45 Horses Clear the First Jog At Land Rover Kentucky

45 Horses Clear the Jog in Kentucy

The 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is off and running. Forty-five horses were accepted after the first horse inspection. Doug Payne’s Quantum Leap was asked to jog twice but not held, while Booli Selmayr (Millfield Lancado) and Alex MacLeod (Newmarket Jack) were both held, but accepted upon re-presentation. There was also some discussion after […]

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Spring, Glorious Spring

Spring, Glorious Spring

Spring is probably my favorite season. After surviving another New England winter, I love watching the world turn green. At Zelda’s new barn, we are right on the trail system of my town and our casual loop takes us through some gorgeous fields and grassy paths. It feels good to be out in the sunshine. […]

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How Much does a Derby Contender Cost?

How much does a Derby Contender Cost

Almost every year there is a Cinderella story in the Kentucky Derby — a horse that was purchased for almost nothing, but has clawed his way up through the ranks to be competitive. On average, a racehorse costs about $75,000. To In terms of Kentucky Derby winners, Fusaichi Pegasus claims the most expensive title. He […]

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Zelda The Supervisor

What job would your horse have if she were human? Zelda would be a supervisor. No matter what you are doing — picking up manure, washing the water tank, fixing a fence — she is right there, staring over your shoulder, making sure you are doing it “right.” Curly could care less what the humans […]

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Tawny Port Punches Derby Ticket with Win in Stonestreet Lexington Stakes

Tawny Port wins Stonestreet

After coming in second to Tiz the Bomb in the Jack Ruby, Tawny Port mustered a late but strong bid, coming off the far turn into the final stretch four wide to a win in the $400K Stonestreet Lexington Stakes on Saturday — the final race in the Road to the Derby prep races. It […]

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18 Robins and Counting

18 Robins and Counting

Robins are one of the sure signs of spring. I’ve been admiring them when I feed Zelda as there are usually a few sitting on the paddock fence. But tonight, there were 18 robins and counting, hanging out on the grass and searching for food. During the warmer months, robins are very territorial, but in […]

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50-1 Long Shot Noble Yeats Wins the Grand National

Noble Yeats wins Aintree

Noble Yeats was not considered a serious contender in the 2022 Grand National. The seven year old was considered too young and too inexperienced (the last time a horse this young won the Grand National was in 1940!). But the Grand National is nothing but unpredictable. Two of the favorites failed to finish. Last year’s […]

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