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April 2, 2007 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
April 29, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
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.
SPORTS
May 28, 1986 | By Libby Afflerbach, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 24, 1997 | By Stephanie A. Stanley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
August 13, 1993 | For The Inquirer / MARTY O'GRADY
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
March 3, 1994 | Inquirer photographs by Rebecca Barger
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.
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NEWS
September 23, 2016
For decades, ITT Technical Institutes had a sweet deal: It gobbled up billions in federal student grants and loans in exchange for promised results that it rarely, if ever, produced. Finally, the Department of Education last month barred ITT from using federal funds to enroll new students. The department said most ITT students were taking on heavy debt loads without ever getting degrees. ITT's records showed 96 percent of its students obtained federal loans or grants, but only 36 percent completed degree programs.
NEWS
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
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Molly Eichel, Staff Writer
When Mel Brooks introduces one of movies - as he will when he screens Blazing Saddles at the Academy of Music on Saturday, May 21 - he insists on staying for the whole show. Why? He likes to hear people laugh. The event at the Academy of Music will start with Brooks introducing the 1974 comedy western, followed by a screening of the film, and then a lively conversation afterward with Brooks about his life and the movie. Brooks talked about why he wants to watch people watch Blazing Saddles , growing up in Brooklyn, and hanging out with Carl Reiner.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Avant-pop specialist Jherek Bischoff has brought his orchestral sense of quirk to everything he's done as a player, arranger, or producer. That includes his legendary 2012 chamber-pop solo piece, Composed ; his work with theatrical vocalist/pianist Amanda Palmer; and his arrangements on 2014's Changing Light from Mirah, an equally audacious composer with whom Bischoff shares a Boot & Saddle stage this week. He recently performed with Palmer at Radio City Music Hall for a David Bowie tribute.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Larry Printz, TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
It seems like the most obvious question in the world: Why doesn't Ford bring back the original 1965 Mustang? After all, the first Ford Mustang sold 1.3 million copies in 2½ years, a record that remains untouched. Tom Scarpello had heard the question many times, and he knew the answer. Scarpello ran Ford's Special Vehicle Team from 1998 to 2004 and knew that the old Mustang body design couldn't meet today's federal safety requirements. "But that idea always stuck with me," Scarpello said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
David Mayfield is a hotdog, a grandstanding bluegrass griot of Americana with an acoustic guitar in one hand, a mandolin in the other, and more dark, homespun stories to tell than a caffeinated Mark Twain. He does, however, come by it naturally. The singer/bandleader and collaborating instrumentalist for the Avett Brothers (among others) hails from one of Nashville's first families of bluegrass - the Mom & Pop outfit, self-proclaimed empty nesters David and Valerie Mayfield, as well as singing sisters Amanda Lynn Mayfield and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
TRAVEL
January 24, 2016
If you're looking for a midwinter break with a twist, consider a dude ranch in southern Arizona. With sunny days and cool clear nights, the area offers glimpses into the Arizona Territory of years gone by, when the likes of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were becoming legends. Dude ranches have evolved from the days when working cattle ranches hosted a few paying guests from back East to help with ropin' and ridin'. Modern guest ranches still raise cattle, but they offer comfortable lodging, gourmet meals, and as much (or little)
NEWS
January 14, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
One of the best-loved relics of Philadelphia's recent past, the neon Boot & Saddle sign on South Broad Street, is glowing again. The sign came out with all its lights blazing Saturday night, nearly eight months after it was taken down from the facade of the music club at Ellsworth Street. The stainless-steel structure, which is shaped like a giant cowboy boot, and is attached to the building by steel in the shape of a horse saddle, has been completely renovated and outfitted with new neon tubes, said Len Davidson, a neon expert, who supervised the repairs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
An unseasonably warm and wet Wednesday night at Boot & Saddle on the eve of Christmas Eve would have been perfect for The Shondes, the headlining Bikini Kill-like Brooklyn band whose name means "shame" in Yiddish. Their vocals are liquidly melodic and their lyrics are politically heated. Alas (and for reasons still unknown), The Shondes canceled the Boot & Saddle show, leaving the highlight and headlining slot to the much loved, predominantly female Philadelphia power pop-punk quartet Callowhill and their opener, the moody, one-girl-band Hot Tears.
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