Bulldog Hanover Retires with another Record-Breaking Win

Bulldog Hannover sets the record for the mile

I don’t follow harness racing, but even I have heard of Bulldog Hanover, considered to be the fastest harness horse in history. He recently topped off his career with another record-breaking win in the $345,000 TVG Series Open Pace championship on November 26th, improving on the previous track record by two-fifths of a second. The […]

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The Palio of Siena


Imagine being transported back to medieval times, surrounded by a procession of men in armor, white oxen pulling carts, and the frantic hoofbeats of horses racing around a town square, piloted by jockeys who ride bareback. That’s exactly what happens twice each summer — on July 2nd and August 16th — when the Palio, is […]

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Old Friends Daylily Sale Benefits TB Rescue

Only 10 lucky people will have the chance to add a Hemerocallis ‘Old Friends’ daylily their garden. In this fundraiser for Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm, you have the chance to purchase one of 10 beautiful 6.5” tetraploid daylilies hybridized by John and Annette Rice of Paris, KY. It was specially chosen by Old Friends President […]

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Mandaloun Wins Haskell after Hot Rod Charlie is DQ’d

Mandaloun wins Haskell

The highly anticipated rematch between Hot Rod Charlie, Mandaloun and Midnight Bourbon in the Haskell took an unexpected turn today. Although Hot Rod Charlie managed to sneak his nose under the wire first, he was disqualified for interfering with Midnight Bourbon, giving Mandaloun the win. In the home stretch, Hot Rod Charlie cut to the […]

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Derby Upset! Medina Spirit Wins

Derby upset

With all attention focused on Essential Quality, Medina Spirit (12-1) put in a perfect trip, led almost the entire way, and fought off a home stretch challenge by Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie. Essential Quality made a bid on the stretch but finished fourth. In fact the run down the stretch was quite exciting, with […]

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Who will Win the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

2021 Kentucky Derby

The 2021 Kentucky Derby is back to is “regular” scheduling — the first weekend in May. Nineteen horses will compete for the 147th running of the race — King Fury was scratched when he spiked a fever after this morning’s gallop. This year there will even be a limited number of fans. The stands (reserved […]

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Do Whips Win Races?

Do whips win races

Ever since racing authorities announced new rules on the use of whips, there’s been debate whether or not whips win races. Many jockeys are still upset about the ban, both from a competitive standpoint and because of safety issues. “I’m not happy about (the new whip rule),” he said. “This will change the races a […]

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