Making a Killing Out of Horses

The New York Times on drugs, fatalities and casinos in US racing. A hard but necessary read. Melodeeman, a 10-year-old thoroughbred, had earned a rest. He raced gallantly for six owners. He set a track record at Aqueduct for the fastest five and a half furlongs and earned more than $250,000 in his career. He …

Riding the Wind

Take a ride on the brilliant racemare Zenyatta, who will try to win the twentieth race of a twenty race career tonight at Churchill Downs, Kentucky: the $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. God but she’s shiney.

Dressage vs. Stressage?

Dr Reiner Klimke on Ahlerich at the 1984 Olympics (victory lap here): Edward Gal on Moorlands Totilas at the 2010 World Equestrian Games: And, for the hell of it, the Andalusian who stole the crowd’s heart in Kentucky:


Peter Atkins of the Australian team and his horse Henry Jota Hampton, or Henny, take us round the World Olympic Games 2010 cross-country course in Kentucky courtesy of a helmet cam. Just watch those ears! If you want to contribute to this partnership, or learn more about Henny, who was picked up by Atkins for …