Thoroughbred

A Horse of a Lifetime

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Foaled February 2, 2012, American Pharoah became an American hero when he broke the 37 year long dry spell and won the Triple Crown in 2015. He was the...

Move to the Rhythm of the Beat

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The way in which a horse moves its legs is known as a gait. The four basic gaits are the walk, trot, canter and gallop. In each pace, the hooves touch the...

Number 30 – Santa Anita

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As horse number 30 was euthanized after a training accident at Santa Anita, the Stronach Group, owners of the California track, took action. They banned trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, from having any rights to...

Horse Heroes – Part IV

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Sometimes horse heroes are not famously known. Take the story of Fabish. The year is 2009 and Victoria, Australia is suffering under an oppressive heat wave. On a small farm, a flea-bitten...

A Horse of Many Names

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Known as "Big Red" or the "Red Terror." Phar Lap was a big, lanky looking underdog in racing during the time of the Depression. He was purchased for a measly 160 guineas, the...

Santa Anita Seems to Think it Knows Best When it Comes to Safety…Death #28...

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After death #27 just last week, the California Horse Racing Board has asked track officials at Santa Anita to close down its racing season, but the Stronach Group, has refused the request! The state...

Breaking News! Once again Santa Anita is Plagued by Another Unusual Horse...

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A 2 year old, unraced colt, named Derby River, suffered a shoulder fracture during his training early Wednesday morning, making him the 27th track related death. He's the 4th since May 17th. He was...

Fair Hill Point-to-Point

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The 8th running of the Fair Hill Point-to-Point, which takes place in Fair Hill, Maryland, was held on April 21st, Easter Sunday. My Breyer Heart was a vendor and we had the chance...