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Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday's Notes

As a reminder, Tioga Downs concludes its driving champion ship this evening and conducts the Filly and Colt divisions of the Zweig Memorial trots tonight as it moved Sunday's race card to this evening.  First post is 6:30pm.  Selections for the card may be found here.

If you don't read all the posts and responses on this blog, you may have missed the comments made by a husband/wife team that are photographers.  They attended the trotting races at The Red Mile for the first time and had a great time.  While at The Red Mile, Wendy was able to take some interesting photos like the one below and she has graciously allowed me to post the following photo and the link to the set.

 Sunset at The Red Mile.  Photo used courtesy of Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos

To see a slide show of photos from this collection, you may click here.

Xtreme Horsepower was contested this past Saturday at Georgian Downs and this year they added an exhibition race for horses racing under saddle.  No surprise, the top three horses in the race were ridden by Europeans.  While not as competitive to the monte racing in Europe, this race was more competitive than most previous racing under saddle efforts.  I am convinced if we took it serious enough and had riders dedicated to this style of racing and horses were trained longer in this style of racing it could become popular in North America.  You can't do things halfway and expect it to become popular.

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