WARHorses’ Favorite Posts from “Ask the Past”

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: |

"Ask the Past" is a terrifically zany blog for bibliophiles. Drawing wisdom from antique texts, each post imparts strange advice with a modern zing. These ancient treasures have been exhumed by historian Elizabeth Archibald, who has a Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Her research focuses on medieval education and the history of the book, and [...]

The Horses That Rock These Rolling Stones

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

For over 50 years they have epitomized the glitz and glam and indulgence of rock n roll stars. The Rolling Stones have lived life to the hilt since their first gig at the Marquee Club in London, 1962. A public life highlighted by performances, each member of the band has found ways to chill and relax. [...]

Babe Ruth Becomes a Jockey

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: |

WILLACOOCHE, GA, APR: Babe Ruth, the big Bambino of the Yanks, revealed here today that he has lost so much weight by intensive spring training that he has been forced to give up his career as a baseball player and become a jockey. Ruth, who formerly could cover more ground than any outfielder in the American [...]

Small Town Celebrates 100-Year-Old Horse (statue)

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

Written by Melanie Eberhardt "Uncle Sam" from Toledo, Ohio I possess a level of nostalgia for those kitschy statues of the 1990’s, those funny figures strategically placed in front of a business to attract attention. I always knew we were near grandma’s house when we passed Uncle Sam – a disproportionately thin red, white [...]

Winter Catastrophe Averted

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Girl Stops Runaway - Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 28: Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was walking down the Boston Hill road at 179th street at dusk to-night, when she saw a runaway horse with an empty sleigh careening behind dashing [...]

One of America’s Greatest Olympians Ran Against Horses to Earn a Living

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Features, Training|Tags: , , , |

In 1935, at the age of 22, he set three world records and tied a fourth in less than an hour at the Big Ten Track Meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sportswriters dubbed it “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport!” The following year he won more Olympic gold medals than any man before him. Jesse [...]

The Beatles Many Encounters with Horses

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

From Central Park to Aintree Racetree to Missouri’s Ozarks, the Beatles often found themselves in the company of horses giving teenage girls yet one more reason to LOVE the Beatles. The Beatles in Central Park (1964). February 7, 1964 It was the day the Beatles arrived in America. They just scored their first number [...]

Boston’s Great Molasses Flood of 1919

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Features, Management|Tags: , |

On January 15, 1919, a massive tidal wave obliterated Boston’s North End. The deadly wave was not a tsunami wrought from the Atlantic but rather 2.3 million gallons of molasses dumped on the streets when a storage tank ruptured. The molasses tank before it ruptured in 1919 The molasses was stored in a large [...]

First WARHorse Grave Protected

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Blackie’s grave has been granted heritage protection in England. His is the first war horse grave to be so honored and one of more than 1000 historical sites given protection in 2017. An estimated 8 million horses died in WW1 either killed during battle, or the effects of disease and starvation. More than 8 million [...]

Australia’s 2017 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees – Light Fingers and Saintly

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Light Fingers Le Filou x Cuddlesome Her sire was, Le Filou, which in French means “pickpocket” or “thief”.  Her pedigree was impeccable and expectations for her racing career were high. However, those who worked with the fragile mare were skeptical. Light Fingers, trained by Bart Cummings, she would, at least for a time, sway skeptics and [...]