Reigning Horse of the Year to Be Bred to Twice HOY Curlin
Rachel Alexandra, the filly who shocked the racing world in 2009 by winning the Preakness and defeating the colts and male horses in two other G1 races en route to an 8-0 campaign and a Horse of the Year title, has retired, majority owner Jess Jackson announced today.
“As you know, despite top training and a patient campaign, Rachel Alexandra did not return to her 2009 form. I believe it’s time to retire our Champion and reward her with a less stressful life. We are delighted that she will retire healthy and happy to our beautiful farm in Kentucky.
Rachel Alexandra owes us nothing. As a 3-year-old, she set standards and records that no filly before her ever achieved. And I suspect it will be quite a while before a three year old filly ever equals or surpasses her achievements. Although her fans were thrilled by a series of spectacular victories, I believe they, as we, were simply awed time and again by her sheer beauty, courage and athleticism,” said Jess Jackson.
6 August 2010 – Racehorse Olympic Medal, owned by Her Majesty The Queen, trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by Jim Crowley, is due to run in the 4.30pm race at Royal Windsor Racecourse on Sunday, 8th August 2010.
Participating in the Football Furlong raceday means that following the draw, Olympic Medal will be representing Birmingham as part of the PFA-partnered Premiership football-themed raceday, and will instead run in the yellow and blue silks bearing the number eight on the back of the silks instead of Her Majesty’s famous colours (purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with gold fringe).
Champion Jockey partners Arsenal, Spurs and Man Utd
Following the draw, Champion Jockey – Ryan Moore – will be partnering horses representing Villa, Arsenal, Spurs, Man Utd, Stoke and West Ham in Sunday’s PFA Football Furlong Raceday.
The Women’s Horse Industry Association is pleased to announce that PJ Cooksey will speak during the luncheon on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. The luncheon is part of the WHIA’s conference being held September 22-23, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. The theme of the event is “Marketing and Managing Your Horse Industry Business” and is open to members and non-members of the association.
“Cooksey is one of the most entertaining public speakers in the industry and we are very excited that she was able to take time out of her schedule to talk with us. Her credentials are stellar and her personality is something special,” states Executive Director, Catherine Masters.
Cooksey started off as a groom at Waterford Park in West Virginia in 1978 and a short time later, became an assistant trainer of a 30 horse stable. Then the bug to become a jockey hit her. On August 20, 1979, she won in her first race aboard Turf Advisor, quickly becoming the track’s leading jockey, both male and female. Her phenomenal career has provided her with many awards and records.
Crusader Sword Retired to Old Friends at Cabin Creek
GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 – Tinners Way, one of the most successful and only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, arrived yesterday at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.
Meanwhile, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is based in Greenfield Center, NY, has welcomed multiple-graded stakes winner Crusader Sword.
Michael Blowen, Old Friends founder and president, made the announcement earlier today.
Tinners Way (Secretariat–Devon Diva, by The Minstrel) was bred by Juddmonte Farms from Secretariat’s final crop. Tinner began his career with a seven-furlong maiden win on British turf in 1992 and continued to campaign in France and England as well as in the U.S. in 1993
After the Finish Line presents their Annual Charity Fundraiser, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,” on Thursday, August 5th at the Hilton Hotel in Del Mar, CA. We will host a reception, silent & live auctions and dinner. ATFL is a funding non-profit dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and caring for rescued Thoroughbred horses who can no longer race or breed. For ticket information please contact Dawn Mellen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 945-1371. Please consider a donation if you cannot attend.
Our auctioneer is Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg. Our guest speaker is Katherine Brooks, the writer/director of The Boys Club, www.theboysclubmovie.com. We will also show a heart warming video about a rescued Thoroughbred ex-racehorse.
Please forward this message to your equine friends and those concerned with the welfare of animals. It will be a FUN evening supporting a worthy cause!
July 30, 2010 – Edition 11 – This Unwanted Horse Coalition news summary is provided as an educational service to those interested in the issue of the unwanted horse. The articles do not reflect the opinions of the Unwanted Horse Coalition or any of its employees. The listing of events does not constitute an endorsement of a particular event. If you see an article or event that may be appropriate for inclusion in Media Roundup, please e-mail it to email@example.com.
1,600 Unwanted Horses Receive Spring Vaccinations
This spring the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) vaccinated 1,600 unwanted horses against critical equine diseases. Established in December 2008, UHVRC provides qualifying equine rescue and retirement facilities with complimentary equine vaccines for horses in their care. To date, more than 4,000 horses across the United States have received vaccines through the program. Read More…
US Para-Equestrian Team Coach Missy Ransehousen gives us the low-down on the National Championships and Selection Trials that took place recently in Illinois, and Horse and Hound’s Pippa Roome updates us on what’s been happening in England across the disciplines. Listen in….
2010 Radio Show Episode 99 by SUCCEED – The US Para-Equestrian Selection Trials & a Report from England:
Three times Champion jockey Ryan Moore completed a famous Investec Derby/Oaks Classic double at the weekend, breaking the track record in the process. Saturday’s stunning 7 length victory on Workforce was also the best Derby winning performance since Generous in 1991. This talented but inexperienced colt showed great acceleration on fast ground on this notoriously difficult and undulating course. Owned and bred by Prince Khalid Abdulla (Juddmonte Farms), Workforce (by King’s Best – USA) carried his famous green and pink silks to a third Derby victory following Quest For Fame in 1990 and Commander In Chief, 1993. Prince Khalid has extensive breeding and racing interests in America, England and Ireland. Trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who is based in Newmarket, is now the most successful current trainer of the Derby with five wins.
The Investec Oaks winner Snow Fairy, owned by Cristina Patino was bought for just 1,800 euros at Tattersall’s Ireland sales in 2008. Winning in determined fashion by a neck, with the rest of the fifteen runners strung out behind, this gutsy filly by Intikhab (USA) was supplemented for the Oaks at a cost of £20,000 after winning a listed race at Goodwood last month. This was trainer Ed Dunlop’s second Oaks victory after previous success with the brilliant Ouija Board six years ago.
May 7, 2010 – LEXINGTON, KY – The World Games 2010 Foundation is pleased to announce that 60 National Federations have submitted entries in principle for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. They are:
Kentucky Horse Park Chosen for Theatrical Debut of Tribute to Two-Time Horse of the Year
LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2010) Open Sky Entertainment, in cooperation with Launchpad Releasing, is rolling out their new documentary film entitled “JOHN HENRY: A STEEL DRIVING RACEHORSE.”
The film about one of the most successful and beloved horses in U.S. horseracing history will make its theatrical debut on May 2nd at the Kentucky Horse Park. The film will simultaneously be available to purchase on DVD at the film’s official Web site, www.johnhenrymovie.com, as well as several other major online retailers and retail chains to be announced.
There will be two shows in the theatre at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, one at 6pm and one 8pm on Sunday, May 2. There will be special DVD give-aways at both shows. Space is limited so the public is encouraged to immediately reserve tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org.