Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

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Postby Catalina » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:35 pm

Thanks, Flanders. It's good to hear that the horse escaped serious injury.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby tranquilo » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:16 pm

The richest Arabian race in the world was run tonight in Abu Dhabi, the €1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Jewel Crown. There were 3 US-based horses in the field but it wasn't their night. Paddys Day and Calvin Borel finished 8th, Sand Victor was 12th, and Thess Is Awesome faded to 16th and last after pressing the pace early. But the race was won by an American-bred horse, RB Burn (Majd Al Arab x Burnie Gee PW, by Burning Sand), bred in Florida by Rosebrook Farm and owned by Al Asayl Racing. Among the horses he beat were the highest ranked Arabian in the world, Al Mourtajez (winner of the Arabian World Cup on Arc day), Kahayla Classic winner Af Mathmoon, and defending champ Kalino.

RB Burn, who broke his maiden at Sam Houston before being exported. His dam was a stakes winner at Delaware and Retama.

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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:18 am

Top Striker rolls past Rawnaq in Colonial Cup

Top Striker pulled off a minor upset of divisional leader Rawnaq in Saturday's $150,000 Colonial Cup (G1) in Camden, South Carolina, the final Grade 1 hurdle of the 2016 season.

http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/11/ ... lonial-cup
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:56 am

Meadowlands: Brett Miller ties track record with eight wins on the Friday card

Brett Miller drove himself into the record book on Friday night at The Meadowlands when he steered eight winners across the wire first to tie the all-time mark for victories on one program at the New Jersey oval.

http://www.drf.com/news/meadowlands-bre ... riday-card
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:04 am

Champion Steeplechaser Rawnaq to Miss 2017 Season

An injury will keep Irv Naylor's reigning Eclipse Award winner Rawnaq from taking a shot at a lucrative bonus in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... 017-season
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Miss Woodford » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:42 pm

PJMIII wrote:Champion Steeplechaser Rawnaq to Miss 2017 Season

An injury will keep Irv Naylor's reigning Eclipse Award winner Rawnaq from taking a shot at a lucrative bonus in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... 017-season

Aw man. Was looking forward to watching him try Cheltenham.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby PJMIII » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:44 pm

National Steeplechase Association spring schedule offers record purses

A record total of nearly $2.6 million in purses will be offered during the spring portion of the National Steeplechase Association’s 2017 season.

The organization dedicated to jump racing announced this week a revised spring schedule of 18 stops that includes two new locations. The purse money represents an increase of 6.7 percent from 2016.


http://www.drf.com/news/national-steepl ... ord-purses

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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Apollo » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:32 am

I'm not sure it's been mentioned here what Hialeah Park plans to do beginning this summer. Absolutely disgraceful, given the history and aura of that venue.

The quarter horse meet would typically be running at this time of year. Not this time. Brunetti lost so much money with the quarter horses he severed ties with the main quarter horse association. Hialeah plans to run bogus races this summer to fulfill the vague requirement that horse racing must be staged to have a casino in operation on the premises.

Three other venues in Florida have been doing that in recent years. Brunetti ripped the establishments in recent years and called them Mickey Mouse races, before deciding to join them. There will be so-called doubleheaders crammed within a few weeks, to fulfill the state requirements at the bare minimum and at the last minute. I doubt there will be wagering on the races and probably nobody watching them, although Hialeah does claim they will use a starting gate, unlike the other three venues. Probably two horses in the gate. Last year there was a "race" at one of those "tracks" with a horse requiring 14 minutes to cover 100 yards or so.
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:15 pm

Paulick picked up the story.

Florida’s ‘Sham’ Continues: ‘Fake’ Horse Racing On Its Way To Hialeah Park
Tired of hearing about “fake” news?

Well, for a change of pace, get ready for some “fake” horse racing at Hialeah Park, a South Florida track that once was synonymous with class and elegance in Thoroughbred racing.

Hialeah Park's automated phone answering machine says “the world's most beautiful race course is now also a state of the art casino/simo-center.”

It is soon to be home of fake horse racing, the kind that allowed some slick businessmen to get licensed for card rooms and simulcasting in several central and north Florida counties. If the Florida Supreme Court rules in their favor in a case that's been in front of the court for nearly a year, they'll get slot machines, too.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/floridas-sham-continues-fake-horse-racing-way-hialeah-park/
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Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Not really sure where to put this because it has thoroughbred racing info in it too.

Al Shaqab Showcases Arabian Roots
DOHA, Qatar–On a picture-perfect Friday morning in Qatar, international guests in town for the HH The Emir’s Sword Festival gathered at Al Shaqab’s Emiri Stable for breakfast, an introduction to Arabian horses and, of course, some good-natured banter ahead of Saturday’s featured card of the three-day racing festival.

Readers of this publication will be well-familiar with the name Al Shaqab as it relates to Sheikh Joaan’s Thoroughbred operations in Europe, based at Haras de Bouquetot in France, as well as his successful racing stables in America, but the focal point of Al Shaqab in Qatar is the Purebred Arabian. This was literally the case at the breakfast event, with a band of near-white Arabians grazing in the stable courtyard surrounding the tables.

The parade of Al Shaqab’s Arabian stallions was certainly an eye-opening event for the Thoroughbred crowd present. Whereas Thoroughbred stallions are, of course, expected to stand and walk calmly during inspection, the Arabians were encouraged to prance, rear, shout, and generally show off their athleticism.

The Al Shaqab colours will be carried by the likes of the Richard Hannon-trained Ghayyar (Ire) (Power {GB}) in Saturday’s Al Biddah Mile, a local Group 2 contest, but the most exciting horse in the grey and gold colours this week will be the Purebred Arabian Al Mourtajez (Fr) (Dahess), who goes for the Arabian Triple Crown in Saturday’s final race of the festival, the $1-million G1 HH The Emir’s Sword. Al Mourtajez won the first two legs, the Qatar International S. at Goodwood and the Qatar Arabian World Cup at Chantilly, last year for trainer Thomas Fourcy.

Two-time GI Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill is in town to saddle the first-ever American-trained runner at the meeting, Royal Albert Hall (GB) (Royal Applause {GB}) in the HH The Emir’s Trophy, and he reflected on his experience thus far, saying, “It’s been fantastic. The hospitality has been unbelievable and hopefully this is the first of many trips back here.” Of the 5-year-old gelding Royal Albert Hall, the trainer added, “He looks phenomenal. His coat looks great, his energy level is great. Alan Garcia is here to ride him and he got on him this morning and got along great with him. He’s got a really good mind, this horse. He’s going the other way than what he’s used to but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all, and we’re expecting a big effort.”

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/al-shaqab-showcases-arabian-roots/
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