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Tacitus was a senator and a historian of the Roman Empire who wrote about the reigns of the emperors Tiberius, Claudius and Nero. His name is famous, and now adorns a racehorse who will try to earn racing's greatest crown on Saturday. Vekoma is also running Saturday, and he's named after a Dutch roller coaster company. Roller coasters, says his owner, mirror the huge ups and crashing downs of ...

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PIETROSANI, Romania (AP) — Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.

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Every thoroughbred racehorse, no matter its actual birth date, becomes a 2-year-old on the second Jan. 1 of its life, and as 2-year-olds, racehorses need names. Before that age, trainers and grooms usually give the horses nicknames, or refer to them by their mother's name and the year they were born.

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On Friday morning, December 9, 2016, Daryle Dee Smith decided he had battled cancer long enough and died peacefully at his home. Daryle spent …

From a vision he had “a long time ago” to open a guest ranch where people could come from the city and enjoy the country life — the chickens, ducks, horses and other animals — Gary Holmes, along with his wife, Julie, have turned more than 800 acres of Cluster Springs farmland into “Shangrila.”

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