It was hot, very hot at the Ascot races not long ago (30+ degrees Celsius). The horses were racing as usual. And somebody picked up… Read More »Racehorse develops nosebleed (epistaxis) on scorching day at Ascot
What motivates a horse to run in a race? It’s unnatural for a racing horse to race. That sounds peculiar but it is unnatural for… Read More »2 fundamental reasons why racehorses race
NEWS AND COMMMENT, IRELAND: There is an interesting video on Twitter of a horse race at Punchestown on Saturday last in which Ted Walsh called… Read More »Ted Walsh called a horse that refused a jump a “dirty rotten cowardly so and so”
The infographic below shows you how the word “jockey” evolved. It’s quite a neat evolution and I thank Dr. Desmond Morris for it. I add… Read More »Why do we call professional riders jockeys?
It seems that the refinement of the racehorse through selective breeding has reached a ceiling because they are not getting any quicker. In fact, many… Read More »Racehorses are not getting faster. Why?
Garry White is facing a possible suspension having been accused of injecting four horses before a race with an unnamed substance but probably a performance… Read More »Australian racing horse trainer suspended for allegedly injecting horses before a race
NEWS AND COMMENT-TASMANIA: The news is that PETA is using the Australian state of Tasmania to establish that whipping a horse during a race is… Read More »Tasmania: PETA want to prove that horse whipping during a race is animal cruelty