International Horse Racing Digest - Archives http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/taxonomy/term/25/0 Archives of previous editions en The Ballad of Sheepherder Bill http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/757 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bill Galvin </div> </div> </div> <p>The wind blew through the crevices of our tackroom walls that night.<br /> We were bedded down in a vacant stall and the moon shone big and bright.<br /> The backstretch of ole Stamford Park was quiet as a jail,<br /> ‘Cept for the occasional rattle of an empty water pail. </p> <p>The mare had run her race that day, we’d bet our loot and won,<br /> And just returned from Niagara Falls where we had a little fun,<br /> Our bottle was almost empty, a spider did remain,<br /> Which we’d consumer next morning to relieve a gnawing pain. </p> <p>We lay there just a talking, ‘cause none of us could sleep;</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/757" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:46:36 +0000 Liz Edwards 757 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com Fort Erie Race Track Lives On For At Least Three More Years Local Horsemen Receive An Early Christmas Present As Deal To ‘Save’ Live Racing Reached http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/756 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Larry Simpson </div> </div> </div> <p>Christmas came early for the Fort Erie community as in mid-December it was announced that the Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium had reached a deal with the assistance of the provincial government, to lease the Fort Erie Race Track from its current owners, Nordic Gaming, ensuring that live racing would be conducted for at least another three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/756" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:44:01 +0000 Liz Edwards 756 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com Get Tied On With Chaplain Shawn: December 2009 http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/755 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Chaplain Shawn Kennedy </div> </div> </div> <p>“It’s the end of the meet as we know it and I feel fine”<br /> (With apologies to R.E.M.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/755" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:41:19 +0000 Liz Edwards 755 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com NYRA Cracks Down On Horse Slaughtering When Will We? http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/754 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Liz Edwards </div> </div> </div> <p>The idea of horse slaughtering has always been a sore point for me. When I started working in the horse racing business it was the first thing I learnt about. I read an article about the treatment of horses in US slaughter plants and it brought tears to my eyes. Even more to the fact that our own country still practices the slaughtering of race, wild and pure bred horses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/754" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:38:35 +0000 Liz Edwards 754 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com “He’s Got Your Back” A profile of Equine Attorney Mike Meuser http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/753 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ken Schneider </div> </div> </div> <p>For most Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts, the face of racing are the people they see when they venture to the races. </p> <p> The jockeys, trainers and owners have high profiles. In large televised races, it’s not uncommon to see interviews and features with prominent jockeys and trainers, but the infrastructure of horse racing goes much deeper. What they don’t see are the breeders’ and the other professionals that keep the sport moving.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/753" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:35:20 +0000 Liz Edwards 753 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com Martinwoods Farm http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/752 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Liz Edwards </div> </div> </div> <p>Martinwoods Farm is a new training facility in Caledon, Ontario. Located thirty minutes from Woodbine, Martinwoods provides a quiet, relaxed environment for your horse. Over 88 acres of land supports 3 barns, a 27 stall main barn, and two smaller barns, five and six stalls each.</p> <p> There have been many restorations from a previous stallion operation. The 3/8 mile track has been restored with a new sand footing, and there is new footing in the coverall arena as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/752" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:33:37 +0000 Liz Edwards 752 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com The 29th Japan Cup http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/751 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> The Japan Racing Association </div> </div> </div> <p>Every year the Japan Cup attracts top turf horses from around the world. This year International entries included Conduit (IRE), who has two consecutive Breeders’ Cup Turf wins, Scintillo (GBR), Marsh Side (USA), winner of the 2008 Patterson International, as well as, Interpretation (USA) and Just as Well (USA). The stakes record holder at 2:22.1 is an American horse who claimed the win in 2005, named Alkaased. The 2,400 meters, left handed, turf course at Tokyo Racecourse plays host to the Japan Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/751" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:28:07 +0000 Liz Edwards 751 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com Money Management - It’s The Only Way To Play Successfully! http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/749 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Jan/Feb 2010 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Larry Simpson </div> </div> </div> <p>“It matters not the number of winners you select, if you don’t know how to bet ‘em.”<br /> - advice from a long since retired<br /> successful handicapper. </p> <p>“I don’t believe it! All I did was cash tickets all day and I still lost money.”<br /> - words from an average<br /> everyday racing fan. </p> <p>Have you ever noticed how many so called experts of the turf, day in day out, pick four or five winners on a Thoroughbred card and still go home broke!? And let’s be honest, it’s probably happened to you too, right!? The reason is always the same; poor money management!</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/749" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:26:04 +0000 Liz Edwards 749 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com The View From On The Rail http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/650 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Nov/Dec 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Larry Simpson </div> </div> </div> <p>As we go to press with this third issue of International Horse Racing Digest, another Thoroughbred racing season is quickly drawing to a close, and as ‘pounding hoofs’ turn to ‘snowflakes’, one can only reminisce about this past season, and look forward with anticipation to 2010. However, with this being said, quite a few questions still remain unanswered regarding our industry. Here are just a few of them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/650" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:54:03 +0000 Liz Edwards 650 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com The Call of The Shedrow http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/649 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Month Published:&nbsp;</div> Nov/Dec 2009 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-by"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bill Galvin </div> </div> </div> <p>By: Bill Galvin<br /> Illustrations By: Elaine Macpherson</p> <p>Have you gazed along the shedrow at the horsemen and the horses<br /> Have you wandered to the railing at the Nation’s leading courses?<br /> Have you often had the feeling that you own a horse, and still,<br /> There is something sorely missing …. a gap you just can’t fill? </p> <p>Have you ever watched a guinea with mucksack on his back?<br /> Have you sometimes looked with envy at the riders on the track?<br /> Have you often wished the hotwalker were you instead of he?<br /> Do you long to bunk in a tackroom bed as a gypsy and be free?</p> <p><a href="http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com/node/649" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:52:54 +0000 Liz Edwards 649 at http://www.internationalhorseracingdigest.com