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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2014 Shetland Pony Grand National

I always get a kick out of this event. It seems particularly appropriate to watch as a way to get ready for tomorrow’s Preakness!

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Ever watch the Palio?

Every year since 1625 the ancient town of Siena, Italy, has turned its main Piazza into a race course and it’s famous Palio race (named after the Italian word that means “banner” which is the prize given to the winning Contrada of the race). A thick layer of dirt is laid over the cobblestones and […]

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Thundering Hooves! Shire Racing in England

Who says draft horses can’t run? Check out this race — and it’s exciting finish — of Shire horses in England. Certainly the thundering of the hooves coming down to the finish line must have been impressive in person as these horses stood between 17.3 and 18.2 hands and weighed about a ton. Read more: […]

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