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Horseback Riding Attire for New Equestrians
by Pretty Tough
posted November 28, 2012 at 7:32am

A new horseback rider has a lot to think about when it comes to purchasing gear – especially if they also have their first horse when beginning the process. With regards to attire, there are some things you just can’t do without when you start...more

Betsy Johnson's Barbie-inspired Derby hat
by A Glam Slam
posted April 22, 2011 at 9:12pm

The Kentucky Derby is still weeks away but a tremendous amount of time and effort has already gone into preparing Derby day headwear. Betsy Johnson, a designer known for her funky, over-the-top fashions, will partake in the festivities with some clever cr...more

Thanks, Jack
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted April 1, 2011 at 10:52am

Yesterday the barrel racing community – particularly our community in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia – lost a great one. Jack Schweiger passed away after a long battle with cancer Wednesday, March 30, 2011. He was 71. As a kid, Jack and his d...more

Thoroughbreds vs. Olympians – the evolution in speed of man and horse
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted February 28, 2011 at 11:54am

My friends at Silver Lining Herbs contacted me earlier this month about a story they featured on their blog – SilverLiningHerbs/blog.com – that tracks the changes in man’s speed versus the change’s in horse’s speed since 1896. Though I’ve neve...more

The horse debates rears its...
by After Atalanta
posted January 4, 2011 at 10:12pm

I was just going to let it go...But once again we have a top ten list and it includes a horse. A top ten list of the best moments in women's sports from 2010, specifically. Number 4 is the amazing career of Zenyatta, who retired this year with a record of...more

Should Zenyatta be on a list of Top Women`s Sports Stories of 2010?
by From A Left Wing
posted January 1, 2011 at 3:03pm

Zenyatta: "Am I not a woman and a horse?"ESPN recently launched a website for women sports fans, espnW. Today the site listed its top ten stories in women's sports. In cooking up this list, ESPN adopted a flexible definition of the category "woman" by inc...more

Top 10 of 2010 on the Barrel Racing Blog
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted December 31, 2010 at 3:56pm

These are the posts that hit it big on The Barrel Racing Blog in 201o. For one reason or another, barrel racers across the country looked at these posts more than any others, even months after they were posted at the top of the Web site. 1. In Case You H...more

IPRA World #1 Tiffany McClure Goes On the Record (Day 2)
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted November 18, 2010 at 11:10am

We all know life up and down the rodeo road is tough, so just how does someone leading the running for the IPRA World Championship manage it? Find out how Tiffany McClure’s horse runs, the supplement she relies on, the item she won’t leave for a rodeo...more

Yes Virginia…
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted November 13, 2010 at 12:45pm

“…There is a Zenyatta. She exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy…” It’s taken me a week to get into words what’s been going through my hea...more

Laura Lee Thomas Hits It Big in 2010
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted September 14, 2010 at 11:36am

Laura Lee Thomas of Union City, Penn. took the rodeo  world by storm this summer as she and her mount Verily Six Bugs ran one of the most consistent summers is recent memory, knocking just one barrel and placing or  winning at every major rodeo of the s...more

Weekend Review: WB Ranch On the Road with Dawn and Clea
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted August 30, 2010 at 4:28pm

Well it is Friday the 20th, a rushed week (the norm for most). Clea shoes a couple of the horses and we are getting ready for the weekend… We’ve got the truck loaded – feed/hay check – tack check - grill/food check - clothes/boots check – cool...more

Zenyatta sets record
by Women's Sports Blog
posted June 14, 2010 at 6:39pm

The filly won her 17th straight race, setting a modern era mark.  She came back from ten lengths down on the homestretch, much as she did at the Belmont last year.  Rachel Alexandra won this week as well against a small field.  Still wondering when we ...more

Derby finery at its finest
by A Glam Slam
posted May 3, 2010 at 9:04pm

The Kentucky Derby is not only a sporting event, it is also a fashion event. So much so that more money is often spent on Derby Day attire then at the betting booth.  And this year's torrential rains didn't stop Derby-goers from rocking the show-stoppi...more

Calming Cookies Giveaway!
by The Barrel Racing Blog
posted April 7, 2010 at 2:47pm

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been slacking on the posts lately. If you know anything about me, you likely know two things: 1. I’m getting ready to graduate. 2. I’m looking for a job (well, the career kind of job, you know.) So, with that in mind, I bou...more

Derby hats debut for a good cause
by A Glam Slam
posted March 10, 2010 at 8:47pm

While the horse racing takes center stage at the Kentucky Derby, the hats of derby spectators are definitely a close second. The colorful, overly embellished and over-sized headgear choices are always a sight to see. To celebrate the road to the 136t...more

Female jockey Julie Krone is a “Freak”
by Pretty Tough
posted February 25, 2010 at 10:17am

I was delighted to read that award-winning filmmaker Katherine Brooks (”Loving Annabelle,” 2006, and “Waking Madison,” 2009) is making a film based on legendary female jockey Julie Krone.  The film is called “Freak,” which refers to a racing...more

A Horse Is a Horse – Not a Female Athlete.
by Draft Day Suit
posted December 23, 2009 at 1:35am

The second-most-notable female athlete of 2009 according to the Associated Press was the first female to win one of the most celebrated contests in her sport and has a perfect record, winning all 14 of her major competitions. She is also the youngest wo...more

Zenyatta: The perfect antidote to a bad day
by Women's Sports Blog
posted November 11, 2009 at 12:41pm

Does it really get better than this? ...more

‘Secretariat’ film to tell story of Triple Crown winner, woman behind his inspiring run
by Pretty Tough
posted November 7, 2009 at 12:56pm

The racehorse considered by many to be the best ever and the housewife-turned-breeder who soared in a male-dominated sport are now coming to the big screen. “Secretariat” has begun filming in Kentucky with Diane Lane portraying owner Penny Chenery an...more

Fast Females: A 45-year-old and a filly plunder expectations and find victory
by Fair Game News
posted September 9, 2009 at 11:20am

By Laura Pappano That blur you see is a 45-year-old woman breaking a record. (OK, snapping with an iPhone enhances the effect in this case). That’s right. Yesterday at the Stratton Faxon New Haven Road Race — which was also the Men’s and Woman...more

Gozzip Girl the talk of the track
by Pretty Tough
posted July 8, 2009 at 12:53pm

Gozzip Girl No, not that Gossip Girl. While GG is on summer hiatus from TV, it has become clear that females have taken over as the stars in thoroughbred racing. The latest filly to strut her stuff is Gozzip Girl, a 3-year-old who overwhelmed a 14-hor...more

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