Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Heads To Germany’s Baden-Baden This Weekend

The international Breeders’ Cup Challenge series moves to Baden-Baden this weekend with Saturday’s T. von Zastrow Stutenpreis (G2) , with an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) and Sunday’s Grosser Preis von Baden for a free berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of stakes races […]

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Apprentice Quast Gaining A Reputation For Longshot Winners At Ellis

Three jumps from the wire in Friday’s first race, Caroline Quast looked like she had her third victory out of five mounts at Ellis Park. She wound up third, losing by less than three-quarters of a length. But what the heck? The Oklahoma-bred OU Make Me Happy was 45-1 and by far the longest shot […]

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German-Trained Red Cardinal Proves Deserved Favorite In Belmont Gold Cup Invitational

Australian Bloodstock’s Red Cardinal, bred in Ireland but trained in Germany, shipped to the United States and came up big with a win in Friday’s Grade 3 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the marathon distance of two miles on the turf course. Ridden by four-time champion German jockey Eduardo Pedroza for his first win in […]

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See, Then Do: Can Horses Watch And Learn

When you notice your horse watching you do specific tasks that are of interest to them, like opening a pasture gate or a stall door, do you ever wonder if they are trying to figure out how you are doing what you are doing? A recent research study that will appear in an upcoming issue […]

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Horse Saves German Driver From Speeding Ticket

In one of the weirder incidents in traffic camera history, a horse has saved a German driver from a speeding ticket. A car going 36 miles per hour in a 31 miles per hour zone tripped the camera, but at the moment it snapped the shot, a horse moved across the camera’s lens, creating the […]

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Horse Takes Refuge From Weather Inside Owner’s Home

One German horse owner had an unconventional approach to the rough weather in her part of the world: she brought her horse, 3-year-old Nasar, into her house. Nasar came inside physician Stephanie Arndt’s home in Holt in December to avoid Hurricane Xaver, and didn’t seem to want to go out again. Nasar has since learned […]

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Dawn of a New Era: Germany’s Thoroughbred Industry Hitting Its Stride

A victory in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), would not only stamp 4-year-old Novellist as the top older horse in Europe, it would also help bring the German Thoroughbred industry into the mainstream. German-bred horses have been winning at the top level for quite some time, but that fact was really driven […]

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