Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:31 pm

I seem to remember a subforum on the old site devoted to racing posts about other types of horse racing, such as harness, Quarterhorses and jumps. Is there interest in resurrecting it?
* Today, jockey Chantal Sutherland-Cruze set a North American record for trotters under saddle on a 5/8 track at the Meadows Casino track on NY Yank.
Some Tweets and photos: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ChantalTrots&src=hash
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:04 pm

Lyonssomewhere wins $437,325 Cane Pace

Geoffrey Lyons Mound's Lyonssomewhere led from start to finish and posted an upset at odds of 19-1 with a 1:49.4 score in the $437,325 Cane Pace, the first leg of the Triple Crown, on Monday (Sept. 1) at Tioga Downs.

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:50 pm

From DRF: Jm Miracle, at 7-1, wins #AllAmerican Futurity over Mad About the Moon. Sam Crow was third, and Apollitical Blood, fourth. #RuidosoDowns
Jm Miracle ($16.80) covered the 440 yards of the #AllAmerican Futurity in 21.38 seconds. Ramon Sanchez aboard for trainer Umberto Belloc.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:58 pm

Aw crap...from Paulick: Source at Ruidoso says condition of All American Futurity winner JM Miracle not good. In 2013 Ruidoso Futurity winner died of kidney failure
DRF's Mary Rampellini tweeted: He looked like he might have been a little overheated. What did you think?

Update from Mary R.: He was cooled down and vanned back to his barn as a precautionary measure, according to a release from Ruidoso Downs.
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Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:21 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Aw crap...from Paulick: Source at Ruidoso says condition of All American Futurity winner JM Miracle not good. In 2013 Ruidoso Futurity winner died of kidney failure
DRF's Mary Rampellini tweeted: He looked like he might have been a little overheated. What did you think?

Update from Mary R.: He was cooled down and vanned back to his barn as a precautionary measure, according to a release from Ruidoso Downs.
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s ... fter-wins/
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:38 am

One horse in distress is one thing. A second horse from the same barn exhibiting the same problems? That's not a coincidence.
Sounds like clenbuterol overdose, but since I believe that drug is tested for, I wonder if the behind-the-curtain chemists have concocted something that gives the same boost, but which doesn't show up in the tests?
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:20 am

Hope he's okay, looked shaky getting on the van after the race.
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:31 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:One horse in distress is one thing. A second horse from the same barn exhibiting the same problems? That's not a coincidence.
Sounds like clenbuterol overdose, but since I believe that drug is tested for, I wonder if the behind-the-curtain chemists have concocted something that gives the same boost, but which doesn't show up in the tests?
:evil:
I won't make any accusations, but it certainly is suspicious.
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:04 am

Hope the lab can identify it.
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:49 pm

Judging by what I've read this morning on various sites (which is still not exactly in-depth), it sounds like the horses were suffering from a combo of heat and dehydration. That might indicate that there were no illegal substances involved, but IMHO, the after-affects of legal NSAIDS, bute and lasix in a horse's system, when it's hot and the horse gets badly fatigued and dehydrated, can still be very hard on a horse.
It's also possible that the high altitude amplified the horses' reactions to their intense efforts.
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:52 pm

But only that one trainer's horses? Sorry, I don't buy it.
BaroqueAgain1
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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