Winter Olympics

Ring Weekend Kicks Off 2018 In Style With Gulfstream Win

Multiple graded-stakes winner Ring Weekend sparkled in his 2018 debut Sunday at Gulfstream Park, rolling through the stretch to score impressively in the featured 11th race, a mile optional claiming allowance on turf. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, the 7-year-old gelding saved ground along the backstretch under Jose Ortiz as Hockey School cut out solid fractions of  24.21 […]

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Trading Ski Poles for Lead Shanks: Olympian Miller Ready to Pursue Training Career

Olympian Bode Miller has been a fan of horse racing for years, and has attended the races and even owned some horses in partnership with trainer Bob Baffert. In fact, Miller has hinted for quite some time that he’d like to pursue training racehorses as a career, once he retires from skiing. According to an […]

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Skijoring: The Equine Sport That Almost Made the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are without an equestrian event these days, but a recent article by Slate magazine points out that there was one horse-related activity that almost made the cut. Skijoring, the Nordic sport in which a skier is pulled over a cross country course by a horse under tack, began in the 1800s as a […]

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From the Medal Stand to the Winner’s Circle? Olympian Miller Contemplates Training Career

Six-time Olympic medallist Bode Miller made history Sunday when he captured a bronze medal in the men’s Super-G in Sochi, thus becoming the oldest Alpine skier to ever win an Olympic medal. With just one more event on his Olympic schedule, and possibly just one more ski season left in his professional career, many have […]

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EDITORIAL ON WEG: THERE IS EVERY REASON TO HOPE AND BELIEVE THE GAMES WILL FULFILL THEIR PROMISE

While not a Thoroughbred industry event, the World Equestrian Games are coming to the Kentucky Horse Park just outside of Lexington with opening ceremonies commencing Wednesday. It has been touted by Governor Steve Beshear as the biggest sports event in the US since the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. But the much anticipated […]

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