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November 20, 2020

Jan Tops Is Making Home Improvements

Tackling long put off home improvement projects has been a popular pandemic pastime. Jan Tops is no exception. The brain force behind the Global Champions Tour/League spent a bit of...
Eventing
November 15, 2020

Boyd Martin Completes a Coast-to-Coast Four-Star Sweep and Claims the National Champion Title

Boyd Martin (USA) won the 2020 Buckeye Nutrition USEF CCI4*-L National Championship this weekend with Christine Turner’s Tsetserleg. In doing so, Martin also earned the unofficial title of coast-to-coast champion,...
Show Jumping
November 14, 2020

Alberto Michan Is Having a Rather Excellent Week

These are weird times that seem to give rise to new reasons to feel stressed, sad and/or outraged on an hourly basis. It's...a lot. But there's one fellow who's having...

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Interviews & Profiles
November 26, 2020

Beth Underhill and Altair, a Chance Encounter

It takes a certain type of person to truly understand, and appreciate, the role that “chance” plays in the story of life. This week's guest on The Jay Duke Show,...
Show Jumping
November 20, 2020

Ann Thompson, Show Jumping Fairy Godmother

In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a magical figure who often appears at the darkest hour to grant the protagonist's fondest wish. In this show jumping story, it's Ann Thompson. But instead of...
Racing
November 16, 2020

Five Takeaways from the 2020 Breeders Cup

If you are in the news business, particularly  sports and politics since the two seem co-mingled these days, you’re familiar with the term “horse race.” In politics, the “horse race”...
History
November 13, 2020

A Pull-Out Couch and Two Black Eyes: the Jet Run Story

Michael Matz is best known these days as the Kentucky Derby winning trainer of famed racehorse Barbaro. But before he was making headlines at the track, he was making them...
Track News
November 9, 2020

Monomoy Girl to Spendthrift for $9.5 million; Authentic to Stand for $75,000 *UPDATED*

In moves that may pre-sage others, Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes dug deep into his pockets as the hammer at Keeneland’s Fasig-Tipton November mixed sale came down—very gently—for $9.5 million...
Show Jumping
November 8, 2020

Watch Cassio Rivetti and Genesis Create a Winning Ride in the $250,000 STX Vans Grand Prix

In the beginning... Fifty-eight pairs contested Saturday’s $250,000 STX Vans Grand Prix at Desert International Horse Park in CA. Nine found a clear path around the Manuel Esparza (MEX)-designed track...

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November 27, 2020

I Prefer My Thanksgiving with Horses

“9 am?” My trainer responded when I asked if I could have a Thanksgiving Day lesson. “I should be done...
Community
November 26, 2020

Finding the Shortcut to Gratitude

One of the benefits of being a >shudder< senior citizen in the horse world is having much more clarity to...
Community
November 25, 2020

Pace Makes the Race on the Track; Grace Makes the Race in Life

“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story”—Isak Dinesen Steve Melen is a lucky man. He's...
Community
November 17, 2020

This Is Middle Age

I can look at the length of a lunge whip and know instinctively that it will flare up my tennis...

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