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Barbara Bagg’s Special Century Ride

Every Century Ride is special, given the amount of time and good fortune it takes both horse and rider to reach the combined magical age of 100, while still able to compete. Unfortunately, the stars don’t always align. In this case, victory was bittersweet … and hard earned.

Barbara Bagg and her mare, Irish April, carefully prepared for their Century Ride Competition. Barbara wanted to show how wonderfully off-the-track Thoroughbreds can perform, given the right training


I am really grateful to the people who brought this story to my attention. I gave it my best, to tell this tale honestly and with respect to those involved. They have my admiration and respect.
I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did. For the full story visit the Chronicle of the Horse’s website:
Barbara Bagg’s Special Century Ride