Monday, October 07, 2013

Rider/horse team saddle up again in search of 3rd Man vs. Horse Race win this Saturday - Full Article

By Heidi Dahms Foster
Special to the Courier

Phoenix endurance rider Kim Abbott loves the annual Man Against Horse Race in Dewey. She should - she has won it twice and placed in the top 10 several times. This Saturday, she'll be looking to wrest a third win from runners and horse/rider teams in the 50-mile race over Mingus Mountain and back.

The Man Against Horse Race, in its 30th year, and the Whiskey Row Marathon are the two longest running races in Arizona. The late runner and former Yavapai County Supervisor Gheral Brownlow started both.

Abbott won the race in 2000, which also was her first endurance ride victory, on her Arabian horse Zionastar. In 2008, eight years to the day, she won again, on Sea Spot Run...

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