On January 23, 1994, jockey Pat Day achieved a major milestone in his impressive racing career: While riding Miss Popsnorkle at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Day won his 6,000 th race. In doing so, Day became the 10 th Thoroughbred jockey to win 6,000 races during his career. Day went on to win two additional races that same day.
January 12, 1998 marked a significant date in equine history, as Quarter Horse lovers mourned the passing of legendary sire Zippo Pine Bar.
Monday, December 29 2014 by Editor
On December 28, 2011 the world was given a glimpse into the life of military horses with the release of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse . This dramatic DreamWorks film brought to life the 1982 children’s novel War Horse written by Michael Morpurgo. Morpurgo wrote War Horse after speaking with World War I veterans about their attachment to their cavalry horses.
From November 20 th through December 13 th this year, cutting horse enthusiasts will descend on Fort Worth, Texas. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship Futurity brings together the very best 3-year-old cutting horses under the roof of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The event, offering $4 million in prize money, spans 25 days and attracts crowds of thousands of spectators every year.
On November 18, 2006, the world lost one of its best show jumpers: Thoroughbred Gem Twist was euthanized following a pulled muscle that prevented him from standing. The 27-year-old horse led an impressive and inspiring career at the Grand Prix level under multiple riders. Gem Twist, born in 1979, competed in show jumping from 1985 to 1997.
Horses have faithfully served our country through countless battles, becoming an integral part of America’s military history. Top leaders are often depicted in statues, and they’re frequently mounted on horses. It’s long been said that military horse statues follow a certain “code” – but is it true
Monday, October 27 2014 by Editor
On October 25, 1870, Pimlico Race Course, located in Baltimore, Maryland, opened its doors for the first time. Pimlico Race Course is the second oldest racetrack in the United States – Saratoga is the first, having opened in 1864.
Monday, October 13 2014 by Editor
When a scraggly bay colt was born in 1889, he was sick and crippled and not expected to live. But thanks to the treatment and care from his owner, Dr. William Key of Shelbyville, Tennessee, the colt not only survived, but flourished.
Monday, September 29 2014 by Editor
The ground in West Springfield, Massachusetts will rumble as the World Percheron Congress moves into town from October 6 th through the 11 th . The World Percheron Congress, one of the largest competitions showcasing the Percheron in existence, will be held at the Eastern States Exposition.