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Happy Hoildays from Bits & Bytes Farm
Read how the "Famous" Broadway Joe saves Christmas for Santa below.


Bits & Bytes Farm news

December 24 , 2003
The famous Broadway Joe


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Joe Bear
Joe Bear is fit for the trip.

Banner maybe 31 but he is willing to help Santa.

Chanago will team with Banner since they are both Elizabeth's favorites.

Big Money and Marie.
Big Money and Marie under the "Lights at Bytes" string of lights.

Big Money plays Santa at the barn.

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Twas the night before Christmas. . .

Christmas at Bits & Bytes Farm

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the North Pole,
The elves were scurrying, the reindeer had colds.
It was not just a cold, the flu season was here.
What was Santa to do? There would be no Christmas cheer.

One little elf, a jockey by trade,
Came up with an idea, the best one to be made.
He had been watching, as they would come and go.
And there was one who could pull it off, his name--Broadway Joe.

So Santa and Barr, took a very short trip,
To Bits & Bytes Farm, they were off in a zip.
Santa looked at each horse, and he called them by name.
Now Captain, now Brewster, are you up for this game?

Now Joe Bear and Money, Lucky and Trey,
Can't forget Banner or Chanago, what would Elizabeth say?
As Santa looked around, for the first time unsure,
His eyes rested on something, the heart truly pure.

His breath was taken away, he could only stand and stare,
It was so beautiful, there was no other to compare.
As Santa approached the stall, he saw a heart big and true,
There was not another question; he knew what they would do.

He threw off their blankets, and each quickly got in line.
Each horse was harnessed and ready, they were simply waiting for his sign.
At the front of the sleigh, tall, proud and ready to go,
Was the most beautiful animal, known simply as Broadway Joe.

With a twinkle in his eye, and a chuckle in his voice,
The sleigh pulled out, without a hint of noise.
Santa made his rounds, with much time to spare,
By morning each had returned, the last was Joe Bear.

Now some wonder if this happened, and some know it is true,
For with the love of a racehorse, there is nothing you can't do.
So next year on Christmas Eve, I'll give you some hints,
When you leave cookies for Santa, leave a few peppermints.

--Thanks to June and Rachael Roberts (owners of Broadway Joe)
for this wonderful (if not a little prejudiced) poem about Christmas at Bits & Bytes Farm.

Click here if you would like a printable PDF copy of this poem.

Lucky is the newest off-the-track
so he is still fit for Santa's trip.

Christmas comes to Bits & Bytes Farm!

We have all the decorations out including the "Lights at Bytes" - our one string of lights over the barn door. The gates are decked out with garlands and wreath and we are ready for holiday visitors. We still have a few horses (one that is still a secret) so come on by for a cup of hot chocolate and visit our horses. Don't forget the peppermints. Candy canes are OK, too!

Christmas at Bits & Bytes Farm

If you already have a horse and are looking for a place to board, visit our Boarding Page and our Amenities Page for photos and more information. See also photos of the farm and our horses for sale.

The stockings were hung by the tack room with care.
The stockings were hung by the tack room with care. Special Thanks to Jessica and Mandy for helping Santa hang the horses' stockings.

Watch our Prospect Horses page to see what we have lined up at the race tracks. Call for more information on these horses. Details soon on the Prospect page. We hope to bring them in as soon as we find homes for the ones currently in training at Bits & Bytes Farm.


Captain Arias
Captain Arias is up for the game. And so is Brewster.

Brew This  aka
Don't forget my boots! There might be snow. - Brewster

Intrepid Trey
Hey I'm part Thoroughbred and I used to race. Can I go too? - Trey

Big Money aka Big Muddy
Big Money aka Big Muddy wants to go, too!

Debbie and Chocolate Chips
Debbie Eanes and Chocolate Chips get into the holiday spirit too.

Ikon and dad Jeff
Ikon and dad Jeff Macintire sent us their Christmas photo.

Call or come by for a visit

Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do not send out videos because it is important to match the personality of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers, not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment. We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!


Santa's elves
Our hidden barn camera caught
Santa's elves, Mandy & Jessica, hanging the horse's stockings on Christmas eve.

Snake Proof

Irish & Roary


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