So many horses have teased us by just missing the Triple Crown that it was hard to get excited about the bob-tailed American Pharoah this spring, even after he outfought Dortmund down the stretch to triumph in the Kentucky Derby and led the pack from gate to wire to win a muddy Preakness Stakes.
When Masha Leon saw American Pharoah’s run for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, she was reminded of another horse. A Yiddish horse.
Hundreds of mariachis and traditional horse performers from around the world gathered in the Mexican city of Guadalajara to participate in the International Mariachi Festival on Sunday. The celebration featured free concerts for the public as well as mariachi performances and a national “charreria” tournament where traditional Mexican horsemen had the opportunity to show off their skills.
800 women wrestlers from across Inner Mongolia in north China have been competing at a horse racing festival in the region’s Tongliao City. The event is traditionally reserved for men only.
El Al has a good safety record among human passengers. Among horse owners, though, its reputation has just taken a hit.