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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

Next Up Is London

May 12, 2009:


We were all very pleased and excited with how Shadow did in his first start at Mohawk on Sunday past. He is now having 3 days in the paddock and some jogging and a training session this weekend.

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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

Goodbye, Garry

May 11, 2009:


I heard of Garry Phillips’ passing first thing this morning, and while driving to work a few hours later, I retraced my last conversation with him.

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Jeff Porchak's Blog

 

An Open Letter To Jim Balsillie

May 8, 2009:


Dear Jim,

I hear you're looking to invest some money in a sports industry that's seen better days. And they keep shutting the door on you. That must be frustrating, but your persistence on wanting to spend and invest capital in this day and age is extremely admirable

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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

In To Go Sunday

May 6, 2009:


Shadow has drawn the 5 hole in the 7th race, a 4 year old open event, at Mohawk Sunday night.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Spoke too soon?

May 5, 2009:


I perhaps spoke too soon when I said that Mine That Bird’s upset win in the Derby on Saturday might bring some favorable public attention on racing.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Everyone loves a longshot winner

May 3, 2009:


Of course, people playing the chalk in races don’t love longshots because they kill their chances of cashing, but it’s hard not to love the stories that go with longshot winners.

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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

Ontario Bound Tomorrow

May 2, 2009:


After a very strong "qualifier" (work mile on his own) for the Saturday afternoon harness crowd at the CDP, Shadow will be leaving for his Ontario base tomorrow heading to Baycairn Training Center, no

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

A half-dozen for Moni Maker

April 29, 2009:


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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

Shadow Is Ready To Qualify

April 28, 2009:


Sunny skies, strong head wind and fast track (newly graded and rolled with all the pylons in) enabled Shadow to set a new track record at his home track in Winsloe today going a training mile off our

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Kelly Spencer's Blog

 

Brad Forward on CRIBS

April 26, 2009:


I envy Brad Forward. The chance to represent Canada in international competition seems larger than life.

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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

Almost Ready To Roll

April 24, 2009:


Rain wiped out any thoughts of training days on Wednesday and Thursday, but today (Friday) with a decent track (off a tick) and a strong wind, Shadow paced his last of 3 training miles at his home tra

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Bravo for the commissioners!

April 24, 2009:


Word from the Bluegrass is that the full board of the Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved rules that will drastically change the use of whips in harness races.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Camluck and Angus Hall rule the roost

April 20, 2009:


The 2009 racing season is past the quarter pole and the leading sires in the sport are the pacer Camluck and the trotter Angus Hall.

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Dr. Ian Moore's Blog

 

59 Sunday

April 19, 2009:


Cool and calm skys and a fast home track necessitated another Sunday training session today and Shadow easily paced his last mile in 1:59 (1:58.3 actually), coming his last quarter with little urging

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Good news, bad news

April 19, 2009:


For the past 20 years, I’ve been working with European tracks to get horses from North America to cross the ocean to take on the best of the continent.

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