The owners of North America - the continent, not the horse - may appear to have largely turned their backs on female jockeys when it comes to letting them ride their horses in the best races, but they are clearly better disposed towards female trainers.
The announcement in 2015 by the Stronach Group and Gulfstream Park that they were to launch the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in January 2017 was greeted with a number of criticisms. Some naysayers suggested the inaugural $12 million purse was too extravagant, while others felt it would be difficult to get top-level participation in January.
There are a multitude of songs about horses, but only those specifically related to horse racing – or at least making explicit reference to the sport – have been considered suitable for selection here.
It is not enough just to consider any old equine matters, thereby ruling out massive hits like America’s ‘Horse With No Name’, the Osmonds’ ‘Crazy Horses’ or ‘The Horses’ by Daryl Braithwaite (the song now synonymous Read more
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