Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century

Bucking bronco horse ejects cowboy. Globe & Mail. Calgary Stampede rodeo. 2015.

'It was mandatory' The Calgary Stampede will not go forward this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Thursday. This year's event was scheduled for July 3-12, but was deemed unworkable given the ban on large gatherings and the need for physical distancing. "This is very, very tough. Stampede is such an important part… Continue reading Calgary Stampede cancelled for 1st time in almost a century

HBO questions the survival of horse racing in lieu of fatalities

By VIVIAN FARRELL How I wish horse racing in the U.S. would die. I doubt it will. But tracks are closing all the time. It's already being predicted by some racing insiders that the three Triple Crown races might be all that survive. Before I go any further, let me assure the reader that I… Continue reading HBO questions the survival of horse racing in lieu of fatalities