The Last Generation of All-Rounders Start to Pass

Three weeks ago I followed the FEI sports forum on livestream. After listening to David O’Connor’s eventing risk management presentation I made a mental note to pick Mike Tucker’s brains on a couple of topics raised, when I saw him…

Noel arriving at Winnie and Bill's house.

Noel’s Indoor Piano Recital

Wendy and I had a wonderful session with the miniature horse, Noel. This was Noel’s second look at the horse piano. Bill and I played with her Sunday. Noel figured out on Sunday how to make the note farthest to…

WOODBINE SELECTIONS FOR SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 2017

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $18,700. (Plus $3,700 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,700 – State Bred) (Plus $810 – Other Sources)….

WOODBINE SELECTIONS FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26 2017

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $20,000. (Plus $4,000 – State Bred) (Plus $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $810 – Other Sources)….

WOODBINE SELECTIONS SATURDAY AUGUST 19 2017

RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $22,000. (Plus $4,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,400 – State Bred) (Plus $1,890 – Other Sources)….

Keeping Our Cool at Great Meadows

It was a busy day today at Great Meadows! The first nine horses did dressage on Friday evening, followed by the bareback puissance. After watching Pavarotti’s amazing test I didn’t make it back up the main ring in time to…

Settling in at Great Meadow

This morning started with a trip to Dunkin doughnuts for a delicious coffee cake muffin, then off to the barn. I had to take the truck to the Dodge dealer for new fuel filters and air filter plus oil change….

Olympic Format Change: It Isn’t Over Yet

It’s not over till the fat lady sings.The jumping riders are not going to take the controversial Olympic format changes lying down, whatever the vote of the FEI General Assembly last month. At the end of a sometimes heated couple…

MIDSUMMER

Thoroughblog will return tomorrow   Woodbine ended Friday with a scary incident when ERIE BREEZE, a filly who had been scratched on post parade, got loose from her handle in the 1 1/4 mile chute and raced clockwise around the…

Odds and Ends

After all the excitement and the heat yesterday, I was too pooped to write about it! Those following the CBC livestreaming at home know that the competition was fierce and the Canadians were outstanding. The audience at home and in…

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