Over the weekend I was chatting with some friends about Daylight Saving Time and one of them referred to yesterday’s fall back of the clock as “the good day” as she was looking forward to the extra hour of sleep and having the light a little earlier in the day to help her wake up and get moving. I politely disagreed. As far as Daylight Saving Time goes, I see this as “the bad day” since now when I get out of work and head to the barn it will be pitch black. Indoor arena, here I come.
National Holiday: The second of two National Doughnut Days (the other is in June). Guess you really can’t have just one.
U.S. Weekend Results:
Full Gallop Farm November H.T. [Website]
Your Monday News and Notes:
This Wednesday, Mardanza Farms is hosting a jumper schooling show to support the Liz Cochrane Memorial Groom’s Award. Classes from Novice to Advanced, fabulous footing, a Chris Barnard-designed course, all supporting a great cause – what more could you want? [Mardanza Farms second annual fundraiser for the Liz Cochrane Memorial Groom’s Award]
The 2018 eventing season was full of surprises. As the eventing season has come to a close in Britain, Horse & Hound takes a look back on some of the moments that made the season such a memorable one. [When the unexpected strikes… 11 surprises of the 2018 eventing season]
In case you missed it, Accelerate won the Breeders’ Cup Classic this weekend. The 5-2 betting favorite broke from the far outside post and stalked the front of the pack before making an exciting push down the homestretch to give his trainer John Sadler his first Breeders’ Cup Championship win in 41 starts. [Accelerate Finds Top Gear to Win Breeders’ Cup Classic]
In other Breeders’ Cup news: a man was arrested for drunkenly riding a stolen horse after sneaking into a restricted area, jumping on a steed, and trying to ride out onto the track. I wish I were making that up. [Kentucky man arrested after trying to ride a horse onto the track during Breeders’ Cup]