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By Susan Salk on May 28, 2013
CANTER California, in partnership with RanJan Racing, presented feisty cross-country competitor Helium Risin’ (Jockey Club name: Begone JoJo) with the High Point OTTB Award and a $1,000 check after an outstanding performance in the weekend Spring Event at Woodside. Following the Preliminary Level competition, Jan Vandebos, a principal in RanJan Racing and the sponsor of the High Point Award, joined horse and rider Kelsey Devoille in a brief ceremony to honor the top-performing off-track Thoroughbred. “I am an outspoken advocate for all Thoroughbreds,” Vandebos says. “And I’m so proud of the progress we have made in the past several years […]
By Susan Salk on May 27, 2013
On grounds as magnificent as a Great Gatsby property, horseracing royalty will gather for the second annual Old Friends at the Oheka Castle fundraiser June 5th to support ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds and the Kentucky based charity that houses retired equine athletes. Jockeys Rosie Napravnik, Julien Leparoux, and Edgar Prado will join Old Friends president Michael Blowen and other friends and supporters in a gala that celebrates the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse and the racing industry’s growing commitment to its retiring stars. Sponsored by The New York Racing Association, and presented by the Oheka Castle, the evening will feature live and silent auctions of […]
By Susan Salk on May 24, 2013
Flashing her photogenic smile, Meghan O’Donoghue showed no hint of fear as she and Pirate plunged down cliffs, over immobile obstacles and into water, all the while looking like they were just glad to be there, in the thick of the fabled Rolex competition. As horse and riders hurtled across, over and through a course of hair raising obstacles that challenged even the most seasoned Olympians at this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three Day, facial expressions of top-tier riders ran the gamut, from quiet confidence to sheer terror. But here was a fresh-faced 24-year-old from Illinois who galloped up to each […]