Month: April 2020Page 2 of 60

USEF Indicates Horse Shows Could Start Again June 1 on Phased Regional Basis

April 30, 2020 The United States Equestrian Federation indicated Thursday horse shows could restart “as early as June 1” on a phased regional basis after being suspended for…

BackTrack: Smarty Jones Accelerates in Arkansas Derby

This week is a recap of Smarty Jones’ victory in the April 10, 2004 Arkansas Derby (G2) at Oaklawn Park. The recap, written by Robert Yates, ran in the April 17, 2004 magazine…

Hoof Beats: Warm Nails

Every farrier, particularly the paddock blacksmith, has been in a spot where they had to say a little prayer while driving a horseshoe nail. However, when nail placement…

More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s a fact that we are all shopping online this year for Mother’s Day.  If you are still in limbo like I am here are a few more…

Rescued donkey Snowy receives urgent treatment at The Donkey Sanctuary

While aiming to provide top-quality care for all the equines during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of The Donkey Sanctuary’s residents required urgent medical treatment  Eight-year-old Snowy was rushed…

100 Miles in a Month Challenge

Have you seen this on Facebook? It’s called the 100 miles in a month challenge. And I must say, I was curious. But I was not ready to…

Hitting the Trail

Over the weekend, I wondered why I hadn’t taken Izzy back out to Hart Park. It’s not like my work schedule is jam packed or anything, and the…

Alan Davies: Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin’s head groom on guest editing our magazine *H&H Plus*

Alan Davies – Oaklebrook Mill, Malswick, Newent, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom – 20 March 2020 I can’t tell you how excited I was to be asked to guest edit…

Sleepy Eyes Todd Draws Away to Win Gus Fonner Stakes

Thumbs Up Racing’s Sleepy Eyes Todd burst from the starting gate in the $54,500 Bosselman Pump and Pantry/Gus Fonner Stakes April 29 and was never threatened by his…

Gamine to Get Route Test in Oaklawn Park Allowance

Gamine will get another chance to prove herself May 2 in a $61,000 allowance optional claiming race for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park, contested at 1 1/16 miles.