America

Welcome to Florida

Birds fly south for the winter in the USA, and so do people. Often, many of the best race horses, trainers and jockeys find themselves in the Sunshine State of Florida.

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Lucky until The End

In 1834, at the age of 6, Elias Jackson Baldwin and his mother, father and three siblings moved from Hamilton, Ohio, to an 80-acre farm in Terre Coupee Town, Indiana.

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CHICAGOLAND RACING

When I first found myself in Chicago, back in the autumn of 1987, it was by pure chance. The first of many on my racing travels.

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The early years

In 1767 injured british soldier William Johnson was taken to the springs of Saratoga by his Native American friends, where the local water was said to heal his wounds.

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Elizabeth Arden

Almost everyone knows Elizabeth Arden as the woman behind a brand of cosmetics. But in the 1940s and ’50s USA she was almost as famous because of her horses.

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TRUE COLOURS – your design on your horse

Formula 1 cars. Soccer teams. Corporations. Everyone’s got identifying colours today. But the tradition of colours may be the oldest in horse racing. Racing authorities require that every horse owner registers a unique colour-and-pattern combination, called silks.

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John Henry

Many contemporary equine heroes are the inspiration for sentimental  movies and posters on little girls’ boudoir walls. John Henry, on the other hand, was the archetype, the encouragement, for Everyman.

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