Vintage wear for the horse lover

3 01 2007


Found these at Lulu’s Vintage. Where would you wear them?

Donkey fabric Donkey blouse

Horse head blouse

A close call in Australia

3 01 2007

Triple dead heat

After making worldwide headlines 20 years ago when three horses dead heated for a win, the Stony Creek track in the Gippsland region of Victoria came within an inch of doing it again.

Yesterday three runners in the Snap Finance Handicap (1007m) hit the line locked together in an incredible photo finish.

The judge took a while to declare the numbers 4-1-2 – with Sir Woody (inside) beating Lord of Lauriston (outside) by a nose. Flamin’ Unreal (middle) was third, another nose away.

For the record the winner was ridden by Logan McGill and trained by trans-Tasman horseman John Wheeler.


George Stubbs at the Frick Collection

3 01 2007

Haymakers, 1785

The Frick Collection in New York City will be hosting an exhibition of Stubbs’ work from February through to May. This will be the only North American venue for these paintings. Stubbs, as you know, was renowned for his depictions of English rural life, including many famous equine portraits; if you’re going to be near Manhattan this spring, don’t miss it!

Whistlejacket, ~1762

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