Harness Racing - 2018

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PJMIII
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:23 am

Triple dead heat for victory Sunday at Hawthorne

On a snowy Sunday evening (Jan. 7) at Hawthorne Race Course, one of the rarest events in racing occurred as a triple dead heat for victory took place.

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Ioya Two
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Somebeachsomewhere has died.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Oh no!
This is a huge loss for SB breeding. He had become a tremendous sire, passing his talent on to many winning sons and daughters.
Damn cancer. :evil:
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Ioya, where did you see that news? I haven't been able to find anything about it elsewhere. :?
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 pm

Woodbine announced it on Twitter. Very sad.

Woodbine - Mohawk Park @WoodbineSB
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Arguably the greatest pacer of all-time, SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE has passed away at age 13 following a battle with cancer.

Woodbine would like to send condolences to the connections of “The Beach”.
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Somebeachsomewhere Passes
Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:35 pm

This is a tragic loss, but SB breeders can take some comfort in knowing that harness racing allows AI.
I would hope that his owners have stores of his semen frozen for the future.
I sometimes wish that TB racing would allow the practice, especially when we lose good stallions at a young age.
How would TB breeding have been changed, especially in turf racing, if Dubai Millennium had been able to give us more than one crop? :?
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:This is a tragic loss, but SB breeders can take some comfort in knowing that harness racing allows AI.
I would hope that his owners have stores of his semen frozen for the future.
Don't they have a rule that the stallion has to be alive in the year of conception? I wonder if they would allow frozen semen to be used since technically he was alive in 2018 but not alive when the breeding season would start.
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I sometimes wish that TB racing would allow the practice, especially when we lose good stallions at a young age.
How would TB breeding have been changed, especially in turf racing, if Dubai Millennium had been able to give us more than one crop? :?
I'm glad the Thoroughbred breeding industry doesn't allow AI for numerous reasons, which I won't go into. Yes it would have been wonderful if Dubai Millennium had more than one crop, it wasn't meant to be. AI could have made any of the great horses we've seen recently nonexistent. Perhaps Kind would have been given AI from Dubai Millennium and we don't get Frankel. Or somewhere along the way we don't get American Pharoah or Songbird or Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:54 pm

I would be OK for embryo transplants for mares with reproductive issues (like RA) but when modern stud management allows books of 200 mares (and even x2 for shuttlers) I'm chilly on the issue of AI.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:18 pm

A fantastic racehorse and sire. His connections are devastated. He will be a huge loss to the industry. What a magnificent racehorse he was.
"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Miss Woodford
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:15 pm

Tragic news about SBSW. A brilliant racehorse and stud, and had a good Standardbred mind that he passed on to his offspring. Image
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:58 pm

When I read his obit on one of the SB sites, one adjective his owner used to describe the stallion stood out to me: genial.
Fast on the track and productive in the shed...and apparently a really nice guy.
RIP, 'Beach.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:02 am

Pocono: Breeders Crown highlights 2018 racing season

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce our 2018 racing season schedule. The track in Northeast PA is looking forward to another tremendous season of racing, with the Breeders Crown returning for the third time.

http://www.drf.com/news/pocono-breeders ... ing-season
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:05 am

Yonkers: Fields drawn for Levy, Matchmaker finals

Post positions have been drawn for North America’s two richest races of the season to date, Yonkers Raceway’s $532,000 final of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series and $373,000 final of the Blue Chip Matchmaker.

The finales, set for Saturday night (Apr. 21st), wrap up their respective six-week sojourns and highlight a 12-race card worth just over $1.3 million. First post is the usual 6:50 PM.


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Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:50 am

Meadowlands: Takter, Alagna net training hat tricks

Trainers Jimmy Takter and Tony Alagna had the hot horses Friday night at the Meadowlands, as each conditioner sent three pupils apiece to the winner’s circle.

http://www.drf.com/news/meadowlands-tak ... hat-tricks
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