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This horse is named Te Akau Shark and he has a cult following in both New Zealand and Australia. After running a very good third behind a champion Japanese horse in the time-honoured Gr.1 Cox Plate he...
This horse is named Te Akau Shark and he has a cult following in both New Zealand and Australia. After running a very good third behind a champion Japanese horse in the time-honoured Gr.1 Cox Plate he...
Nothing like watching a handsome horse being well received by a large crowd of admirers....
Nothing like watching a handsome horse being well received by a large crowd of admirers....
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10 Signs you have the Wrong Instructor
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If your instructor is able to get through more than three bottles of wine in a lesson, you probably have the wrong instructor. Or your instructor has the wrong pupil. You should never drive instructors to alcoholism, no ...
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Australian Horse Racing Industry Abuse Response
25th Jan 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Last fall we posted a story about a news documentary exploring the route from race track to slaughter house in Australia. Jockeys, trainers, owners and others in the industry were shocked by the revelations of cruelty and the ultimate end of horses, some of which had been in thei ...
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Santa Anita Park Horse Racing Resumes After 22 Deaths
9th Apr 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Horse racing has resumed at Santa Anita Park. Racing was temporarily suspended following the fatal breakdowns of twenty-two horses in less than sixteen weeks. That is over double the number that died in the same period last year. The track closed March 5, and since that time, off ...
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Tennessee Walker Soring PAST Act
5th Mar 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Another bill in front of the current congress is commonly known as the PAST Act or Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693. Although that is how it appeared when first presented, it has now been renamed in honor of Joseph D. Tydings, a senator who helped pass the first Ho ...
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Equine Hall of Fame Locations
5th Jan 2019   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
The new year is here, and it seems like a natural time to take a look back at the highs and lows in the horse world. Really, we’ve had enough of the lows haven’t we? So I’ll just take a look at some bright spots, which include annual inductions into various halls of fame. Now the ...
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The Horseracing Integrity Act
21st Aug 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most contentious issues in horse racing is the use of drugs - both legal and illegal to improve performance. Race tracks across the U.S. have rules, with novel sized books of regulations, regarding the use and misuse of various drugs. Until now, each state had its own ...
The Other Horse Races
8th Dec 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
We know that Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Arabians, American Quarter Horses and Appaloosas are commonly used for racing, albeit Standardbreds are less used for races under saddle than in harness. But there are other breeds that you can also ride in a race. ...
Horse Museums
17th Jun 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
The horse has a long history with us, so it shouldn’t be surprising that there are museums around the world where horse lovers can learn more about them. Many museums feature a certain aspect of the horse world such as racing, art, horse-drawn vehicles or a specific breed. ...
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Horse Racing Not Just for Thoroughbreds
13th Dec 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Most people are familiar with the type of racing done on tracks with Thoroughbred horses. But, flat racing is not exclusive to Thoroughbreds. There are many breeds that have racing similar to what we see at Thoroughbred tracks around the world. Here’s a look at just a few. ...
What is Next for American Pharoah
13th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
American Pharoah’s breeding value could ‘trickle up’ to his sire, a relatively unknown stallion named Pioneerof The Nile whose main claim to fame is coming second in the Kentucky Derby. This stallion too, riding on the coat tails of his now famous son, can demand a pricier stud f ...
Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Name Registration Issue
27th May 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Did you realize that American Pharoah’s name is misspelled? My spellcheck picked it up right away! The Thoroughbred’s breeder, Zayat Stable held a contest to name their two-year-olds. And, the woman who submitted the winning name claims she checked the spelling before submitting ...
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2014 Top Equestrian News
14th Dec 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Several top equestrians lost their lives or were badly injured in 2014. The eventing world took a double hit in June when two riders died on the same day. A German died due to a rotational fall and a Canadian rider suffered cardiac arrest on course. Top polo player Carlos Gracida ...
PETA Video Exposes Horse Racing Drugs and Deaths
28th Mar 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Have you watched a video released by PETA called Horse Racing's Daily Double: Drugs and Death? It's a 9 minute exposè of the horse racing industry's use of drugs to enhance performance and mask injuries and lameness. The video starts out by stating that 24 horses per week die on ...
My Sweet Victory - Part 10 - The End
10th May 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   MySweetButterfly
I rode Victory out onto the race track. I was wearing my new jockey silks and Victory was in his smart white bridle and racing saddle. The time had come. The vet had given us the all clear and Victory was dancing across the track in excitement. I gave a firm pull on the rains, “N ...
Horse Racing News App is Big News
3rd Sep 2011   |   Equine Technology   |   FloridaCowgirl
Brian8701 has an app out that's simply called Horse Racing News that's got the deceptively simple tag as an app to read horse racing news and info. This app has been downloaded more than half a million times and sits with a solid five-star rating. On top of its amazing credential ...
Furlong Horse Racing App Sucks You In
26th Aug 2011   |   Equine Technology   |   FloridaCowgirl
When you open up the game, the first page shows two horse stalls with tags under them to “buy horse.” You start the game with $20,000 that you can use to bet or to buy a horse. When you choose to buy a horse, the app takes you to another page that has a list of horses, their stat ...
The App That Every Barrel Racer's Been Waiting For
20th Aug 2011   |   Barrel Racing   |   FloridaCowgirl
Anybody that's ever barrel raced knows how tough it is to keep track of everybody's times. As a result, many of you stay out late just waiting to see whether or not you're picking up a check or going home broke. Now you don't have to because Appiction has finally developed an app ...
Who You Are - Part 4 - The End
27th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Breegirly
I spent the next few weeks of my life in a daze, I only talked to Big Brown and James and that was just in a text. Izzy’s words had shaken me to the point of breaking. Nothing could bring me down before that, she had, she had brought back memories of me losing all the time to her ...
Who You Are - Part 3
21st Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Breegirly
I unloaded the horse first Tessa, next Biggie and then Ally. I tacked up Biggie looking her in the eyes and saying “Biggalow, I love you, you gotta win, okay? Shake your head if you understand.” At this point she threw her head up and down, knowing that this was only a trial race ...
Who You Are - Part 2
14th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Breegirly
One Monday mom came running to me. I raised an eyebrow and she instantly spilled the beans. “So if I don’t race, we lose everything?” I asked. Mom nodded. I almost cried. I couldn’t do this, it was too soon. I ran to the feed room and sat down on Stride’s bucket. “Lettttt goo ...
Who You Are - Part 1
11th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   Breegirly
Something was wrong, Stride was falling, slipping from under me, my horse was going down, and I knew I was going down with this ship. The dirt was cool on my face, but rough as a slid, I knew Stride was gone, and I knew these were my last thoughts, I muttered a quick prayer to Go ...
A Fallen Dream
26th Jan 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   CherryRoxx
'Hush, Dream!' I whispered as I finished brushing down Dream, my beautiful silver mare. Checking the gear was all on, I stepped out of the stables and onto the track. I was blown away by the noise - people cheering and waving their bets. Somewhere amongst it all a commentator ...
The Race
13th Jan 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   ImaCoolCowgirl
I was paraded in front of the grand stand. People clapped and cheered, I started to prance and toss my head excited by attention. “Settle Nevie, they aren’t clapping for you. You’re the long shot at 80 to 1. You can’t win this, Windswept Thunder has you beat by a mile before you ...
New Zealand Horse Racing - Par Xcellence
30th Sep 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Valkyrie
The announcer's voice boomed from the speakers over the course as the nine-strong field of the 2007 Sir James Fletcher Stakes thundered down the Ellerslie straight. As he spat out the names of the frontrunners, a large bay at the back of the pack caught his eye. ...
Horse Racing Isn't Evil or Cruel
22nd Jul 2010   |   General   |   Savveh
This is going to make a lot of people mad, but horse racing isn't cruel. I have met many racehorses, a man named Mark who works at a bank with my grandpa races Thoroughbreds at a local track, and the horses at his farm are very happy. They enjoy racing each other in the paddock, ...
The Original Racehorse – Arabian Horse Racing
16th Jul 2010   |   General   |   mosquito
Most people think of thoroughbreds when they think of horse racing – but every thoroughbred can trace its ancestry back to at least one Arabian. And other breeds race – quarter horses, standardbreds – so why not Arabians? Well, Arabians do race, but Arabian horse racing has had ...
Horse Racing on the Beach
2nd May 2010   |   General   |   mosquito
It’s many a horse lover’s dream – a fast gallop on the beach, kicking up sand and splashing through the surf. And if you’re lucky enough to have done that, it’s an experience that lives up to all your expectations. But let’s take it one better – let’s take a windswept gallop on ...
 
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