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  • My Belmont Day Race Analysis

    06/07/2019 5:37:54 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 27 replies
    June 7, 2019 | ML/NJ
    I have a young protégé who told me that he was going to attend the Belmont Stakes with a group of his friends. I think this will also be his first visit to a racetrack This will be the 54th consecutive Belmont Stakes I have attended. I sent him a copy of the Past Performances earlier in the week, and just now I prepared an analysis of the races for him. I thought some FReepers might be interested in what I sent to him so I reproduce it below. ML/NJ
  • Country House sensationally wins the Kentucky Derby after first-place finisher Maximum Security...

    05/04/2019 6:04:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 140 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 4, 2019 | Andrew Court For
    FULL TITLE: Country House sensationally wins the Kentucky Derby after first-place finisher Maximum Security is DISQUALIFIED following steward's inquiry for impeding other riders Country House has won the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The long-shot horse, with odds of 65-1, was declared the winner of the world-famous $3 million race on Saturday, after Maximum Security was sensationally disqualified in a stewards' call. Maximum Security crossed the line first, but its championship title was revoked after judges ruled that the thoroughbred had impeded other riders by changing lanes at the final turn. The 150,000 spectators who descended on Churchill Downs in Louisville to...
  • Cowboys for Trump ride into DC

    02/22/2019 1:00:18 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 20 replies
    Nice to see
  • The Road to Skedaddle

    01/21/2019 9:15:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/21/19 | Tony Mangan
    And we’ll ride out together, up that road to skedaddle I bought me a saddle on which to skedaddle, But I hadn’t a horse to put under. I could hear the herd comin’ and see the herd goin’ And their hooves were a beatin’ like thunder. And, that sound seemed to say “Cowboy, step away, ‘Cause if you stand in this road, you’ll go under.”
  • Therapy horses help college students, ailing children de-stress

    12/22/2018 4:19:24 PM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Jenniffer Weigel
    On a recent visit to Northwestern University, dozens of students stood patiently waiting as if a celebrity were signing autographs. At the front of the line, were the stars of the show: Hope and Winnie – two miniature therapy horses looking to be hugged so they could help the students de-stress from exams... This is the fourth year miniature therapy horses have made their way to the Northwestern campus during exams thanks to Mane in Heaven, a non-profit organization that provides therapy horses to people in need. Founded in 2012 and based in Barrington, President Dina Ewing Morgan said the...
  • Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave 10 years,...

    09/18/2018 7:23:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 59 replies
    The Sun ^ | Sept 18, 2018 | Patrick Knox and Will Stewart
    Full title: JURASSIC LARK Woolly Mammoths will roam new Jurassic Park-style theme park with cave lions and extinct horses in TEN YEARS, Russian scientists sayThe beasts are set to make a comeback to the plains of Siberia some 14,000 years after going extinct. LONG extinct cave lions may be about to rise from their icy graves and prowl once more alongside woolly mammoths and ancient horses in a real life Jurassic Park. In less than 10 years it is hoped the fearsome big cats will be released from an underground lab as part of a remarkable plan to populate a...
  • Oklahoma’s Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi [Spanish Explorer's Horses Descendants]

    10/16/2018 11:31:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 10/16/2018 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    <p>POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were later forced out of their ancestral homelands.</p>
  • North Carolina’s Famous Wild Horses Emerge from Hurricane Florence Unscathed

    09/18/2018 5:27:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    SouthernLiving ^ | September 17, 2018
    We’re thrilled to report that the herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina’s Outer Banks have emerged from Hurricane Florence unscathed. Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Corolla Wild Horse Fund both confirmed on social media over the weekend that their equine populations are safe and sound following Hurricane Florence’s lashing last week. Corolla Wild Horse Fund herd manager Meg Puckett told The News & Observer that the wild herd found higher ground and grouped together against the wind and rain. People on the island also kept an eye on them.
  • Groundbreaking case of horse suing ex-owner now in judge's hands

    09/14/2018 12:57:24 PM PDT · by Rio · 35 replies ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aimee Green
    Animal rights activists on Friday asked a Washington County judge to make a ruling that would be the first of its kind in the nation: Allow a once-neglected and severely malnourished horse to sue its owner.
  • North Carolina’s wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    09/11/2018 9:12:53 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies ^ | September 11, 2018 | Denise Lavoie
    For many vacationers on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm. The Facebook page of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund was peppered with comments from worried tourists and residents. “Thinking of all of the horses as Florence approaches. ... Praying for their safety,” wrote one concerned woman. “Prayers for protection from the storm for these beautiful animals & the young foals,” wrote...
  • Horses Snort When They’re Happy, Study Says

    08/09/2018 11:50:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies ^ | July 12, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Snorts — non-vocal signals produced by the air expiration through the nostrils — are associated with more positive contexts and states in horses, according to a new study published online in the journal PLoS ONE. Assessing positive emotions is important for improving animal welfare, but it has been challenging to identify reliable indicators.Physiological markers often give contradictory results, and many behavioral signals are ambiguous.Anecdotal reports have indicated that horses frequently produce snorts in positive situations.Following up on this evidence, Université de Rennes researcher Mathilde Stomp and co-authors evaluated snort production by horses that lived either in restricted or naturalistic conditions.“We...
  • Skeletons of 5,000-year-old found buried alongside remains of two sacrificed horses (trunc)

    07/28/2018 12:03:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 7/27/18 | Will Stewart
    ETERNAL LOVE Skeletons of 5,000-year-old Romeo and Juliet ‘lovers’ found buried alongside remains of two sacrificed horses ‘pulling a chariot into the afterlife’The couple were found buried with lavish jewellery, spearheads and ceramic pottery in the Karaganda regionTHE 5,000-year-old remains of a "Romeo and Juliet" couple have been unearthed next to the skeletons of two sacrificed horses in Kazakhstan. Their bones were found lying side by side in an ancient grave alongside metal spearheads, precious stones and ceramic pottery in the Karaganda region. Their bones look worn but it's clear both lovers are lying on their sides and almost locked...
  • NOPD officers 'whaled on from behind' in Bourbon Street brawl: video(horses in action)

    06/21/2018 1:53:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies ^ | 6/20/18 | Hanna Krueger
    A video of a Saturday night (June 16) "brawl" on Bourbon Street shows New Orleans Police Department officers "getting whaled on from behind" as they try to arrest the instigators, NOPD Commander Nicholas Gernon said.Video of the fight, which resulted in a brief hospitalization of one of the officers whose hip was injured, also provides, Gernon said, "a good example of what (officers) face and how they deal with it." The video was taken from a nearby business' surveillance camera. The fight, which occurred around 11:20 p.m. among a large crowd that appeared to fill the 500 block of Bourbon...
  • So, Soros Owns Part of The Racehorse, Justify!

    06/08/2018 12:32:19 PM PDT · by budj · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/7/2018 | Melissa Hoppert and Matthew Goldstein
    If the strapping chestnut colt Justify wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become just the 13th horse in history to claim horse racing’s Triple Crown, two of the three groups that have an ownership stake in the horse’s breeding rights will be front and center during the celebration.
  • 2018 Preakness Stakes odds

    05/17/2018 2:28:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/16/18
    2018 PREAKNESS STAKES ODDS (5/19/18) Post Position Horse *ML Odds 1 Quip 12/1 2 Lone Sailor 15/1 3 Sporting Chance 30/1 4 Diamond King 30/1 5 Good Magic 3/1 6 Tenfold 20/1 7 Justify 1/2 8 Bravazo 20/1 *Morning Line Odds are created by Pimlico Race Course oddsmaker Keith Feustle
  • Budweiser Commercials from 10 different years..

    04/06/2018 2:53:45 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    commercials ^ | 4/6/2018 | commercials
    These WILL put a smile on your face cause they’re just so cute, and some will make you LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! Be sure to watch them all and enjoy! Good memories of some classy Horsin' Around commercials!
  • Chinese Female Filmmaker Explores "Demonized American Heartland"

    03/14/2018 10:01:30 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2017 | Nancy Tartaglione
    “I thought my last film was hard,” Zhao laughs, “but for a Chinese woman to try to wrangle a bunch of young cowboys?” Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao is making her second trip to the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight this year, with sophomore feature The Rider. Born in Beijing, Zhao went to school in the UK and college in the U.S. before settling in Denver, basing her first two feature films on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. Zhao’s 2015 drama, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, was developed at the Sundance Institute and premiered in Park City that year. It centers...
  • Finding forever homes Horse’n Around showcases horses up for adoption

    03/14/2018 6:35:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Save HEREFORD — It was January 2010 when Horse’n Around Rescue Ranch and Foundation opened its doors on Single Star Ranch in Hereford. The nonprofit’s co-founders, Theresa Warrell and Steve Boice, opened the rescue after seeing a dire need to help neglected, abused and abandoned equines in southern Arizona. “At the time we started the rescue, we knew there was a need, but had no idea how great that need really was,” Warrell said. “To date, we have rescued 131 equines and adopted out 67.” On Sunday, Horse’n Around will be hosting an open house from 1 to 3 p.m....
  • Miami Beach revokes club’s business license after horse brought onto dance floor

    03/10/2018 11:50:57 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    WSVN ^ | March 9, 2018 | Rosh Lowe and Jessica Holly
    Miami Beach city officials have revoked the business license for a nightclub after a woman brought a horse onto a crowded dance floor, Wednesday. Video posted on social media by Miami Beach Police Friday morning shows a scantily clad woman riding a white horse inside the Mokai Lounge, located at 235 23rd St. People were standing around before the horse became startled. The horse bucked, causing the woman to fall off. This was supposed to be the night’s entertainment, but speaking with reporters on Friday, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber had a less flattering take on the spectacle. “Insane stupidity,”...
  • Archaeologists Suprised To Discover Ancient Horse Skeletons In Jaffa Dig

    11/27/2005 2:32:02 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 648+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 11-23-2005 | Yuval Azoulay
    Archaeologists uncovering the horse skeletons found recently during a salvage dig beneath the Armenian monastery in Jaffa. (Nir Kafri) Last update - 02:21 23/11/2005 Archaeologists surprised to discover ancient horse skeletons in Jaffa dig By Yuval Azoulay Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists conducting a salvage dig in the Armenian monastery in Jaffa expected to find artifacts connected to the ancient fortifications of the city. However, a few days ago they were surprised to discover, some 60 centimeters below the monastery floor, no fewer than 10 horse skeletons. Excavation directors Amit Re'em and Martin Peilstoker said yesterday the horses may have...