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And They’re Off

The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs race track: this equestrian spectacular showcasing the best talent that horse racing has to offer took place in front of a capacity crowd of 158,070 and millions of viewers worldwide as the first race of the highly regarded Triple Crown …

Irene Speaks with the Creator and Stars of Cavalia’s Odysseo

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Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup

Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will be home to the “King of Sports,” as the Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup gets underway September 9 through 11. Make sure you’re following I On The Scene on social media as we will be on location covering the three-day tournament. Polo stars from around …

Chicago Beach Polo Cup – September 9 through 11

The Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup takes place September 9-11, 2016 and tickets are available here. The three-day tournament is sponsored by Qatar Airways and luxury brands such as Veuve Clicquot, U.S. Polo Assn., #HotelLincoln, and The J. Parker. International supporters include HRH The Prince of Wales, and the Argentine …

Hotel del Coronado and Polo America’s Beach Polo Cup Weekend

Located a few minutes away from downtown San Diego, Hotel del Coronado is a sophisticated, elegantly designed hotel at the edge of the Pacific that offers guests from all around world an opportunity to experience an exhilarating stay. It is a unique destination surrounded by scenic ocean views and remarkable …

I ON EXCEPTIONAL LIVING – Bob Baffert

Robert “Bob” Baffert is known in horse racing circles as one of the most successful trainers of horses in the history of the game. Baffert has been around horses virtually his whole life. Growing up on a ranch he would practice racing Quarter Horses as early as age 10. A …

Top Six Horses To Ever Step On The Track At Saratoga Springs

The thoroughbred is the star of the Summer at the Spa, just as the New York City Ballet rules at SPAC. The horses are the racetrack’s life heartbeat. The task here is to list the best six of the top race horses to ever step on the track at Saratoga. …

The Grade I, $1.25 Million Whitney at Saratoga

I’m in Saratoga for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the #WhitneyStakes, which is taking place today at the Saratoga Race Course. “Named for the family that has been involved in New York racing since the 19th century, the race was first run in 1928, and is famously the race that …

Get Ready for the New “Sport of Kings” Documentary Series

As an avid follower of polo, and after my recent interview with Nacho Figueras, one of its champion players, I’ve been keeping close tabs on everything related to the sport. In this case, I’m excited about the upcoming release of the feature documentary television series Sport of Kings which digs …

The History and Traditions of the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is rightly known as “the most thrilling two minutes in sports.” About 170,000 spectators attend the event every year, with hundreds of thousands more watching from their TVs. The in-person crowds have included well-known celebs, from presidents to royals. The derby is designed for three-year-old Thoroughbreds which …