Beemie Award for Best Moment of the Year goes to @penelopepmiller and @potuscapper

I’ll never forget where I was when this happened.  Golden Gate Fields Turf Club.  I had just met Steve Coburn (humblebrag) so I was riding high.  It was Belmont Weekend.  Then I saw this exchange.  It all happened in like 3 minutes.  Which makes it all the more cool.

Penelope posts a simple picture of herself snacking on some cookies.  No biggie, just a casual Belmont Day media lunch.

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Then our Commander in Chief, did what he does best, he tweeted.  And his tweet was a challenge.

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Penelope, in literally 10 seconds, on the spot, accepted the challenge.

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Pretty darn good.  Ok, but, I mean, many people happen to have purple ponchos sitting next to them.  So Potus tried once again to throw her off with another challenge.

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BAAAAMMMMM!  TAKE THAT POTUS!   Penelope is a Queen and dropped two McDonalds outfits on the Pres in like 3 minutes.  I don’t know the whole thing was just awesome and gets Penelope and Potus a Beemie Award!

Now will Penelope accept his final challenge…..

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Beemie Award for Most Committed to a Really Random Cause goes to @Gekko_Pap

We all have our causes on twitter.  Some are very serious.  Some are more casual and fun.  But @Gekko_Pap has a commitment to the belief that Millennials don’t take a championship sporting event seriously, unless it’s at night.  I don’t know if it’s true or not, but the passion to which @Gekko_Pap has for this, really is remarkable and it’s won them a Beemie Award!

See below!

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And don’t think this is just a recent thing….No…@Gekko_Pap been beating this drum since 2015!!

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Beemie Award for Best Mic Drop goes to @horseuuman!

Sometimes there’s a response that is just so good, it ends the conversation stone cold.  Well @horseuuman did just that back in January.  The always trusty Ed DeRosa tweeted out a stat leading up to the Pegasus World Cup as Gun Runner was assigned a tough outside post.

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Ed wasn’t sharing an opinion, just offering up a stat.  Well @horseuuman wanted to voice his support for Gun Runner.

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Ed dialed up the snark with the correction, to which, Joe realized he had enough.  So he dropped the mic when responded.

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BOOM!!  Random pictures of money including a thousand or so spread out on a Kentucky Derby shirt and all Ed could do was read them and weep!  This just made me laugh so much so it wins a Beemie for the Best Mic Drop!

Beemie Award for Best Humblebrag sponsored by The Empress Hotel La Jolla goes to @JustinTheNich

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So this summer at Saratoga they debuted a new exclusive seating area called “The Stretch” and I think seats were like $20,000 a piece.  It features all sorts of exclusive stuff, like…Ipads in your seat? screen shot 2019-01-14 at 4.41.37 pm

Well on opening day Ryan Stanzel made a little joke about how he bet the highrollers in The Stretch could see a head on cause none of the rest of us could on TV.  That’s when Justin Nicholson dropped a boss humblebrag on him.

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Big J Nich fan here and that was a smooth humblebrag that earns him a Beemie Award!

Beemie Award for the Most Rideout Moment of the Year goes to @thoroughbredAR

Oh Rideout.  The Subliminal Gadfly himself.  He doesn’t tweet often, but he’s like the Most Interesting Man in the World from those beer commercials, but Canadian.  I always get a kick out of his tweets.   So in December Josh tweeted out kind of a fun question and got lots of fun answers.  Rideout provided video of his talent, which was tossing a marshmellow up in the air and catching it.  He never misses!

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Only after watching the video, it wasn’t at all the throwing the marshmellow that I, or anyone else noticed.  I think Ed perfectly stated what we all were thinking.

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I mean, seriously, what’s going on there.

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But then Rideout, very casually I might add, proceeds to tell Ed what he’s rocking.

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A PONCHO MADE FROM PERUVIAN BABY ALPACA!  And get a load of that product description.  Absolutely incredible.  And SO, SO, Rideout!  The only thing that would make it more Rideout is if he actually owned part of the company, which I think there’s an 84% chance that he does.  The answer left me, and Ed, speechless.  But it also earns Rideout a Beemie Award!

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Beemie Award for Best Photo to Photoshop brought to you by SIMracing.com goes to @GenStarTbreds!

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This is always one of my favorite categories.  Sometimes you just see a picture and know that it’s not only great, but that it is kind of great to play with on Photoshop.  This photo came from March and from the fine folks at @GenStarTbreds.  The great Ken Ramsey was down in Barbados for the Barbados Gold Cup (He won this year with Sir Dudley Digges) and he was enjoying the water on horseback and this wonderful shot was taken.

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Just a great shot.  Ken Ramsey always has struck me as someone who gets a great joy out of life and this is just a really cool photo of what looks like a great day for him.  However we immature folks over here at the Beemies also realized that this photo was ripe for photoshopping, so congrats to @GenStarTbreds and to Ken for winning the Beemie Award for Best Photo to Photoshop!   So enjoy Ken at Royal Ascot!

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Ken again on horseback!

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Calf-ropin Ken!

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Who doesn’t love Spring break!

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And Old School!

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Beemie Award for What a Difference a Day Makes goes to @Mr_Trifecta

Now, we all are hypocrites at some point.  Especially on twitter.  But it only took Mike less than 30 hours to reverse course on his thoughts of weight shaming.  It started off one afternoon with Mike replying to a post where I thought he made a very nice point.

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Mike is a loyal guy and he always sticks up for his buddies, which is a great thing.  But….he also enjoys getting fired up on occasion on late night twitter.  And he seemed to reverse course a little bit in his “don’t make fun of people’s appearances” stance just 28 hours later.   Apparently not a Mike Joyce fan.

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Well Mike, your reversal gets you a Beemie Award for “What a difference a day makes”.