Secretariat’s Progeny and 30 YO Daughter

March 31st, 2019|Categories: Features, Horses, Training|Tags: , , |

I enjoy the occasional story that pops up on the internet when someone discovers they have a son or daughter of Secretariat. Big Red was born today, March 30, 1970 out of Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal. Secretariats First Foal, First Secretary Retired from his phenomenal racing career, Big Red was sent to stud at [...]

75 Year Old Rider Saves the Day

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

A 75-year-old course clerk (outrider) caught runaway mare, Lady Belle, after she dumped her jockey and took off down the track December 29th at Cranbourne Turf Club in Victoria, Australia. A course clerk for nearly 20 years, rider Kevin Wynne told reporters he didn’t know what all the fuss was about explaining ‘I was just doing [...]

Vote Now for This Year’s Secretariat Vox Populi Winner

November 19th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

The Secretariat Vox Populi award, established in 2010 by Penny Chenery (Secretariat’s owner), recognizes the racehorse whose accomplishments have captivated the public’s attention. The winner is chosen by you, everyone may vote through an online poll. “Horse racing already has established avenues to award outstanding accomplishments, and we certainly should honor superior performance. But achievement can [...]

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 [...]

This Weekend New York is All About Queens and Crowns

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

Winning one of this weekend’s races at Belmont Park (NY) would be a dream come true for anyone including a couple of queens who have thrown their hats, err, crowns in the races. The queen's horse "Call to Mind". On Friday, Queen Elizabeth’s 4 year old turf colt Call to Mind will run in [...]

WARHorses Best Bets for Choosing the Kentucky Derby Winner

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Features, Survey|Tags: , , |

The Kentucky Derby is not just a horse race, it’s a part of Americana. It is America’s longest running sports event, this year marking the 144th race. Horse racing fans are flocking to Kentucky to watch the races including the Oaks and Derby. Whether you attend in person or watch LIVE from home, you are likely [...]

WARHorses’ Video Favs – The Free Race Horse Who Won a Million

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Favorite Videos, Fun, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

You don't have to love horse racing to love this story. The plot is straight from movies like Seabiscuit and National Velvet. Jamaican UPS driver and part time horse trainer, Gaston Grant, 54, was given a free race horse, a big, bossy colt that no one else wanted. On April 8, 2017, Green Gratto won the [...]

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 [...]

The Queen’s Astonishing Race Winnings

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Many families cherish tradition, passing along great grandma’s wedding china or the helmet worn by great, great granddaddy during WW1. If you happen to be a British Royal, you may well be genetically engineered to behold tradition, particularly regarding a passion for good horses. Photo courtesy: Camera Press/Godfrey Argent Queen Anne enjoyed horse racing [...]