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Racing's Passion Player - Franky Speaking, Stronach Does It His Way!

Author: 
Rob Longley
Month Published: 
August, 2005

ONE DOESN’T GET TO BE A SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE WITHOUT A WATERSHED MOMENT OR TWO IN HIS LIFE AND FRANK STRONACH HAS NO DOUBT HAD HIS FILL.

From the rags to riches story of the poor Austrian immigrant turned auto parts giant, to his ascent among racing royalty, it has always been a “go big or go home” approach for the charismatic, silver-haired businessman. However, as it pertains to his life as a thoroughbred owner, breeder and racetrack visionary, there is one twist in the gilded road that stands above them all.

Wild Desert Strikes Gold

Author: 
International Thoroughbred Digest
Month Published: 
August, 2005

IT WAS CERTAINLY NO MIRAGE, AS WILD DESERT MADE HISTORY AT WOODBINE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 26, CAPTURING THE $1 MILLION QUEEN'S PLATE, CANADA'S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE, WITH A DRAMATIC STRETCH RUN UNDER JOCKEY PATRICK VALENZUELA.

Tucked in third along the rail turning for home,Wild Desert, who went postward the 3- 1 second choice, rallied in mid-stretch, split the pacesetter Gold Strike and King of Jazz on the outside, then edged away to a half-length victory over the latter, getting the mile and onequarter in 2:07.37.

Fluid And Electrolyte Balance In The Performance Horse

Author: 
Ralph Robinson
Month Published: 
August, 2005

THE LOSS OF WATER AND ELECTROLYTES (OR IONS) IN RACEHORSES CAN PREDISPOSE THEM TO SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CONTRIBUTE TO LOSS OF PERFORMANCE.

Patrick Valenzuela - Life Is What Life Serves You

Author: 
Elena Fenech
Month Published: 
August, 2005

“IF YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN, YOU CAN WIN. FAITH IS NECESSARY FOR VICTORY.” - WILLIAM HAZLILL

On June 26th Patrick Valenzuela outshined once more.

The Birth Of A Training Career

Author: 
Adam Hickman
Month Published: 
August 2005

NANCY TRIOLA SADDLES QUEEN’S PLATE STARTER NINE MONTHS AFTER EARNING LICENCE.

At this time last year, most of the racing world wouldn’t have known of Nancy Triola. Like the Kentucky Derby in the United States, the Queen’s Plate has a way of granting celebrity status to a relatively unfamiliar personality.

Feeding The Foul

Author: 
Marc Andre Blouin
Month Published: 
August 2005

WITH EACH NEW FOAL ARE THE DAWN OF NEW DREAMS, AND THE OPTIMISM OF A FUTURE WORLD CHAMPION. SUCH DREAMS, HOWEVER, ARE PROVISIONAL ON THIS FOAL RECEIVING AN OPTIMAL DIET TO ENSURE PROPER MUSCLE, BONE AND CARTILAGE DEVELOPMENT.

Mine That Bird To Face Nine Others In Saturday’s Belmont Stakes

Date: 
June 3, 2009
By: 
Larry Simpson

Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird, has been established the 2-1 Morning Line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Mine That Bird, who will be ridden by Calvin Borel, who was aboard for the Derby victory, drew Post Position 7 for the 1-½ mile Grade 1 event. Charitable Man, recent winner of the Peter Pan Stakes, is second choice in the Morning Line at 3-1. He will leave from Post 6. Meanwhile, Dunkirk, 11th in the Derby is listed as the 4-1 third choice and breaks from Post Position 2.

The following is the complete field for the Belmont. Post Time is set for approximately 6:27 p.m. on Saturday.

POST HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER MORNING LINE
1 Chocolate Candy Garrett Gomez Jerry Hollendorfer 10-1 
2 Dunkirk John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 4-1
3 Mr. Hot Stuff Edgar Prado Eoin Harty 15-1
4 Summer Bird Kent Desormeaux Tim Ice 12-15
5 Luv Gov Miguel Mena D. Wayne Lukas 20-1
6 Charitable Man Alan Garcia  Kiaran McLaughlin 3-1
7 Mine That Bird Calvin Borel Chip Woolley 2-1
8 Flying Private Julien Leparoux D. Wayne Lucas 12-1
9 Miner's Escape Jose Lezcano Nick Zito 15-1
10 Brave Victory Rajiv Maragh Nick Zito 15-1

Where Will The Best Grass Horses Race This Autumn ... At Belmont Or Woodbine?

Author: 
Bruce Walker
Month Published: 
June 2005

WOODBINE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP HAS ONCE AGAIN THROWN DOWN THE GAUNTLET.

Equine West Nile Virus Remains Unpredictable

Author: 
International Thoroughbred Digest
Month Published: 
June 2005

OF THE APPROXIMATELY 800,000 HORSES THROUGHOUT CANADA, ALL ARE AT RISK FOR CONTRACTING WEST NILE VIRUS (WNV).

A Balanced Ration

Author: 
Marc Andre Blouin
Month Published: 
June 2005

THE CONCEPT OF A BALANCED RATION IN EQUINE NUTRITION IS SIMILAR TO HUMANS EATING THE DAILY PORTION OF THE FOUR FOOD GROUPS.

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