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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

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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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

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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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

Most interesting man in the sport?

September 23, 2008:


Disclaimer: This blog entry is admittedly dorky, but it’s about beer and interesting men who are popular with hot chicks, so hang in there. Finally, it all ties into harness racing, so forgive my marketing geekdom and kindly follow the yellow brick road.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Beach & Big - how fast will they go?

September 22, 2008:


If anyone doubts that Lexington will be the epicentre of harness racing over the next couple weeks, they should take note that perhaps both Somebeachsomewhere and Mister Big may take shots at the worl

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Brent MacGrath's Blog

 

Lexington, Here We Come.

September 19, 2008:


Trained Beach today (Friday) in 2:05, scoped clean immediately following the trip. His white blood cell count is down and everything seems positive.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

The sun shines bright on the Delaware fairgrounds

September 17, 2008:


Okay, don’t blame me. I’m not responsible.

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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

Little Brown Trophy

September 14, 2008:


It’s Jug week and everyone else from Ontario is in Delaware, OH. Gee, good for them. They may be at the Jug, but I have a Jug.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Calm before the storm in Jug Town

September 11, 2008:


I motored up to Delaware, Ohio within the past week and stopped at the fairgrounds. Everything looked in order and very quiet. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, when I was there.

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