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NewsCelebrity/Rider News25-11-2014
The holidays just won't be the same after the country's No.3 beer brand Budweiser announced that the traditional Clydesdale horses that usually feature in their holiday advertisements have been put out to pasture this year. Budweiser has been seeing a decrease in market share of the beer industry over the last decade as a result of the growing popularity of light and craft beers, re...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News10-10-2014
Bill Gates, the man behind the technology giant Microsoft, has just completed one of the most expensive property purchases this year in San Diego County. What makes this even more interesting, is that the property he has bought is weight-loss icon Jenny Craig’s 229-acre thoroughbred training center in Rancho Santa Fe. Gates’s daughter jumps horses competitively, which is probabl...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News08-01-2013
49 year old Gary Stevens is making a comeback from his retirement. He had his introductory race back into the jockey world at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.  He's a 3 time Kentuckey Derby winner as well as the winner of 8 breeder cups. After 7 years he is ready to get back into racing.  To hear from Gary Stevens himself about his knee injury, training and getting fit f...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News22-07-2012
   Liberty Hill High School sophomore Houston Jones opened her equestrian debut with a fourth place national ranking in 2011, all with her adopted mustang Midnight Spookers. She qualified for United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Region 9 Championships at her first recognized show. She attended two other recognized shows before competing at championships and ended the year 40th o...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News10-07-2012
Paul Williamson is to horses what Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan is to dogs. Paul’s daring and unorthodox approach has led to an amazing following on the Internet with over 2,000,000 YouTube views, 3,296 YouTube subscribers and 1,748 Facebook friends. I would like to suggest an article or story on this unique horse starter and trainer, whose specialty is unruly Thoroughbreds or any type of ne...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News06-06-2012
Mario Gutierrez has ridden thousands of horses in 11 years as a jockey. None impressed him as quickly as the unfamiliar chestnut colt that trainer Doug O’Neill invited him to work out this year at Hollywood Park in California. “I did not know at the time that it was I’ll Have Another, but right afterwards I said, ‘Oh my God, this is an unbelievable horse,”&rsqu...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News04-06-2012
When Javier Castellano and John Velazquez showed up in the Belmont Park jockeys' room to ride Sunday, their conversation ultimately turned to what they'd done that morning: Which was working their new mounts for the first time in preparation for Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another looms as the heavy favorite, but off their eye-popping works, loo...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News25-05-2012
Despite vigorously denying he gave one of his horses an illegal performance-enhancing mixture, trainer Doug O'Neill was suspended 45 days — a ban that won't take effect until after his superstar colt, I'll Have Another, tries to win the Triple Crown. After a nearly two-year legal battle, California racing officials agreed with O'Neill but still found fault because of a...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News14-05-2012
Winning the Kentucky Derby isn't always all it's cracked up to be. It might be the shortest championship celebration in all of sports. The winning trainer, jockey and horse can't go to Disneyland, at least not right away. All three have to reunite in Baltimore two weeks later to validate the title, and if all goes well, in New York three weeks after that to validate it again. As...

NewsCelebrity/Rider News09-05-2012
Gudmar Petursson may be one of the only performers not flown in from Europe for Apassionata: The Beginning, the horse extravaganza that closes this weekend at Freedom Hall, but he and his horses still undertook a long journey from another part of the world to get here. On his farm in Brownsboro, Petursson boards, trains and breeds Icelandic horses, a breed known for its multiple gaits, comm...

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