Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Apollo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:17 pm

Hialeah's so-called meet is underway. Actually a doubleheader meet with first post at noon and second shift at 3 PM, and 8 "races" apiece. I considered attending just to walk the premises for a while, but I doubt I'll do it after reading the details.

Teenage and even early 20s horses competing in match races over 110 yards. Same horses entered day after day. Gates without doors. Whistle start. Exclusively female jockeys and none wearing standard riding gear. A dozen spectators or fewer.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/op ... ing-again/
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 pm

USEF Board of Directors Approves Recommendation of New Eventing CCI4* to Fair Hill International and Approves HITS Ocala to Host 2018/2019 FEI Nations Cup™ Qualifier
On Monday, July 23, 2017, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors approved the recommendation to allocate the designation of an additional United States eventing CCI4* competition in 2019 to Fair Hill International. In January 2017, the Board of Directors narrowed the list of five applicants to two and following that decision spent several months researching, meeting with Organizing Committees and conducting additional site visits.

https://www.usef.org/media/press-releases/usef-board-of-directors-approves-recommendation-of-new-eventing-cci4-to-fair-hill-international-approves-hits-ocala-to-host-20182019-fei-nations-cup-qualifier

Phillip Dutton Now No. 2 in FEI World Rankings, Hannah Sue Burnett Jumps Into Top 10
Phillip Dutton moved up one spot in the latest FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings and now sits No. 2 on 531 points behind Michael Jung, who continues to dominate the top spot on the leaderboard with 644 points.
Since finishing Mr. Medicott, Fernhill Fugitive and I’m Sew Ready inside the top 10 at Kentucky CCI4* in April, Phillip has continued to enjoy a very strong season. In addition to placing in the top 10 with Z and Fernhill Revelation at Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland, Phillip also won the Jersey Fresh CCI3* with Mr. Candyman and most recently finished third in the FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow with I’m Sew Ready.

http://eventingnation.com/phillip-dutton-now-no-2-in-fei-world-rankings-hannah-sue-burnett-jumps-into-top-10/
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:20 pm

Jamie Newell‏ @wowhorse
Deeply saddened to hear Nichols Canyon was euthanized after a fall today at Leopardstown. Honest, hard-knocking little horse had 30 starts, 12 wins, 8 of them Grade I.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Miss Woodford » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Even in the dead of winter, jumpers keep busy. 2017 Eclipse finalist and Jonathan Sheppard trainee All the Way Jose went hunting yesterday, in a snaffle no less. Assistant trainer/exercise rider Keri Brion aboard.
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Earlier in the week they breezed in the snow at Sheppard's farm.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby genuinerizk » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:31 pm

And she took him out to hunt in her exercise saddle too! Unorthodox - but gutsy! Fun to see. My ex used to trail ride our horses in his exercise saddle too, and his feet kicked out of the irons, unless needed - I always cringed and felt he may as well have been bareback- I always felt my saddles weren't deep enough to suit me! But I think people who ride on the track are an extra level of confident.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Northport » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:01 pm

genuinerizk wrote:And she took him out to hunt in her exercise saddle too! Unorthodox - but gutsy! Fun to see. My ex used to trail ride our horses in his exercise saddle too, and his feet kicked out of the irons, unless needed - I always cringed and felt he may as well have been bareback- I always felt my saddles weren't deep enough to suit me! But I think people who ride on the track are an extra level of confident.



Showjumper Lauren Tisbo uses an exercise saddle on some of her horses. Not sure I would want to jump 1.60m in that, but if the horse prefers it, why not I guess? :lol:
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby genuinerizk » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:08 pm

Great article, Northport. I enjoyed reading it, thank you for posting it. Tisbo's solutions are interesting, I would have never thought of those solutions for a difficult to fit horse.
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