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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Jeff does it again

January 8, 2010:


It’s part of harness racing lore that E. Roland Harriman saved harness racing from extinction in the late 1930s. Could Jeff Gural be the savior of harness racing in the 21st century?

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Can we talk about another golfer other than Tiger Woods?

January 5, 2010:


Yes, I know that the tabloid TV shows have been “All Tiger – All The Time” in the past month or so, but I’d like to talk about a golfer from my hometown.

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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

Shadow Play - Ontario Bound

January 1, 2010:


What a way for all the partners of Shadow Play to start the new year with the announcement that Shadow is heading back to Canada to stand in Ontario.

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Adam Mauntah's Blog

 

Share the Flame!

December 26, 2009:


If you are in Southwestern Ontario, this week, you might be able to get a glimpse of the Olympic Torch Relay as it makes its way to your town or city

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

The Athlete

December 25, 2009:


I never really thought anyone would see it differently. To me, it's obvious. But even on this website, one-third of our readers don't think the horse is an athlete

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Nine races. Average purse $100,000. Just another Saturday.

December 10, 2009:


If anyone ever doubted that France has the strongest harness racing program in the world, all you’d need to do is visit the winter meeting at the Vincennes track in the suburbs of Paris.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

Fines For Fire Relief

December 8, 2009:


At times of need, the harness racing community most certainly comes through and helps out its fallen brethren

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Every horse owner's worst nightmare

December 6, 2009:


My phone rang early Saturday morning. It was a call that every person who loves horses dreads.

Barn fire. Lebanon Raceway. Dozens of horses dead. Possibly two people.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Coming soon: Kentucky Chicken Park

December 4, 2009:


Okay, the headline is a joke, but there’s an underlying theme.

I just read a news story saying that chickens have overtaken horses as the kings of Kentucky agricultural.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Muscle power in Finland, too

December 1, 2009:


Recently I wrote about the influence of Muscles Yankee in Ontario breeding with Federal Flex joining Muscle Mass and Mutineer in the stud in the province. All three are sons of Muscles Yankee.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Canadians invade Paris; Will Ready Cash be ready?

December 1, 2009:


It looks as if there’ll be a serious invasion of Canadians pouring into Paris next month for the Prix d’Amerique.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Poof! She's A Millionaire!

November 29, 2009:


Poof She’s Gone made headlines when she passed the $1 million mark in seasonal earnings, joining the late Snow White as the only other freshman filly to achieve that distinction.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

80

November 27, 2009:


Those who know him would likely not believe he's 80 years old. When you think about someone in their 80s, many would think of docile retirees that lead a rather sedentary life. I doubt there are too many 80 year olds running breeding farms

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Muscle power in Ontario

November 24, 2009:


Muscles Yankee has sired that last two Hambletonian winners and he’s been the leading trotting sire in North America the last two seasons.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Flirtin Man proves popular in Sweden

November 18, 2009:


Stallions in Sweden have been limited to 150 mares per season for many years and in 2009 only three stallions served a full book.

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