COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Commissioner Karl Stressman announced at his State of the PRCA address on Nov. 29 that, starting in 2017, the ProRodeo Hall of Fame will include Women’s Professional Rodeo Association inductees.
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 21, 2016) – Andre Pater’s Red Arrow, 2016, sold for $276,000, including buyer premium, following a spirited bidding duel be the highest-priced work at the fourth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Monday at Keeneland.
2008 Rookie of the Year wins first U.S. event of 2017 PBR Schedule
ONTARIO, Calif. – 2008 PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Rookie of the Year Reese Cates (Monticello, Arkansas) started his 2017 season off on the right foot by winning the Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour (RVT) Frontier Communications Invitational Saturday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Kansas City, Mo. – Few have won the Triple Crown of Saddle Seat Equitation. Now, Macey Miles and Harlem’s Wild and Wonderful join the coveted list of Triple Crown winners. They earned this feat after taking the 2016 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final presented by Elisabeth M. Goth at the United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship Horse Show on Saturday.
|Leslie Howard and Donna Speciale rode to the win in the $35,000 Salamander Hotels and Resorts Accumulator Class CSI4* on Friday at the CP National Horse Show. Photo by Taylor Renner, Phelps Media Group
$6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I)
Three-Year-Olds & Up
1 1/4 Miles
Arrogate/Hoppertunity – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Breeders’ Cup Classic duo both galloped 1 3/8m Friday morning under exerciserider Dana Barnes.
“Probably they’ll just walk tomorrow, but I won’t make that decision until 6 in the morning,” Baffert said. “They’re both ready as they can be and if they do anything (Saturday morning) it will be very light.”
California Chrome – When you train the world’s richest thoroughbred and are favored to take home the top prize money of $3,600,000 from the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, one would assume that solid conditioning, meticulous planning and a little racing luck should suffice. But, leaving nothing to chance, California Chrome’s connections will be taking some additional insurance by wearing their “lucky” attire for the 1 1/4m fixture.
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 3, 2016 – Spy Coast Farm’s Shane Sweetnam (IRL) had the hometown advantage heading into Thursday night’s $130,000 CP Grand Prix CSI4* at the CP National Horse Show. As first to return for the jump-off with Chaqui Z, a 10-year-old Zangersheide stallion, Sweetnam left no door open for the following 10 horses and riders who trailed him, after he set the pace to beat in a double clear performance at 38.13 seconds for the win.
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 3, 2016 – The USHJA Foundation is pleased to announce the CP National Horse Show will host USHJA Foundation night on Thursday, Nov. 3. The evening will feature an exciting Clear Round Challenge during the $130,000 CP Grand Prix International Open Jumpers, presented by Suncast® Commerical™, where spectators can be part of the class by pledging any amount they choose per clear round during the grand prix to support the foundation.