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Star Stable New Arabian Horse Review! Old vs New Arabian – Side by Side

Star Stable New Arabian Horse Review! Old vs New Arabian – Side by Side

Here is a comparison of the old Arabian and the new Arabian! I can’t wait for more colors to come out! Both the old and the new are really cute.
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Jose Flores Dies from Parx Accident Injuries

Jockey Jose Luis Flores, who suffered catastrophic neurological trauma when his mount suddenly fell and he was trampled by a trailing horse in a Parx Racing spill on Monday, died at 12:42 p.m. on Mar. 22 after being removed from life-support machinery at a Philadelphia hospital.

The all-time leading money-earning jockey at Parx never regained consciousness after the ninth-race spill on Mar. 19 and had been in a coma with no brain activity at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. Flores’s longtime agent, Dave Yannuzzi, confirmed the death to the TDN.

Flores, 56, is being remembered as a second-generation jockey from Peru who found success in the United States by adhering to a strict work ethic while being respectful, compassionate, and helpful to others in need in the Pennsylvania racing community, where he raced for the better part of three decades.

Yannuzzi said doctors had explained earlier in the week to Flores’s’ wife, the former jockey Joanne McDaid-Flores, that there was nothing they could do to keep Flores alive without the aid of life-support machinery. But McDaid-Flores wanted to wait to remove her husband from life support to give time for his elderly parents to arrive from Florida to see their son. Complicating matters, their difficult journey north had been delayed by a day because of the storm that swept up the Eastern seaboard on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“His parents, I don’t know how they got here in this storm, but they made it,” Yannuzzi said. “Considering the circumstances, they’re holding up better than I thought. Jose and his father were very close, and both parents were very proud of what he had accomplished. He bought them a house in Florida, and everybody in his extended family, he took care of.”

Flores’s family also wanted to respect his wish to be an organ donor, which also affected the timing of life-support removal.

“He was an organ donor, so they were harvesting some organs. They took him down to the operating room and turned [the life-support machinery] off after everyone in the family had paid their respects and seen him.”

Flores grew up in Peru, where he often accompanied his father, a local jockey, to the races. He learned horsemanship and honed his riding skills at a farm before serving his apprenticeship, then moved to Panama in 1983, where he competed as a journeyman.

In 1987, Flores, then 25, made the jump stateside to Miami, where he rode at Calder Race Course, Hialeah Park, and Gulfstream Park. He tried his luck for brief stints at Tampa Bay Downs and Finger Lakes before settling at Penn National in the summer of 1990, where he won aboard his second mount and decided to stay. By 1992, he had won his first Penn National riding title, and for the rest of the decade would remain a dominant force in the local riding colony.

Trainer Scott Lake was stabled at Penn National during that time frame too. But this was before Lake’s stable evolved into a top nationally known outfit. He recalled via phone Thursday how much he appreciated Flores, then a top jockey, coming by his barn early every morning just to help out.

“I had like five horses, and my best horse ran in $2,500 claimers,” Lake said. “And he was first- or second-leading rider, riding everything for [bigger outfits]. But he’d be at my barn at five or six every morning and get on that horse and jog him the ‘wrong way.’ Then he’d go down and get on 15 or 20 more for [larger stables]. Back then, we paid our exercise riders eight dollars a head, and he knew he was saving me eight dollars [in exchange for the call in a race]. That’s the kind of guy he was.”

Lake expanded his outfit and moved to Philadelphia Park (since renamed Parx) in 1999. Several months after the move, he pitched Flores on switching his tack to Philly full time to be his first-call rider. Within a year, the partnership paid off, with Lake-trained horses mostly ridden by Flores making the stable the leading North American training outfit by wins in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006.

“As far as a person goes, he was tremendous. He’d do anything for you, treated everyone with respect. I don’t know anyone who ever had a bad thing to say about him,” Lake said.

Yannuzzi took over as Flores’s agent in 2003, and the two have been inseparable friends and business partners for the past 15 years. Yannuzzi agreed with Lake that Flores’s personality off the track was just as defining of the man as how he acted on horseback.

“Number one, he was a gentleman. He treated everyone well. Hotwalkers and grooms, they all liked him,” Yannuzzi said. “He was very generous with his money and his time. If he decided to ride your horse, it didn’t matter if it was if it was 3-1 or 35-1. If he accepted your mount, he rode hard. Definitely one of the hardest-working riders you will ever see in your life. He was 56, his financial status was excellent, but he just loved to be out there. In December, when we had that record cold, in a span of seven days, he was out there for six of them, just to gallop and jog horses. I said ‘Are you crazy?’ He said ‘I’ve got to go out–my people need me.’”

Flores was inducted into the Parx Hall of Fame in 2013. Equibase lists him with 4,650 wins from 28,684 starts with over $64 million in earnings.

Jeff Bowen, a Thoroughbred owner who breeds and races as Gryphon Investments LLC, recalled via phone how Flores radiated a sense of trust and confidence that made Bowen believe his horses were always in good hands when they left the paddock with Flores in the irons.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Bowen said. “I have a lot of great memories with Jose. As a matter of fact, I’m standing here now looking at my trophy case. It’s got pictures of my horses winning stakes or allowance races, and Jose is on every one of them. He was the kind of guy that whenever he was on one of my horses, I was confident that he was going to give him a great ride. And when we lost, he provided valuable feedback, whether it was good or bad, on how he thought the horse could improve or something we might do differently. My fondest memory is when we went five-for-five to start the career of my homebred mare Eighth Wonder (Pioneerof the Nile), including three stakes, with Jose in the saddle every time.”

Victor Molina, who rode for many years alongside Flores in Philly, told TDN that an entire generation of jockeys who came up through the ranks at Parx benefitted from Flores’s presence as a mentor.

“He rode for a lot of years, and he touched a lot of people. I think he did try to help everybody he could,” Molina said via phone. “I think a lot of jockeys probably wanted to be like him. He took his job seriously, but he was also a fun guy. I think he loved being in the jockeys’ room, just being with and joking with the other riders. That was one of the things I got along the years–that he would get along with everybody.”

As a testament to that sentiment, scores of jockeys and members of the Parx backstretch community kept a vigil at the hospital in support of Flores and his family earlier this week.

“The turnout at the hospital this week was huge,” Molina said. “I’m at the funeral home right now with his wife and some friends trying to help with arrangements, and I know that it’s going to be a big turnout when we have the services.”

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, 2207 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pennsylvania. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home starting at 7:30 p.m.

Plans are also in the works to establish an online fundraising portal to assist Flores’s family and children. TDN will publish this information as soon as it becomes available.

Among his many extended family members and friends, Flores is survived by a 7-year-old son, Julian, and two adult sons, Junior and Juan.


Marimayam | Ep 135 – Trend of Organic farming | Mazhavil Manorama

Marimayam | Ep 135 – Trend of Organic farming | Mazhavil Manorama

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With Laminitis Battle in Rearview, Lord Nelson Ready for More

In many ways, Lord Nelson (Pulpit)’s young stallion career at Spendthrift Farm has been a story of benchmarks. After a well-documented battle with Laminitis that forced him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the chestnut was given a clean bill of health later last year and, on Feb. 26, had his first mare confirmed in foal. Now just shy of two months into the breeding season, Lord Nelson has passed every test with flying colors and appears ready to handle an increased book size. Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm General Manager, said Wednesday that the farm plans on adding a handful of extra mares to his 2018 book, which was intentionally kept on the small size for the stallion’s first season at stud.

“We’re keeping him on a somewhat limited book, but he’s actually doing so well that we’re just now going to open up a few more spots for selected, quality mares,” Toffey said. “We’re doing it because we’re about seven weeks into the breeding season, and the horse is really proving to us that the workload is not a problem at all for him.”

Toffey said that from the beginning of the breeding season, Spendthrift’s plan has been to “listen to the horse” when managing Lord Nelson’s book. When all is said and done, Lord Nelson is expected to breed between 120 and 125 mares–although Toffey believes the 6-year-old stallion is capable of handling significantly more.

“He could not be doing any better,” Toffey said. “There’s a lot of hard work and a lot of hours put in–a lot of dedication by a lot of people. We have one tough horse, and a lot of luck that is paying off.”

Although Spendthrift continues to keep a close eye on Lord Nelson’s progress, Toffey said the stallion has handled the physical and mental demands of his new career flawlessly.

“He’s on the same routine as any stallion at Spendthrift,” said Toffey. “He does still wear a custom shoe to help make sure that we keep things in good order, but he gets turned out every morning. He’s breeding a good book of mares, and his fertility has been very good so far. He’s a very good breeder. One of the things that’s been very apparent with this horse is what a smart animal he is. He takes care of himself, and he’s very easy on himself in the breeding shed. He’s really doing well.”

On the track, Lord Nelson enjoyed a stellar 2016 season, capturing the GI Triple Bend S., GI Bing Crosby S. and GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship for Spendthrift and trainer Bob Baffert. Those performances stamped him as the likely favorite for the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint, but the chestnut was forced to scratch and retire from racing after contracting a leg infection in the days leading up to the World Championships. With Lord Nelson having successfully conquered Laminitis in 2017, Toffey said he has all the confidence in the world in the horse going forward.

“This horse has been through the ringer,” Toffey said. “I have not seen many horses get to the point that this horse got to and make the kind of recovery that he has. We can intervene, and the veterinary care for Laminitis has improved so much–those are all really important things–but none of that works without the patient. This guy is just so intelligent and mentally tough. It makes me that much more excited about breeding to this horse.”


Loose stallion @ Dubai International Arabian Horse Show 2012

Loose stallion @ Dubai International Arabian Horse Show 2012

Short clip of some of the stallion’s at the show (including the champion) – end of clip a stallion get’s away from his handler…

Rooftop Organic Farming

Rooftop Organic Farming

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Godolphin Changes Management, Osborne Resumes Irish Role

The role of Godolphin Group CEO, presently filled by Joe Osborne, has been removed from the international operation’s power structure, Godolphin stated on their website on Tuesday evening.

The statement read: Godolphin announces that the role of Group CEO has been discontinued from March 2018.  Responsibility for each operation around the world is now vested in the local managing director and his board of directors. As such Joe Osborne has resumed his role as managing director, Godolphin Ireland, and, in addition to his role as a leading public trainer, John Gosden remains responsible for Godolphin bloodstock purchases.

Osborne, who took John Ferguson’s place as CEO last June when Ferguson resigned, will resume his Irish duties.

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Noble Majestic Powerful Black Arabian Horse dec 29 2015

Noble Majestic Powerful Black Arabian Horse dec 29 2015

The earth is flat. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. The way this horse moves reminds of this beautiful lady doing a middle eastern dance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2kyqpPGRTw

Cyclic Organic Farming model

Cyclic Organic Farming model

Bowman Cleared to Ride

Jockey Hugh Bowman, regular reinsman for Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}), has been cleared to return to the saddle following a fall on Mar. 10. He will rejoin Winx, as that champion goes for her 24th-consecutive score and 17th-Group 1 win in the Mar. 24 G1 George Rider S. Bowman sustained a concussion after falling from Mar. 24 G1 Golden Slipper S. hopeful Performer (Aus) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) and was stood down. The Australian will most likely be race riding on Thursday and will be aboard several horses for trackwork on Tuesday morning.

“I don’t feel I could have ridden last weekend, but having had a good week’s rest, I’m feeling much better,” Bowman told Racing NSW on Monday. “You’ve only got one head, don’t you? The brain’s an important part and I had a significant concussion.”

In addition to Winx, Bowman will be aboard Performer once again in the Golden Slipper, also on Rosehill’s Saturday card, as well as D’Argento (Aus) (So You Think {NZ}) in the G1 Rosehill Guineas, Le Romain (Aus) (Hard Spun) in the G1 The Galaxy and Prized Icon (Aus) (More Than Ready) in the G1 Ranvet S.

“I am looking forward to it, believe it or not,” said Bowman. “It seems to be a freak thing. He’s obviously reacted to something, but he’s trialled well since, so we will get on with it.”