Equestrian in the Ancient Olympics: Did you know?

Today I read Xenophon’s On Horsemanship and Hipparchus and, looking at the introduction of each book, I found interesting information about the add of equestrian to the classical Olympic Games, and I would like to share it with you. Besides, as a Greek and

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Documentary: Power In The Blood – The Story of The Irish Thoroughbred

I watched tonight an interesting documentary on the most popular breed for racing, the Irish thoroughbred. The documentary looks into the multi-million racing industry, gives us a glimpse of how hefty the price of a racehorse can be and makes sure

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The disturbing sidelines of the racecourse: horse slaughtering

In the spirit of this month’s Kenducky Derby, I would like to devote a post to the masses of racing horses who end up in slaughter houses. Even big winners, such as Ferdinand, are treated by slaughterhouses, simply like meat.

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The Athens Olympic equestrian complex

Yesterday I wrote about the history of the Greek racing and the establishments in which it used to and takes place. I wrote that today the only race course in Greece is situated in the super modern centre in Markopoulo,

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The Greek racecourse

Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been preparing tonight’s post. I knew very little about the Greek race course, so I had to do some research to know enough to write a blog post! So, yeah, this is the history of

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Enquiry: Why do ladies wear huge hats with flora at racing events?

Here is one more enquiry. I do not understand why most women wear huge hats with flowers and fruit on the top. I understand that it gets sunny etc. But what are fruit and flowers for? Horsey snacks? How has

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