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I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
I love playing with the colours and composition of an image, sometimes I tilt while cropping and it adds a little extra energy to a busy photo....
How bad do you want that win? In a tight finish the jockey on the outside (in the black silks) forewent his whip and rode hands and heels, pushing his mount's head down right on the line to nab a Gr.1...
How bad do you want that win? In a tight finish the jockey on the outside (in the black silks) forewent his whip and rode hands and heels, pushing his mount's head down right on the line to nab a Gr.1...
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On 22 August 2010 I attended a small practice jumping show. After entering my young horse, Moonfire, in the 60cm and 70cm class I took him home to fetch my brilliant little pony, Tempest, for a friend of mine to ride. Th ...
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Why Maximum Security Was Disqualified at Kentucky Derby
11th May 2019   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Days after the running of the 145 Kentucky Derby race fans are still debating the disqualification of Maximum Security. The owner of the horse made an appeal to have the decision overturned. But, officials, who have examined the video of the horse veering into the path of another ...
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Are Horses Getting Faster
26th Jan 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 1973, Secretariat set a track record at the Kentucky Derby of 1:59 over the 1.25 mile distance. Since then, not a single horse has broken that record at Churchill Downs. A look at Equibase records of the various tracks in North America show that very few records have been ...
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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 Worlds Richest Horse Races
27th Jan 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
It’s been called the ‘sport of kings’ and high profile horse races have long been regarded as the place to ‘see and be seen’ by the rich and famous. So it always seems a bit ironic that most of the horses on the track are from small stables, run by dedicated but definitely not ri ...
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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Women Horse Jockeys
14th Feb 2017   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
In most equine sports, there is a fairly equal number of men and women who compete. In fact, if you attend many horse shows, you may feel that there are far more women than men. In polo, jumping, dressage and most other sports, men, and women compete with equal rules, numbers and ...
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 ...
The Last Days of our Celebrity Horses Explained
3rd Mar 2014   |   Horse Stories   |   Winniefield Park
Like human celebrities, horse celebrities come and go. Most retire to greener pastures, while a few go on to other careers. Here's a look at a few famous horses and what they did after their fame waned. Everyone knows that Roy Roger's horse Trigger was taxidermied and was on d ...
A Race Day Tragedy - Could Ruffian Have Been Saved [Video]
20th Jul 2013   |   Horse Stories   |   Unbridled Sakia
The momentum she had gained caused her to continue for another 40 yards bringing her 1,125 pounds down with every step onto her broken ankle. When the ambulance pulled up Dr. Gilman put an air boot on her temporarily to hold the shattered bones and stop the bleeding. She was tran ...
To Win The Triple Crown - Part 5 - The Belmont
24th Oct 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Stay Untamed
As Marie heats my legs again that night, the vet, Amy, comes and checks them. She seems happy that the heat wraps are working and says it's a good sign. I hope so; I want to run this race for myself and for Marie. I want to win for Eric and Bill. I want to win for myself, to prov ...
To Win The Triple Crown - Part 4 - The Preakness
17th Oct 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Stay Untamed
I start to jog a little next to the guide as we get closer to the gates. When we do, I'm number seven again, so I have to wait as the horses in front of me load in. One horse, a bay, refuses to go in. The jockey has to get off, then he gets into the gate. The jockey remounts him ...
To Win The Triple Crown - Part 3 - The Kentucky Derby
12th Oct 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Stay Untamed
By the time spring rolled around, my brown coat shined in the sun. My legs have grown longer and leaner, meaning I'm about seventeen hands high and my stride is huge. Muscles ripple along my shoulders and back when I walk. I notice people stopping and watching me as I walk by. I ...
To Win The Triple Crown - Part 2
3rd Oct 2012   |   Horse Fiction   |   Stay Untamed
The day after the race, Marie loads me into my trailer and we drive home. My home is filled with people and horses and dogs hustling and bustling about. I had grown up there, so I knew every nook and cranny. I usually stayed in the South barn, where the female racing horses where ...
Meeting a Kentucky Derby Winner
16th Nov 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   mosquito
One of the benefits of being in a syndicate is the farm visits that the organizers arrange for their members. Out here in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t have many of the massive breeding farms that you find in Kentucky, but do have some hidden gems. One of these is Ben Root’s Oa ...
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Owning A Racehorse Update
31st Jul 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   mosquito
You may remember a previous article by me, ‘Owning a racehorse may be closer than you think’, about venturing into racehorse syndicates. I shared with you pictures of Redseasalt, the filly we had bought a share in, and promised I’d let you know how it went. here’s the first updat ...
He Pulled A Silky
7th Jul 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Eire
The farther time takes us from 1955, the less people who have seen this legend exist. Few people remember Silky Sullivan, the best come-from-behind race horse to ever live! Silky Sullivan was a chestnut thoroughbred, foaled on February 28th. His sire was Sullivan, a big Englis ...
A Tribute To Eight Belles
4th Jun 2011   |   Horse Stories   |   Cowzers
When horse racing enthusiasts hear the words “Kentucky Derby 2008”, most think of the brilliant win by the all mighty Big Brown, rejoicing. Others weep; remembering a filly who gave it her all until her very last breaths. This is what happened on that day, May 3rd of 2008. Eig ...
Chasing the Carnations - Part 6
25th May 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
After the 24/7 interview, Greg and I went back to Belmont Racetrack and met with the camera crew that would be doing some filming for the pre-race show on Saturday. Apparently they wanted some in-depth stuff so they were spending Thursday evening and most of Friday following u ...
Chasing the Carnations - Part 5
18th May 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
A Production Assistant rushed up and fussed with the microphone attached to my shirt. One of the producers had wanted me to wear my jockey silks but I'd refused. Thankfully Tanner Scott, the reporter doing the interview, had sided with me. There was more to me then just being a j ...
EquiSpirit Horse Toys
15th Mar 2011   |   Equine Technology   |   Artista
Do your horses get bored when left in their stall or pasture all day? Want to give them something to do that can help them let off stress or burn pent up energy? Try the line of equine toys by EquiSpirit! EquiSpirit creates lots of great toys like the world famous EquiSpirit ...
Searching for the Susan's - Part 4
4th Mar 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
I woke up to the sound of rain splattering against the hotel window. I groaned softly so I wouldn't wake up Beth. I could only hope the rain stopped soon and the track dried up before the races. A glance at the red numbers of the clock told me it was 3AM. Too early for even m ...
Like Father Like Son
23rd Feb 2011   |   General   |   Wanderin Boy Memorial
In 1990, a chestnut colt was born. His sire was the American Triple Crown Affirmed. He bore a striking resemblance to Affirmed. The colt was slender and graceful, and soon he began to deport himself with dignity and professionalism. This colt was named Peteski, and he began ...
Searching for the Susan's - Part 1
10th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
The Monday after the Derby, I went to school. I figured I was prepared for anything. At least, I was hoping I was ready. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a huge banner that read 'Congrats Ashley & Sultan'. My best friend, Beth Drummond, nudged me and grinned. "Now yo ...
Running After the Roses - Part Four - The End
5th Feb 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
Again with that question. Why was Sandy the only reporter who wanted to know about my parents? What did she know that none of the others didn't? I set aside those questions to ponder later. Right now I needed an answer to her question. I could lie and say they'd be happy about my ...
The Coveted Triple Crown
4th Feb 2011   |   Shows and Events   |   Chris Antley Memorial
Winning the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing is considered the greatest accomplishment of a Thoroughbred racehorse. The Triple Crown consists of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. One might think that this is easy to do, but it is not. A horse h ...
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Running After the Roses - Part Three
30th Jan 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
Sultan sprang forward, along with 17 other Thoroughbreds, all striving for the same thing: to cross the finish line first. I angled Sultan so we were just off the rail. It'd been a little slow today and I didn't want it messing up our trip. Sultan shook his head, trying to ga ...
Running After the Roses - Part Two
24th Jan 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
That one was easy, though I didn't say the answer out loud. If my parents were still alive, I wouldn't be a jockey. They would have never approved of me taking part in such a dangerous sport. It was because of their deaths that I was where I was. Mary went to visit her sister one ...
Running After the Roses - Part One
16th Jan 2011   |   Horse Fiction   |   No Walkin Farms9
The alarm went off at exactly 4:30am, just like every day for the last four years. Only today wasn't just like every other day. It was the first Saturday in May, the day the Kentucky Derby was run. And unlike every other first Saturday in May in my 18 years of life, I was riding ...
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