Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

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Starine
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Any suggestions for Facebook pages or Twitter accounts to follow regarding Arabian racing? My interest is especially piqued since I've got into endurance riding, and so many of those horses competing are from racing lines.
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:10 pm

Starine wrote:Any suggestions for Facebook pages or Twitter accounts to follow regarding Arabian racing? My interest is especially piqued since I've got into endurance riding, and so many of those horses competing are from racing lines.
This one shows up on my Twitter feed every so often because of common Followers. It has a Facebook page too. It's based in the UK.
https://twitter.com/ARO_Racing
https://www.facebook.com/ARORacing/
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:13 am

Thanks, you two! :)
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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:22 pm

I guess this loosely fits here.

Officials expect Fair Hill bond bill to pass
NNAPOLIS — A bond bill funding race course improvements at Fair Hill, which would help pave the way for the site to host a world-class equestrian event, is expected to pass the state legislature.

State Sen. Wayne Norman (R-Harford/Cecil) said a hearing for the bill “went particularly well” and that he expects the bill to pass.

The bill, which has been a top priority for Cecil County’s state representatives in the House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate, would fund engineering designs for significant upgrades to the site’s race course.

Gov. Larry Hogan included the funding in his proposed capital budget, but the bond requires passage by both houses.

Fair Hill is on the short list to host a four-star horse eventing competition — an event on par with the Olympics in magnitude — in 2019, and this bond bill is paramount for Fair Hill being selected. Without the bond, Fair Hill’s facility may not be adequate to host an event of this scale.

Cecil County officials have estimated that the economic impact of an annual four-star event could grow to $30 million annually.

Four-star events are the pinnacle of horse eventing and draw the top competitors from around the world. Horse eventing has been described as a triathlon for horses, testing their strength and stamina as they navigate grueling courses.

Proposed improvements to the course include building a new grandstand, widening the course and constructing an irrigation system to soften the course. The latter two improvements are aimed at reducing the risk of injuries for horses and riders.

If passed, the Maryland Board of Public Works would be authorized to buy a $250,000 bond, which would require a local match of $250,000, raising a total of $500,000 for the designs. Funds would be allocated to the National Steeple Chase Foundation, a nonprofit raising money on behalf of the Fair Hill Foundation.

There was no opposition at the bill’s hearing, Norman said.
More: http://www.cecildaily.com/news/state_ne ... user-share
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:37 pm

Field for the Darley Awards Stakes (G1) for Arabians today at Santa Anita. Victor Espinoza is riding favorite Paddys Day, who was awarded 2016 Horse of the Year last night:

1. Easter Man (Edwin Maldonado)
2. Ivory Shores (Chantal Sutherland)
3. Twice Rich (Rosie Higgins)
4. Lil Dude AA (Brayan Pena)
5. Paddys Day (Victor Espinoza)
6. Big Girls Are Better (Mario Chavez)
7. Quick And Rich (Kirsten Swan)
8. Sand Victor (Hugo Herrera)
9. Miss Paradise (Chad Lindsay)
10. Raineing Sand (Gallyn Vick Mitchell)
11. Thess Is Awesome (Travis Wales)
12. Dream Pearl (Pablo Flores)
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:44 pm

‘60 Minutes’ to Feature American Steeplechase Racing on Sunday Broadcast
This Sunday’s edition of CBS’s “60 Minutes” will include a segment featuring the Timber Races steeplechase events, held in several Mid-Atlantic states. “60 Minutes” correspondent and “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose reports on the prestige and competition of the Timber Races, which culminate in the Maryland Hunt Cup event on April 29.

The “60 Minutes” segment will include strategically placed cameras that capture the athleticism and excitement of steeplechase racing from a rider’s perspective. The Timber Races, named for the wooden fences that horses and riders must jump over and navigate through, harken back to steeplechase racing’s origins in Ireland over 250 years ago.
https://www.americasbestracing.net/life ... -broadcast
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Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:07 pm

Steeplechase Preview & Picks: April 22
April 21, 2017
Joe Clancy

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Mr. Hot Stuff returns to action in Saturday's Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg. Tod Marks photo
Fourth race. $50,000 Temple Gwathmey hurdle stakes going 2 1/2 miles.
The 2017 race drew six runners, including four from the Fisher barn – Mr. Hot Stuff, Schoodic, Scorpiancer and Hinterland. Ricky Hendriks (off to a great start this year) sends out Swansea Mile while Voss counters with Portrade. Several are prepping for the Grade 1 Iroquois in Nashville, Tenn. May 13. Mr. Hot Stuff won the 2015 Gwathmey and was beaten a neck in that year’s Iroquois. The former Kentucky Derby starter has won five over jumps and will be difficult to handle. His stablemate Scorpiancer battled Rawnaq all last year (including a second in the Gwathmey) and shoulders high weight of 158 (up to 20 more than his rivals). Good race. How soft will the ground be?

Joe: Mr. Hot Stuff, Scorpiancer, Swansea Mile.
Sean: Scorpiancer, Mr. Hot Stuff, Portrade.
Tom: Mr. Hot Stuff, Hinterland, Scorpiancer.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... Itemid=312
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Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:58 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:‘60 Minutes’ to Feature American Steeplechase Racing on Sunday Broadcast
This Sunday’s edition of CBS’s “60 Minutes” will include a segment featuring the Timber Races steeplechase events, held in several Mid-Atlantic states. “60 Minutes” correspondent and “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose reports on the prestige and competition of the Timber Races, which culminate in the Maryland Hunt Cup event on April 29.

The “60 Minutes” segment will include strategically placed cameras that capture the athleticism and excitement of steeplechase racing from a rider’s perspective. The Timber Races, named for the wooden fences that horses and riders must jump over and navigate through, harken back to steeplechase racing’s origins in Ireland over 250 years ago.
https://www.americasbestracing.net/life ... -broadcast
It'd be great to see another piece like this about flat racing. The filming is superb, for example, they placed the jockey's cam on their more stationary chest instead of the head.
http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/americas-steeplechase/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-60-min ... orsewoman/
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:17 am

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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:44 pm

Nichols Canyon Connections Pointing for Iroquois Bonus

The $500,000 bonus offered in the TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge is expected to be on the line at this year's Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes May 13 as the connections of Nichols Canyon have told race officials they're pointing for the Iroquois.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... uois-bonus

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Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:03 pm

For those of you who liked the 60 minutes piece on the MHC featuring the brilliant Senior Senator, the new Jumping Around podcast is a must-listen :D He's quite a character.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... -podcast-3
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 am

Miss Woodford wrote:For those of you who liked the 60 minutes piece on the MHC featuring the brilliant Senior Senator, the new Jumping Around podcast is a must-listen :D He's quite a character.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... -podcast-3
That was delightful! "We adapted ourselves to his preferences," pretty much says it all. Got a sense of his personality in the 60 Minutes piece, but this really expanded on that. Reminds me why I'm so partial to thoroughbreds with all their crazy quirks and antics, even the sour stressed out low level claimers. Their humans just have to find the jobs for them that makes their hearts sing...like going 30 miles an hour for 4 miles leaping over the biggest of fences. Hope they make it to England! Thanks for posting.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:23 pm

We talked about her in the Older Horses thread, but probably is a better fit here. I got an Early Entry Notification for Lady Yeats but it looks like they scratched her from this one and she'll run at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point in The George Straub Memorial Open Flat instead. Thanks to Miss Woodford I now know about the non-sanctioned races.

Lady Yeats (GB) is entered to run on April 29, 2017, at CHARLOTTE.
Your comments for this horse were: 2011 Yeats (IRE) - Oblique (IRE), by Giant's Causeway

Early Scratches: Lady Yeats (GB)
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Mon May 01, 2017 3:56 pm

Closing the loop here. Lady Yeats won her race.

Eighth Race The George Straub Memorial Open Flat About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
Order Horse Wgt Rider Owner Trainer
1 Lady Yeats (GB) 150 Shane Crimin Mrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Richard L. Valentine
2 Ciboure (Fr) 155 Gerard Galligan Hudson River Farms Jonathan Sheppard
3 For Goodness Sake (Ire)150 Paddy Young Amy Taylor Rowe Leslie F. Young
4 Catch Your Dreams 135 Keri Brion Singing Bridge Stables Jonathan Sheppard
5 Move Over Honey 150 Chris Harting Chris Harting Chris Harting
6 Coturnix 160 Kieran Norris Eva D. Smithwick Eva D. Smithwick
7 Sunlover 160 Dylan Mangan Holston Hall Russell Haynes
Lady Yeats came from off the pace in the last quarter mile, came flying in the stretch and got up in the final strides.
Winning Margin: nose Winning Time: 2:28 4/5 Turf: good
Lady Yeats (GB), b. m. 2011, by Yeats (Ire) out of Oblique (Ire), by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Biddestone Stud (GB)
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Mon May 01, 2017 3:59 pm

And Senior Senator fell at the 3rd fence. . . .
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Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 pm

katmandu wrote:And Senior Senator fell at the 3rd fence. . . .
Only two horses finished (Derwins Prospector over Drift Society), which is par for the course with these races. No horses or riders seriously injured though.
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Wed May 31, 2017 5:08 pm

Huge, and not good, news for eventing; Rolex will no longer be the title sponsor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. :(
http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/rol ... -day-event
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:44 pm

Nice article about a star jumper's return to racing after suffering a severed tendon and infection.

Bon Augure caps miracle return with emotional Drags win
In a year when Scotland's jumping community already has the Grand National victory of One For Arthur to celebrate, Lynne MacLennan can toast the resurrection of the six-year-old Bon Augure, the winner of a pulsating Prix des Drags at Auteuil on Sunday.

In September 2015 Bon Augure was one of the most promising four-year-old hurdlers in France but was struck into by Blue Dragon during a Grade 3 hurdle.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... Bon+Augure
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:20 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Huge, and not good, news for eventing; Rolex will no longer be the title sponsor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. :(
http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/rol ... -day-event
My guess is Longines has moved in with a better offer (they've been sponsoring more and more equestrian events outside of racing), or Rolex was pressured off from PR advice/PETA related groups.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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