maisons-laffitte

Jaws, Revisited: French Runner Tries To Take A Bite Out Of Rival Jockey

Every now and then, photographers snap pictures of racehorses barring their teeth at rival horses, but this week, 3-year-old filly Palomba took things one step farther: she tried to take a bite out of a rival jockey. In a race at Maisons-Laffitte, the 3-5 favorite was fighting off Lucky Lycra, piloted by Francois-Xavier Bertras when […]

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France Galop Approves Plans To Rebuild Longchamp

Nearly four years after plans for a new grandstand were first unveiled, France Galop’s administrative council has finally given the go-ahead for the rebuilding of Longchamp. According to a report in The Guardian, the project is budgeted at €131 million, and will result in the eventual closure of one of Paris’s other racetracks – possibly […]

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SOLUTIONS FROM ACROSS THE POND

Gina Rarick and I grew up as neighbors of sorts – she on a Wisconsin dairy farm and I amidst the cornfields on the Prairie State side of the Illinois-Wisconsin border. We both gravitated toward journalism and the Thoroughbred industry, though her life’s work carried her across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris, France, while mine […]

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