I’ve written for many years, and I’ve always looked forward to sending my wish list. I know I’m a little too old to be writing, but the magic of Christmas has a way of bringing out the hopeful kid in all of us. – Santa, I sure hope you look over my list and spread some of the Kris Kringle magic to those who need it the most.
Little Eddie Meyer
1. – Please watch over the good folks at the Mercury Equine Training Center in Central Kentucky. – Eric and Kay Reed lost over 23 majestic race horses in a devastating fire. They worked to get as many horses out of the barn that was ablaze, and the inclement weather that brought winds and lightning fueled the fire. – Santa, I have only heard great things about the facility, and from all accounts it could have been much worse if it were not for the brave efforts of many. – There are horses that are in need of hay and straw, blankets, halters and helping hands who know how to care for the horses. Retired jockey and Kentucky Derby winning rider Mike Manganello set up a GoFundMe account to assist in the process. This will be a long road to recovery, and they would appreciate any and all of the magic that Santa and his helpers could bring. – https://www.gofundme.com/mercury-equine-farm-fire
2. – Lately I’ve been hearing sad news about the human athletes that amazed and brought joy to the sport of kings. All can benefit from your ever-watchful eye to keep them safe. – As in every facet of life, there are many that are battling demons of every kind. – Pound-for-pound they are the best athletes in the world and the toll it takes on their body can be devastating. Please watch over them while they are on and off the track, and have your helpers and Elves watch over them when they hang up their tack. We enjoyed watching them as they entertained fans, and when the cheers from the grandstand come to a halt. – There are many who could use some extra Santa magic to see them through the dark times.
3. – The good folks on the backside can always use some Kris Kringle joy. – They work tireless hours caring and tending to the horses they love. If the fans could see the hard work they put in everyday, there would be a new appreciation for the hard working men and women. – They work in all kinds of weather, and if you and your helpers could help with donations of gloves, hats and coats. I’m sure they would be greatly appreciated. – If there are any racing fans who would like to help, all you would have to do is contact the track switchboard and ask for the chaplain. They work tirelessly tending the needs of some of the best people in the world. – Even Santa can use a little extra help, and if you’re reading this make a call or drop off a donation.
For me, I’m doing just fine Santa. I wanted to write a Christmas list for those who needed a little extra magic in their lives. Racing is a world within a world, and the word family is not just for those who share a common relation. – Being such a great request there was only one person I wanted to send a letter. Santa, thank you for taking the time to look over my list and more than ever we are all in need of little Christmas magic in our lives.