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'Beach hasn't raced enough down here'

November 24, 2008:


Recently an American who votes in the Top 10 and Horse of the Year poll told me why he doesn’t rank Somebeachsomewhere first.

“He just hasn’t raced enough down here,” he said.

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Pick the Breeders Crown finals winners for me

November 23, 2008:


Did you watch the Breeders Crowns elims on Friday and Saturday evenings?

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Western and Camluck: neck-and-neck in the stretch

November 21, 2008:


Has anyone noticed what a horse race we have between Camluck and Western Hanover to be the leading sire in the sport in North America for 2008?

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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

Hello, this is PETA calling

November 20, 2008:


Ah, PETA. So hip, so rich, so smart. B-list celebrities line up to get gloriously naked for a PETA cause because they know the world is watching.

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Back-stabbing Walter Case?

November 18, 2008:


The issue with Walter Case’s hopeful return to racing is not so much whether he should be driving racehorses, but whether he should be granted a licence to participate in the sport.

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The Beach and the Best

November 14, 2008:


Recently a web poll showed that 78 percent of the respondents felt that Somebeachsomewhere was among the top five sophomore pacers of all time.

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Flight 5698

November 12, 2008:


To quote an esteemed colleague: “If I see a four-legged animal while on vacation, it better be a dog.” No guff.

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Selling candidates and selling horses

November 10, 2008:


Two events took place last week in the U.S. last week that may not be directly related, but the same overwhelming force had an impact on both of them.

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Apples & Razor Blades

November 2, 2008:


Happy belated Halloween. If your wee ones were on the candy prowl last Friday, you likely performed a search and seizure of their stash before allowing them to indulge. Right?

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Get aroused on Monday night

October 16, 2008:


It’s three days out from the Ontario Regional Driving Championship at Grand River Raceway and the pigsty that passes for the marketing office is in more disarray than usual.

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The People's Horses

October 9, 2008:


Is it possible that the industry’s tendency to criticize the retirement of its stars is rooted in communal care rather than communal condemnation?

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Clare MacDonald is the real deal

September 30, 2008:


I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively in the world of harness racing, and along the way I’ve met many top trainers and drivers in North America, Europe, and Down Under. By now, I think I can discern those who are the real deal from those who are mere mountebanks.

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Adam's Elixir

September 27, 2008:


If racing seeks a solitary cure for all that ails it, I have the answer.

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The Horners Get Tazzed

September 25, 2008:


Put aside a little time on Friday morning to listen to London’s Best Rock, FM96

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Mr Muscleman is back in action

September 24, 2008:


The $3.5 million winner Mr Muscleman made his first public appearance in 15 months on Tuesday in a qualifier at The Red Mile. The 8-year-old gelding finished third, timed in 1:57, under ideal circumstances.

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