California Chrome Wins Kentucky Derby

True to his form this year, California Chrome made it look easy in the Kentucky Derby. He became the first California-bred horse in 52 years to win the first leg of the Triple Crown, and he continued the fairytale story of his 77-old-year trainer and the small-time owners who bred him with a total investment of […]

Horse Owners Sue Rescue Group

A group of six horse owners are suing a local equine rescue, claiming extortion, racketeering and wire fraud. They are accusing Equine Angels Rescue of using bullying tactics to take their horses. A judge’s order has returned some of the horses to their owners, who say the horses came back in worse condition than before. […]

Zane Davis & Rubys Radar Seal Open Victory

RubysRadarZDRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteIn 1988, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) professional Zane Davis won a National High School Rodeo Championship at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. Twenty-five years later, he returned to the same venue to win the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open Championship aboard Rubys Radar (One Time Pepto x Ruby Bagonia x Peppy San Badger), owned by Billie Filippini.


Rubys Radar & Zane Davis Lead NRCHA Hackamore Classic Rein Work

RubysRadarRubys Radar and Zane Davis • Photo by Primo MoralesThe first phase of National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic competition, the rein work, wrapped up under sunny skies at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday, April 30. Leading the field of Open contenders is Rubys Radar, shown by Zane Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, and owned by Billie Filippini. The 2010 stallion scored a 146.5.


When I was growing up, there were winners and losers, and not everybody made the team. Nowadays, the everybody-gets-a-trophy mentality has taken over. Kids make the team whether they are good enough or not. The winners get trophies. The losers get trophies. And it’s all in the name of self-esteem.

I don’t know about you, but my self-esteem survived the good ol’ days just fine. If I didn’t make the team, I either worked harder or found a different sport. My sport of choice was softball and, admittedly, I wasn’t very good. I was stuck in the outfield, a place that didn’t see much action in slow-pitch girls’ softball.

2014 NRCHA Stakes

Las Vegas, NV - March 31-April 5, 2014
285 Entries - $110,000 Added - $320,910.62 Total Purse