his coat shines
Muscles tense as etched glass lines.
Eyes all a glare.
Fear, sweat and agony turns,
While running nostrils flare.
Added by Cheryl Bruder on January 5, 2013 at 6:19am —
When horse racing comes to mind, a herd of running Thoroughbreds vying for first is usually what comes to mind. However, there are different types of races geared towards different breeds that are becoming more popular throughout Canada and the US.Standardbreds
Standardbred racing is the second most prolific type of racing in North America. Horses pull small carts known as sulkies that are piloted by a jockey. They race in either a trot or pace. Except in continental… Continue
Added by The HorseLady Blog on March 18, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Week of August 23rd Through August 29th
August 22nd, 1974 - Famous Thoroughbred racehorse Ruffian won the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse. It is said that when a reporter asked Ruffian’s groom, Minnor Continue
Massey, by what margin she would win the Spinaway Stakes, Massey replied that
Added by Paige Cerulli on August 23, 2010 at 6:00am —
A great time had by all at the elegant Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, August 19th. I was very honoured to present the ring for Windfield's Lady Angela (Dam of Nearctic, Grand Dam of Northern Dancer) to Judith Taylor Mappin,… Continue
Added by Andrea on August 21, 2010 at 6:09pm —
Poppet Press is pleased to announce that the first book in the classic series of young adult books known as The Bonnie Books has just become available. The next book "A Horse Called Bonnie" will also be released this week.
Visit our page on facebook The Bonnie Books to learn more about the books and our mission to doante to TB Charities and introduce the next generation to racing!…
Added by Susan E. Benson on January 12, 2010 at 12:54pm —
A video produced by the Standardbred Fan Club that shows you the five simple steps in re-training
your Standardbred horse from a pace racing career to a riding horse.
The video includes the initial ground work (teaching voice association), lunging work (developing bending muscles, developing the trot and teaching the canter), preparation for the first ride, initial riding work and exercise, developing the trot and canter… Continue
Added by Standardbred Fan Club on December 1, 2009 at 11:30am —
September 7, 2009 by annatrinder
How good it feels to be back in England! Finn (my 6 month old Irish Jack Russell ) travelled well, enjoying his boat trip and is now settling into a new routine. He has already been up to London, enjoying the trains and buses but not overly keen on the Underground as it was a hot day. My youngest sister Sophie has just started work for ‘Naked Communications’ as a Junior Strategist so we popped in to say hello to her and also visited Vic… Continue
Added by Anna Trinder on September 9, 2009 at 9:00am —
Another amazing race!
Added by Lori Tankel on August 2, 2009 at 10:37pm —
The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program has successfully launched a new industry support program called "Pathway to Employment and Education". This is one of a number of industry support programs being introduced in 2009 that will benefit participants in the industry.
The "Pathway to Employment and Education" is a multi-faceted approach to bringing skilled workers into the Quarter Horse racing and breeding industry. The Pathway program showcases the full… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 30, 2009 at 2:38pm —
Going as Far as She Can in an Industry She Loves
by Stacie Roberts | Canadian Thoroughbred July 2009
Most people on the backstretch at Woodbine just call her “Kat”. A shortened version of her full name Katerina Vassilieva, she is also otherwise known as the Assistant Trainer of Pennsylvania based trainer Mike Pino. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Katerina’s mother and father brought her to Canada in 1989 in hope of securing a brighter future for their only… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 23, 2009 at 10:31pm —
They did it again! Amazing race today as they won the Mother Goose stakes at Belmont and set a record. They won by over 20 lengths! And she made it looks SO EASY!!
Added by Lori Tankel on June 27, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Tomorrow is the big day for Calvin and Mine That Bird! He has had a busy week in New York! He, his fiancee, Lisa, and her parents Suzanne (my Heart Land Horse Rescue co-counder) and Mike have been playing celebrity tourists all week! Tuesday he taped Letterman, which airs tonight! Yesterday he rang the bell at the NYSE and this morning was on Good Morning America! And of course he has been to Belmont to see MTB. Suzanne called me this morning, very excited, because while at GMA, she spoke to a… Continue
Added by Lori Tankel on June 5, 2009 at 3:13pm —
Last week Evie and I spent our time “toiling” in beautiful Edmonton, Alberta, home of the Northlands Horse Show. Edmonton Northlands Horse Show has become one of the premier events in Western Canada under the stewardship of the Edmonton Hunter – Jumper Association and the direction of Show Manager Caroline Jones. The event is unique in the fact that it is held on the infield of Northlands Race Track, who along with Hastings Park in Vancouver is the location for all of western Canada’s Grade… Continue
Added by Evie Frisque on June 4, 2009 at 11:30pm —
Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness Stakes, Canadian champ Mine That Bird second
Lee-Anne Goodman, THE CANADIAN PRESS
BALTIMORE- Canadian champ Mine That Bird stunned naysayers on Saturday to come within a length of repeating his jaw-dropping Kentucky Derby victory at the Preakness Stakes, proving he's far from a one-hit racehorse wonder.
Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, but she did it with a feisty Mine That Bird nipping at her… Continue
Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on May 16, 2009 at 9:57pm —