The Northern California summer fair circuit, which opens Thursday in Pleasanton, used to be the poor stepchild to the region's major racing venues - Golden Gate Fields or Bay Meadows before it closed. Not so much anymore.During the circuit's first eight weeks - at the Alameda County, State and Sonoma County fairs - 15 stakes races are scheduled. Golden Gate Fields ran only 11 in its 25-week season that ended Sunday. Purses have been raised as much as $3,000 on the lower end of the class spectrum, so that a majority of them are higher than comparable races at Golden Gate. Still lagging are purses for the higher-class non-stakes races."We're working on our program on three levels," fair circuit racing secretary Tom Doutrich said.
Last Sunday marked the fifth week of our summer of exploration. And for our fab five we enjoyed a day at the races filled with friends, food and fast horses. We met at Monmouth Park Racetrack located in Oceanport, New Jersey and the weather couldn't have ...more
Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.Although hundreds of nonprofits nationwide care for thousands of horses ...more
Montez said he saw horse legs walking and thought someone was walking a horse on the road.I saw a golf cart come flying out of the State Fair honking and flashing its lights and the driver didnt hear so I looked in my rearview mirror and I see a horse ...more
The competition is open to any horse, pony or mule, among the requirements are that all animals must be healthy with no signs of lameness or sickness according to a report in the Bandera Bulletin.For this edition the field of participants has been expanded ...more
Maddie Kanda is in a different kind of horse race -- a unique horse-saving competition.Maddie, a Woodbury 17-year-old, is a foster mom of a horse that nearly starved to death last winter. In the upcoming Trainer's Challenge of the Unwanted Horse, she ...more