Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide 2015
Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Need help finding a topnotch present for your favorite horse racing fan? We’ve searched high and low this holiday season to bring you our favorite horse racing-themed Christmas and holiday gifts. The 2015 Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide includes something for everyone! What’s so special about the list this year? One lucky winner, selected at random, will receive gifts listed on the 2015 Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide! Fill out the entry form by midnight on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, for your chance to win the free contest. Happy shopping!
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Holiday Donation
Donating a gift to help retired horses will delight any horse racing fan! The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance enables shoppers to gift any dollar amount in the name of someone special. There is a festive e-card to add holiday cheer to your gift during the easy checkout process. The 501 (c) (3) non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Several accredited organizations across the nation benefit from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, including Old Friends and the South Florida SPCA. Feel free to shop until Christmas Eve since the holiday donation gift will be sent directly to your favorite horse racing fan’s inbox!
Contest gift: Dandy brush, TAA t-shirts, TAA canvas bag and pull over!
Kentucky Derby Museum’s Finish Line Gift Shop Fascinator
The Kentucky Derby Museum’s Finish Line Gift Shop has the perfect gift for the horse-lover and equine enthusiast on your list! Extraordinary Derby hats, ornaments, exclusive collectors’ merchandise, Derby Pie® and more are just a click away at www.DerbyMuseumStore.com. And don’t forget on your next Bluegrass state visit to stop past the world-class Kentucky Derby Museum! The Kentucky Derby Museum’s Finish Line Gift Shop kindly offered up the Spiral Headband Fascinator for the 2015 Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide and giveaway! An elegant and fun option for any occasion, the fascinator is affixed to a silk covered headband for comfort and easy wear. Available in black, purple, fuchsia, black and red, and royal and lime. Pair the $58 fascinator with a pair of Churchill Downs Spires Gold Earrings for a gift she will never forget!
Contest gift: Spiral Headband Fascinator!
Horse Racing Themed Holiday Cards
One of our favorite horse racing-themed gifts we stumbled upon this season is a card with Santa and Rudolph breaking from the starting gate! Other images that will surely delight are Christmas cards with images of Santa betting at the window and American Pharoah with holly on his haler. Saratoga-based Etsy store Susany Cards offers individual cards and horse racing-themed cards for $2.50 or packages of twelve for $16. Holiday cards have been a yearly tradition for creator Celeste Susany. With an array of comical and traditional images, you will be sure to find the perfect card for everyone on you list this season.
Contest gift: Package of twelve horse racing themed Santa cards!
Decorate your home with a beautiful and unique wreath from Etsy store MoonLightingVintage! Perfect for horseman, horse lovers and horse racing fans and beautiful for a wedding, Christmas, or year round use, the wreaths are highly unique with customizable sizes or decoration and begin at just $60. MoonLightVintage can make the horse wreaths in reverse if you’d like a pair facing each other. The store also offers a wire frame for wreaths to be hung on barns, gates, and other places constantly exposed to the weather. If you are buying as a gift, shipping is available directly to the recipient and includes a gift tag.
Contest gift: Horse wreath with red roses and pearls!
Susi D. Jewelry Hammered Horseshoe Necklace
The beautiful hammered horseshoe necklace with it’s simple yet elegant style looks amazing layered with longer necklaces or worn by itself for an understated everyday look. If you love horses and everything equestrian, or you just need a little bit of luck, this necklace is a must. Choose between sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, or rose gold-filled. The horseshoe measures about 0.625” (16mm) in length. The necklace is available in 16”+2”extender (41+5cm) or 18”+2” extender (46+5cm) with lobster clasp. Free shipping is currently available for orders over $50. Pair the $36 horseshoe necklace with the $26 Hammered Teardrop Earrings, and you’ll have a holiday gift she’ll never forget. The horseshoe necklace comes in a beautiful gift box, ready for gift-giving during this holiday season!
Contest gift: Hammered horseshoe necklace in silver!
Daily Racing Funnies Zenyatta Dancing T-Shirt & Vol VI Playing Cards
The “always happy, always sunny” Daily Racing Funnies creates horse racing comics and cartoons that are witty and uplifting! Everything created by Mel Leonard of Lexington, Kentucky, can be ordered as t-shirts, notecards, posters, and more! The Daily Racing Funnies featured holiday gift is a Zenyatta t-shirt, who certainly has seemed to be able to “do it all” – even dance! The Daily Racing Funnies also provides the perfect stocking stuffer with Volume VI of our casino quality and sized, limited edition playing cards. Each deck is brand new, factory wrapped in plastic, and comes with a clear hard plastic case. There are 4 jokers and 56 different ‘Funnies’ all hand drawn by Daily Racing Funnies. This volume consists of the 31st Breeders’ Cup World Championships and other major race winners of 2014.
Contest gift: Zenyatta t-shirt and playing cards!
Fashion at the Races Derby T-Shirt
Show off your love for the Run for the Roses with a Fashion at the Races Kentucky Derby edition t-shirt. This Ladies fit cotton t-shirt is perfect for everyday wear. The Fashion at the Races t-shirt is available in red and pink for only $20 and makes a perfect gift for your favorite horse racing fashionista. Home of the Pony Clutch, the Fashion at the Races store is also your go-to place for hats, fascinators, and accessories with easy check-out and expertise styling advice. Fashion at the Races was formed in 2012 with the idea of blending a love of horse racing and fashion with the hope of gaining a new fan base to the racetracks. Horse racing is the last sport on earth where you can dress to the nines and enjoy a great day with family and friends watching the equine athletes perform at their prime.
Contest gift: Red Fashion at the Races t-shirt!
Bedtime Stories From The Pasture by Miss Glorious Alliance
Written by Karen Graninger, Bedtime Stories From The Pasture by Miss Glorious Alliance is one of the most heartfelt short story books on bookshelves today. The enchanting tales of Miss Glorious Alliance, along with other animals that coexist on a ranch in California, warms the heart and entertains horse lovers of all ages. The magical book teeters on dream like fantasy and reality, resulting in a must-read! Miss Glorious Alliance is a wise, bay Thoroughbred mare. An ex-racer turned jumper, she has traveled much of the United States and Canada for racing and then showjumping. An avid reader and fluent in two languages, Miss Alliance enjoys musing about horse riding, horse care, mental sports training, philosophy, the fine arts, fashion, science, and quantum physics. Her favorite topic is engaging humans about their relationships by relating them to how horses relate to humans. The alpha mare of a 5-acre pasture, Miss Alliance has duties to her mares as well as tending bar at the Pasture Bar and answering horse care, riding, and human relationship questions from inquiring humans, which she tweets nightly on twitter. She also enjoys jazz music, lavender, roses, sunsets, wide open spaces, good alfalfa, great beer, sardonic one-liners, good-natured zingers, and still plans to take over the world. Bedtime Stories From The Pasture is currently available on Amazon Prime for only $22.08 with a kindle version for $9.99. The beloved book is also available at Barnes & Nobles for $22.08.
Contest gift: Bedtime Stories From The Pasture!
Coloring with Metro by Metro the Painting Racehorse and Ron Krajewski
Coloring with Metro by Metro the Painting Racehorse and Ron Krajewski is a coloring book for adults and children alike! Now is your chance to paint with Metro, only with crayons, pens, and colored pencils. Not your typical color in the shapes type of coloring book, Metro’s abstract pen strokes will challenge your inner artist as you create an artwork with Metro. Metro Meteor, once considered to be one of the fastest Turf Sprinters at Belmont and Saratoga, ended his racing career after knee injuries. Adopted off the track by Ron & Wendy Krajewski, Metro now spends his days painting abstract art. Holding the paintbrush in his teeth and stroking the canvas, Metro’s paintings are sold, with 50% of the proceeds going to help other retired racehorses find homes. Coloring with Metro is now available on Amazon and ships with Prime for only $6.95. With adult coloring books being all the rage this holiday season, Coloring with Metro will surely make the perfect gift for your favorite horse racing fan!
Contest gift: Coloring with Metro!
Noble Outfitters Signature Duffle
Made with water repellent 420-denier fabric and printed logo lining coupled with YKK® zippers and Prym® snaps and rivets, the Noble Outfitters® Signature™ Duffle is as durable as it is stylish. Three zip closure exterior pockets, including a front pocket for quick access, two side pockets, and one large internal pocket provide ample storage. The hard base stabilizes the bag and the adjustable strap with a no-slip traction pad makes carrying bag easy and comfortable. Each bag in Noble Outfitters’™ Signature Collection features high-end equestrian touches any rider will appreciate including Havana brown full grain leather handles, brass hardware, and a customizable brass name plate. Pair the Signature Collection Boot Bag, Garment Bag, and Duffle for an elegant, professional and coordinated show look. The Noble Outfitters Signature Duffle is available now starting at $99.99. Headquartered in Modesto, California, Noble Outfitters™ creates products that exceed the needs of our customers with quality and function, while delivering exceptional value. Each Noble Outfitters item is carefully designed in close collaboration with equestrian enthusiasts and professionals.
Contest gift: Noble Outfitters Signature Duffle!
Stuffed American Pharoah
Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah captured the hearts of adults and children alike this year. The handmade amigurumi stuffed animal resembles American Pharoah with a shorter tail and soft friendly eyes! The perfect stocking stuffer is available on the Etsy store of Kristies2 for $30. Kristies2 specializes in crochet hats, headbands, boot toppers, and more. Kristie Higgins also has a horse racing-themed book available on Amazon title Chivalry. The book is about growing up on the backside of Belmont Park exercising horses in the 1960’s while bravely recovering from a traumatic experience.
Contest gift: American Pharoah stuffed animal!
American Pharoah Cap and T-Shirt by Ascot Creative
The structured, mesh back, mid-profile Nike hat with the swoosh design trademark embroidered on the bill and center back is stretch fit and will look sharp on anyone! Currently on sale for $15, the American Pharoah cap will please your pickiest horse racing fan. The official shirt of the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah is unisex fit and 100% preshrunk cotton. Available for only $10, the American Pharoah t-shirt makes a great gift paired with the American Pharoah cap! Ascot Creative creates and sells custom horse racing apparel to fans worldwide. At this time, Ascot Creative specializes in American Pharoah and Texas Red merchandise. Ascot Creative is currently working on our own brand/apparel line, which will launch by Christmas. Ascot Creative’s motto is, “For the fans, by the fans” because they are fans first and foremost. Growing up in Saratoga, the Ascot Creative team caught the “fever” at a very young age.
Contest gift: American Pharoah cap and t-shirt!
Horse Sports Art Tree Ornament and Etched Rocks Glass
Created by life-long rider, breeder, trainer, and competitor Nancy Qualls, the horse racing-themed Christmas tree ornament is perfect for anyone on your nice list. The hand-painted design can be specially made to order with custom silks and saddle cloths. Currently available for $34 on the Horse Sports Art Etsy store, the ornament pairs nicely with other etched and painted pieces. Tumblers, wine glasses, and rocks glasses are beautifully etched to resemble your favorite racehorse and jockey! The glassware is available in sets of two ($26) or four ($50) or as a gift set ($24) with the ornament. Etched glassware compliments any décor, color scheme, table setting, or occasion making it an ideal gift.
Contest gift: Ornament and one etched glass!
Kerrits Flow Rise Equestrian Riding Tights
The super-soft, four-way stretch fabric and impeccable shape retention that make these Flow Rise Equestrian Riding Tights from Kerrits warm weather favorites also make them the ideal core layer for cold weather riding. With seams only in the right places and our signature-wide waistband, they’re perfect for layering when you need a snuggly, soft second skin to keep you cozy. Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel consists of a team of 20 women athletes who understand that the best part of your day is often the time spent in the saddle. For the past 29 years, Kerrits has worked year-round to create comfortable clothes that help you perform – and look – your best, because they know that when it comes to horses and to life, confidence is a powerful thing. With several products to choose from, including tights, vests, shirts and accessories, Kerrits makes Christmas shopping easy!
Contest gift: Riding tights!
Lady and The Track Gear
Imagine wearing an official Lady and The Track fascinator or hat not only to Churchill Downs but for any special card at a major racetrack. Picture walking through the crowds at Santa Anita Park, Keeneland, or even Saratoga Race Course and showing off a beautiful white and black headpiece. Few will resist admiring such quality and taste. Anyone attending a racetrack wearing a wonderful fascinator or hat must pick out a proper bag as well, or else the fashion police might come. Lady and The Track offers colored handbags, each with a horse symbol on the top-middle and optional adjustable strap. They appear large enough to store track programs, smaller tablets and hopefully winning tickets. The blue, black, red and tan versions give everyone a choice as well. In addition, check out the variety of t-shirts in light blue, gray, and red. Sure, the magic of going to a racetrack normally involves dressing up in fancy outfits, but sometimes a casual afternoon takes the pressure off. Also, shirts are great for a regular day outside of the racetrack.
Contest gift: Lady and The Track t-shirt and handbag!
Lady and the Track would like to thank the participants of the 2015 Horse Racing Fan Holiday Gift Guide, including the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s Finish Line Gift Shop, Susany Cards, MoonLightingVintage, Susi D. Jewelry, Daily Racing Funnies, Fashion at the Races, Bedtime Stores From The Pasture by Miss Glorious Alliance, Coloring with Metro by Metro the Painting Racehorse and Ron Krajewski, Noble Outfitters, Kristies2, Ascot Creative, Horse Sports Art Etsy, Kerrits Performance Equestrian Apparel and the Lady and The Track store.