Monthly Archives: December 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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VA-BRED WINNERS

Challenging (f, 2yo), Pleasantly Perfect – Key Causeway by Giant’s Causeway. B – Edward P. Evans. Sunland Park, 12/30/2012, mdn sp wgt, $12,180, 6.5 f, 1:16.41. ($29,000, yrlg, 2011, keesep)

Headstrong Beauty (f, 3yo), Latent Heat – Beautiful Stranger by Foxhound. B – Hart Farm. Turfway Park, 12/30/2012, mdn clmg, $5,100, 6 f, 1:13.93. ($67,000, yrlg, 2010, keesep)
High Flying Lady (f, 3yo), Race on Green – Flying Lady by Fly So Free. B – Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H.… Continue reading

SUSIE HART HELPS RESCUED HORSES – SO CAN YOU

Reprinted from the Thoroughbred Daily News, Letter To The Editors:

It’s Friday so usually I look forward to reading Ray Paulicks Three Chimneys Good News article. Not today, I have too much work to do.  Yesterday I received one of those emails we get all too often these days. Another group of horses were rescued and the person who has them needs some help.
That person is Laurie Calhoun who, for years, has worked behind the national scene and… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Larry Knight Jr.’s Alpha Mike Foxtrot (Forest Boyce) appeared to be a certain loser as the field raced down the backstretch in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship, but around the turn and going to the finish line it was another story as he rallied over the sloppy track to win going away. (Jim McCue/MJC)

Comma to the Top and jockey Edwin Maldonado win the Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes horse race Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Santa Anita Park in… Continue reading

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Blue Mountain Cat (g, 3yo), Discreet Cat – Silentlea by Cherokee Run. B – Grace E. Ritzenberg. Penn National, 12/18/2012, clmg, $13,800, 6 f, 1:11.78.

Broadway Blues (g, 2yo), Bernstein – Blue Hills by Cure the Blues. B – Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone. Tampa Bay Downs, 12/22/2012, mdn clmg, $7,500, 7 f, 1:28.43.

Last Out of Panama (c, 4yo), More Than Ready – Panama Canal by Gulch. B – Edward P. Evans. Tampa Bay Downs, 12/21/2012, mdn clmg, $5,400, 5.5 f, 1:07.00.

PICTURE OF THE DAY

NYRA posted this classic on their Facebook page. It doesn’t really require any explanation…

VIRGINIA, MARYLAND LIVE RACING DAYS CONFLICT

Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will conduct 146 days of racing in 2013, the same number that was scheduled the last three years after the Maryland Racing Commission approved an agreement by the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA) at its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon at Laurel Park.

Problem is the new calendar creates an overlap between the last day at Pimlico and the opening day at Colonial Downs.  Both tracks are looking to… Continue reading

RACING MAKES THE CUT

Sports Illustrated’s 100 best photos recently posted on their website included two from horseracing…

Jockey Julien Leparoux tries to hold on to the bridle as he is catapulted off Sanibel Storm, which hit the rail during the stretch run at Keeneland Race Course, April 28, 2006. The jockey and horse were both uninjured. (Matt Goin)

Ron Turcotte, riding Secretariat, takes a quick peek over his shoulder at his competitors during the running of the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Secretariat would go… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

The sun sets as the runners pass the grandstand in the last race of the day during the last meeting to be held after 114 years of racing at Folkestone racecourse on December 18, 2012 in Folkestone, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Runners pull up after finishing during the last meeting to be held after 114 years of racing at Folkestone racecourse on December 18, 2012 in Folkestone, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)