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Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Thoroughblog ommitted some important information about yesterday's posts regarding the horses LINDROS (Windreach Farm), REFUSE TO BEND and EXPLOSIVE LAD (Creekside)...those horses were adopted by those farms through the

The standings I ran yesterday were only through last Saturday....
here are the updated ones from


It's Mark ahead of Reade and Reade in a logjam for 2nd...

ROBERT TILLER (at left in photo, is going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame tomorrow)

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings

Mark E. Casse 257 35 40 37 $2,728,304

Reade Baker 179 29 19 25 $1,570,169

Scott H. Fairlie 131 28 23 15 $1,088,487

Sid C. Attard 171 27 25 25 $1,590,700

Roger L. Attfield 135 26 13 25 $2,205,902

Steven M. Asmussen 148 25 18 17 $1,561,161

Michael J. Doyle 161 21 13 19 $957,785

Nicholas Gonzalez 113 20 17 16 $1,542,645

Brian A. Lynch 58 19 9 8 $1,537,864

Robert P. Tiller 157 18 23 22 $1,123,571

Terry Jordan 48 18 10 2 $704,124

Ian Black 82 17 7 9 $1,050,142

Daniel J. Vella 119 16 17 14 $991,472

Jimmy Mac drawing away, good battle for 2nd, Emma-Jayne Wilson edgd past Sutherland.

James McAleney 430 87 61 58 $4,618,152

Patrick Husbands 387 69 63 55 $4,249,270

Eurico Rosa Da Silva 458 62 57 53 $3,412,099

Emile Ramsammy 484 60 66 64 $3,223,533

Emma-Jayne Wilson 493 60 59 76 $3,533,201

Chantal Sutherland 424 59 53 63 $3,233,043

Tyler Pizarro 391 54 50 44 $2,493,935

David Clark 305 40 35 34 $2,503,769

Jono C. Jones 322 37 35 37 $3,015,209

Justin Stein 342 34 46 29 $1,659,507

Robert C. Landry 217 30 29 36 $2,036,816

Slade Callaghan 237 29 21 21 $1,340,905

Constant Montpellier 250 23 30 25 $1,386,007

Jerry Baird 229 21 20 40 $1,394,770

Win and You're In Race

KIP DEVILLE had a big workout yesterday at Aqueduct, 1:14 2/5. on the turf with his last 3 furlongs in :35 1/5 according to the DAILY RACING FORM.

(at right, Kip Deville winnig the Poker Stakes over TAM LIN, who was unplaced in his Woodbine trip last weekend after some trouble, Vanessa Ng photo)

The continent's top turf miler has run twice this year - winning the Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland in April and the Poker at Belmont in July.

KIP DEVILLE, 2nd in last year's Woodbine Mile, is trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., trainer of Big Brown among others, and also trainer of Queen's Plate winner WILD DESERT, who snuck in and snuck out of Woodbine amind controversy (sketchy workout patterns, betting coup).

And Dutrow may also send FROST GIANT, winner of the Grade 1 Suburban, for the Northern Dancer Stakes on th same day as Mile. Frost Giant has won on grass too.

KIP DEVILLE figures to be a big, big favourite for the Woodbine Mile since the nominee list is light with graded stakes performers.



The Eternal Search Stakes is much like a lot of the other overnight stakes races to be run this summer, small field but with a bit of drama.

AUTHENICAT (D'Wildcat) has not proven herself at 1 1/16 miles - although she tends to move too soon at the trip - but should still be a big favourite for the race tonight against just 4 rivals.

KRZ EXEC is riding a winning streak of 3 races, one this year, and it is good she has had some time off since that gut-wrenching Ontario Damsel Stakes score on turf.

Should be a reasonably interesting race on what should be a nice, cool night.

Enter the SCORE 1-2-3 contest tonight...


There are lots of places racing folks need to be in the next few weeks: Yearling Sales Stakes day next Monday, the yearling sale Tuesday, the Woodbine Mile on Sunday the 7th.

Another big event is tomorrow night's CANADIAN HORSE RACING HALL OF FAME induction dinner at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Champion trainer ROBERT TILLER is one of numerous inductees in the throughbred and standardbred divisions.

Join the hall of Fames folks for an evening of sharing memories in celebration of the other 2008 inductees - Peaceful Way, Real Desire, Smart Strike, Wilderness Song, Louis Cauz, Cliff Champman Jr., Pierre Levesque.

The Hall of Fame is located in the west entrance of Woodbine racetrack, as you enter the elevators to the dining rooms.

(Photo, from www.canadianhorseracing, the b
est part of the Hall
- 'the way we were')

It was the early 1970s when racetrack folks such as John Ferguson, Pat McMahon and Bruce Walker presented the idea of a Hall of Fame to Racetracks Canada. A ring idea was also presented with a logo design developed by Elaine MacPherson.

It was 20 years before the Hall of Fame actually had a place to live - Woodbine racetrack.

According to Walker, an initial plan to have an actual building on the property for the Hall of Fame never came to fruition because of tensions between western and eastern racing lovers.

The current manager of the Hall of Fame is Louis Cauz who was voted to be inducted into the Hall this year.


Woodbine Entertainment, Roger Attffield Inc. and a litany of racing folks, farms, etc. chipped into make the 5th annual C.A.R.D. golf tournament yesterday a super day.

The charitable group is Community Riding for the Disabled, horses proving therapeutic comfort for special needs kids.

Jason Portuondo of Sportsnet was the Master of Ceremonies and the crowd of some 80 plus golfers included some of the notables of the racing biz.


Several thousands of dollars, reported to be in the $60,000 range, was refunded from race 4 yesterday due to a tote malfunction. Horses in the $4,000 claiming race ran for purse money only.

WARNING - This story of a horse rescue is tough to read...
and the picture on the site is even more gruesome.

THOROUGHBLOG NOTE: This mare KRISTIN ANN never raced but had many foals and her most recent were foaled/bred nu New York by MIKE PALENSCAR.

Secretariat's foal rescued by three local women

by Josh Weinfuss / News Herald Writer

If Secretariat could see one of his daughter's now, he probably wouldn't be the calm, nonchalant horse he was known to be off the track.

Secretariat entered horse racing history after winning the first Triple Crown of the 1970s, and remained among the kings of the Sports of Kings until his death in 1989.

He was pampered, loved, and taken care of better than most humans, which makes the condition of his daughter, Kristin Ann, even more startling.

One of 600 Secretariat foals, Kristin Ann stands comfortably these days in a pen off Britton Road in unincorporated Bay County near Lynn Haven. One look at her and signs of neglect are obvious. She's bony, slow moving and hasn't had a foal in 10 years.

But Kristin Ann, 23, still looks like her father, with a neck and head resembling the thoroughbred legend. She has the white sock on her right hind leg with a brown spot. Secretariat had a sock on his left hind leg with the same spot.

Even their markings are similar, with a star-like mark and a stripe on the head. Now cared for by Jamie Coughlin, Kathy Poffenberger and Pam Dowling - the self-proclaimed Kristin Ann Syndicate - her recovery isn't guaranteed, but one thing is for sure, Kristin Ann is in the hands of three women who care about her as much as Secretariat's handlers cared for him. A swift rescue Coughlin has rescued more than 200 animals during the past 20 years.

She already has a horse on three acres of land off Britton, and a goat meanders around, playing with the horse in a sight that draws immediate laughter.
A harmless bulldog greets visitors who enter through the front gate.

Yet Coughlin wanted more. She was friends separately with Poffenberger and Dowling, and knew each wanted to rescue a horse. Poffenberger and Dowling grew up riding and caring for horses, but hadn't owned one for 25 years.

For both, it was time.
Searching the Internet, Coughlin came across a daughter of Secretariat a few months ago, but the trio was outbid. It happened once more.. read the rest..


  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger summerhorse said…

    Hi Jen, I was one of Kristin's "moms" and we thank you for helping publicize her plight (and by extension that of so many other forgotten horses). We miss Kristin SO much but we don't regret a moment we spent with her!

    We would love to track down her foals and find out what happened to them. If anyone knows of one please email me at


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