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Sydney 3-Star Studded with A Squad Combinations on their Olympic Campaigns

Published on 28.02.2012
The Mitavite 3* Class at the weekend ODE hosted by Sydney @ SIEC Eventing (SSE) was a star studded affair. Featuring six of the combinations listed on the 2012 Eventing National A Squad, spectators were thrilled by the fierce rivalry with all riders keen to be noticed by the London 2012 Olympic Team Selectors. Added to this elite competition were a further 13 weekend classes and 9 midweek classes across all the levels. ...


Buoyant start to Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale

Published on 27.02.2012
A rainy Melbourne day failed to dampen buyers demand for quality yearlings on Day One of the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale , with over $10million traded out at Oaklands. 78% of the 179 yearlings offered today found new homes for $10,201,500 at an average of $73,392. ...


CatWalk Fundraiser Exceeds and Excels Expectations

Published on 27.02.2012
The Australian Racing industry has pulled out all stops to guarantee plenty of EX Factor at a fundraiser in aid of Spinal Cord Injury research. Darley Stud are contributing to ‘Fools & Horses’, a unique charity dinner on April 8 at The Four Seasons in Sydney, by donating a Service Fee from champion sprinter and leading sire, Exceed And Excel (pictured) for auction with all proceeds going towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury. ...


Academy Awards Flashback - Billy Crystal and his Quarter Horse Beechnut!

Published on 27.02.2012
The Academy Awards are starting very soon and with Billy Crystal back in his role as host after an eight year break, decided to flashback to when he rode his very own Quarter Horse, Beechnut, on stage at the 1991 Oscars! ...


YouTube Video of the Week: Stuff No Rider Says

Published on 25.02.2012
I think we can all relate to this clever video from SmartPak and could probably add quite a few statements of our own. A couple that come to mind are 'I love it when my white horse rolls in manure' and 'I wish there were more gullies from flood damage through my arena, they make such fun obstacles'! We're sure you can think of plenty more. Enjoy! ...


Boy on Rocking Horse Claims his Spot in Trafalgar Square

Published on 25.02.2012
On February 23, 2012, the British actress Joanna Lumley unveiled the new temporary artwork for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square. Conceived by the artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset, the work is a 4.1 meters high golden bronze sculpture that portrays a boy riding a rocking horse. The sculpture is titled Powerless Structures, Fig. 101 and stands in striking contrast to the motives of historical heroes and proud equestrian statues on the other three bases. ...


Equestrian Author Prosecuted for Causing Suffering to Horses

Published on 25.02.2012
Horse & Hound have reported that an author who has written several books about equine care and behaviour has appeared in court charged with causing unnecessary suffering to four horses. Lesley Skipper, 60, and her husband Brian, 55, pleaded not guilty to the charges at Darlington Magistrates Court on 13 February. Mrs Skipper’s books include Understanding Horse Behaviour and Realise Your Horse’s True Potential. ...


Vanessa Amorosi Injured in Fall from a Horse

Published on 25.02.2012
Australian singer, Vanessa Amorosi, fell from a horse while riding with friends on her property east of Melbourne on Wednesday. Even though Amorosi discharged herself from hospital after the initial visit, she was feeling unwell after going home and is expected to spend the next week in hospital under observation. ...


Cat Sized Horses Trotted the Earth 50 Million Years Ago

Published on 25.02.2012
More than 50 million years ago, the Earth was a hotter place than it is today and horses the size of pet cats roamed the forests of North America, United States scientists say. ...


New HBO Horse Racing Series "Luck" Starts in Australia 18 March

Published on 25.02.2012
The new HBO series “Luck” explores the complex and intriguing world of American horse racing. “Luck” follows the various types of people that frequent the horse racing community. The cast consists of gamblers Marcus (Kevin Dunn) and Jerry (Jason Gedrick), jockeys Leon (Tom Payne) and Rosie (Kerry Condon) and horse owners Walter (Nick Nolte) and Gus (Dennis Farina). Their ownership, however, is really a front for recently paroled mobster, “Ace” Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman). ...


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