Duane Latimer – World Equestrian Games 2006 Reining

3 03 2007

I don’t post enough western stuff, do I? Duane Latimer and Han Ten Surprize brought the gold home from Aachen.

Btw, when I say “home” I mean they’re CANADIAN. 😉

Andreas Helgstrand – World Equestrian Games 2006 Freestyle Final

3 03 2007


Today’s vocabulary lesson

3 03 2007

Sweet Pea, originally uploaded by steffofsd.


Double-Tongued Word Wrester records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English. It focuses upon slang, jargon, and other niche categories which include new, foreign, hybrid, archaic, obsolete, and rare words. As a raving language geek, I hope you find these equine-related entries as interesting as I do.

Clydesdale n. in running or road-racing sports, a heavyweight classification for (male) participants weighing more than 200 pounds; a runner in that weight class.

dodgepot n. originally, a race horse that is heavily favored but has mixed success; (hence) a quirky or eccentric person.

new shooter n. a horse entering a race, but one that has not been an active participant in the horse-racing circuit, particularly those races which include or lead up to one of the Triple Crown events; a new-comer or long-shot.

pinhook v. to speculate in race horses.

redboard v. to speculate on the outcome of a horse race that has already finished.

stooper n. at a race track, a person who picks up discarded bet tickets in search of those which represent unclaimed winnings.

takeout n. the amount of each bet deducted by a horse-racing track to cover expenses.

tick-tacker n. at a horse track, a person (often a tout) who communicates information to others by hand signals.

Delaware Park renames race in Barbaro’s honour

3 03 2007

Barbaro Raring To Go, originally uploaded by seabiscuit schmiscuit.

Delaware Park has announced that it has changed the $300,000 Grade Three Leonard Richards Stakes to the Barbaro Stakes in a tribute to the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion.

The race on the turf at one and one-sixteenth miles for three-year olds will be run on July 15, the same day as the $1 million Delaware Handicap.

Barbaro broke his maiden in a turf race at Delaware Park in 2005. He was euthanized in January after complications from catastrophic injuries in last May’s Preakness.

“To be able to honor such a tenaciously spirited horse, whose remarkable career started at Delaware Park in 2005, with its own stake race, makes the racing family here extremely proud,” Delaware Park racing secretary Ismael “Izzy” Trejo said. Link

Breyer to reissue Barbaro model due to overwhelming demand

3 03 2007

Barbaro Breyer

Bowing to phenomenal demand for the critter, which had only been available from October 1 2006 to January 1 2007, Breyer announced that it will be reissuing the Barbaro model. If you missed it last time, now’s your chance.

Breyer’s Barbaro portrait model will be available for purchase through 6:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 2, 2007 at Breyer’s website at www.breyerhorses.com or call 1-800-735-9205. The price is $45 plus $8 each shipping and handling, limit two (2) per household or address. The model will begin shipping in July 2007 when Barbaro models will also be available from retailers. Ten dollars from the sale of each model will be donated to the Laminitis Fund at The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The Barbaro model will include a certificate of authenticity signed by trainer Michael Matz, jockey Edgar Prado, surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson and Anthony Fleischmann, President of Reeves International, Inc. Each model will have Barbaro’s name stamped on the belly in gold ink. It will be packed in a customized, four-color Breyer® box featuring pictures and the story of his career. I’d order right away if you want one. To download an order form click here: http://www.breyerhorses.com/pdf/barbaro_order.pdf

To make an additional donation to the Fund to Fight Laminitis, please visit: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/barbaro/index.html

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