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History

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…

9 months ago

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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…

1 year ago

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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…

1 year ago

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From Frank, With Love

James H. Fairclough II takes us back to the year 1958 with this postcard to his grandfather, Dr. Robert Rost, from famed American show jumper Frank Chapot. Rost and…

1 year ago

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“The Swayback”

Born in 1886, Tenny was the son of French stallion Rayon d’Or and American mare Belle of Maywood. He was born with unconventional conformation, and…

1 year ago

History

Spruce Meadows, the Legacy Lives On

A wolverine is a small, ferocious mammal with strength out of proportion to its size. Legend has it, these solitary scavengers would break into abandoned trapper’s…

1 year ago

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Three Legs and a Heart

Let’s take a minute to talk about this race, shall we? War Admiral’s performance in the 1937 Belmont Stakes is almost certainly the high point…

1 year ago

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The Post Time Playboy

Count Fleet, racing’s sixth Triple Crown champion, was always known to be an enthusiastic stud who never really outgrew his love for the ladies. This preoccupation sometimes…

1 year ago