Feeding the Underweight Horse

Finn shortly after I got him.

When Finn arrived in Massachusetts he was underweight and undermuscled. Although technically eight, he seemed more like a four-year-old — all legs, pretty angular, and wide-eyed. I didn’t feel like he could comfortably carry a rider, as his spine was too prominent and I didn’t want to make the experience uncomfortable for him, so my […]

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White Abarrio Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic

White Abarrio wins the Breeders' Cup Classic

White Abarrio, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., delivered a commanding win in the $6 million 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic, running down the two speed horses in the race, Arabian Knight and Saudi Crown. It was an impressive performance that has come after a long, strange road. Initially purchased for just $7500 as a yearling, and […]

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Cody’s Wish Makes Dreams Come True

Cody's Wish won his second Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders' Cup

There aren’t too many races that make me cry with joy, but watching Cody’s Wish win his second Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile brought tears to my eyes. Defending champion, Cody’s Wish, named in honor of Cody Dorman, challenged Preakness Winner National Treasure in a nail-biting race down the stretch, that saw Cody’s Wish win by […]

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Breeders’ Cup Greats

40 years of Breeders' Cup Winners

As we start the Breeders’ Cup weekend, what better way than to celebrate 40 years of winners. Thoroughbred Daily News’ Sarah K. Andrews and Jill Williams embarked on a journey to pay tribute to 40 Breeders’ Cup champions. Through photos and storytelling, the project soon became a celebration of how these superstars have impacted the […]

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Austin O’Connor and Colorado Blue Win Maryland 5*

Austin O'Connor and Colorado Blue win Maryland 5*

It all came down the wire in showjumping this afternoon. Irish rider Austin O’Connor sat in fourth place, but pulled off the win with a clear round, passing Mia Farley, William Fox-Pitt and Oliver Townend. Check out the flying leap “Salty” made over the Liverpool and Austin’s quick recovery to understand the luck of the […]

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Anheuser-Busch has Stopped Docking Budweiser Clydesdales’ Tails

Budweiser Clydesdales will no longer have their tails docked.

I’ve always loved the Budweiser commercials that featured their magnificent Clydesdales — except for the horses’ docked tails, a practice that is both cruel and unnecessary. Thankfully, Anheuser-Bush recently announced that it had stopped docking the tails of its Clydesdales, stating that “The safety and well-being of our beloved Clydesdales is our top priority.” It’s […]

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Introducing Finn

Finn, the day he arrived

Some weeks back I teased my readers by telling you I’d gotten a new horse. Which I had. Why has it taken me so long to write about him? Partially, it was because he isn’t Zelda. Finn needed a new home and I needed a new horse, but it wasn’t until recently that I started […]

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Tim Price Holds onto the Lead after Burghley XC

Tim Price and Vitali

After a tough cross country day at Burghley, Tim Price and Vitale are still in the lead going into show jumping, although they added eight time penalties to their score, leaving them without even a rail in hand for tomorrow. The leaderboard changed considerably, with several top competitors experiencing problems. Oliver Townend had a rein […]

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