Month: January 2021Page 1 of 15

Capo Kane Tops Starters Lining Up for Withers

A field of at least six, topped by runaway Jerome Stakes winner Capo Kane, is falling into place for the Feb. 6 $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds…

Bedroom Refresh Update

 It’s been a little while since my bedroom refresh post. So here’s a status report.  We had a little change in plans and every now then you make…

ST Academy Graduates | January 2021

In January 2021, five Scholars and STudents in the ST Academy from Denmark, France, South Africa, the UK, and the US passed a Touchstone in the ST Evaluation Program!…

#SundaySchool: how to improve rhythm over fences

Event rider and coach Nick Gauntlett (pictured) explains how you can use poles to improve the rhythm that will give horse and rider confidence in their approach to…

More Fun Finds

 Here are some fun finds this snowy Sunday in January.   Love this Lilly velour top. Perfect for lounging at home right now. I’m in love with this Jean…

Indirect Rein

We all know it’s a cardinal sin to cross your inside rein over the horse’s neck. Moving the rein like that is called an indirect rein. Riders sometimes…

Express Train Punches Big ‘Cap Ticket in San Pasqual

C R K Stable’s Express Train punched his ticket to the March 6 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) Jan. 30 with a 3 1/4-length score in the $200,000 San…

Medina Spirit Narrowly Lands Robert B. Lewis

Favored Medina Spirit repelled Roman Centurian and Hot Rod Charlie to win a three-way photo in the $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) Jan. 30 at Santa Anita…

Will’s Secret, Frank’s Rockette Sparkle at Oaklawn

Willis Horton Racing’s homebred Will’s Secret is a secret no longer after making the successful jump from maiden winner to stakes winner in the $200,000 Martha Washington Stakes…

Medina Spirit Wins Three-Way Photo to Take Lewis

Favored Medina Spirit repelled Roman Centurian and Hot Rod Charlie to win a three-way photo in the $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) Jan. 30 at Santa Anita…

Will’s Secret Gains Notice in Martha Washington

Willis Horton Racing’s homebred Will’s Secret is a secret no longer after making the successful jump from maiden winner to stakes winner in the $200,000 Martha Washington Stakes…

Whitsbury Manor Stud Announces Mating Plans for 2021

Proven class and exciting potential are the orders of the day at Whitsbury Manor Stud, whose director Ed Harper has plenty of reasons for optimism ahead of the…

Zaajel Overcomes Adversity to Claim Forward Gal

A gutsy sustained run carried Shadwell Stable’s homebred Zaajel to victory in the $100,000 Forward Gal Stakes (G3) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park, where the Street Sense filly went 2-for-2…

Greatest Honour Posts Decisive Holy Bull Win

Courtlandt Farms’ Greatest Honour launched a strong, four-wide move on the final turn and took a big step forward on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Jan. 30 by…

Suspected Cardiac Emergency Causes Death of Grand Prix Winner Rebroff on AGDF Showgrounds

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 30, 2021 – Equestrian Sport Productions management announced the passing of Rebroff, a 12-year-old gelding owned by Hof Kasselmann GmbH & Co. KG, on…

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Christoph Koschel and Eaton Unitechno Make Wellington Debut to Win AGDF 3 CDI4* Grand Prix for the Freestyle

Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 29, 2021 – Riders returned to the International Ring on Friday for the third week of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), featuring the…

First Foal for Breaking Lucky Born in Louisiana

The son of Lookin At Lucky was multiple grade 1-placed and a Canadian classic winner. He stands for $5,000 at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala, Fla. Take all…

Frost Giant Pensioned to ReRun in New York

The 18-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway has sired 17 black-type winners so far. He joins his son, multiple stakes winner West Hills Giant, at ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption near…

Fasig-Tipton Continues Fountain of Youth Sponsorship

Gulfstream Park announced Jan. 29 that Fasig-Tipton will remain the title sponsor of the $350,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 27. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

Jesus’ Team Trains Toward Dubai World Cup

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Jesus’ Team resumed training at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 29, kicking off preparation for a planned start in the $12 million Dubai World…

Tampa Bay Downs Increases Purses for Second Time

Tampa Bay Downs announced Jan. 29 a second purse increase that will take effect Feb. 3. The approximate 10% boost will provide a $1,000 increase for all maiden…

Friday Finds

 It’s going to a cold one this weekend, a good time to stay indoors and stitch, do a little early spring cleaning or binge on Netflix. I want…

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Meet the Girls, Our New Silkie Chickens

Guess what? We have chickens! I never thought there would be a time when I lived in Los Angeles and owned chickens. In fact, I didn’t think I…