SPRING FORWARD

By | October 23, 2019

WONDER GADOT IS BACK!   Watch Wonder woman at Oaklawn!   WONDER GADOT, Anderson Farms-bred champion, is getting back into action today at Oaklawn – JULIE WRIGHT PHOTOedited press release A big weekend for trainer Mark Casse begins today, Friday, as his trainee WONDER GADOT, the probable Horse of the Year in Canada is scheduled to make her… Read More »

SATURDAY UPDATES

By | October 22, 2019

DUBAI SUPER SATURDAY THIS MORNING- 7 a.m.   Click on the super HPI racing station on your TV or HPIBet on your tablet, computer or phone beginning at 7 a.m. this morning to watch Super Saturday at Meydan. This is the big racing day before it’s huge Dubai World Cup card at the end of the month. Last… Read More »

DAYLIGHT

By | October 22, 2019

KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIL TACITUS is a regally bred son of Tapit from Grade 1 winning mare Close Hatches owned by Juddmonte Farms, the Aga Khan. Tampa Bay Downs photo New Shooters Scoop Points Of the 3 major stakes races on Saturday that are considered stepping stones to the Kentucky Derby, it is not certain if any of the… Read More »

Horse Idioms in Our Language…There’s Quite a List!

By | October 22, 2019

After practicing for our miniature horse/pony square dance we were brainstorming for our next fundraiser June 9 (for Matthew House Hospice in Alliston). We started thinking about the horse. Thirty years before I was born horses were an integral part of a great many people’s lives in North America. Nowadays many humans have never touched a horse or… Read More »

MIDWEEK

By | October 22, 2019

  MARCH OCALA 2-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE Manfred and Penny Conrad of Waterloo, ON, paid $200,000 through agent Team Casse for a Canadian-bred filly by Munnings – Amiable Grace, by Alphabet Soup bred by the late Bill Graham. The filly worked 2 furlongs in :21 1/5 for the gallop show. This is the 3rd foal of stakes winner… Read More »

STAND

By | October 22, 2019

MONUMENTAL MOVE: THE STRONACH GROUP BANS RACE-DAY MEDICATION Santa Anita and Golden Gate implement Lasix ban In a bombshell announcement, Belinda Stronach, chairman and president The Stronach Group, laid out new protocols in a quest for the betterment of racing including a ban on race-day Lasix. In addition, Stronach addressed the need for stricter whip rules, transparency of… Read More »

PAT

By | October 22, 2019

KENTUCKY DERBY REBELS Long Range Toddy and Omaha Beach upset heavily favoured Bob Baffert trainees Oaklawn Park’s management stepped up and split the Rebel Stakes yesterday after Santa Anita had to cancel its San Felipe Stakes last weekend. The result was two very entertaining horse races at the Hot Springs, Arkansas track with each division worth a whopping… Read More »

TURNING

By | October 22, 2019

34 DAYS TO WOODBINE’S OPENER Fresh coats of paint in the barns, new wall boxes and tack boxes and that bubbling-over feeling of bringing your beautiful horses back to the track after a winter vacation. Woodbine is starting to get busy with just over a month before opening day (April 20). On Sunday, 45 horses had timed workouts,… Read More »