Happy Holidays!  Shopping, baking, parties and presents.  The holidays are a busy time of year.  One filled with parties and family and friends.  Each morning I pause, though, to remember the reason for the season – the birth of Jesus Christ.  It is written, "But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."  Amen!

We are on the ranch in Lone Grove, Oklahoma for Christmas and New Year’s.  It actually snowed a couple of weeks, and like most of the rest of the country, we received an arctic blast.  No white Christmas…but brrrrrrr!  We’ll be in Las Vegas for most of January.

From a business perspective, probably not the best year ever.  Regardless, if you have your health and family, everything else is a bonus.  It’s your choice – count your blessings or count your problems.  Me, I’m extremely grateul for my blessings.
On the horse racing front, we have three runners for 2010 – Launch the Bull, The Final Roar, and Backbackbackgone.  All three will be running at Santa Anita in January or February.
My next three mixers are on the calendar!  First up is the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms in Las Vegas during January.  In February it will be the House of Blues Foundation Room in West Hollywood and the Marines’ Memorial in San Francisco.  Las Vegas sold out in one day.  Official invitations for LA  and SF go out the first week of January.
The first half of the year is also busy from a charity perspective.  Attending the fundraiser for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (John Walsh of America’s Most Wanted) in Las Vegas January 8.  March 22 is the Make-A-Wish dinner.  April 10 is the Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament.  To whom much is given, much is required.
I wish you and your family a happy holiday season, and always remember, with God all things are possible!