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Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:44 pm

Nichols Canyon Connections Pointing for Iroquois Bonus

The $500,000 bonus offered in the TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge is expected to be on the line at this year's Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes May 13 as the connections of Nichols Canyon have told race officials they're pointing for the Iroquois.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... uois-bonus

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Miss Woodford
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Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:03 pm

For those of you who liked the 60 minutes piece on the MHC featuring the brilliant Senior Senator, the new Jumping Around podcast is a must-listen :D He's quite a character.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... -podcast-3
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 am

Miss Woodford wrote:For those of you who liked the 60 minutes piece on the MHC featuring the brilliant Senior Senator, the new Jumping Around podcast is a must-listen :D He's quite a character.
http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... -podcast-3
That was delightful! "We adapted ourselves to his preferences," pretty much says it all. Got a sense of his personality in the 60 Minutes piece, but this really expanded on that. Reminds me why I'm so partial to thoroughbreds with all their crazy quirks and antics, even the sour stressed out low level claimers. Their humans just have to find the jobs for them that makes their hearts sing...like going 30 miles an hour for 4 miles leaping over the biggest of fences. Hope they make it to England! Thanks for posting.
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:23 pm

We talked about her in the Older Horses thread, but probably is a better fit here. I got an Early Entry Notification for Lady Yeats but it looks like they scratched her from this one and she'll run at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point in The George Straub Memorial Open Flat instead. Thanks to Miss Woodford I now know about the non-sanctioned races.

Lady Yeats (GB) is entered to run on April 29, 2017, at CHARLOTTE.
Your comments for this horse were: 2011 Yeats (IRE) - Oblique (IRE), by Giant's Causeway

Early Scratches: Lady Yeats (GB)
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Sparrow Castle
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Mon May 01, 2017 3:56 pm

Closing the loop here. Lady Yeats won her race.

Eighth Race The George Straub Memorial Open Flat About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
Order Horse Wgt Rider Owner Trainer
1 Lady Yeats (GB) 150 Shane Crimin Mrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Richard L. Valentine
2 Ciboure (Fr) 155 Gerard Galligan Hudson River Farms Jonathan Sheppard
3 For Goodness Sake (Ire)150 Paddy Young Amy Taylor Rowe Leslie F. Young
4 Catch Your Dreams 135 Keri Brion Singing Bridge Stables Jonathan Sheppard
5 Move Over Honey 150 Chris Harting Chris Harting Chris Harting
6 Coturnix 160 Kieran Norris Eva D. Smithwick Eva D. Smithwick
7 Sunlover 160 Dylan Mangan Holston Hall Russell Haynes
Lady Yeats came from off the pace in the last quarter mile, came flying in the stretch and got up in the final strides.
Winning Margin: nose Winning Time: 2:28 4/5 Turf: good
Lady Yeats (GB), b. m. 2011, by Yeats (Ire) out of Oblique (Ire), by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Biddestone Stud (GB)
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Mon May 01, 2017 3:59 pm

And Senior Senator fell at the 3rd fence. . . .
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Miss Woodford
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Mon May 01, 2017 7:29 pm

katmandu wrote:And Senior Senator fell at the 3rd fence. . . .
Only two horses finished (Derwins Prospector over Drift Society), which is par for the course with these races. No horses or riders seriously injured though.
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Wed May 31, 2017 5:08 pm

Huge, and not good, news for eventing; Rolex will no longer be the title sponsor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. :(
http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/rol ... -day-event
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:44 pm

Nice article about a star jumper's return to racing after suffering a severed tendon and infection.

Bon Augure caps miracle return with emotional Drags win
In a year when Scotland's jumping community already has the Grand National victory of One For Arthur to celebrate, Lynne MacLennan can toast the resurrection of the six-year-old Bon Augure, the winner of a pulsating Prix des Drags at Auteuil on Sunday.

In September 2015 Bon Augure was one of the most promising four-year-old hurdlers in France but was struck into by Blue Dragon during a Grade 3 hurdle.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... Bon+Augure
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Treve
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:20 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Huge, and not good, news for eventing; Rolex will no longer be the title sponsor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event. :(
http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/rol ... -day-event
My guess is Longines has moved in with a better offer (they've been sponsoring more and more equestrian events outside of racing), or Rolex was pressured off from PR advice/PETA related groups.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:17 pm

Hialeah's so-called meet is underway. Actually a doubleheader meet with first post at noon and second shift at 3 PM, and 8 "races" apiece. I considered attending just to walk the premises for a while, but I doubt I'll do it after reading the details.

Teenage and even early 20s horses competing in match races over 110 yards. Same horses entered day after day. Gates without doors. Whistle start. Exclusively female jockeys and none wearing standard riding gear. A dozen spectators or fewer.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/op ... ing-again/
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Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 pm

USEF Board of Directors Approves Recommendation of New Eventing CCI4* to Fair Hill International and Approves HITS Ocala to Host 2018/2019 FEI Nations Cup™ Qualifier
On Monday, July 23, 2017, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors approved the recommendation to allocate the designation of an additional United States eventing CCI4* competition in 2019 to Fair Hill International. In January 2017, the Board of Directors narrowed the list of five applicants to two and following that decision spent several months researching, meeting with Organizing Committees and conducting additional site visits.
https://www.usef.org/media/press-releas ... -qualifier

Phillip Dutton Now No. 2 in FEI World Rankings, Hannah Sue Burnett Jumps Into Top 10
Phillip Dutton moved up one spot in the latest FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings and now sits No. 2 on 531 points behind Michael Jung, who continues to dominate the top spot on the leaderboard with 644 points.
Since finishing Mr. Medicott, Fernhill Fugitive and I’m Sew Ready inside the top 10 at Kentucky CCI4* in April, Phillip has continued to enjoy a very strong season. In addition to placing in the top 10 with Z and Fernhill Revelation at Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland, Phillip also won the Jersey Fresh CCI3* with Mr. Candyman and most recently finished third in the FEI Nations Cup at Great Meadow with I’m Sew Ready.
http://eventingnation.com/phillip-dutto ... to-top-10/
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:20 pm

Jamie Newell‏ @wowhorse
Deeply saddened to hear Nichols Canyon was euthanized after a fall today at Leopardstown. Honest, hard-knocking little horse had 30 starts, 12 wins, 8 of them Grade I.
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Miss Woodford
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:47 pm

Even in the dead of winter, jumpers keep busy. 2017 Eclipse finalist and Jonathan Sheppard trainee All the Way Jose went hunting yesterday, in a snaffle no less. Assistant trainer/exercise rider Keri Brion aboard.
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Earlier in the week they breezed in the snow at Sheppard's farm.
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:31 pm

And she took him out to hunt in her exercise saddle too! Unorthodox - but gutsy! Fun to see. My ex used to trail ride our horses in his exercise saddle too, and his feet kicked out of the irons, unless needed - I always cringed and felt he may as well have been bareback- I always felt my saddles weren't deep enough to suit me! But I think people who ride on the track are an extra level of confident.
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:01 pm

genuinerizk wrote:And she took him out to hunt in her exercise saddle too! Unorthodox - but gutsy! Fun to see. My ex used to trail ride our horses in his exercise saddle too, and his feet kicked out of the irons, unless needed - I always cringed and felt he may as well have been bareback- I always felt my saddles weren't deep enough to suit me! But I think people who ride on the track are an extra level of confident.

Showjumper Lauren Tisbo uses an exercise saddle on some of her horses. Not sure I would want to jump 1.60m in that, but if the horse prefers it, why not I guess? :lol:
https://nfstyle.com/unconventional-tack ... heres-why/
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genuinerizk
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:08 pm

Great article, Northport. I enjoyed reading it, thank you for posting it. Tisbo's solutions are interesting, I would have never thought of those solutions for a difficult to fit horse.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:29 pm

LYONELL UPSETS TEMPLE GWATHMEY (GR. 2)
Robert A. Kinsley’s Lyonell, one of the lightest-weighted horses in Saturday’s $75,000 Temple Gwathmey Handicap (Gr. 2), made a powerful run to take the lead at the last fence and prevailed by 2 1/2 lengths in the featured race of the 98th annual Middleburg Spring Races.

Zanjabeel, second in the Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (Gr. 1) three weeks earlier, collected his second straight runner-up purse for owners Rosbrian Farm and Wendy and Ben Griswold. Another lightly weighted starter, Michael A. Smith’s Mercoeur, took third, 6 1/2 lengths farther back. Buttonwood Farm’s All the Way Jose, a 2017 Grade 1 winner, finished fourth in a field of 10.

German-bred Lyonell, trained by Elizabeth Voss, won the Far Hills Races’ Appleton ratings handicap on Oct. 21 and was third in Montpelier’s Noel Laing Handicap two weeks later. But against a high-powered cast that included 2017 leading earner Mr. Hot Stuff and All the Way Jose, the seven-year-old Montjeu gelding was rated at 140 pounds, 18 fewer than Mr. Hot Stuff.

Jack Doyle, Voss’ tall stable jockey, could only tack 148 pounds, but the extra weight proved no handicap. Doyle allowed Lyonell to find his own pace early while All the Way Jose set the early pace in the 2 1/2-mile Temple Gwathmey. Lyonell began picking off horses past the midway point of the race at Glenwood Park Race Course in northern Virginia.

Placed on the outside for the run to the wire, Lyonell jumped to the lead over the last hurdle and maintained his momentum to the finish line. Zanjabeel, ridden by Ross Geraghty, made a late move, as he had in the Colonial Cup, but still came up second best.

Mr. Hot Stuff, making his first start since winning Far Hills’ Grand National (Gr. 1), finished fifth.

Lyonell ran the Temple Gwathmey distance in 5:34.40.
https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/ho ... hmey-gr-2/
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Senior Senator wins Maryland Hunt Cup for 2nd time in 3 years, turning aside Joshua G in stretch. Drift Society third.
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Wed May 09, 2018 8:39 pm

Northfield Park Race 4

1st: 8 Royal Player $361.40 $96.80 $31.20
2nd: 4Dundee Dan $37.80 $17.40
3rd: 3Smell That Rock $11.20
4th: 7Diggity Dog

$2.00 EXACTA 8-4 $26,284.40
$1.00 TRIFECTA 8-4-3 $14,638.00
$2.00 TRIFECTA 8-4-3 $29,276.00
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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