Category Archives: History

Horses and the Holidays

I’ve often thought it was kind of unfair that reindeer get to be so closely associated with the Christmas holidays, instead of horses. When it comes to human history, horses...

Not Your Typical Horse Sport

Cedar Creek, VA. The year, 2004. My mother and I packed our bags and prepared for battle. We joined up with a few friends and embarked on the long drive from...

The Legend of “Old Bones”

Exterminator (1915-1945) Chestnut gelding by McGee, out of Fair Empress, bred in Kentucky by F.D. "Dixie" Knight Nicknames: Old Bones, The Galloping Hatrack Record: 99 starts, 50 wins, 17 places,...

The Ghosts of Saratoga

Summer at Saratoga is like a spiritual revival for North American horse racing. Opened in 1863, this iconic palace of thoroughbred purity is America's oldest sporting venue still in operation. Horses thrive...

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