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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2023 Burghley Cross Country Preview

Burghley Cross Country Map

Burghley is never a walk in the park and this course is no exception. It’s worth tuning into Burghley TV to watch the cross-county preview with course designer Derek di Grazia and learn about the challenges he envisions for the horses and rider teams. There’s also an interactive map on the Burghley website that has […]

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Tim Price Sets New Dressage Record at Burghley

Tim Price and Vitali set a new dressage record at Burghley

Tim Price and Vitali set a new record for dressage at the Burghley Horse Trials, taking over the lead with 18.7, the first sub 20 score in Burghley history. And boy, did they make it look easy. It also marked a personal best for Price at any international level. Vitali, a 13-year old Holsteiner, has […]

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Arcangelo Follows Belmont Win with Travers Victory

Arcangelo wins the Travers. Photo by Joe Labozzetta.

Arcangelo proved that his Belmont win wasn’t a fluke by showing his mettle at the Travers after an 11-week break. The seven-horse field included the top three-year-old colts — Disarm finished second, Tapit Trice finished third, Forte was fourth, Preakness winner National Treasure was fifth, and Kentucky Derby victor Mage finished last of seven. Many […]

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Ruffian’s Remains Moved to Clairborne Farms

Ruffian's Grave site at Belmont Park

The great Ruffian, who shattered her ankle in her match race against Foolish Pleasure in 1975, was interred near the finish line at Belmont Park. Yesterday, her remains were moved to Claiborne’s Marchmont Cemetery in Paris, Kentucky, where she was foaled and raised. “I’d like to thank NYRA for preserving and protecting Ruffian’s gravesite at […]

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Art Collector Euthanized Due to Laminitis

Art Collector

Art Collector, winner of more than $4 million, was euthanized today after suffering from laminitis. The 6-year old son of Bernadini most recently won the 2023 G1 Pegasus World Cup. Trainer Bill Mott said Art Collector first showed signs of an issue a couple of days after he worked five furlongs over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training […]

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Why I Hate Horse Shopping

Part of my grief response to losing Zelda was the realization that I needed another horse. The problem is, I hate horse shopping. My husband innocently suggested that it would be “fun” to try other horses. Sadly, while some people might enjoy the horse shopping experience, for me it’s right up there with shopping for […]

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