Is Flightline the Next Secretariat?

Flightline winning the Pacific Classic

After Flightline cantered home 19 1/4 lengths ahead of the field in last Saturday‚Äôs Pacific Classic at Del Mar, comparisons are being made to Secretariat. Four-year old Flightline is undefeated in five starts, and won every time by a combined margin of 62 3/4 lengths. After the Pacific, he was awarded a Beyer speed figure […]

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The World Mourns Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II died today at age 96, after a 70 year reign. As the world mourns her passing, and her many achievements, she is also remembered for her great love of horses. My typing is limited right now (more on that later) but I have enjoyed looking at the many photos of the Queen […]

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Five Alarm Fire

My grandfather, who was born in 1906, was a volunteer fireman all his adult life (to celebrate his 100th birthday, the town he lived in named the new fire station after him). What inspired his love of fire fighting? Watching the horse drawn fire engines coming up the West side of Manhattan. Imagine what it […]

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Epicenter lays down a decisive victory in the Travers

Epicenter wins Travers Stakes by 5 1/4 Lengths

Epicenter, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, won the $1.25 million Travers Stake by 5 1/2 lengths today. Cyberknife finished second, Zandon claimed third, and Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finished fourth. Despite being a favorite coming into his three-year old season, the Travers was the first Grade 1 win […]

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Harvey Wallbanger the Racing Buffalo

Harvey Wallbanger

A buffalo that races horses? It sounds like something from the old West, but Harvey Wallbanger, the racing buffalo is a relatively recent phenomenon. In 1980, a small herd of buffalo, owned by Collin “TC” Thorstenson, was attacked by poachers, leaving a bison calf orphaned. TC, who worked on the Milwaukee Railroad, bottle-fed the calf […]

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First Mongolian winner of Mongol Derby

Earden-Ochir Uuganbayar is the first Mongolian to win the Mongol Derby

Erdene-Ochir Uuganbayar has made Mongol Derby history becoming the first native Mongolian to win the race. He crossed the finish line on Day 8, well ahead of the competition, and flashing his trademark grin. The 27 years old was born in a Mongolian herder family in Tuv Province and lives there with his wife and […]

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The Mongol Derby is Underway

Mongol Derby

Billed as the “longest and toughest horse race in the world”, the 2022 Mongol Derby is underway. Actually, the second of the 2022 races is underway. After canceling the 2020 and 2021 rides, the organizers chose to hold two races this year. The first one kicked off on July 23rd and the second race started […]

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Wind Horses

Wind Horses

Check out these amazing puppet horses — the theater company calls them Wind Horses, but to me they look like clouds that came down from the sky. They remind me of lying on my back, in the grass as a child and trying to find animal shape in the clouds. And, of course, hoping that […]

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