Friends come in all shapes and sizes

Friends come in different shapes and sizes

Horses are herd animals, not loners, but friends come in all shapes and sizes. My first horse, Bogie, loved the barn cat. He wasn’t crazy about other horses, but I often found the cat in his stall, happy as could be while my gelding nuzzled him. Freedom loves dogs. Occasionally, he’ll find a dog that […]

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Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum – Virtual Tour

Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby may have been postponed, and the Kentucky Derby Museum is closed to live visitors, but you can now experience a virtual tour of the museum exhibits from the comfort of your living room as part of a nationwide #museumfromhome experience. The online museum is updated daily by curatorial experts who bring visitors […]

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Gun Runner Ends his Career with Pegasus World Cup Win

Gun Runner

2017 Horse of the Year, Gun Runner, topped off his racing career by winning the Pegasus World Cup today in Florida. The 5-year old chestnut colt ran a tremendous race, pulling away from West Coast in the stretch and bringing home $7 million of the $16 million purse. This was Gun Runner’s fifth straight win […]

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One in a Million Kind of Horse

Sometimes a free horse defies expectations. “Green Gratto is just a superhorse.” Delivery truck driver, Gaston Grant, says his horse, Green Gratto, changed his life forever. What a great story!

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Move over Aintree, The Velká Pardubická is now the Toughest Steeplechase

While the Aintree Grand National is one of the best known steeplechase races in the world, the title of the toughest race now goes to the Velká Pardubická  (the Grand Pardubice), a cross country steeplechase that has been run in Pardubice, Czech Republic since 1874. It takes place every year on the second Sunday in […]

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Fun in the Snow!

Wow! This looks like fun but also terrifying. Of course, skiing is not my strong suit.

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Photo finish for the Longine’s Breeders Cup Distaff

What a great race pitting the great Beholder against unbeaten 3-year old Songbird. They take it right down to the wire! Try not to look at the caption before you watch the race. Just know that Beholder’s jockey, Gary Stevens, called it a “street fight.” “It was fun to be part of a battle,” Stevens […]

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Run, Rabbit, Run

There’s been a lot of discussion since the Belmont about the use of a “rabbit” to set the early speed in a race. Of course, it’s nothing new. The video above shows the great Damascus with — and without — his rabbit, who was named Hedevar in his races against Dr. Fager; a horse that […]

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