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Mr. Hutton on respect

February 11, 2009:


If you think the current racing industry has nothing to learn from Mr. Hutton’s Grade 5 class, think again.

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Customer Service

February 3, 2009:


Greetings from Detroit Metro Airport.

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Prix d' Amerique . . . wow!

January 25, 2009:


As promised, here is your Prix d' Amerique wrap-up. I lived to tell the tale, although it was touch-and-go for a few of the other photographers!

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Au revoir, mes amies

January 21, 2009:


It’s been a long time since Mme. Tremblanc’s Grade 8 French class, but I still dimly recall a handful of words, including: rapidement (fast) and cheval (horse). And fromage (cheese).

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New fractional owners = new fans

January 18, 2009:


Congrats to the winners celebrated at last night’s SBOA Awards in Guelph, ON.

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Definition, please: Horsemanship

January 13, 2009:


Several recent happenings inspire this topic of horsemanship.

One, the O’Briens are fast approaching. One of my favourite categories is the Award Of Horsemanship.

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’09 Racing Resolutions

January 1, 2009:


Happy New Year!

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

Could humane activists shut down racing?

December 29, 2008:


Somewhat overlooked amid all the hoopla surrounding the US presidential election was the fact that voters in Massachusetts went to the polls and effectively killed dog racing in that state.

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Should trainers and drivers get the same cut of the purse?

December 25, 2008:


A driver takes the lines of a horse in the paddock before a race, parades it, scores it, and races it.

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What was the best race of 2008?

December 22, 2008:


In my Holiday issue of The Horseman & Fair World I received a ballot to vote on the "best race of the year." It was an easy decision for me: Meadowlands Pace.

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Dewey and what filly?

December 20, 2008:


Undoubtedly Dewey will be voted the tops in his class of three-year-old trotters. We've seen some dandies in recent years---Majestic Son, Glidemaster, Chocolatier, Donato Hanover and now Dewey.

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12 Days Of Christmas - Day 12

December 19, 2008:


Greetings from the snowy depths of SW Ontario.

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Dean Hoffman's Blog

 

How does Muscle Hill rank against recent stars?

December 18, 2008:


I don't think there is any doubt that Muscle Hill is the two-year-old trotter of the year. His performance in the Breeders Crown was nothing but "wow" all the way. What a colt!

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The passing of Phil Pines

December 17, 2008:


I was saddened but not surprised to hear that Phil Pines passed away today. We all knew he'd been in failing health for quite some time and, in fact, I don't recall seeing him for several years.

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There must be a better way

December 17, 2008:


I read a very disturbing report in USA Today about the number of "abandoned horses" being on the rise in the USA.

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