Get ready for the Maryland Hunt Cup

The Maryland Hunt Cup may be the closest thing we have in the States to the Grand National. The four mile race includes 22 timber fences, with several of the jumps approaching 5′. The 121st running will take place this Saturday, April 29th. The race began in 1894 as a competition between the Elkridge Fox […]

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One For Arthur Wins the Grand National

For those of you who missed the 2017 Grand National, it’s safe to watch the replay. Although many horses and riders fell, no injuries were reported. All the horses made it back safely to the barn. Winning the big race was One For Arthur, trained by Lucinda Russell and ridden by Derek Fox. One For […]

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Rule the World Rules at Aintree

Rule the World, a 33-1 long shot that had never won over fences, broke his maiden today at the 2016 Grand National at Aintree . . . ridden by 19-year old David Mullins on his first time around the course. What a story! Can you imagine a horse breaking his maiden at Aintree? And don’t […]

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Irish jockey saves rival from fall

Here’s a nice example of sportsmanship. Irish jockey Danny Mullins swoops in and grabs Jody McGarvey as he slips from the saddle after knocking his head hard on the horse after landing from a jump. That took quick thinking, great steering, and amazing balance!

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Balthazar King continues to improve

Balthazar King, the horse injured during the Grand National on Saturday, is showing steady improvement. He fell at the Canal turn, bringing down Ballycasey who ran into him. He suffered several broken ribs. He was treated for about an hour at the Aintree track before being transported to the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital. Trainer […]

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