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  • Lucky Girl led the way for the July sale, going to Australia’s Kia Ora Stud, for $235,000. The returns July 17 saw a gross of $456,259, with an average sale price of $20,739.
  • The field may be small in the $200,000 Shuvee Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course July 21, but the five fillies and mares entered have an opportunity to pick up a credential-boosting win.
  • Godolphin's late-blooming Highland Falls, a son of Curlin who didn't find his best stride until age 4, takes his show on the road once more when he headlines the $400,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) on the July 20 Haskell Stakes (G1) undercard.
  • Trainer Joe Taylor, who appealed the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit's six-year suspension and $50,000 fine after two of his runners tested positive for banned substances, has received stiffer penalties from an arbitrator.
  • Voted on by the fans, the first-ever Down Broadway Retired Racehorse of the Year Award will be presented on New York Thoroughbred Aftercare Day at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 15. Casting a ballot will be open to the public from July 17-Aug. 8.
  • When Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable's Mindframe finished second in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (G1), co-owner Mike Repole said he was happy that that his friend, Randy Hill, owned a share of the victorious Dornoch.
  • Morales, who started Agentes 305 in 2019 to highlight horse racing through video interviews with owners, trainers, jockeys, and backstretch workers, produces videos in both Spanish and English on YouTube, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram.
  • Responsible for getting a champion prepared for a rebound effort, trainer Brad Cox's decision to enter Idiomatic in the July 20 Molly Pitcher Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park is partially due to wanting to keep the mare by his side.
  • Smile Happy, a graded stakes-winning millionaire whose racing career was impacted by noncompliant behavior, is available for adoption at the Secretariat Center in Central Kentucky.
  • Smile Happy, a graded stakes-winning millionaire whose racing career was impacted by noncompliant behavior, is available for adoption at the Secretariat Center in Central Kentucky.
  • One of North Carolina’s wild horses recently got herself stuck halfway over a fence. The 1-year-old mare, Amelia, is a member of the wild horses of Corolla who live on the Outer Banks. In attempting to cross a fence she apparently misjudged (youthful inexperience?) and got stuck straddling the rails with her front legs on [...]
  • The Interior Ministry of Poland has proposed new legislation that would grant dogs and horses serving the police, border guard and fire services the type of retirement they deserve. The legislation grants official status to each working animal and a stipend paid to their new owners to help cover their cost. The law was drafted [...]
  • June 17, 1875, Saline, Kansas (USA): Our vigilant sheriff captured a horse their by the name of Clark at Bavaria, last evening, and brought him to the jail, late in the night. He had been disturbing horse flesh on Chapman’s creek. The other part of his name was not I.F. There will be a grand [...]
  • Written by Life Coach, Katherine Jansen, Shepherd’s Knoll Farm I was looking for a topic for the women’s group I lead, and the word of the day in the Daily Word booklet I subscribe to was "Weave". And I love this word. For the actual weavers of the world, I do weave sometimes, using yarn [...]
  • After the 2020 postponement until October due to the Covid pandemic, this year’s Preakness Stakes returns to its traditional place, 2 weeks after the Kentucky Derby and 3 weeks before the Belmont Stakes. Middle child syndrome certainly does not apply to this year’s middle gem of the Triple Crown series. The public spotlight shines [...]
  • May 9, 1860, Springfield, Ohio (USA): The Overland Mail Coach, with Lieut. Cogswell, of the USA, Dr. J P Breck, and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, as passengers, and San Francisco dates to the 20th of April, arrived here at 4 P M California news anticipated by the Pony Express. By this arrival we have news [...]
  • "Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals." ― Milan Kundera The Federation Equestre International (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sports, recently handed down two rider suspensions and had an earlier suspension set aside on appeal. Brazilian Dressage Athlete Suspended for 3 Years [...]
  • What is it about horses that we love so much? Their beauty? Their strength? Their soulful eyes that know all our secrets? Of course, the answer is YES. Trying to explain our love of horses to others can be difficult. Perhaps the simplest explanation is that “it’s just something that happens.” Oceana contemplates [...]
  • In November 2019, a disturbing video was posted to Facebook showing a horse tied and dragged behind a moving truck. As the truck moved forward in the snow, the lead rope became taut. As the horse braced against the pressure its hooves slipped through the snow. The truck then sped up dragging the thrashing [...]
  • In November 2019, a disturbing video was posted to Facebook showing a horse tied and dragged behind a moving truck. As the truck moved forward in the snow, the lead rope became taut. As the horse braced against the pressure its hooves slipped through the snow. The truck then sped up dragging the thrashing [...]