Month: December 2020Page 1 of 10

Mutasaabeq Back to Dirt in Mucho Macho Man Stakes

Grade 2 winner Mutasaabeq, who in his most recent dirt start earned a grade 1 placing, is entered for a return to the main track Jan. 2 in…

Life Is Good Follows Authentic Path Into Sham Stakes

Life Is Good, who won a maiden race at Del Mar so decisively Nov. 22 that he became the favorite among individual entries in the first Kentucky Derby…

Count Again Back on California Turf in San Gabriel

Count Again made his first start on the Southern California turf a winning one just over a month ago, and the Awesome Again gelding will try to repeat…

Needlepoint was Popular in 2020

2020 is a year many would like to forget – between the pandemic, the election from hell and job losses – I could go on……..but we all know…

A Dressage Horse?

I’ve been saying this for six years: I finally have a dressage horse, but this time, I really mean it. Not only is Izzy looking like the warmblood…

Braddick Named Turf Paradise Race Caller

Turf Paradise announced today that they have hired veteran and international race caller Craig Braddick for the 2021 Winter meeting, starting on January 4, 2021. Take all the…

Insightful First Winner for Barbados

Ridenjac Racing’s 2-year-old filly Insightful wired a 5 1/2-furlong race at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 30 to award freshman sire Barbados with his first winner. Take all the…

Obituary: Jockey Agent Aime Handled Day’s Book

Jockey agent Fred Aime, who worked with a number of top riders including a 10-year stint with Racing Hall of Famer Pat Day, died Dec. 30. Take all…

Restrictions Close Irish Betting Shops for Four Weeks

Taoiseach Micheal Martin on Dec. 30 announced the closure of non-essential retail, including betting shops, for a month from Jan. 1 as part of tougher Level 5 restrictions in Ireland. Take…

Turf Paradise Begins 84-Day Live Meet Jan. 4

The meet that runs through May 1 will offer 15 Thoroughbred stakes. The average daily purse is expected to be $110,000, up from $80,000. Take all the Work…

What’s Going On Here: Turning the Page

New year is here; true professionals retire. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for you, curry your horses…

” HAPPY NEW YEAR”

  Happy New Year everyone!  We’d like to wish you all a very Happy Healthy New Year.  Let’s hope 2021 is better than this past year. There seems…

The Top 10 of 2020

With 2020 coming to an end, we wanted to round up this year’s top horse health topics. Read more on our top stories below!   1. Coronavirus and…

I Have a USDF Bronze Medal

Last week, I started seeing posts on Facebook of rider’s receiving their USDF awards for 2020. I knew my Bronze medal must be imminent. I was right. On…

Three-Year-Olds Ring In the New Year in Jerome

There were will be a nice birthday present awaiting one of five newly turned 3-year-olds Jan. 1 in the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Take all the Work…

Stan the Man Takes on Fellow Veterans in Gravesend

Long Lake Stable’s Stan the Man will commence his 7-year-old campaign as part of an experienced five-horse field Jan. 2 in the $100,000 Gravesend Stakes, a 6 1/2-furlong…

Hot Rod Charlie, Get Her Number Resume Training

Hot Rod Charlie and Get Her Number, grade 1-caliber colts who sat out the final stages of their 2-year-old seasons, have resumed training toward their returns as 3-year-olds,…

AAEP Staffer Kleine Receives Service Award

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) honored a tireless advocate for equine veterinary practice and the welfare of horses when presenting the 2020 Distinguished Service Award to…

Racing Continues at Penn National Without Casino

Penn National Race Course, its business impacted by the COVID-19-related closure of its casino, has agreed to continue racing through January if sufficient pari-mutuel handle is achieved, according…

Omega Perfume Three-Peats in Tokyo Daishoten

Omega Perfume closed stoutly through the final 100 meters Dec. 29 at Oi Racecourse to land the Tokyo Daishoten for the third straight year. Take all the Work…

Week in Photos 12/29/2020

Malibu, American Oaks, La Brea, Arima Kinen, Hopeful, San Antonio, Mathis Brothers Mile, Robert J. Frankel, Allaire DuPont, Eddie Logan, Woodchopper, Joseph E. Spanky Broussard Memorial, Pago Hop,…

Remember the name: Ellie McCarthy — ‘I had to choose between dressage and polo’

Over this festive season, we are shining a light on up-and-coming talent across the equestrian disciplines. These are riders you really need to keep an eye out for…

Carl Hester: ‘This was a Christmas miracle’ *H&H Plus*

Carl Hester reflects on a very special national championships in tough times My first thought when Isabell Werth asked me if I’d like to be on the board…

Tummy Trouble

It started November 7. That was the first day of that crazy, hot mess of a show that Izzy and I did in Santa Barbara. The one where…

Monomoy Girl Returns to Work Tab at Fair Grounds

Champion Monomoy Girl returned to the work tab Dec. 27 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots where she breezed three furlongs in :37 flat. Take all the…