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Friday, January 16, 2009

SWITCHIN TO GLIDE

THEATRICAL at 27...at Hill 'n' Dale in Kentucky, see more stallions below and at www.horse-races.net




HUSBANDS' FIRST WIN AT SANTA ANITA

Patrick Husbands won the 3rd race at Santa Anita yesterday, his first win the California track and fittingly it was for Eugene Melnyk.
FORSTER HALL, a 4yo gelding by Deputy Minister racing for $50,000 claiming, led all the way to win his maiden at 6 1/2 furlongs on the Pro-Ride. The Kentucky bred is trained by Husbands' main barn of Mark Casse.




NO NEWS IS....NEWS?

The Fort Erie saga continues to drag. The "deadline" came and went yesterday, there was yet another rally, that's about it...

EXCERPT from NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW
BY RAY SPITERI
Craitor apologizes over racetrack
Self-imposed deadline passes without decision from Queen's Park
Posted By RAY SPITERI , REVIEW STAFF WRITER

Earlier this month, Kim Craitor did what backbench MPPs rarely do.

The provincial representative from Niagara Falls put his own government on notice: He set a Thursday deadline for Queen's Park to decide if it would provide some form of assistance to keep the Fort Erie Race Track open.

He didn't get the definitive answer he wanted. Instead, Craitor got a maybe - the same response he has been getting on the track issue for about the past two years.

"I have no answer for you and for that, I apologize," Craitor said Thursday, during a rally in support of the 111-year-old border oval.

"You can call me what you like. If you're pissed off, I apologize because I had an expectation that I could solve this issue by the 15th, and I haven't."

About 100 people - many of whom depend on the Catherine Street track for their livelihood - braved blistering cold outside town hall hoping for good news.

They left frustrated, however, with the same uncertainty that has dogged them for some time. To read the rest...
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1390456






More BIG DADDYS...www.horse-races.net have added to its series of farm tours with notes and images. Here is BIG BROWN at THREE CHIMNEYS.











HARD SPUN at DARLEY....



















Sligo Bay moving to Gardiner Farm

Grade 1 winner Sligo Bay (Ire) will be relocated for the 2009 breeding
season to Gardiner Farm in Ontario, Canada as part of a partnership
between Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs and Dr. Michael Colterjohn.
The Sadler’s Wells horse out of Angelic Song, by Halo, will stand
for $5,000.
“This partnership between the top two breeders in Canada puts
Adena Springs back into the Ontario market and demonstrates our
strong commitment to Ontario racing and breeding,” Adena Springs
President Andy Stronach said. “Sligo Bay’s proven ability to sire
Polytrack and grass horses will be of great benefit to us and a huge
asset for other Canadian breeders. We strongly believe in this stallion
and his superior bloodlines will help bolster our racing program
in Ontario.”

3 Comments:

  • At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just wondering if you saw the article on Storm Cat serving Quarter Horse mares? A wonderful idea where his great powers as a sire can keep carrying on in another form of racehorse.

     
  • At 8:53 AM, Blogger Terence said…

    Last set of farms:

    Coolmore (Ashford Stud)
    http://www.horse-races.net/library/farms09-ashford.htm

    Vinery
    http://www.horse-races.net/library/farms09-vinery.htm

    Stonewall
    http://www.horse-races.net/library/farms09-stonewall.htm

    Enjoy!

     
  • At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Lois Keays said…

    I've been giving some serious consideration to the problems thoroughbred racing has in reaching new audiences and fans. It seems that the policies, marketing and promotion of the sport is all evolved from within. The industry needs a fresh and objective approach to marketing...someone who can objectively respond to the issues that plague the industry...drugs/allegations of unfair practice/overall poor image in North America. Just as it is inappropriate for any governing body or agency to police itself, the thoroughbred industry has identified problems and seems reluctant to address any of them, because it may impact their personal dominion. Isn't it time that the breed organizations,racing associations and tracks hire an independent consultant to give some fresh insight into the resolution of the problems and provide some productive solutions? We are all in this together, yet we seem to lack any concerted industry direction. I believe that an independent marketing firm could help to resurrect thoroughbred racing as a popular and exciting sport, and without the protective attitude of individualized concerns, promote the sport from a unified position.

     

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