Virtual Horse Tours This Week

Virtual horse tours

As we start another week of physical distancing, Visit Horse Country is working with their members to bring the public several virtual tours. Horse Country, Inc. is an organization of horse farms, equine medical clinics and equine attractions dedicated to sharing the stories of Kentucky’s Horse Country. Usually, they organize real tours by sharing stories […]

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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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Ride Like A Girl movie review

Michelle Payne and Prince of Penzance after winning the Melbourne Cup featured in Ride Like a Girl

Okay, if you’re stuck in your house and desperately looking for a riding fix, dial-up Ride Like a Girl on Netflix, sit back and enjoy the ride. There are no spoilers here. You know right from the beginning that Michelle Payne becomes the first female jockey to win Australia’s Melbourne Cup in 2015. After all, […]

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Social distancing

Secretariat demonstrates social distancing

I’ve worked from a home office since 1991, so the concept of social distancing and staying home all day is not that foreign to me. I think the problem comes when you can’t — or aren’t supposed to — leave. After my accident, I was basically stuck. First spending two weeks in rehab, and then […]

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Kentucky Derby Postponed Until September 5th

The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September 5

Churchill Downs has rescheduled the 146th  Kentucky Derby from May 2, 2020, to Labor Day weekend, September 5, 2020; the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020. Dates for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the second and third legs, respectively, of horse racing’s Triple Crown, are also under […]

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Santa Anita fatalities tied to pre-existing conditions

Santa Anita Racetrakc

Despite the publicity surrounding the wide-spread drugging revealed by an FBI investigation, an inquiry from the California Racing Board has revealed no illegal medications or procedures were involved with the 23 Santa Anita fatalities; instead, 21 of the horses had evidence pre-existing pathology at the site of their fatal injury. In plain English, the horses […]

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DOJ indicts 27 for doping in horse racing scandal

Drugging racehorses

The most recent horse racing scandal sounds like a plot out of a Dick Francis novel: 27 professionals in the horse racing industry including Jason Servis, who trains Maximum Security, and trainer Jorge Navarro, were indicted today on federal charges for using performance-enhancing drugs on racehorses. You can read the full indictment here. The cast […]

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Sometimes the best bet is the jockey

Mucho Gusto and Irad Ortiz Jr., in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle after the Pegasus World Cup

Sometimes you should just bet on the jockey. At Gulfstream Park, 27-year old Irad Ortiz Jr. rode three winners on Friday, four winners on Saturday and six more winners on Sunday. With 11 races on Sunday, he won more than half of them.  And he won on turf, on dirt, long and short distances. He’s […]

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