, please visit the Jamie Hat webpage.

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The Daily Topper from MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® – August 12, 2016

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Presenting the “A Dozen Roses for Rachel” a deep yellow silk wide brim chapeau trimmed with one dozen red silk organza roses and a sprawling red/yellow silk bow with tails!

TheDailyTopper-August12-2016-BlogI am sharing this very special hat hat to celebrate Rachel Alexandra’s induction today into the Racing Hall of Fame!

This hat is a one of a kind chapeau that I created in 2009 to honor 2009 Kentucky Oaks and Preakness winner, Rachel Alexandra. This hat was accepted by the Kentucky Derby Museum 2009 Hat Exhibit Contest and was on display at the Museum from June 2009 through June 2010.

ADozenRosesforRachel8-B-BlogFor all the details on this very special hat creation, please visit the A Dozen Roses for Rachel Hat webpage.

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