Sports / Horses

Stewards won’t tolerate cowboys

STEWARDS have put jockeys on early notice as the spring carnival heats up — take unnecessary risks at your peril. Craig Williams (23), Ben Melham (12) and Regan Bayliss (seven) were outed for a total of 42 meetings on careless riding charges at Flemington on Saturday. Chief s...

Roma campdrafter takes out Classic title

AUSTRALIA’S top campdrafters and performance horses hit the course at Tamworth last week for one of the most prestigious events on the sport’s calendar, the annual Landmark Classic Campdraft and Sale. About 600 competitors had more than 1600 runs over five days of campdraft...

Top stock horse genetics on offer at Dalby sale

CAMPDRAFTERS, challenge riders, and show riders will meet at Dalby next week for the biggest sale of Australian Stock Horses (ASH) in the country. The Dalby ASH approved sale, run by the Darling Downs ASH branch, will feature 250 ridden registered ASH horses, with 131 mares, ...

The 'Kardashian of horses' makes a home in Arkansas

Publisher Alan Leveritt rushed in breathlessly following his lunchtime reading of the New York Times with big news: An Arkansas horse is going to be a star of theThe Arkansas horse, owned by, makes his home in Siloam Springs. A website for Pinnacle Friesians has a page devoted to...

Modern pentathletes barely know their horses

Modern pentathlon is a grueling event, but convincing horses to jump obstacles after 20 minutes to bond with them may be the most challenging part. Modern pentathlon is, honestly, a very strange...

David Beckham shows off his new horse tattoo

David Beckham has added something unquestionably equestrian to his collection of tattoos. Believe it or not, the football legend appears to have had a portrait of a horse drawn between his ne...

Modern Pentathlon Event Brings the Pain

The modern pentathlon is one of the most unusual Olympic events. It’s a single-day competition, with athletes vying against each other in four (not five!) events — fencing, swimming, runn...

Most handsome horse? Stallion wins fans over with his lustrous mane

And Frederik The Great, a breathtakingly beautiful Friesian stallion from the United States, may just be the world's most handsome horse. Sharing his name with the ruler of Prussia from 1740-178...

Alan Young -- Wilbur from 'Mr. Ed' ... Dead

Alan Young, the actor who played Wilbur on "Mister Ed" ... has died. The character, whom the horse, of course, of course, called him "Wilburrrrrrrrrr" ... became one of the most popular on TV f...

It’s a dirty job

Looking at these jockeys, it’s logical to conclude that the track conditions were less than ideal. In this April 23, 1952, Toledo Blade photo taken by Dwight Boyer, the jockeys, from left, J. ...

Help 2 Broke Girls' Beth Behrs Save Rescue Horses

Chestnut isn't the only horse is Beth Behrs life. The 2 Broke Girls actress recently adopted her own maned beauty named Belle, which was a big move for the self-proclaimed “horse girl.” Gr...