In which someone said: "I think this party needs a couple of STANDIES!"
Those New Yorkers.
They really know how to throw a party!
And more importantly, they really know whom to invite to a party.
From the article in today's New York Times:
Minutes before 8 p.m., the two gray Standardbred geldings — former pacers who raced at tracks like the Meadowlands before they were rescued by Lori and John Allegra, who trained them to pull larger carriages — emerged from the elevator. They were serene as they stepped through a kitchen area between stacks of dishes and scurrying cooks in chef hats.
That's right, people:
If you plan to invite two 17-hand horses to your fancy dress party at the Waldorf-Astoria,
for best possible results, make sure the horses are STANDARDBREDS.