FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 31, 2013) — Rodeo fans at the Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum got to see the best tie-down roping run at the so far at this year’s Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.
BRIGHTON, Fla. – The 75th anniversary edition of the Brighton Field Days Festival will conclude on Sunday, Feb. 17 with the Seminole Classic segment of the PRCA’s Xtreme Bulls Tour, offering an “all-star lineup” of PRCA bull riders to fans in south Florida and a national television audience watching on Great American Country (GAC)
ARCADIA , Calif. (Jan. 30. 2013)—Regarded by many as Bob Baffert’s top Derby prospect, Fed Biz validated his early notices in his 4-year-old debut at Santa Anita on Jan. 12, winning the Grade II San Fernando Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, thus setting the stage for his role as favorite in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Strub Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.
Wellington, FL - January 28, 2013 –The opportunity to show on the luxurious grass fields of Mida Farm is one that hasn’t presented itself in over 10 years. Now for the second time in two weeks, Mida Farm will open its “Topps Field” to top riders, juniors and amateurs alike for the fourth week of The Ridge at Wellington’s $175,000 1.40m Invitational Grand Prix series.
1. Sartain gets birthday wish fulfilled in Denver
DENVER – Nick Sartain may not have had a cake for his 34th birthday, but he received something even better – his first championship buckle from the National Western Stock Show Rodeo in the Denver Coliseum.
WELLINGTON, FL-January 27, 2013-Grand Champions Polo Club-based Audi lost a hardfought 11-9 decision to Crab Orchard Sunday in the championship final of the Joe Barry Memorial Cup at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Wellington, FL – January 26, 2013 – Mikala Gundersen added a victory in the Grand Prix Special CDI5* at World Dressage Masters (WDM) Palm Beach to a growing list of accomplishments at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center this winter. Gundersen and My Lady, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, were third in Thursday’s Wellington Classic Dressage Sunshine Challenge Grand Prix CDI3* at Jim Brandon. They also finished just out of the top eight in Friday’s Grand Prix CDI5* at WDM Palm Beach, taking ninth place with 68.447%.
ARCADIA , Calif. (Jan. 26, 2013)—For the second race in a row, Garrett Gomez employed his best Bill Shoemaker/Silky Sullivan imitation, as he roused 9-1 shot Tiz a Minister from last in a 10-horse field to win Saturday’s $300,000 California Breeders Champion Stakes (3-year-old males) by 1 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on a wet fast surface in 1:36.56.
ARCADIA , Calif. (Jan. 26, 2013)—With a fast pace to run at, the Ed Moger-conditioned Qiaona smoked the final eighth of a mile to win Saturday’s $300,000 California Breeders Champion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies bred in California by a half-length under Garrett Gomez while getting one mile on a wet fast track in 1:37.75.
ARCADIA , Calif. (Jan. 26, 2013)—Under confident handling from Rafael Bejarano, 4-5 favorite Tiz Flirtatious had her competition measured at the top of the stretch and she powered home to win the $100,000 Valentine Dancer for California-bred fillies and mares, dispatching a field of six rivals by 1 ¾ lengths while getting one mile over a turf course listed as “good” in 1:35.17.