Nearly all of the leaves are off the trees, it’s going to be dark by the time I get in my car to leave work this evening, and the mornings are getting ever chillier. There is one good thing about this time of year, however, which is that it’s horsey beach season! Which is honestly the only beach season I care about actually.
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US Equestrian has a shiny new headquarters located at the Kentucky Horse Park. The headquarters hosted its grand opening this weekend and will be home to over 30 organizations. As part of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee family, the official designation of the Olympic rings and the Paralympic symbol are proudly displayed on the building. The new structure, which replaces the organization’s previous home in a leased building in the Horse Park, is estimated to generate more than $200,000 in annual savings. [US Equestrian Hosts Official Grand Opening of New Headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park]
‘Tis the season for creative clip jobs, but here’s one serving a purpose. A young woman in England, Liffie Fowler, has clipped a semi-colon onto her horse’s hindquarters in order to show solidarity with those suffering mental illness and addiction and she’s encouraging others to do so as well. The punctuation mark references Project Semicolon, which is a suicide prevention charity that was founded in the US. [Clipped semi-colon supports those with mental health issues]
The marquee race of Breeder’s Cup weekend, the Classic, was marred by a catastrophic breakdown. Just after the turn for home, 4-year-old gelding Mongolian Groom suffered an injury to his left hind and was pulled up by his jockey. He was vanned off the track and was then x-rayed, revealing multiple fractures in the bottom of the cannon bone and top of the pastern. Due to the severity of the injury, his connections opted to euthanize him. This marks the 37th death at Santa Anita Park this year [Vino Rosso Pulls Clear Late In Injury-Marred Breeders’ Cup Classic; Mongolian Groom Euthanized]
Monday Featured Video: Take a ride with Andrew Hoy and Basmati, owned by John and Louise Ayre, on cross country at Montelibretti in Italy.