Monthly Archives: March 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SECRETARIAT!

Sunday, March 30th was the 38th Anniversary of Triple Crown winner Secretariat’s birthday. The Virginia Thoroughbred Association and the Virginia Museum of the Horse broke from the gate early to celebrate on Thursday, March 27th in Warrenton…
L/R Glenn Petty [Executive Director, VTA], Heidi Stirrup [Trustee, VMH], Dabney Oakley [Chair, VMH Board]

(Z 20669 was Secretariat’s lip tattoo number.)

PICTURE OF THE DAY

BIG WINNER…Jockey Robby Albarado celebrates after riding Curlin to victory in the $6 million Dubai World horse race during the Dubai World Cup at Nad al-Sheba race track in Dubai on 29 March, 2008.

The Dubai World Cup is the richest horse race in the world, with prize money totalling $21.25 million.

(Photo credit should read Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

VIRGINIANS BREED DUBAI WINNER

BRISNet.com – In an auspicious beginning for the American contingent on Dubai World Cup night, Four Roses Thoroughbreds’ Diamond Stripes battled back after being headed in the stretch to capture Saturday’s $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-G2). Diamond Stripe is a Florida-bred who was bred by Sam and Carolyn Rogers of Leesburg, VA.

The Richard Dutrow charge by Notebook reeled off the approximate mile on the fast track at Nad al Sheba in 1:36.96, and in the process, joined the millionaires’… Continue reading

RACING DOCUMENTARY OPENING IN APRIL

It’s post time for the Hennegan Brothers. There award winning film THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY is opening Friday, April 18th in a limited run. See below on how you can support the film by buying a ticket or two even if you can’t get to the theatre.

A recent email from the films producers/directors, John and Brad Hennegan said:

We’ll keep it short. We need everyone to go see THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY.

We have one shot at… Continue reading

RESCUED HORSES NEED HELP

Recently 48 thoroughbreds were seized from a trainer in Middleburg. Of those, 16 were brought to the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.

Some of the horses are in-foal mares expected to deliver before the end of this month. The Horse Rescue needs the help of the Thoroughbred community, in the way of donations and volunteers.

Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to:

The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue, Inc.
725 Edwardsville Rd.
Hardy, VA 24101

GET A JUMP START THIS YEAR!

Thoroughbred Network is pleased to present a Trainer’s Seminar on Saturday, April 5th from 12-2 pm.

Thoroughbred Network, Inc. has assembled a panel of four distinguished local trainers from various disciplines to hold a question and answer seminar. The seminar will provide insight into the perspectives of leading area trainers in various disciplines on the basic requirements (character, conformation, etc.), suitability of the breed to the sport, training/re-training methods particular to the discipline, and how the mechanics specific to that… Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

MORNING RIDE…Jockeys and horses train in the early hours of March 26, 2008 at Nad al-Sheba club ahead of the Dubai Equestrian World Cup 2008. The Dubai World Cup, held on March 29, is the richest horse race in the world, with prize money totaling $21.25 million.

(Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

SO SHE SLEEPS

It’s easy to forget the Colonial Downs deep and lush Bermuda grass turf course is dormant in the winter. Easy, that is, until you see it. Here are a few pictures to help remind us how nice it will be come the middle of June!

SO SHE SLEEPS

It’s easy to forget that the Colonial Downs’ deep and lush Bermuda grass turf course is dormant in the winter.

Easy, that is, until you see it. Here are a few pictures to help remind us how nice it will be come the middle of June!

MORE FOALS

Colt by Bop, out of Key Wi Miss born March 11, 2008.

Sally and John Baffa