The second installment of the Temecula Valley National Horse Show series commenced Wednesday morning, with a record number of horses stabled at Galway Downs to compete in Nilforushan Equisport Events’ inaugural circuit.
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American Equus Chosen Rider Mike Smith raced to victory at the 143th Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico race track on Saturday, May 19.
Unbeaten Justify headed back to Churchill Downs on Sunday to rest up and train for a June 9 run at U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Kevin Babington Claims Second Consecutive National Grand Prix Victory With Mark Q to Close Kentucky Spring Horse Shows
The final day of the Kentucky Spring Classic concluded jumper competition in the Rolex Stadium with the $35,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, to close out the spring horse show series.
The final day of the Kentucky Spring Classic saw hunter competitors vying for the top prize in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows.
Darragh Kenny Does it Again to Claim Second Consecutive Kentucky Horse Shows Grand Prix with $131,000 Mary Rena Murphy Victory
Saturday of the Kentucky Spring Classic closed with the week’s highlight event, the $131,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, honoring the late Mary Rena Murphy.
The Kentucky Spring Classic’s junior riders braved Saturday morning’s rainy weather to compete in the Large Junior Hunter divisions, which are divided by age into the 16-17 and 15 and under. After two over fences classes in the 16-17 division,
Unbeaten Justify pulled away in the fog to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, as the Kentucky Derby winner set the stage for a Triple Crown bid next month.
Justify will be gunning for the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes where Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic will try to spoil the party in a much-anticipated rematch.
Kentucky Derby winner Justify will attempt to be the 20th horse to win the first two legs of horse racing’s Triple Crown when he goes to the gate as the prohibitive favorite for the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday afternoon at crumbling Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Friday morning at the Kentucky Spring Classic opened with the $5,000 1.45m Open Jumpers to kick off jumper competition in the Rolex Stadium, where 21 athletes were tested over Guilherme Jorge’s (BRA) 14-effort track. Seven horse-and-rider combinations finished clear rounds, followed by an immediate jump-off. Fabio Leivas Da Costa rode to first and second place aboard Bonne Chance Farm LLC’s Kalisto The Music and Randon Pleasure, respectively.
Hunter competition in the Claiborne Ring began Friday with the Ariat National Adult Medal taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park. A total of seven horse-and-rider combinations put their skills to the test on a cool Kentucky morning, but it was Larissa Hufnagel and Devout who put in the best effort to take home the top prize.
Day two of hunter competition at the Kentucky Spring Classic continued earlier in the day with the Grand Hunter Champion award being presented to the rider that accumulated the most points throughout Wednesday and Thursday’s professional divisions.
Andy Kocher and Kahlua Capture Back-to-Back Wins at Kentucky Spring Classic With $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
Thursday evening at the Kentucky Horse Park once again welcomed the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*, the second event in the seven-part series, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
Kentucky Derby winner Justify drew the seventh post on Wednesday for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
U.S. gaming company Churchill Downs Inc said on Wednesday it signed a deal with the Golden Nugget Hotel to enter real money online gaming and sports betting markets in New Jersey.
The second week of CSI3* competition at the Kentucky Horse Park kicked off during the Kentucky Spring Classic with the $35,000 1.45m Welcome Speed in the Rolex Stadium where 36 horse-and-rider combinations raced ahead of the rain, contesting Guilherme Jorge’s (BRA) 14-effort track.
Earlier in the day, in the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park, hunter competition began with 10 competitors vying for the Green Hunter Incentive Stake’s top prize.
Hunter competition continued in the Stonelea Ring with the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, which concluded competition at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show.
Super Chilled Keeps His Cool to Claim First Grand Prix Win in $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix With Kevin Babington
The final day of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show highlighted national jumper competition in the Rolex Stadium with the $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, presented by AUDI of Lexington, and the $20,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by Hollow Creek, to conclude the first week of competition in the spring series. Sunday’s featured victories were awarded to Kevin Babington (IRL) and Eugenio Garza (MEX) in their respective classes.
The Amateur-Owner divisions wrapped up in the Stonelea Ring on Saturday with the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion being awarded to the rider who acquired the most points over the course of competition on Friday and Saturday.
Darragh Kenny Does It Again With Babalou 41 to Claim $131,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3* at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show
The evening awards ceremony of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show closed in a familiar fashion as the sun set on a victorious Darragh Kenny (IRL) who led the victory gallop around the Rolex Stadium aboard Babalou 41.
Hunter competition commenced at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show on Friday in the Claiborne Ring with the Ariat National Adult Medal.
Friday morning at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show welcomed the $5,000 1.45m Open Jumpers to kick-off jumper competition in the Rolex Stadium, where athletes were tested over Alan Wade’s (IRL) 15-effort track.
Hunter competition resumed in the Stonelea ring earlier in the day with the Grand Hunter Champion title being presented to the rider who accumulated the highest scores throughout competition on Wednesday and Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Todd Minikus and Quality Girl Return in Winning Form at Kentucky Spring Horse Show in $35,000 Welcome Speed 1.45m CSI3*
The first day of competition at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show kicked off in exciting fashion at the Kentucky Horse Park where the Rolex Stadium highlighted the $35,000 Welcome Speed 1.45m CSI3* with 27 entries contesting Alan Wade’s (IRL) 15-effort track resulting in 11 clear rounds.
Earlier in the day, the Green Hunter Incentive Program took place in the Stonelea Ring at the Kentucky Horse Park
The Devon Horse Show is synonymous with elite show jumping competition and is well-respected as the most prestigious and largest outdoor, multi-breed and multi-discipline horse show in the country since 1896.
Justify won the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, becoming the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the ‘Run for the Roses’ without a start as a two-year-old.
Despite being saddled with a century-old curse, Justify will head to the starting gate for the 144th Kentucky Derby on Saturday as the favorite to claim the first jewel in American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
Respected sporthorse breeding and performance operation Pony Lane Farm is thrilled to welcome five newborn foals this season, with two of the promising progeny now available to be relocated to new homes.
Justify drew the No. 7 post on Tuesday and was installed as the early 3-1 favorite in the 20-horse field for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.
After competing in Europe in 2017, international Grand Prix competitor and trainer of Cherry Knoll Farm’s quality dressage horses, Todd Flettrich, had his eyes set on a successful season at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
Kentucky Derby favorite Justify will break from the seventh post position for the 144th Run for the Roses, as the 20-horse field was set on Tuesday for the first jewel in American thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.
At just 12 years old, Savonna Adell is known for being a leading force in the pony and junior hunter ranks at some of the foremost shows throughout the United States.
Perfect weather greeted athletes for the final day of the inaugural Temecula Valley National Horse Show. In the Grand Prix Arena, Daniel Rihan Jr. and Chousa captured the victory in the highlight event, the $3,000 Equestrian Almanac Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
Michelle Parker’s name topped the leaderboard twice during the penultimate day of competition at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show, which brought the elite of the week’s exhibitors to the Grand Prix Arena.
The second day of competition at the Temecula Valley National Horse Show continued with rave reviews as horses and riders vied for top honors in the hunters and jumpers.
Debut Temecula Valley National Horse Show Kicks-Off with Welcome Stake Victory for Bjorn Ikast and Classini
The hotly anticipated Temecula Valley National Horse Show made its debut Wednesday morning, kicking off the initial day of competition as the largest equestrian event ever held at Galway Downs in its 22-year history. Bjorn Ikast and Classini finished as the big winners of the day in the Grand Prix Arena
Ireland’s Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish from Pleasant Company at Aintree on Saturday.
Six-times Olympic champion Isabell Werth retained her dressage World Cup title after a flawless ride on Weihegold OLD on Saturday.
Australian champion mare Winx cruised to a record-equalling 25th consecutive victory with a dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney’s Randwick racecourse on Saturday.
After 12 competitive weeks of racking up accolades at the Winter Equestrian Festival,
As the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) draws to a close, the team at Little Brook Farms reflects back on another successful season.
With the 12 weeks of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) coming to an end, Pony Lane Farm has plenty of reasons to celebrate.
As De Mee, an eight-year-old bay gelding co-owned by Oscar winning actress Judi Dench, has pulled out of next week’s Grand National at Aintree due to a minor leg injury.
Emma Asher and Juan Matute Guimon Honored with Trilogy Performance Saddlery’s Best Seat Awards During Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Trilogy Performance Saddlery is pleased to announce Emma Asher aboard Traneenggaards Akondo and Juan Matute Guimon aboard Copernico Ymas as the recipients of their Best Seat Awards due to their top performances during CDI competitions at the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF).
Australian champion mare Winx won the George Ryder Stakes for the third successive year on Saturday to register her 24th-straight victory and become the most successful flat racer in Group One races.
Irish Jockey Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of next month’s Grand National because of a broken leg but hopes to be back on home turf for the five-day Punchestown meeting at the end of April.