Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols at Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is tomorrow. All indications are that it will be an incredible race, with an impressive field of eight of the top horses in racing. To make sure the horses stay safe (and to avoid the problems that have arisen with horses testing positive for drugs), extensive protocols are in place. Every […]

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Pick the Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner and You Could Win $10K

The Breeders’ Cup Classic offers a $6 million purse — one of the richest races in the world. This year there are eight entries. The winner will take home $3,120,000; second place collects $1,020,000; third place $540,000 all the way down to $60,000 for eighth place. But there’s an opportunity for racing fans to share […]

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I’ve Missed this View

Six weeks after having surgery on my wrist I’ve finally been released from “stall rest” and thoroughly enjoyed a four-mile hack through the fall foliage. Zelda was content to meander along the trails and the weather was perfect. Thankfully, we are having unseasonably warm weather right now in New England and I’m planning to take […]

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Here’s your Chance to Own a Piece of Flightline

Win a piece of Flightline

If you’ve ever dreamed about owning a racehorse — or at least a portion of one — why not start with one of the best? A 2.5% ownership fraction of undefeated Flightline, the racing phenom who has captured the imagination of so many racing enthusiasts, will be auctioned off at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock […]

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All Wrapped Up — the Purpose of Polos.

Polo Wraps

Okay, let me preface this post by saying that I’ve never “gotten” polo wraps. I just don’t see the point. In my book, they are just one more thing to wash. However, judging by the prevalence of multi-colored wraps in horse catalogs, I decided to spend some time looking into their pros/cons. Polo wraps are […]

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Horse TV

Horse TV

The places where I’ve kept my horses for the past 20 years are mostly on town trail systems. The good news is that I’m able to ride on the trails. The challenge has been keeping trail walkers from feeding the horses. I can always tell when people have been feeding them because Zelda is like […]

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Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

While I’ve been on “stall rest” Zelda and her BFF, Curly, have been enjoying the amazing fall weather. Fall in New England is such an amazing season and this year it seemed like the colors appeared almost over night. The spectacular colors make up for the fact that soon the ground will be covered in […]

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Tight Hip Flexors? Try This

Hip Flexors

Do you have trouble following the motion of your horse? Feel crooked on your horse? Do you tip forward or stick your bum out? Does your horse look slightly lame in one direction, or always land on the wrong lead over a fence. The culprit may be tight hip flexors which can impact how you […]

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