The First Horse Show Held on an Ocean Liner

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , , |

A Horse Show on an Ocean Liner January 1911, Atlantic Ocean - New York (USA) to London (UK): A horse show which was held on board the Atlantic Transport Liner Minnewaska on one of its trips from London to New York, was probably the first of its kind ever held upon the bosom of the [...]

A Royal Birthday Wish Delivered On Horseback

July 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

July 11, 2019, Cornwall (UK): A 100-year-old woman received a birthday telegram from the Queen Thursday, July 11. That wasn’t the only surprise for birthday girl, Anne Tape. The telegram was delivered by horseback. Tape’s grandson, Luke Francis, is the local postmaster and mastermind of the special delivery assisted by Bobby the horse. He said: "She [...]

Artistic Tribute for Jockey Julie Krone

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

A bronze sculpture of jockey Julie Krone, the first woman elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, has been gifted to the museum by Krone, artist Linda Stinson and her husband, Michael. Julie Krone bronze by Linda Stinson In 2000, Krone became the first woman inducted into the Hall of [...]

Big Red Still Breaking Records

August 28th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Secretariat Derby Shoe Sets New World Record at Auction Secretariat​s track record time of 1:59 2/5 in the 1973 Kentucky Derby stands as the fastest in the history and is a feat yet to be replicated in any running since. Now, 45 years later, Secretariat has once again made history, with one of his race-worn shoes [...]

Our Horses Sometimes Send Us On Unexpected Paths

June 7th, 2018|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , |

Written by Alice MacGillivray, PhD. In my work world, managers often believe you can plan everything.  And if things don’t go as planned, then you didn’t do a good enough job planning.  Of course we know there are so many possibilities, it is usually impossible to plan anything in detail accurately.  That is certainly true in [...]

Abused Horse Sues Former Owner

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Justice, an 8-year-old horse is suing his previous abusive owner for $100,000 to recover the cost of medical care and its pain and suffering. Encouraged by a concerned neighbor, Justice’s owner scheduled a vet check for the horse in March 2017. The vet determined that the horse was emaciated, covered with lice and rain rot and [...]

Winx Wins 24 in a Row!

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Making a determined run at the stretch, Winx won her 24th race in a row, The Agency George Ryder Stakes (G1) this past weekend.  The Ryder becomes her 17th group level 1 win, setting a new world record. Winx was last through most of the race racing three wide in a small field of six.  At [...]

Born Deaf and Blind, Tough Sunday Wins His First Stakes Race

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Newborn Tough Sunday struggles to survive. Photo Credit: Tough Sunday FB Tough Sunday never had it easy, not from day one. He was born with “dumb foal syndrome”, deprived of oxygen during birth, he was born blind and deaf.  His first week of life was spent at the veterinary hospital. Tough Sunday showed [...]

Pfft – Dog Days Don’t Drag This Draft Down

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, News|Tags: , , , , |

Britain’s oldest surviving breed tilled the soil that fed a nation for centuries. Times have changed, today the critically endangered Suffolk Punch is looking for new purpose as it struggles to survive. One particular Punch has taken up a new job receiving eye popping reactions from the other participants. Craikhow Hall Jensen is a nine-year-old Suffolk [...]

Digby – Guiding the UK to New Realms

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Breeds, Features, Horses, Management, Training|Tags: , , , |

Mohammed Salim Patel is a journalist for the BBC. The 23-year-old has a degenerative eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, and needs a guide dog to help him manage, but Patel has a phobia of dogs. Inspired by a documentary, Patel decided a guide horse was an ideal option. He has always loved horses, others were using them, [...]