Nick Larkin

Wainui's Nick and Jeannie Larkin Offer a New Embrace for Racetrack Castoffs

The novelist David Mitchell says that all revolutions are fantasy or lunacy-until they happen. "Then," he adds, "they are historical inevitabilities." Who can say, then, how people in the future may look back on an event scheduled this Sunday at the Skylight Horse Park outside Goshen, near Louisville? The inaugural  Cross Country Equestrian Competitions (CCE) workshop is a pioneering attempt to reconcile challenges faced by the Thoroughbred and eventing worlds into a shared opportunity. It is the work not of fantasists, or lunatics, but of passionate people who believe that...

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`They've Taught Me To Be Human Again'

No chance. I mean, you just had to take one look at the guy. The tattoos, the words tumbling nervously through gaps in his teeth, the sheer damage he's soaked up. You didn't have to look up his record. It was like he had an invisible ball and chain. So, no, thank you very much for asking, but we don't need any help right now. He could be someone else's problem. No chance? Not even one? That was all Chris Courtney wanted: a single opportunity to break the cycle, a...

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