Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby luvthesales » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:15 pm

She's something else.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » 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.

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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » 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.


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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby islandgirl45 » 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/a/25217406/scenic-blast-swaps-track-for-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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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Diver52 » 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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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Le Beau Bai » 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/card.sd?race_id=611672&r_date=2014-10-25&raceTabs=sc_
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Le Beau Bai » 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-fit-hurdle-taunton-racecourse/

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

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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby serenassong » 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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