Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

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Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:15 pm

She's something else.
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Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:56 am

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway opens to packed house

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, Ohio’s newest harness track, opened Friday evening (Oct. 3) with a packed house of horseplayers and curiosity seekers.

http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absoluten ... 6&zoneid=1
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Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:37 am

Nuncio upsets Father Patrick in Kentucky Futurity

“We knew it was going to happen, didn’t we.”

Those were the first words uttered by winning driver John Campbell after guiding Nuncio to the upset victory over stablemate Father Patrick in the $435,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old trotters at the Red Mile on Sunday afternoon.


http://www.drf.com/news/red-mile-nuncio ... y-futurity
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:24 pm

Retired Aussie champion sprinter Scenic Blast (aka "Clyde") is doing well in his new career.
(Wasn't sure where to post this, but thought it might fit this thread since he's now training for dressage & eventing.)

  • Scenic Blast swaps track for dressage
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport ... -dressage/
    Former Australian horse of the year Scenic Blast looks set to take Group 1 form to the show ring and could help make a difference to lives of many retired gallopers.

    The gelding won four of five classes at his recent show debut and is the official ambassador for RWWA's Off The Track campaign.

    He is also in line to be inducted to _The West Australian _Racing Industry Hall Of Fame next month.

    Panels appointed by RWWA have chosen 30 nominees across the thoroughbred, harness racing and greyhound codes.

    Judges will select 15 for induction in a gala ceremony at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    Scenic Blast earned hall of fame consideration with brilliant Australian and English victories in 2009, when he was named national horse of the year.

    "I didn't tell anyone who he really was when I took 'Clyde' to his first show, at Gosnells last month," Off The Track's equine welfare officer Sharon Joyce said.

    "Entered in five dressage classes, he collected four winners' ribbons and also ran a second. Judges told me I had a future champion. I couldn't resist revealing his race name.

    "I'm certain he'll be an important flag bearer in Off The Track's bid to ensure good homes for ex-racehorses. RWWA and the TAB launched Off The Track in April.

    "Scenic Blast's trainer Dan Morton offered him to us in June and we made him our ambassador. I got approval to retrain him for showing. He's greatly boosted Off The Track's profile when we've paraded him at race meetings . . ."
There are some terrific pictures of Scenic Blast from his Facebook page, too.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scenic-Blast/95415923406

And a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu8O5_26d1E

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Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:06 pm

Oh, he's pretty! :D Didn't he run in California a couple of times?
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Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:10 pm

Yes...he was trained by John Shirreffs while he was here.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... aded-to-us
More links to articles about his time here:
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... +Shirreffs
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Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:10 pm

Demonstrative wins our Grand National: :D
http://www.drf.com/news/demonstative-ca ... eeplechase
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:58 am

Promotional video from the UK Jockey Club to promote jumps season - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iToNMqo0po

Today is also the Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase (G2) at Aintee:

Card - http://www.racingpost.com/horses2/cards ... ceTabs=sc_
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:31 pm

New One-Fit padded hurdles are going to be installed at Taunton Racecourse (UK) after it had positive reviews when trialled as Newton Abbot. Evidence suggests that it reduced injuries and falls to both horses and jockeys. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/one ... acecourse/

Photo Credit - http://www.psam.uk.com/padded-hurdle-design

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Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:05 pm

Super Derby Finals pushed back to conduct hair follicle tests for possible doping
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... ualifiers/

"Dr. Edward Allred, owner of Los Alamitos race course in Southern California, has taken the extraordinary measure of postponing the finals of the estimated $1-million Quarter horse Super Derby from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 because of suspicions over the outcome of the Oct 12 trials, when a relatively unknown trainer named Eloy Navarro sent out eight of the 10 fastest qualifiers."
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serenassong wrote:Super Derby Finals pushed back to conduct hair follicle tests for possible doping
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... ualifiers/

"Dr. Edward Allred, owner of Los Alamitos race course in Southern California, has taken the extraordinary measure of postponing the finals of the estimated $1-million Quarter horse Super Derby from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 because of suspicions over the outcome of the Oct 12 trials, when a relatively unknown trainer named Eloy Navarro sent out eight of the 10 fastest qualifiers."
Wow. I must have watched most of the trials but missed that. If there was anything fishy, the guy would have done better just to send out one or two horses--or once he'd qualified his best, told the riders of the others to break slow or something!
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:10 am

Anybody know why the Golden State Million at Los Al was a nonwagering event? I must have dozed off. . .
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:38 am

Diver52 wrote:Anybody know why the Golden State Million at Los Al was a nonwagering event? I must have dozed off. . .
http://www.aqha.com/Racing/News-Article ... Event.aspx

They don't really say, just that it was going to be run that way.
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Hmm, thanks.
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:47 am

Diver52 wrote:Hmm, thanks.
It almost sounded like they didn't trust the results from the trials and the hair test results aren't back yet, so they ran it as a non-wagering event because of that.
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Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:56 am

I thought that was the Super Derby
but maybe the plague has spread. Again, thanks. I find the Quarters just the thing for vinous evenings with a plate of bread and cheese, but I do tend to miss things. :oops:
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Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:07 pm

Doc Allred is so serious about keeping drug-aided horses from winning his stakes races that he has taken an even more drastic step....he's cancelled The Champion of Champions. :o
Los Alamitos Race Course has cancelled the 2014 Champion of Champions. The historic classic, first run in 1972, has usually determined World Championship honors. It was felt by track management that for several reasons this year’s edition of the race would not draw a representative field of horses from the nations leading quarter horse tracks.
Los Alamitos track owner, Ed Allred, stated that “the major quarter horse tracks and the American Quarter Horse Association need to standardize and enforce regulations prohibiting clenbuterol and its analogues”.

Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-b ... champions/
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Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:25 am

Harness: Breeders Crown rapidly approaching

There are winners and losers in every race, but heading into this year’s Breeders Crown (eliminations slated for November 14 & 15) victories will have a different meaning. That’s because many divisional races remain wide open and sure things in August now appear to be holding on by a thread.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-breeder ... pproaching
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:42 am

Harness: Ron Burke passes Todd Pletcher as single-season earnings leader

Trainer Ron Burke had already re-written the record books in Harness Racing and now he stands atop the leaderboard across all breeds in single-season earnings. On Friday (12/12) he surpassed the $28,116,097 mark set by Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher in 2007.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-ron-bur ... ngs-leader
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PJMIII wrote:Harness: Ron Burke passes Todd Pletcher as single-season earnings leader

Trainer Ron Burke had already re-written the record books in Harness Racing and now he stands atop the leaderboard across all breeds in single-season earnings. On Friday (12/12) he surpassed the $28,116,097 mark set by Thoroughbred trainer Todd Pletcher in 2007.

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-ron-bur ... ngs-leader
I'll be honest, I didn't know there was that much money in harness racing. But I guess if you have 5,000 starts in a year and you've won 20% of those, that's a good bit of change.
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