Horses

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tags: Mother Goose Stakes, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video Rachel Alexandra (daughter of Medaglia d’Oro), running away with the 2009 Kentucky Oaks (Grade I; three-year-old fillies) under the guidance of Jockey Calvin Borel. Image: David J. Phillip [larger view]. I have been keeping my eye on the amazing filly, Rachel Alexandra, who wowed the…

tags: Belmont Stakes, horse racing, race horses, Summer Bird, Mine That Bird, sports, streaming video From left, Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, and Dunkirk ridden by John R. Velazquez, race toward the finish line in the 2009 Belmont Stakes. Image: Kathy Willens. Kent Desormeaux, the other Cajun…

tags: Belmont Stakes, horse racing, race horses, Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird, sports Calvin Borel, 2009. Jockey for Mine That Bird (2009 Kentucky Derby winner) and Rachel Alexandra (2009 Preakness Stakes winner). Image: Joe Schneid, Louisville, Kentucky (Wikipedia Commons). Will the next Triple Crown Winner in American Horse Racing have only two legs?

tags: Belmont Stakes, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro), running away with the 2009 Kentucky Oaks under the guidance of Jockey Calvin Borel. Image: David J. Phillip [larger view]. To the disappointment of her many fans, the amazing filly, Rachel Alexandra, will not be running in the upcoming mile-and-one-half Belmont Stakes,…

tags: Preakness Stakes, horse racing, race horses, Rachel Alexandra, Mine That Bird, sports, streaming video Even though I don’t own a television, I managed to watch the Preakness Stakes live in a pub in NYC. To say the least, I was so excited to watch the wonderful superfilly, Rachel Alexandra, win the Preakness Stakes from…

tags: Kentucky Derby, horse racing, race horses, Mine That Bird, sports, streaming video If you are one of the other two people in the USA who, like me, don’t own a television, you might be interested to watch yesterday’s Kentucky Derby. I know I was interested to see it, especially because a longshot with the…

tags: Kentucky Oaks, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video This is the video of yesterday’s Grade-I Kentucky Oaks, a major race that is limited to fillies and is the “companion” race to today’s Kentucky Derby. After watching the astonishingly talented filly, Rachel Alexandra, run away with this race, I think the colts running in today’s…

tags: horse racing, Kentucky Derby, Run for the Roses, sports, streaming video Tomorrow, 20 horses will run in the world-famous Kentucky Derby. This video gives you an overview of the horses that are thought to play a major role in this year’s “Run for the Roses” [1:24]

tags: polo horses, poisoned polo ponies, Florida, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Lechuza Caracas, Franck’s Pharmacy, Biodyl, selenium A Lechuza pony stands ready for play. Image: New York Social Diary (2008). The mysterious deaths of twenty-one Venezuelan polo horses was apparently due to a mistake by the pharmacy that incorrectly prepared the vitamin-and-electrolyte cocktail that…

tags: polo horses, poisoned polo ponies, Florida, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Lechuza Caracas, Franck’s Pharmacy Victor Vargas, patron of Venezuelan team Lechuza Caracas (1), left, hits a shot past Carlos Gracida (2), right, of Mokarow Farms in the Stanford U.S. Open Polo Championships at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Image: Jim Rassol. The…