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Anything BUT Boring

My last lesson with Sean Cunningham, owner and trainer at STC Dressage was mind-numbing boring. The kind of boring where you want to gouge out your eyeballs. It…

Collected Filly Tops Session Eight at Keeneland

Book 4 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded Sept. 21, showing healthy receipts of $20,569,000, a marked increase from the previous year of $12,131,500.  Take all the…

RMTC Fully Accredits UK Equine Laboratory

The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium announced Sept. 21 that it has granted full laboratory accreditation to the University of Kentucky Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Take all the Work…

Jackie’s Warrior Odds On in Gallant Bob at Parx

Even following Medina Spirit’s announced defection from the $1 million Pennslyvania Derby (G1), a grade 1-winning 3-year-old colt remains on the Sept. 25 card at Parx Racing. That…

Essential Quality Retains Top Spot in Classic Rankings

Godolphin’s Essential Quality, the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1) winner, retained the No. 1 position for the third consecutive week in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic…

Trainers Potts, Chichakly Cited for Claiming Violations

Trainer Wayne Potts has been fined $2,000 by New York stewards and will serve a 20-day suspension for the transfer to him of a claimed horse at Saratoga…

Pace Picture in PA Derby Changes Without Medina Spirit

When a 2-1 morning-line favorite such as Medina Spirit is scratched from a grade 1 stakes, it’s usually good news for the outsiders in the race. But that’s…

Tattersalls September Day One Sees Buoyant Market

The momentum generated at the early yearling auctions continued unchecked during day one of the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale in Newmarket Sept. 21 as a £130,000 son of…

Del Mar Fall Purses at Summer Levels, Up 20% From ’20

Del Mar’s eighth fall meeting—starting Nov. 3—will offer horsemen/women a solid 20% blended raise in overnight purses compared with last year, as well as a continuation of the…

Medina Spirit Out of PA Derby, Pointed to Awesome Again

Medina Spirit, entered in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 25, will be scratched from Saturday’s race and will instead run in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1)…

TOBA September Member of the Month

Ina Bond and Austin Musselman are the TOBA September Members of the Month Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the…

Woodbine Sets Record Woodbine Mile Day Handle

Woodbine reported handle of CA$13,856,030 on its Sept. 18 program, which established a new record for a Woodbine Mile card and was a 17.3% increase over 2020. Take all…

Deadlines Approach for T.I.P. Applications

The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program reminds relevant parties that horse show applications are due Sept. 30 and Youth Ambassador Program applications are due Oct. 1. Take all…

Blue Cross and The Pony Club team up for auction fundraiser

Want the chance to bid on exclusive goodies from Olympic showjumper Ben Maher? Charities Blue Cross and The Pony Club are celebrating their 10-year partnership with a fundraising…

Lou Lou’s still loving life at 30

Photo: Mandy Meadows Photography New Forest pony Lou Lou’s still going strong and winning rosettes at the grand old age of 30 – 10 years after she had…

Back to Perth for a special day..

Another fine day, slightly cooler with a breeze, autumn in the air.  Perth stages its Glorious Finale meeting this week and I am pleased that we should be…

News & views at Warren Chase!

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Over 2,700 additional HGV tests available after scrapping of trailer test requirements

Thousands of HGV test slots have been made available since the DVSA’s announcement to scrap trailer tests – and there are changes to the HGV test structure planned,…

Would You Rather?

Each morning, I hold a morning meeting for my 5th graders who are attending school virtually. I volunteered for the Virtual Academy. The jury is still out as…

Emile Faurie claims British national dressage champion crown for third time

Emile Faurie was crowned British national dressage champion at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships after winning the grand prix freestyle on Theodora Livanos’s Dono Di Maggio, much to…

‘She really held her own today’: New Zealand rider tops final championship of the show on mare she found by chance

The final competition of the Lemieux National Dressage Championships, the Equitop Elementary Gold Championship, enabled Sarah Wilkinson and six-year-old Koko II (Desperado x Johnson) to advance on their…

‘I’m lost for words, as the warm-up was awful’: ‘Sharp’ mare gets it together in the arena to scoop medium silver honours

It was a tortuous five hours for the eventual winner of the TopSpec Medium Silver Championship at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. Carl Hester’s pupil Jade Clark performed…

Britain’s best young dressage horses crowned at National Dressage Championships

It was no surprise to anyone to see Charlotte Dujardin win the four-year-old young dressage horse with Mon Amour at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. The Martinez gelding was…

‘It’s nice to back on home ground’: Junior European medalist lands top two spots in under 21 championship

Junior European medalist Annabella Pidgley achieved a stunning one-two in the British Dressage Under 21 Championship at the Lemieux National Dressage Championships. Her winning ride, finishing on a…

Rain Didn’t Stop Session 7 from Shining

The seventh session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale started on Sept. 20, accompanied by an Irish rain that continued throughout the day. The pavilion was full from…