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 [...]

“Dead Ringer”

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Fun, Horse Phrases, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Over the centuries, the sport of kings has spawned its share of horse slang including DEAD RINGER. The phrase originated in the U.S. during the late 19th century meaning a dishonest substitution of a better horse in a race in an effort to dupe the bookies. The substitute needed to look like the less talented horse [...]

WARHorses MUST SEE Videos

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Features, Series|Tags: , , , , |

Each month WARHorses will post our favorite equestrian videos, treasures we find and share with the hope that they will make you feel good. This month’s collection focuses on INSPIRATION – people who go about their days quietly, routinely, unassumingly but are in fact accomplishing feats that give all of us hope. Their Combined [...]

Foal Patrol Announcement

January 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For those who haven’t heard of FOAL PATROL, it is a collective of live web cams following several expecting Thoroughbred mares, read more. OK, explanation complete, lets return to today’ exciting announcement – THE FIRST FOAL HAS ARRIVED! #18 on his feet. Sabbatical x War Front. Born 8 days early, a colt to Sabbatical [...]

Ben’s Cat Keeps Winning Posthumously

January 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Secretariat’s Vox Populi Award, recognizes a Thoroughbred that has achieved both an impressive racing record but is also popular with the public. Created in 2010 by Secretariat’s late owner, Penny Chenery, the annual “Voice of the People” award honors horses whose stories draw people to Thoroughbred racing. The 2017 Secretariat Vox Populi Award recipient is [...]

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 [...]

Thoroughbred Community Helping Their Own

December 11th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

People around the world are finding ways to help Californians. Many in the Thoroughbred community are working to specifically help track employees affected by the fires. Donations are streaming into various funds but there are a few unique efforts underway. California Chrome Taylor Made Stallions and the California Chrome syndicate have donated a no-guarantee [...]

Prince Charles Shares Emotional Memory

November 27th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |

Prince Harry’s engagement to Megham Markle has been headline news throughout the day. How is Harry already 33 years old? I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday – but I digress. Congrats to the happy couple, terrific news indeed! Today’s WARHorse post reflects a different Royal moment, one at the opposite end [...]

Forrest Gump’s Got Nothing on This Guy

October 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

It was only his fourth win of 25 races but what a win - perhaps even the greatest win in horse racing history? Early in the race, Run Rhino Run, abandoned the field drifting to the outside rail where he began to pull away. By the final turn his lead was an astonishing 300 meters whittled [...]

Libya’s Sibeeb are Steeped in Tradition

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Libya is a country divided but despite fractions, Libyans are deeply loyal to their immediate communities - homes. It is through this devotion that traditions carry on including one particular passion – Friday afternoon horse racing. “Horseback riding is in our blood, our children and the whole family love it,” explained rider, Ali al-Hadi. A [...]