Watching horses race in all their glory in a real race course can indeed prove to be a pulsating experience for any horse loving fan. Showjumping is the last phase; where the horse and rider are tested over a technical course of coloured showjumps that can be knocked down, again this must be completed within a certain time frame, again faults are given for disobediences, fences down and running over the time aloud. Though anti horse slaughter groups have successfully shut down horse slaughterhouses in America, horse breeding has only increased. If horses at auction don’t wind up at slaughter, where are all the “unwanted” horses going to go? As with the millions of unwanted dogs and cats who are euthanased every year, it would be nice if we could say unwanted horses are “humanely destroyed.” But, horses are just not that easy to put down. Besides being big, difficult to transport, to house, and to feed, horses cost several hundred dollars to put down. For “humane” treatment, horses need not only feed, water, and vaccinations, but also farrier care and often special nutritional, veterinary, and stabling. Have you ever thought of compiling all of your aircraft posts into book form? It could be used as a historical reference book for many people. Within our Race Previews area we have our free daily racing preview for what we consider the best wagering prospect for the day. Other written analysis and betting features discussing both Australian and international horse racing can be found in the Race Previews section. The name of the “less distinctive” stallion is Jack Friday. He shares his life with the Goodwin Family of Blackberry Ridge Horse Farm in Upstate South Carolina. He was born on Good Friday 2009 and is now the overall champion for the 5th Annual Marsh Tacky Beach Race. He is a stunning mahogany bay horse that gleams with no show sheen on him. He turns to a deep blood bay in winter months. He has an outstanding disposition, as do his foals. He was the best mannered horse there. And his rider is classically trained and her riding form and training should satisfy any “purist.” Additionally, Friday is the Southeast Reserve Champion for the American Indian Horse Registry. He won that title at age 3. After we won the bid the reality quickly set in as the broker escorted us to the office to sign the sales agreement. No money was exchanged at this time and I learned that most people fly home on Sunday and then complete a wire transfer to the Verband for payment on Monday. But we had arranged a flight back later in the week and after advising the office of this found that they were very helpful and willing to work with us.