FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 13, 2012 | By Tim Talley and Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY - Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder money. An indictment unsealed Tuesday accused Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, a key figure in the Zetas drug operation, of setting up a horse operation that a younger brother operated from a ranch near Lexington, Okla., south of Oklahoma City.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011 | By MOLLY EICHEL, eichelm@phillynews.com 215-854-5909
As Buck Brannaman says, he doesn't work with people with horse problems. He works with horses with people problems. The documentary "Buck," directed by Cindy Meehl, follows the horse trainer as he travels across the country and teaches people how to work with their equine mates in ways that are both effective and far-reaching. Several interviewees who attended Brannaman's clinics proselytize about his methods, claiming that they not only learn to train their horses correctly, but his teachings bleed over into their real lives as well, in how they go about their jobs and treat their kids and spouses.
NEWS
May 13, 1986
The fact that the horses that came in first and second in the Kentucky Derby were the only ones not on medication should make owners and trainers stop and think. Edith C. McKay Bryn Mawr.
NEWS
September 24, 1992 | For The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
Horses and riders gathered at the two weekends of the Montgomery County Horse Show for English and Western competition and a country fair. Held at the St. Helena's Church fairgrounds in Center Square, the show, started 29 years ago, featured Western riders Sept. 13 and English Sept. 20. More than 5,000 people attended.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | By Judy DeHaven, Special to The Inquirer
When Sherman and Carol Leis bought a pair of Egyptian Arabian horses six years ago, they not only had two beautiful animals to show, but they also had the beginnings of a business called Penn Valley Arabians. "When we met people who not only enjoyed horses but also made money from them, we got interested," said Sherman Leis, who is professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Osteopathic Medical Center. They now have 15 Egyptian Arabian horses, some of which they show and some of which they sell.
NEWS
August 2, 1990 | By Judy DeHaven, Special to The Inquirer
When Sherman and Carol Leis bought a pair of Egyptian Arabian horses six years ago, they not only had two beautiful animals to show, but they also had the beginnings of a business called Penn Valley Arabians. "When we met people who not only enjoyed horses but also made money from them, we got interested," said Sherman Leis, who is professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Osteopathic Medical Center. They now have 15 Egyptian Arabian horses, some of which they show and some of which they sell.
SPORTS
October 25, 1990 | By Jay Searcy, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the backstretch, where the language is plain and simple, there is a drug commonly known as "The Juice. " It is legally administered by veterinarians on race day to racehorses in every major racing state except New York, for the stated purpose of preventing or reducing bleeding from the lungs. It's been going on now for about 15 years. Last spring, the Jockey Club released a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania concluding that the drug, Lasix, significantly enhanced the performance of some horses and suggested that it did little or nothing to stop bleeding.
SPORTS
May 31, 2006 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yesterday, Dean Richardson, Barbaro's surgeon, got right to the point: "Barbaro has had an incredibly good week. He's actually done far better than I would have ever hoped, so far. So far. So far. " Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton, had thought about changing Barbaro's cast over the weekend. "Right now, this horse is walking so well on his limb," Richardson said. "He willingly rests his left hind; he walks around the stall.
SPORTS
November 25, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Cam Knows Best, a world recordholder and the runner-up in the 1998 Little Brown Jug, was among 20 standardbred horses killed in a barn fire in Manalapan, N.J. One horse escaped the Thursday night blaze at Gaitway Farm, officials said. The horses competed at Freehold Raceway and the Meadowlands. The cause of the fire was believed to be a portable, submersible electric water heater. "They must have left it in a bucket of water. The water evaporated," Timothy Hundertpfund, general manager at Gaitway, said.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 21, 2016
By Margaret Guroff University of Texas Press. 166 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Steve Brandt Who knew that besides representing a marvel of mechanical efficiency, the bicycle also has a fascinating social history? It turns out its story is a very readable tale of social change in America from the 19th century, when the new contraption wrought changes in social mores for women, who adapted clothing and sought to cycle in unchaperoned company, to the 1970s, when it blossomed with the environmental movement.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Grace Toohey, STAFF WRITER
He backed off a previous assertion that he had never been drunk in his life, but Devon Horse Show chairman Wayne Grafton insisted he was not intoxicated on the May night that he was cited for public drunkenness at the show grounds. Under a plea agreement, Grafton, 67, of Unionville, pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a charge of disorderly conduct and acknowledged acting in a "noisy, loud, boisterous, and unseemly manner" after a Horse Show event. After the proceeding before District Judge Thomas Tartaglio in Tredyffrin Township, Grafton tempered an earlier comment that he had never been drunk in his life, clarifying that he was not inebriated "that evening.
NEWS
July 6, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
When Kathleen DeMasi saddled her first horse in 1984 and entered it into a race, her life as a trainer was just beginning. The Maryland native had just gotten her training license. Once the gates opened at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., the horse, Maryland National, flew by the others and took first place. "I did not think that horse was going to win," said DeMasi, now 53, laughing. "It was pretty exciting. She was a real challenge to get to the races, too. I had to work really hard and think outside of the box. " Now, 8,973 starts and 1,188 wins later, the Mullica Hill resident will be inducted into the Bensalem-based Parx Racing Hall of Fame as an accomplished trainer in September along with four horse-racing colleagues and one horse.
NEWS
June 27, 2016
The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair celebrated its 120th year, drawing 125,000 attendees. The show, which ran from May 26 through June 5, is the country's oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition, and brings in competitors from around the world. More than 2,000 area volunteers assisted with the event, which consisted of a First Night Art Show, Ladies Hat Day, horses, jumping, parading galore, shopping, food judging, carriage and amusement rides. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bryn Mawr Hospital.
SPORTS
June 7, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., first rode in the Dixon Oval 35 years ago, when he took the Devon Horse Show's Lead Line class for aspiring riders 5 years old and younger. This weekend, the world's top show jumper finished another successful year at Devon. He took home the Leading Open Jumper Rider title and his horse Tina La Boheme was named the Open Jumper champion. This year, three events at the Devon Horse Show were recognized with a four-star rating by Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body of equestrian sport.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
The chairman of the Devon Horse Show was charged last week with public drunkenness. Wayne Grafton, 67, of Unionville, Chester County, was charged with the summary offense by the Tredyffrin Township Police Department. According to the West Chester Daily Local News, police issued the citation for an incident that happened about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday along South Valley Forge Road outside a gate of the Devon Horse Show grounds. The "defendant did have glassy, bloodshot eyes, odor of alcoholic beverages," and his speech was slurred, the citation said, according to the Daily Local.
SPORTS
June 3, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Athletes in the Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix, now a Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) four-star-ranked event, will be up against top talent in this year's competition. New for the 120th Devon Horse Show is a $225,000 prize, an increase of $125,000 from last year. The Grand Prix is set for 8 p.m. Thursday. While the race won't directly help anyone qualify for the Olympics, it is to feature McLain Ward, an Olympian who is on the short list to compete in the 2016 games in Brazil.
NEWS
May 31, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, Staff Writer
A 19-year-old man died after being trampled during a performance at a South Jersey rodeo during the venue's opening night for the season, state police said. Coy Lutz of Howard, Pa., was riding bareback Saturday at 8:24 p.m. at the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, Salem County, when he was thrown from the horse he was riding, New Jersey State Police Sgt. Jeff Flynn said. Lutz was taken to Memorial Hospital of Salem County, where he was pronounced dead. Saturday's events at Cowtown marked the opening night of the rodeo's 62nd consecutive season, according to the venue's website.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
The Devon Horse Show's Sapphire Grand Prix will see a jump in prize money this year, with the winnings increasing to $225,000. The boost of $125,000 coincides with Devon's four-star ranking by the Federation Equestre Internationale, the governing body for equestrian sports. While the new ranking, the second-highest possible, will elevate Devon and help it attract more international talent, organizers said it will not directly aid anyone in qualifying for the upcoming Olympics in Brazil.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|