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Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:34 pm

Moonin the Eagle tops qualifiers for Hialeah Maturity

The 3-year-old colt Moonin the Eagle picked up right where he left off last winter by running the fastest qualifying time during trials for the Hialeah Maturity on opening day of the 2015-2016 Quarter Horse meet Saturday at Hialeah Park.

http://www.drf.com/news/moonin-eagle-to ... h-maturity
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Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:43 am

Balmoral: Large crowd bids farewell to Illinois track

A blanket of fog had descended on Balmoral Park and rain was falling but cars were streaming into the parking lot. There was not a seat to be had in the dining room and there were lines at the betting windows in the crowded grandstand.

http://www.drf.com/news/balmoral-large- ... nois-track
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:53 pm

Harness: Hambletonian, Breeders Crown part of huge 2016 Meadowlands stakes program

The 2016 Grand Circuit stakes season at The Meadowlands will offer over $14 million in purses led by the $5.8 million Breeders Crown, $1.5 million Hambletonian & Oaks, $1 million TVG Championships, $1 million Graduate Series and $800,000 Meadowlands Pace along with nearly $1 million in New Jersey Sires Stakes (NJSS).

http://www.drf.com/news/harness-hamblet ... es-program
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Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:54 pm

Harness: Breeders Crown returns to The Meadowlands in 2016

The Breeders Crown, harness racing’s annual year-end series of 12 championship events, valued at $5.8 million, returns to longtime partner track The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, for 2016.


http://www.drf.com/news/harness-breeder ... lands-2016
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Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:53 am

Sixth straight $3 million night at the Meadowlands

Competitive racing and healthy dividends--including a $12,520 trifecta headed by 19-1 outsider Montalbano Bi in race five--incentivized punters to wager a total of $3,201,415 on Friday (February 19) evening's harness racing program at The Meadowlands, marking a sixth straight card with over $3 million in all-sources handle.

Recent harness racing programs at The Meadowlands have been full of upsets, and Friday (February 19) evening's 14-race card was no different. Only three favorites proved victorious, and of the 11 non-favorites to prevail, Crosbys Clam Bake ($19.20) kicked clear authoritatively in the night's featured $25,000 Open Handicap Trot--his second such win of the meet.


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Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:15 am

Wiggle It Jiggleit paces to 1:51.4 win at Dover Downs

Wiggle It Jiggleit kicked off his 4-year-old season by breezing to an easy 1:51.4 victory in the $60,000 Invitational Handicap on a windy Monday (March 28) at Dover Downs.

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Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:47 pm

Jump champ Dawalan out for season
Dawalan, North America’s champion steeplechaser of 2015, will not get a chance to repeat his Eclipse Award-winning season this year due to an injury in a point-to-point flat prep April 2.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... for-season
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:50 pm

Not sure if this story is appropriate for the Board, but it's serious stuff.

Fracking behind Standardbred Birth Defects?
A number of foals born on the Sayre, Pennsylvania standardbred farm operated by Meadowlands owner Jeff Gural over the last three years have developed an affliction known as dysphagia, which prevents them from swallowing properly. And investigators are trying to figure out what is behind the problem and, in particular, whether it has anything to do with fracking.

The story was first reported by the Ithaca Journal.

Gural said the farm’s water supply is behind the problem and that the water has a high concentration of manganese. However, he wasn’t 100 percent convinced that a gas well drilled directly next to the farm was the culprit.

“The jury is still out,” he said. “That’s what we’re really trying to figure out. I am suspicious. My wife isn’t and she’s a geologist. We have a difference of opinion.”
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/fr ... h-defects/
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Sat May 14, 2016 8:39 am

Mullins Pair Awaits Demonstrative in Iroquois

For Demonstrative to nail down his third Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes Saturday, May 14 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, the 2014 champion steeplechaser will have to beat one other previous Iroquois winner and a pair of stakes winners from the barn of Ireland's champion steeplechase trainer Willie Mullins.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... n-iroquois

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Sat May 14, 2016 6:57 pm

Rawnaq won the Iroquois, Shaneshill in 2nd and Nichols Canyon in 3rd. Seems like Nichols Canyon didn't like the fences (they're bigger than the hurdles in the UK), and Danny Mullins' ride on Shaneshill left a bit to be desired...Rawnaq will be targeting Cheltenham next year which will be very exciting for US jumps racing fans :)
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Thu May 19, 2016 7:49 pm

I'm heading down to the border this weekend to see my first El Moro de Cumpas!

A QH race now, it's a really big deal in the Hispanic community. It started with a match race in 1957 between a "blueblood" from California (TB?) and a local horse (El Moro). The tradition evolved into races held yearly on the border - American horse on Douglas AZ side vs Mexican horse on the Agua Prieta (Mexican) side - just a plain wire fence on the border between them.

It was a big celebration. Reborn as the El Moro de Cumpas in the early 2000's, this may be the first time this official version has been held back in it's birthplace, Douglas (the history's a bit tough to nail down and mostly in Spanish). Here's a decent run down, and bonus... it's in English!

Douglas had shut down county fair racing after 2010, but is part of the rebirth of the county fair circuit in AZ (also back this year - Safford). More counties are trying to have racing next year or the year after, which will go a long way towards revitalizing racing in AZ.
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Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:57 pm

The Olympics are here and the US has a TB on their eventing team. :D
From the Paulick article:
This year, a growing number of people in Lexington's Thoroughbred community will be keeping their eyes on the equestrian competition, as one of their own is set to compete on the world's biggest stage.
Blackfoot Mystery, who along with rider Boyd Martin, will be competing for the U. S. Eventing Team in Rio beginning this weekend, has captured the interest and hearts of equestrians around the country. It's those that knew him in his formative years, however, who are as excited about his pending performances as they would be about a Grade 1 stakes race.

Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/features/a ... pic-dream/

Cool stuff about Blackfoot Mystery's background and breeding, and the people who brought him to his new career.
The TV schedule, for those of us who want to cheer on our equestrian teams:

Olympic Equestrian Coverage:
Date...............Time.............Discipline................Network
Saturday, Aug. 6 3:00-4:00pm Eventing (Dressage) USA
Sunday, Aug. 7 4:15-4:45pm Eventing (Dressage) MSNBC
Monday, Aug. 8 9:00am-2:00pm Eventing (Cross Country) USA
Tuesday, Aug 9 9:00-11:00am; Eventing (Stadium Jumping) USA
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday, Aug. 11 3:45-4:30pm Team Dressage MSNBC
Sunday, Aug. 14 1:00-1:45pm Individual Show Jumping NBC
Monday, Aug. 15 10:30am-12:30pm Individual Dressage USA
Tuesday, Aug. 16 12:30-1:00pm Team Show Jumping NBC
Wednesday, Aug. 17 11:00-11:30am Team Show Jumping Final NBC
Friday, Aug. 19 10:00-10:40am Individual Show Jumping NBC
3:45-4:30pm

*Blackfoot Mystery and Boyd Martin will compete in Eventing (Dressage, Cross-Country and Stadium Jumping)
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:10 am

Bob Le Beau triumphs in A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase

The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau, content to lag behind the field for much of the 2 1/16-mile steeplechase event, closed with a rush to capture the $125,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase (NSA-G1) at Saratoga on Thursday.

http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/8/4 ... eeplechase
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Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:12 pm

Pocono: Big guns clash on Super Stakes Saturday card

A rematch of the Hambletonian and North America Cup highlight a Saturday card filled with over $2.2 million in stakes races at The Downs at Pocono.

http://www.drf.com/news/pocono-big-guns ... urday-card
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Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:16 am

Hanson: Gearing up for my first trip to the Little Brown Jug

Despite residing in central Kentucky for the better part of 20 years, It's rather odd that I've never made the three-hour excursion to Delaware, Ohio, for one of the biggest horse races held in the region -- the Little Brown Jug.

Although primarily a follower and bettor of the Thoroughbred game, exposure to harness racing at a young age three decades ago greatly enhanced my love of horse racing in general, thus I've retained some interest in what occurs on the Standardbred scene.


http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/9/1 ... -brown-jug
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Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:42 am

Entries for the Arabian race at Churchill on Saturday, which ridiculously is the 3rd graded stakes in as many weeks in 3 different states. Not ideal considering the small number of Arabians running in the US. :?

$100,000 President of the UAE Cup (G1)
http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/CD ... 0-EQB.html
1. PADDYS DAY (Burning Sand x AK Loretta, by Virgule al Maury) 8/5
2. CV LILY DE CARDONNE (Nivour de Cardonne x CV Rocha Lily, by Susdal) 15/1
3. CHNDAKASEXPRESS (Chndaka x Grand Masquerade, by Monarch AH) 15/1
4. LADY HAHA (Norphe x Hilaritie, by Tiki Tork Ku) 5/1
5. THESS IS AWESOME (Dahess x In Awe, by Monarch AH) 8/1
6. SAND VICTOR (Burning Sand x Vague de Gemme, by Baco du Cassou) 2/1
7. RB MADYMOISELLE (Majd Al Arab x Frynch, by Dormane) 4/1
8. F SIXTEEN (Thoroughbred x Dixies Valentine, by Nivour de Cardonne) 8/1
9. SERGEANT PEPPER MHF (Amazing Son x Shippey Lane, by Haffir el Rimal) 20/1

Sand Victor upset Paddys Day last weekend at Los Al.
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Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:58 pm

Once in a lifetime chance to market a superstar

Harness racing has a star and they don’t know what to do about it.

It’s been a common theme for years. Consistently, the harness racing industry has marketed within its own borders, using excuses, typically costs, when discussing limitations in being able to expose its product to those outside of its own sport.


http://www.drf.com/news/zoccali-once-li ... -superstar
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:11 pm

A visit to the Colonies paid off pretty well for Irish jockey Ruby Walsh. :D

Irish jockey Ruby Walsh scores with Rawnaq in Grand National
Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy had to find a new jockey for star jumper Rawnaq after regular rider Jack Doyle sustained multiple injuries in a spill during the running of the Grade 1 Lonesome Glory at Belmont Park on Sept. 22.
“It was very hard to replace the jockey,” Naylor said of Doyle, the leader on the National Steeplechase Association circuit this season with 11 wins and $500,200 in purse earnings. “He’s the best there is. We cast a very wide net.”
Naylor and Murphy wound up making a deal to bring Ruby Walsh, the 10-time champion Irish jump jockey, to come to America just to ride Rawnaq in the Grade 1, $350,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J.
“I didn’t have to be asked twice,” Walsh said. “Rawnaq is the best steeplechase horse in America. It was really a no-brainer.”
The long trip was worthwhile as Walsh rode Rawnaq to a three-quarter-length victory over Scorpiancer in the Grand National, the richest steeplechase event in North America. He completed 2 5/8 miles over a firm course in 4:50.
Scorpiancer, who became a Grade 1 winner in the Lonesome Glory, was easily second-best. Sharp Rise, one of two European imports in the field, contested the early pace with Rawnaq before fading to third.
Naylor and Murphy also teamed up to win last year’s Grand National with Dawalan, but the Eclipse Award champion was injured early this season, leaving Rawnaq as the stable’s capable replacement.

http://www.drf.com/news/irish-jockey-ru ... d-national
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:27 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A visit to the Colonies paid off pretty well for Irish jockey Ruby Walsh. :D

Irish jockey Ruby Walsh scores with Rawnaq in Grand National
Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy had to find a new jockey for star jumper Rawnaq after regular rider Jack Doyle sustained multiple injuries in a spill during the running of the Grade 1 Lonesome Glory at Belmont Park on Sept. 22.
“It was very hard to replace the jockey,” Naylor said of Doyle, the leader on the National Steeplechase Association circuit this season with 11 wins and $500,200 in purse earnings. “He’s the best there is. We cast a very wide net.”
Naylor and Murphy wound up making a deal to bring Ruby Walsh, the 10-time champion Irish jump jockey, to come to America just to ride Rawnaq in the Grade 1, $350,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J.
“I didn’t have to be asked twice,” Walsh said. “Rawnaq is the best steeplechase horse in America. It was really a no-brainer.”
The long trip was worthwhile as Walsh rode Rawnaq to a three-quarter-length victory over Scorpiancer in the Grand National, the richest steeplechase event in North America. He completed 2 5/8 miles over a firm course in 4:50.
Scorpiancer, who became a Grade 1 winner in the Lonesome Glory, was easily second-best. Sharp Rise, one of two European imports in the field, contested the early pace with Rawnaq before fading to third.
Naylor and Murphy also teamed up to win last year’s Grand National with Dawalan, but the Eclipse Award champion was injured early this season, leaving Rawnaq as the stable’s capable replacement.

http://www.drf.com/news/irish-jockey-ru ... d-national
Any word on Rudyard K, the horse that Jack Doyle had been riding in that 9/22 spill? The chart mentioned that he had jumped the preceding two jumps awkwardly before falling over the 10th fence and being vanned off after the finish.
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Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:31 pm

Catalina wrote: Any word on Rudyard K, the horse that Jack Doyle had been riding in that 9/22 spill?
Rudyard K was not seriously injured in the fall and was back with trainer Todd Wyatt in Maryland Thursday night.

http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... er-surgery
its the very last line in the article.
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