Kristin Ingwell Goode

Cowboy Ends Charity Ride at Ground Zero

One extremely long trail ride has ended in New York City. Les Nichols, who set out from his home in Celeste, Texas, in October, arrived at Ground Zero around 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Independence Day, July 4. Appropriately, he arrived via the Staten Island Ferry on day 254 of his journey.

Take Charge Lady Gets Time Off

Take Charge Lady was pointed toward the June 29 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), but instead, trainer Ken McPeek has decided to give the 3-year-old filly about a month off. McPeek said the filly hasn't been eating well, and some blood work indicated she's "a touch dehydrated," said the trainer.

Land-Preservation Program Experiences Growing Pains

A land-preservation program in Central Kentucky is experiencing some growing pains. In April, the first group of landowners signed agreements to take $4.5 million in exchange for placing 1,572 acres into conservation easements as part of the purchase of development rights (PDR) program.

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