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2011-02-10 06:02:00

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (www.flexjet.com/unbridled) - And they're off! Through a new promotion with Keeneland, one of the world's leading Thoroughbred racing and auction facilities, purchasers of a Flexjet fractional share will be treated to an incredible experience at the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships in Kentucky. Known as the Thoroughbred industry's most prestigious championship event, the Breeders' Cup attracts the most exceptional equine competitors in the world....

2009-09-22 17:13:59

Summer Squall, winner of the 1990 Preakness Stakes and sire of 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic, was euthanized Tuesday, his former owners said. The 22-year-old thoroughbred was put down at Lane's Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of complications of old age and foundering, Dogwood Stable of Aiken, S.C., said in a release. Besides Charismatic, Summer Squall also sired 1996 2-year-old filly champion Storm Song. Summer Squall was a vital part of Dogwood's success, and we had the deepest...

2008-09-18 09:00:24

In Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life," populist hero George Bailey spars with the fat cats and unabashedly champions the little guys. What we are witnessing today, however, are those professing to be George have actual beliefs and policies resembling Mr. Potter's. You remember Potter -- the ultimate fat cat, staunch enemy of "do- gooders" and the champion of individual initiative and unbridled greed. Dennis Kostecki Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City)....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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