• Members of the Croatian American Society filled the winner’s circle at the New Orleans Fair Grounds race track on the day of the prestigious Risen Star Stakes.

Modern Croatians still have fascination of horses

By Brooks O’Connor
Cutting edge historians believe the inhabitants of Croatia during the days of the Roman Empire were a fierce, nomadic people from the great plains of the Russian steppe. Caesar’s army legions respected, even feared them as great cavalry opponents they called the Sarmatians. Besides being warlike horsemen, these people were noted for their loyalty and the status women were accorded in their society. Fast forward nearly 2,000  years and an encounter with the Croatian American Society will reinforce the notions of loyalty and strong women, but the male and female warriors have channeled their energy  into strengthening family bonds.


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