Garys Stray Cat and Casey Carson parlayed a win at a small show last weekend into a championship at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI) in Tulsa, Okla., on Tuesday. After a win in Ada, Okla., Carson told the horse’s owner and his boss, Dan Churchill, Moline, Ill, the horse might have a chance at a respectable showing at the BI.
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Canadian horse racing legend Ron Turcotte made his triumphant return to the Kentucky Derby, the first leg in his 1973 U.S. Triple Crown victory with Secretariat, for the world premiere of Phil Comeau's National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte during Kentucky Derby Week at the Baxter Theatre in Louisville, Ky., on May 2.
"We're going to Disney World," joked West Texas A&M University head coach, Amanda Love, amid cheers and tears as the final team scores confirmed what her Lady Buffs had aimed for all season: taking the 2013 AQHA Trophy High Point Western Team Championship back to Canyon.
"I can't believe I actually won the Derby in Italy!" were the first words National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) professional and past NRHA Non-Pro World Champion Cira Baeck said after posting the top score, a 224.5 in the Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/NRHA Derby Level 4 Open. Making the win even sweeter was the fact that Baeck was riding Whizasunnysailor BB (Topsail Whiz x Walla Walla Sunshine x Shining Spark), owned by Ruediger Diedenhofen and bred by Eifel Gold Ranch Baeck of Beglium.
Franciso Sigala and I C Hi Stars both secured their top career checks Saturday as their leadoff 220 held up to win the Breeder’s Invitational Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals and earn $15,346 in Tulsa, Okla.
Carolina Classic Derby held in conjunction with the Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) Derby. Each Derby had three Open divisions. Martina Morell, riding Dun Gotta Prize (Dun It Gotta Gun x Senorita Enterprise x Be Aech Enterprise) for Leigh Garber, Cazenovia, N.Y., scored a 225.5 to win all six open divisions offered.The highlight of the Carolina Classic show, held at the Senator Bob Martin Agriculture Center, May 16-19, Williamston, N.C., was definitely the