Daredevil Fillies finish first & Second in Kentucky Oaks

Two Daredevil fillies came in first and second in the Kentucky Oaks

Two Daredevil fillies finished first and second in today’s Kentucky Oaks – but whereas most people were betting on Swiss Skydiver, it was her less her known half-sister, Shedaresthedevil, who finished in front. Both of the Daredevil progeny finished ahead of the favorite, Gamine, who had trouble with the distance. While Shedaresthedevil ran a great […]

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Nine Fillies to STart in 2020 Kentucky Oaks

Kentucky Oaks

Nine fillies are lining up to run in the Kentucky Oaks tomorrow. The precursor race to the Derby looks to be a good one with experts divided on whether Gamine, Swiss Sky Diver and Speech come out on top. Many handicappers think Gamine is as good as the boys, and wondered if she’d run in […]

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Meet Harley the Magnificent

Harley the Magnificent

Harley the Magnificent is well known on the backside of Churchill Downs, where he serves as the voice of reason and a calming influence to the highly strung, high dollar racehorses he ponies on the track. As soon as I saw the video of him ponying King Guillermo in a video, I coveted him and […]

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Max Player visits the Starting Gate

Max Player visits the Starting Gate

In another great Kentucky Derby helmet cam we get to ride along while Max Player visits the starting gate and gallops. One of the fascinating parts of this video is it shows you just how tight the quarters are in those starting gates and highlights the danger the assistant starters are in as they wait […]

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Take a Ride on King Guillermo

Ride along with King Guillermo

As we count down to the 2020 Kentucky Derby, you can take a ride on King Guillermo thanks to this thrilling helmet cam video. The Derby contender caught handicappers’ attention with a speedy workout on Saturday — five furlongs in 00:58.20. King Guillermo is owned by five-time Major League Baseball player Victor Martinez. I’ll be […]

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Driving 20-in-Hand

Driving 20-in-hand

When competitive driver, Jérôme Voutaz, had his competition season canceled, he decided to create his own challenge — driving a 20-in-hand team of Franches-Montagnes horses, not just over a few meters, but on a 20 km journey. You have to sit back and marvel at the accomplishment. The video below traces his journey through the […]

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Kentucky Derby to be run without Fans

Kentucky Derby to be run without Fans

Two weeks before its delayed post time, officials have announced that the 2020 Kentucky Derby will be run without fans. The decision to run the rescheduled Sept. 5 races without fans also applies to the Kentucky Oaks and all live racing at Churchill Downs during Derby Week.  Earlier this month, Churchill Downs had planned to […]

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Equine Crash Test Dummy will make Horse Trailers Safer

Equine Crash Test Dummy

For as long as I can remember, horse trailer designs have been essentially the same — boxes that hold your horse while you pray that nothing terrible happens while you’re hauling them. A company in Australia has a mission to make trailers safer for horses and they come up with a novel way to test […]

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