Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

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Catalina
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:52 pm

But only that one trainer's horses? Sorry, I don't buy it.
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:18 pm

I haven't heard whether any other horses during the day's races at Ruidoso also suffered from dehydration. It's possible that there were, but we just haven't heard about them because they weren't high-profile winners.
That said, I do think that having two horses from the same barn exhibit the same issues is more than a coincidence. Could there be illicit substances involved? Maybe. Or maybe it's the case of a trainer, through either inexperience or the motivation of greed, pushed his horses too hard in getting them primed for an extreme effort.
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:29 pm

I thought that when he was interviewed afterwards on TVG he was smiling too much and didn't show much concern for the horse. Just agreed he might have tied up a little. Of course if he was confident it wasn't serious, there was no sin in celebrating the win.
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Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:21 am

Favored Father Patrick takes C$682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic

Father Patrick, the 1-5 choice with driver Yannick Gingras, scored a popular 1-3/4 length victory in the C$682,000 Canadian Trotting Classic Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:27 am

Richest Jug ever draws field of 16

A field of 16 sophomore pacers have dropped into the box for the $647,500 Little Brown Jug presented by Fazoli's, the second leg of Pacing's Triple Crown, set for Thursday (Sept. 18) at the Delaware County Fair.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:13 am

Demonstrative the top weight in Lonesome Glory

Summering at Saratoga proved time well spent for the seven-year-old gelding Demonstrative, who'll be favored to continue his recent success in Thursday's Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap, a 2 1/2-mile hurdle over Belmont Park's inner turf.

http://www.brisnet.com/cgi-bin/editoria ... i?id=46545
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Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:33 pm

Colonial Downs starts its harness meet tomorrow (9/17 - 10/26), and they've got ostrich and camel races on Sunday. I guess that's a start :roll:
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Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:02 pm

Little Brown Jug: Gingras wires the field with Limelight Beach

With each passing week in 2014 it becomes more apparent that this is the year of Yannick Gingras. The leading driver in the nation won six races on Little Brown Jug Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds and topped it off with Limelight Beach in the 69th edition of the $647,500 Jug on Thursday afternoon.

http://www.drf.com/news/little-brown-ju ... ight-beach
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Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:10 am

Our Standardbred sale did very well this year, and one of our yearlings was sold to the trainer of 2013 Hambletonian winner Royalty For Life!

http://www.oneidadispatch.com/social-af ... yal-encore
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Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:54 am

Mission Brief sets world record of 1:50.3 in International Stallion Stake

A quartet of Explosive Matter International Stallion Stakes were contested for 2-year-old trotting fillies on a bright and sunny Thursday afternoon (Oct. 2) at Lexington’s famed Red Mile.

In the second $80,550 division Mission Brief provided fans with another world record performance, trotting to a 1:50.3 mile with her nearest rival some 16 lengths behind her. Driver Yannick Gingras had the filly under wraps at the finish line in a simply electrifying mile over the red clay. The time was two-fifths of a second off the all-age record for distaffs in the sport of harness racing, set by 7-year-old mare Giant Diablo in 2007, also at The Red Mile.

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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.

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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.


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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
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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
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"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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