April 2, 2007 |
The saddle worn by Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction in May to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys. Edgar Prado, who used the red-and-white leather saddle to guide Barbaro to victory in last year's Derby, also used it while winning the 2002 and 2004 Belmont Stakes. The saddle will be auctioned off at the Mint Jubilee Gala on May 4, the night before this year's Derby. "Barbaro was one of the greatest horses to ever run the Derby," Prado said.
August 3, 2012
YOU GOTTA love Hiroshi Hoketsu. The 71-year-old equestrian, who competes for Japan, is the oldest Olympian at the Games. On Thursday, he and his horse, Whisper, competed in the Grand Prix dressage event at Greenwich Park. Hoketsu and his 15-year-old mare scored 68.72 percent, placing them out of medal contention. "I made two or three mistakes, which I shouldn't have," he said. The London Games are Hoketsu's third Olympics. He debuted in the 1964 Tokyo Games and also competed in 2008 in Beijing.
May 6, 2007
Notes LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The saddle Edgar Prado rode when he took Barbaro to victory in the Kentucky Derby now belongs to the colt's owners. "Well, it's Edgar's saddle; he just used it on Barbaro," co-owner Gretchen Jackson said after a book signing Saturday at Churchill Downs. "We just love the idea that it's going to be back with us. " The saddle was sold for $220,000 on Friday, and the money will go to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys' Fund. Gretchen Jackson and her husband, Roy, claimed the saddle after some backroom negotiations with Dwight Manley, national manager of the Jockeys' Guild.
April 29, 2013 |
In the saddle, Tina Panna is on top of the world. "I feel like a normal person," says the Mullica Hill resident, 41, who rides despite fragile bones, ravaged joints, and chronic pain. Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in kindergarten, "I could sneeze, and something fractures," adds Panna. At 5, she was told she'd never walk again; later, she was turned down for riding lessons. "But when someone tells me I can't do something," Panna says, "I say, 'Watch me.' " I'm doing just that on a delightfully springlike afternoon at Hollyview Farms in Monroeville, where Panna rides a chestnut quarter horse named Mister at least once a week.
May 28, 1986 |
At first glance around the barns at the Devon Horse Show, the one bearing the Foxfield banner doesn't look extraordinary. A bright red canopy shelters the red canvas, monogrammed deck chairs and the usual potted flowers. Inside the barn are what you expect - shiny tack trunks, matching halters hanging from each stall, and horses munching hay or poking a curious nose into the aisle. But there are no rows of ribbons that a winning stable would display. There are no trophies.
November 24, 1997 |
Steam swirled off the filly's sweat-drenched chestnut coat and her nostrils flared, the whites of her eyes flashing as she watched Rich Timmons strut toward her with a saddle slug over his hip. It was the moment the crowd around the coral was waiting for - the moment when the 2-year-old quarter horse would first feel the weight of a saddle and, as they assumed, would put on a good, high-kicking show. "In the old days, they used to hobble them first," whispered Jeff Campbell, as he watched from outside the fence.
May 15, 2016
Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again! 7 p.m. Saturday at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets. Tickets: $39-$99. Information: 215-893-1999 or kimmelcenter.org
August 13, 1993 |
It's summertime, and the riding is easy. At Slim's Ranch, Barbara DeCicco (in shorts) leads a pony with Brad Fogleman, 7, aboard while Alicia Weaver (right) guides a pony with Gregory Geist, 7, in the saddle. The Gloucester Township ranch offers pony rides and horses for riding, and also boards horses.
June 19, 2007
Jockey Victor Molina, one of the top riders at Philadelphia Park for years, was ejected from the track yesterday when television viewers complained to track management after seeing him kick the horse he had been scheduled to ride in the third race. Yes Yes Ohyes, a 2-year-old first timer, was scratched after having problems at the gate. Then, the kicking incident occurred. "The horse was very fractious in the post parade," Equibase chart caller Lew Zagnit said. "When he got into the gate, he flipped.
March 3, 1994 |
Eight riders on horseback braved a blustery snowstorm yesterday to help pick breeding cattle for sale from a herd of 300 Black Angus. Owners Fred and Fritz Frey, of Twin Oaks Farm, rounded up the helpers on grazing land they lease in West Marlborough, Chester County. For the riders, it wasn't a great day to be up in the saddle. But then, they were volunteers, out for the fun of it.