Horse racing lost one of its biggest fans over the weekend.
72 hooves. 12 shoes.(Maybe). That's the ratio for Sunday's Prix d'Amerique trotting race in Vincennes, France. The purse is worth $1.15 Million (US). You'd take your shoes off, too, for that kind of prize money. This is not just another horse race. Show More Summary
The focus for many football fans is on the Super Bowl, but for the rest of the NFL without a horse in the race, the attention has shifted to the 2015 NFL draft. With the draft order almost set and the top prospects in college football...Show More Summary
How are the health, comfort and wear of the horse's feet affected when shoes are removed for racing? A research special report from Hippolia Foundation and CIRALE Text and images © CIRALE and/or Hoofcare Publishing No reproduction or...Show More Summary
Far too small at age 19 for baseball, his favorite sport, Ferrer decided to try horse racing. His long and successful career -- he's 50 now -- has forged a man who experience of and knowledge about the Sport of Kings is tough to surpass. Show More Summary
The saddle that was strapped to Seabiscuit's back when the legendary horse won his very last race in 1940 has just sold at auction for more than $100,000... TMZ Sports has learned. It's the saddle ridden by jockey Red Pollard at the 1940 Santa…
Aqueduct's racetrack is living up to its image as a broken down relic of a bygone era. The Times reports that in 22 days of racing, 12 horses have died at the track, some falling after running more than one race over a span of several days. [ more › ]
In the span of 22 days, 12 horses have died during races at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. No one's figured out how to reduce the horse deaths this winter. [ New York Times ] Read more...
Early tomorrow morning, nominations for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced. Now, lately, film writers have divided into two factions: You either hate horse races like this, or you're obsessed with them. This snapped into focus...Show More Summary
Your childhood dream of jumping horses and winning relay races from your living room is on sale for the bargain basement price of about $99,600 as of Wednesday morning: Known as one of the rarest licensed Nintendo Entertainment System games, a sealed copy of Banda’s Stadium Events (predecessor to other track and field games on the Power Pad) released in … [More]
The opening round of the 2015 NFL playoffs has football fans genuinely excited about the rest of the postseason, and Saturday’s divisional-round matchups will satisfy even the casual football fans without a horse in the race. While Sunday’s...Show More Summary
Football fans are currently immersed in the excitement surrounding the AFC and NFC Divisional Round, but the focus is beginning to shift toward the 2015 Super Bowl for the NFL fans without a horse left in the race. The playoffs feature a heavy dosage of perennial Super Bowl contenders, but there are also a few franchises in foreign territory. Show More Summary
Motorcycle racing 103 years ago at the old Benning horse track in Washington. May 30, 1912. "National Capital Motorcycle Club -- Decoration Day motor races at Benning track." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.
That’s the title of my latest piece in The Conversation. The key point To sum up, if investing in energy storage is like backing every horse on a race, investing in CCS is like a parlay bet, which pays off only if we can pick the winners of several races in succession. When you think […]
After starting to look into Daily Fantasy Sports the past year and now playing it somewhat regularly the past month and a half, I'm starting to feel that potentially there could be an unprecedented decline in horse racing in the very...Show More Summary
Choosing a good race horse name is an art. At the very least you want something that’s going to be easy to remember and sounds cool when the announcer calls it out. But the best race horse names capture something of the spirit of the horse and/or make plays on words or double entendres. Want […]
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Top Ten Hoof Blog Stories: For the first time, some stories were read more often on mobile devices (phones and tablets) than on web-based devices (computers and laptops). In the top 15 blog stories of 2014, five fit this category: Triple Crown Hindsight (California Chrome's heel bulb injury after the Belmont); We are over the hump and I hope that the Hoof Blog's mobile site is
When Sebastian Vettel's move from Red Bull Racing to Ferrari was confirmed, it didn't take long for the comparisons to begin. At 27, Vettel has switched to the Prancing Horse at the exact age that his boyhood inspiration, Michael Schumacher,...Show More Summary
Timo, pal- you do realize you have a little horse racing jockey on your back, right? Oh, you do? And you’re fine with that? OK, just checking. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: kitteh, Timo