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Dominique Eerdekens receives CHIO Badge of Honour
Dominique Eerdekens has been honoured by the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV) with the Badge of Honour of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen on Tuesday. During the CHIO Aachen 2008, the Belgian had stopped the driverless horse team of the Australian driver Boyd Exell in the Marathon course after Exell and his grooms had fallen off the carriage in an obstacle. “Dominique Eerdekens is truly a hero for us”, said ALRV-President Kla ... Read the full article

Contessa joins "On the Record" Video Library
ELMONT, N.Y. – Three-time leading New York trainer Gary Contessa has been added to “On the Record,” candid video interviews with New York’s top horsemen posted on The New York Racing Association’s YouTube site.Contessa, who has led all NYRA trainers in wins the past three years, is well on his way to another New York training title with 78 wins through July 3, leading his closest competitor by 32 victories. In 2007, the 52-year-old New York nativ ... Read the full article

World Record Set at Keeneland
Robert C. Tanklage and Wesley Ward’s One Hot Wish, a two-year-old filly making her first career start, set a world record of :48.87 for 4 ½ furlongs in the second race at Keeneland on April 12, 2007. One Hot Wish, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, led the entire way, pulling off under hand urging to win by 12 ¼ lengths. The win was made even more impressive considering the filly was running into winds of 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.Bred by co-owner and tr ... Read the full article

Quality Road Dazzles in Met Mile Triumph
ELMONT, N.Y. – In a brilliant display of speed and talent, Quality Road staked his claim as the top horse in the country as he rocketed to a 1 ½-length victory over Musket Man Monday afternoon in the 117th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap at BelmontPark. Under John Velazquez and top weight of 124 pounds, the 4-year-old Elusive Quality colt dueled with longshot Le Grand Cru through fractions of 22.55 and 45.19, ... Read the full article

Rolex and FEI Renew Partnership
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) is delighted to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the Swiss watchmaker Rolex for a further period of three years through 2013. Rolex will remain the title sponsor of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping - Western European League and Final. The partnership also covers the television magazine FEI Equestrian World and the Rolex Rankings. “The FEI is proud to be asso ... Read the full article

Tizway leaves Opponents Shaken with Stirring Met Mile Performance
ELMONT, N.Y. – Tizway, returning to the scene of his most recent triumph, turned in a dazzling performance in the 118th edition Grade 1, $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap, the Memorial Day feature at BelmontPark. Seeking his first win since a five-length score in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap in October, Tizway broke alertly from the outside in the field of 11, pressed Tackleberry in second through fractions of 23.17 and 45.57, dispatched that r ... Read the full article

McGaughey, Pletcher join "On the Record" Video Library
ELMONT, N.Y. – Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey and trainer Todd Pletcher have been added to “On The Record,” which is posted on The New York Racing Association’s YouTube site.McGaughey, whose extensive resume includes training the undefeated filly Personal Ensign, as well as champions Easy Goer, Heavenly Prize, Inside Information, Queena, Rhythm, Smuggler, Storm Flag Flying and Vandlandingham, won an unprecedented five graded stakes races at ... Read the full article

Jess You and I Wins Champion of Champions
Jess You and I, a 15-1 outsider, pulled an upset and set a track record in Saturday's $750,000 Champion of Champions for older Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.Ridden by Alejandro Luna, Jess You and I broke the previous record of 21.13 seconds set by the filly Blues Girl Too in the 2007 Champion of Champions. Jess You and I become the first horse in track history to break the 21-second mark when he ran 440 yards in 20.94 seconds. The race was timed ... Read the full article

Gantry SetsBelmontPark 6 Furlong Inner Turf Course Record
ELMONT, N.Y. – Gantry set a Belmont Park inner turf course record on Thursday, covering six furlongs in 1:06.87 winning race 8, a $52,000 optional claimer for 3-year-olds and up.  Making his 4-year-old debut and trying turf for the first time, Gantry, the 7-1 third choice, rated in fifth along the backstretch before commencing an inside rally on the far turn. The gelded son of Pulpit came off the hedge at the top of the stretch and sh ... Read the full article

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials celebrates 50 glorious years
An all-star cast heads to this week’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), second last leg of the HSBC FEI Classics™ 2011 (1-4 September). It is a particularly special year for Burghley, as it is 50 years ago that the historic Lincolnshire estate hosted its first competition by invitation of the 1928 hurdling Olympic gold medallist, the Marquess of Exeter. Since then, Burghley has hosted eight championships, including the first e ... Read the full article

NRBC Announces Record Payout for Non Pros
With an almost $1.3 million purse, the National Reining Breeders Classic is one of the richest shows in reining, and this year it's setting a new record. As the NRBC kicked off its thirteenth show on Monday, April 12, word quickly spread that more than $340,000 will go to the Non Pro divisions this year and the Non Pro Classic Champion will receive $40,908, the largest cash award ever given to any Non Pro rider. "It's very exciting and fulfilli ... Read the full article

Madrid Promises a Feast of Fine Sport
The FEI European Jumping Championships celebrates its 31st anniversary as the action begins at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Spain next Tuesday. At the inaugural Championship in Rotterdam (NED) back in 1957, where there were only individual medals on offer, just eight riders competed, and it was no surprise when Germany's Hans Gunther Winkler took the title. Fast-forward 54 years, and the 2011 fixture has attracted 85 riders from 22 coun ... Read the full article

Liz Halliday Honoured by Pony Club
The California-born dual sportswoman was one of six Pony Club alumni to be inducted into the Academy of Achievement during the annual Youth Congress, which ran along side the annual convention, in Boston last weekend.Halliday was a member of the Fallbrook Pony Club in Southern California as a youngster, having begun riding at the age of 8. As a member she twice competed in the National Championships and was part of the So Cal Show Jumping Team wh ... Read the full article

FEI Award-Winning Groom says Employers' Nominations Boost Motivations
A week after nominations opened for the FEI Awards 2011, Michelle Tipper, the British winner in last year’s Best Groom category, has called on athletes and horse-owners to make their nominations. “I highly recommend that employers nominate their staff,” said Tipper. “It is such a boost to your motivation to have this recognition and it’s great for the employer, as good grooms work so much better for employers who ca ... Read the full article

Record 70 Entries for $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Palm Beach
WELLINGTON, Fla., Mar. 26--A record of 70 entries for the ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby are scheduled to start in the first round of the event at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Friday.For the second straight year, the derby presented by Dietrich Insurance featuring Walsh Harness & Saddlery at PBIEC offers prize money of $50,000.The top 25 from Friday's first round will return for the final to be held Satu ... Read the full article

NRBC Announces Record Foal Enrollments for 2005!
March 1, 2006 - Byars, Oklahoma – In the past decade, enrolling foals into the National Reining Breeders Classic program has become an integral part of raising reining horse prospects and once again, in 2005, the NRBC saw a record year in foal enrollments.According to NRBC Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Magoteaux, the total number of foals enrolled for 2005 was an incredible 2,442!“That’s up over 200 foals from last year, our previous high,” noted M ... Read the full article

The skinny on the newest addition to AQHA records research
Early in 2009, AQHA announced the debut of a new records research program. The Next Generation of AQHA Records was created so that, whether you are an AQHA member or not, you can still have access to official AQHA records anytime, anywhere. Non-members have always been able to contact AQHA Customer Service and request records, but today’s fast-paced, hi-tech world called for something without business-hour restrictions. With the debut of N ... Read the full article

Tim Tetrick Prepares to Break New Records
Tim Tetrick, 25, is standing on the brink of history – nine years after winning his first harness race at the age of 16. Already the first driver to earn $1 million prior to turning 20, not to mention the youngest to reach 2,000 career victories, Tetrick needs just 30 wins to reach 3,000. Mark MacDonald set the record last year at the age of 27. Tetrick is 655 days ahead of MacDonald’s pace."I never thought I would get to 1,000 wins when I was a ... Read the full article

Tetrick Breaks More Records
Tim Tetrick, 25, continued to win races throughout the month of June at a rate unlike any harness racing driver in history, picking up a record 120 victories for the month and increasing his season total to 601. Tetrick broke his own record for triumphs in a single calendar month, which he established in April 2007 with 110 trips to the winner’s circle."June was pretty much the same as the month before; a lot of luck and getting good horses," sai ... Read the full article

Monty Roberts and ACTHA Call Horse Lovers Across America to join a Historic Guinness World Record® Attempt
Solvang, CA (June 7, 2010) – The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) and Monty Roberts are calling riders across the United States to grab their saddles on Sunday, June 13 and join one of 61 trail rides organized for the first-ever Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Trail Riding Competition. Each competitor will contribute to the historic effort of raising more than $100,000 for horse rescue programs across the ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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