Category archives for: History

Hoofed Heroine Sgt. Reckless

Sgt. Reckless gets blanketed.

Who doesn’t love a horse with character? Well, this one was not only a war hero, but loved to eat pancakes and eggs for breakfast. Sgt. Reckless was a 14-hand Mongolian mare who joined the Marine Corps on October 26, 1952 as a humble pack horse. Distinguishing herself with feats of bravery and intelligence, Reckless […]

Behind the Photo: Jean Cruguet

Jean Cruguet aboard a rearing Thoroughbred.

“Many people new to racing are unfamiliar with the name of Jean Cruguet, and this is a pity.  No, make that a sin,” began a 2009 Saratoga horse racing blog entry. Well, I saw this image, and loved it so much I had to get the story behind it. Look how the horse is lifting […]

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