Pony Takes a Spin with Cyclists

August 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A spunky pony escaped his pasture then put the pedal to the metal against cyclists competing at the Tour of Poland on Thursday. Joining the race during the WorldTour race’s sixth stage the pony gave his all for about a minute until Russian cyclist Roman Maikin ushered it safely toward the race marshals. [...]

Women of Age Racing in the Mongolian Derby

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , , |

Its time again for the Mongolian Derby – the world’s longest horse race. This year 36 competitors, 12 men, 24 women from 9 countries will ride semi-wild Mongolian horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe tracing Chinggis Khaan’s ancient postal route. Riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship, endure the elements and navigate unfamiliar terrain to reach [...]

Go Tacky Go!

March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

South Carolina’s beaches were thundering last weekend with more than the sound of crashing waves. Beach sand was kicked up in the faces of a sold out crowd, who came from near and far to cheer on the Marsh Tacky horse races. Fifteen horses (8 mares and 7 geldings) raced in small groups and pairs, straight-line [...]

A Most Impressive Race – Arrogate

March 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

4 year-old, Arrogate, continues to dominate Thoroughbred racing. Named the American Champion 3 Year-Old Male Horse and World’s Best Racehorse in 2016, he added yet another win this past weekend – the Dubai Cup. Last out of the gate, the big gray colt went to the outside to pass 14 horses and win by 2 ¼ [...]

WARHorses Race in History’s Footsteppes

September 12th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Mongolian Derby is 1000 km (621 miles) across the Palearctic grasslands of the Mongolian Steppe. The annual race recreates the postal relay route developed in 1223 by Genghis Khaan. The race is sponsored by The Adventurists, an organization that raises money for charities while “fighting to make the world less boring.” Billed as the World’s [...]

The Remarkable Homecoming of the “American Girl”

June 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

“American Girl” was a famous harness racer who died during a race in1875. “Weak-jointed, loose-gaited, worst looking, crooked-legged filly that was ever foaled in Peekskill, but grew into an outstanding specimen of a Standardbred horse”. The 13-year-old bay mare had quite a racing reputation by the time she arrived at the Eldridge Driving Park in Elmira, [...]

Crap! My Tea Dress Needs Pressing!

June 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

If you find yourself in England this week, you might consider attending the Royal Ascot. The Royal Ascot runs from Tuesday through Saturday, more than 300,000 people will be in attendance. You may even find yourself rubbing elbows with The Queen who will be there every day. The cream of "Sartorial Elegance" attend the Royal [...]

She Didn’t Want to Sell Him but She Did

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Features|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever done something then come to regret it? You had that gut feeling but reasoned yourself out of it? Maybe you considered buying a horse then didn’t? Maybe you sold your horse and wish you hadn’t? That’s what happened in 2010 to Phyllis Wyeth when she sold one of her yearlings and immediately regretted [...]