British Suffragette Trampled During 1913 Epsom Derby

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Features|Tags: , |

Emily Wilding Davison was a British suffragette fatally injured at the 1913 Epsom Derby. Trampled by the king’s race horse, she died four days later. Speculation suggests she committed suicide in order to draw attention to the suffrage cause. No one will ever know her motive, she told no one of her plan and left no [...]

Female Outrider Catches Loose Preakness Horse

May 19th, 2019|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , |

The stars of yesterday’s Preakness race were not the winning horse and jockey but the loose horse and pursuing outrider team. Bodexpress ran the entire race without his jockey, John Valezquez, unceremoniously dumped at the starting gate. A loose horse on the track is incredibly dangerous and fortune smiled at Pimlico on Saturday when Bodexpress ran [...]

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. On Friday, Queen Elizabeth’s 4 year old turf colt Call to Mind will run in the 2 mile, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup. It [...]

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 [...]