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HSBC FEI World Cup™: Chatsworth Preview

Mark Todd (NZL), the dual Olympic Champion who came out of an 8-year retirement in 2008, makes his first return to the Chatsworth International Horse Trials (GBR) since 2000. He will lend star quality to the 4th leg of the…

Jean-Claude Van Geenberghe 1962-2009

International Jumping rider Jean-Claude Van Geenberghe (BEL / UKR), 46, passed away on Saturday 9 May while competing at an event in the Ukraine, where he had recently taken up residency. Jean-Claude Van Geenberghe was widely known and respected on…

Opening Day at Ajax Downs Postponed

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI) wishes to notify all its members due to information received from Ajax Downs, that all Stakes Races will be postponed for two (2) weeks from the original published commencement date of May…

Deitermann leads from the front at Marbach

The experienced pairing of Simone Deitermann (GER) and Flambeau H3 became the first European combination to post a win in the 2009 HSBC FEI World Cup™ Eventing, leading the qualifier at Marbach (GER) from start to finish. Deitermann, 28, scored…

Smart Surprise makes the grade in the Hendrie

Toronto, ON – Favorite Smart Surprise was no surprise in Sunday’s $158,600 Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine. The Grade 3 event was the five-year-old mare’s third stakes score in her past five starts. More importantly, for such a well-bred filly, the contest…

Stuck in Traffic flows to New Providence score

Toronto, ON – Stuck in Traffic, known for his early speed, took a decidedly different route to win Saturday’s $125,000 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine. Eurico Rosa da Silva, who partnered Main Executive to victory in last year’s New Providence, rated…

Wyeth Warns of Three Deadly Diseases

Article courtesy of Larry Frischke DVM, Wyeth Animal Health. This spring, horse owners need to be vigilant about West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (WEE). When I speak with horse owners about the threat…

FEI Announces Composition of Ethics Panel

The FEI has announced the composition of the Ethics Panel formed to assess and further investigate practices among members of the German equestrian team. The Panel will be chaired by former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens (GBR). David O’Connor (USA),…

Britain’s Oliver Townend Wins Badminton

Oliver Townend realised a lifelong dream when he won the 60th anniversary Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials and, at 26, became the youngest British rider to win since the likes of Ginny Elliot and Lucinda Green in the 1980s and…

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