Wednesday, July 22, 2009
On July 7-9 my 6-7 year sorrel mare was stolen from our pasture on Puppy Creek Road in western Amherst County. She is just less than 14 hands high with a flaxen mane and tail and a white sock on her left rear leg.
Please contact me at email@example.com or the Amherst County Sheriff's Office at 434/ 946-9300 or your local law enforcement ALSO 911
We have reason to believe that she may be or have been in the Hurt/Pittsylvania area but that is just a lead.
There is a $500 REWARD FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE PERSON OR PERSONS THAT TOOK HER.
Location: Pleasant View western Amherst County$500 REWARD
Monday, July 13, 2009
|By Carolyn Turner |
08 May 2009
The event is more than watching the races
The Virginia Gold Cup is one of the oldest steeplechase races in the United States, an annual event since 1922. Some 50,000 spectators turn out each year for a series of six races over a challenging course.
Gloomy skies threatened this year's event, but the well dressed crowd didn't shrink from the occasion, especially women in fancy hats. There was even a competition for the most outlandish hat. Samantha Swan says she made her own. "Plus these are feathers from my friend who is a falconer," she explains. "From her falcon."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
(Newser Summary) – Dale Baird, the trainer with the most wins in the history of horse racing, died Sunday in a car accident at age 72. Baird racked up 9,445 wins—no other trainer even has 7,000—in a storied career at the West Virginia racetrack now known as Mountaineer. Despite his success, Baird remained a modest trainer who ran mostly claimers, reports Kentucky's Blood-Horse.
"I don't think people quite understand the impact he had on racing," said a track official. As an owner, Baird led the country in victories 17 times, the LA Times reported. The car accident occurred Sunday in Indiana when Baird, hauling an empty horse trailer, lost control of his SUV and crossed a highway median. Two teenagers also died in the crash.