Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby canvasjockey » Thu May 19, 2016 7:49 pm

I'm heading down to the border this weekend to see my first El Moro de Cumpas!

A QH race now, it's a really big deal in the Hispanic community. It started with a match race in 1957 between a "blueblood" from California (TB?) and a local horse (El Moro). The tradition evolved into races held yearly on the border - American horse on Douglas AZ side vs Mexican horse on the Agua Prieta (Mexican) side - just a plain wire fence on the border between them.

It was a big celebration. Reborn as the El Moro de Cumpas in the early 2000's, this may be the first time this official version has been held back in it's birthplace, Douglas (the history's a bit tough to nail down and mostly in Spanish). Here's a decent run down, and bonus... it's in English!

Douglas had shut down county fair racing after 2010, but is part of the rebirth of the county fair circuit in AZ (also back this year - Safford). More counties are trying to have racing next year or the year after, which will go a long way towards revitalizing racing in AZ.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:57 pm

The Olympics are here and the US has a TB on their eventing team. :D
From the Paulick article:
This year, a growing number of people in Lexington's Thoroughbred community will be keeping their eyes on the equestrian competition, as one of their own is set to compete on the world's biggest stage.
Blackfoot Mystery, who along with rider Boyd Martin, will be competing for the U. S. Eventing Team in Rio beginning this weekend, has captured the interest and hearts of equestrians around the country. It's those that knew him in his formative years, however, who are as excited about his pending performances as they would be about a Grade 1 stakes race.

Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/features/a ... pic-dream/

Cool stuff about Blackfoot Mystery's background and breeding, and the people who brought him to his new career.
The TV schedule, for those of us who want to cheer on our equestrian teams:

Olympic Equestrian Coverage:
Date...............Time.............Discipline................Network
Saturday, Aug. 6 3:00-4:00pm Eventing (Dressage) USA
Sunday, Aug. 7 4:15-4:45pm Eventing (Dressage) MSNBC
Monday, Aug. 8 9:00am-2:00pm Eventing (Cross Country) USA
Tuesday, Aug 9 9:00-11:00am; Eventing (Stadium Jumping) USA
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday, Aug. 11 3:45-4:30pm Team Dressage MSNBC
Sunday, Aug. 14 1:00-1:45pm Individual Show Jumping NBC
Monday, Aug. 15 10:30am-12:30pm Individual Dressage USA
Tuesday, Aug. 16 12:30-1:00pm Team Show Jumping NBC
Wednesday, Aug. 17 11:00-11:30am Team Show Jumping Final NBC
Friday, Aug. 19 10:00-10:40am Individual Show Jumping NBC
3:45-4:30pm

*Blackfoot Mystery and Boyd Martin will compete in Eventing (Dressage, Cross-Country and Stadium Jumping)
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:10 am

Bob Le Beau triumphs in A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase

The Fields Stable's Bob Le Beau, content to lag behind the field for much of the 2 1/16-mile steeplechase event, closed with a rush to capture the $125,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase (NSA-G1) at Saratoga on Thursday.

http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/8/4 ... eeplechase
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:12 pm

Pocono: Big guns clash on Super Stakes Saturday card

A rematch of the Hambletonian and North America Cup highlight a Saturday card filled with over $2.2 million in stakes races at The Downs at Pocono.

http://www.drf.com/news/pocono-big-guns ... urday-card
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:16 am

Hanson: Gearing up for my first trip to the Little Brown Jug

Despite residing in central Kentucky for the better part of 20 years, It's rather odd that I've never made the three-hour excursion to Delaware, Ohio, for one of the biggest horse races held in the region -- the Little Brown Jug.

Although primarily a follower and bettor of the Thoroughbred game, exposure to harness racing at a young age three decades ago greatly enhanced my love of horse racing in general, thus I've retained some interest in what occurs on the Standardbred scene.


http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/9/1 ... -brown-jug
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby tranquilo » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:42 am

Entries for the Arabian race at Churchill on Saturday, which ridiculously is the 3rd graded stakes in as many weeks in 3 different states. Not ideal considering the small number of Arabians running in the US. :?

$100,000 President of the UAE Cup (G1)
http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/CD ... 0-EQB.html
1. PADDYS DAY (Burning Sand x AK Loretta, by Virgule al Maury) 8/5
2. CV LILY DE CARDONNE (Nivour de Cardonne x CV Rocha Lily, by Susdal) 15/1
3. CHNDAKASEXPRESS (Chndaka x Grand Masquerade, by Monarch AH) 15/1
4. LADY HAHA (Norphe x Hilaritie, by Tiki Tork Ku) 5/1
5. THESS IS AWESOME (Dahess x In Awe, by Monarch AH) 8/1
6. SAND VICTOR (Burning Sand x Vague de Gemme, by Baco du Cassou) 2/1
7. RB MADYMOISELLE (Majd Al Arab x Frynch, by Dormane) 4/1
8. F SIXTEEN (Thoroughbred x Dixies Valentine, by Nivour de Cardonne) 8/1
9. SERGEANT PEPPER MHF (Amazing Son x Shippey Lane, by Haffir el Rimal) 20/1

Sand Victor upset Paddys Day last weekend at Los Al.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:58 pm

Once in a lifetime chance to market a superstar

Harness racing has a star and they don’t know what to do about it.

It’s been a common theme for years. Consistently, the harness racing industry has marketed within its own borders, using excuses, typically costs, when discussing limitations in being able to expose its product to those outside of its own sport.


http://www.drf.com/news/zoccali-once-li ... -superstar
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:11 pm

A visit to the Colonies paid off pretty well for Irish jockey Ruby Walsh. :D

Irish jockey Ruby Walsh scores with Rawnaq in Grand National
Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy had to find a new jockey for star jumper Rawnaq after regular rider Jack Doyle sustained multiple injuries in a spill during the running of the Grade 1 Lonesome Glory at Belmont Park on Sept. 22.
“It was very hard to replace the jockey,” Naylor said of Doyle, the leader on the National Steeplechase Association circuit this season with 11 wins and $500,200 in purse earnings. “He’s the best there is. We cast a very wide net.”
Naylor and Murphy wound up making a deal to bring Ruby Walsh, the 10-time champion Irish jump jockey, to come to America just to ride Rawnaq in the Grade 1, $350,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J.
“I didn’t have to be asked twice,” Walsh said. “Rawnaq is the best steeplechase horse in America. It was really a no-brainer.”
The long trip was worthwhile as Walsh rode Rawnaq to a three-quarter-length victory over Scorpiancer in the Grand National, the richest steeplechase event in North America. He completed 2 5/8 miles over a firm course in 4:50.
Scorpiancer, who became a Grade 1 winner in the Lonesome Glory, was easily second-best. Sharp Rise, one of two European imports in the field, contested the early pace with Rawnaq before fading to third.
Naylor and Murphy also teamed up to win last year’s Grand National with Dawalan, but the Eclipse Award champion was injured early this season, leaving Rawnaq as the stable’s capable replacement.

http://www.drf.com/news/irish-jockey-ru ... d-national
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Catalina » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:27 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A visit to the Colonies paid off pretty well for Irish jockey Ruby Walsh. :D

Irish jockey Ruby Walsh scores with Rawnaq in Grand National
Owner Irv Naylor and trainer Cyril Murphy had to find a new jockey for star jumper Rawnaq after regular rider Jack Doyle sustained multiple injuries in a spill during the running of the Grade 1 Lonesome Glory at Belmont Park on Sept. 22.
“It was very hard to replace the jockey,” Naylor said of Doyle, the leader on the National Steeplechase Association circuit this season with 11 wins and $500,200 in purse earnings. “He’s the best there is. We cast a very wide net.”
Naylor and Murphy wound up making a deal to bring Ruby Walsh, the 10-time champion Irish jump jockey, to come to America just to ride Rawnaq in the Grade 1, $350,000 Grand National at Far Hills, N.J.
“I didn’t have to be asked twice,” Walsh said. “Rawnaq is the best steeplechase horse in America. It was really a no-brainer.”
The long trip was worthwhile as Walsh rode Rawnaq to a three-quarter-length victory over Scorpiancer in the Grand National, the richest steeplechase event in North America. He completed 2 5/8 miles over a firm course in 4:50.
Scorpiancer, who became a Grade 1 winner in the Lonesome Glory, was easily second-best. Sharp Rise, one of two European imports in the field, contested the early pace with Rawnaq before fading to third.
Naylor and Murphy also teamed up to win last year’s Grand National with Dawalan, but the Eclipse Award champion was injured early this season, leaving Rawnaq as the stable’s capable replacement.

http://www.drf.com/news/irish-jockey-ru ... d-national


Any word on Rudyard K, the horse that Jack Doyle had been riding in that 9/22 spill? The chart mentioned that he had jumped the preceding two jumps awkwardly before falling over the 10th fence and being vanned off after the finish.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Flanders » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:31 pm

Catalina wrote:Any word on Rudyard K, the horse that Jack Doyle had been riding in that 9/22 spill?

Rudyard K was not seriously injured in the fall and was back with trainer Todd Wyatt in Maryland Thursday night.

http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index.php/jump-racing/3760-doyle-resting-comfortably-after-surgery
its the very last line in the article.
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