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NEAR

    Florida Report cont. Saturday, Gulfstream Park, post time: 4:57 p.m. EDT TROPICAL PARK OAKS, $75,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER ML 1 Bikini Beauty Bernardini Bravo Clement 12-1 2 Party Now Tiznow Velazquez McGaughey

ASPIRE

   Gulfstream media photo courtesy Gulfstream Park   CANADIAN RUNNERS Woodbine stakes winner GLENVILLE GARDENS, winner of the Display Stakes at the end of the Woodbine season, did not take to the dirt at Gulfstream on Wednesday in an allowance

PEACE

Our Ontario racing community was shocked to hear of the passing of one of the good ones DEREK BALL, who passed away on Dec. 12 in his 65th year. A lawyer, Derek was a partner in the Dominion Bloodstock racehorses

TRIBUTE

                      BRIAN SWATUK – 1949-2014 Following a lengthy illness, one of Canada’s most talented horsemen, BRIAN SWATUK, has passed away in Caledon. A winner of over 1,000 races and well

CARE

  CANADIANS IN ACTION TODAY A couple of grey Canadian-based stakes winners are in stakes events at Gulfstream Park today. Grade 2 winner EXCAPER has an inside post in the El Prado Stakes, worth $100,000, and he is a 4

VOICE

  HE’S OFF! DAN LOISELLE, the voice of Canadian horse racing, has announced he will retire from the announcer’s booth on May 31, 2015.His retirement coincides with the retirement of his popular wife, Wendy, who has been an integral part

CLOSING

**Thoroughblog will continue to update the last day of racing at Woodbine for 2014 and gather some fun statistics for the year – all throughout later this week. I could be absent for a day or two starting today, stay

WISHES

      168-162 – Patrick Husbands poised to win Woodbine riders title PATRICK HUSBANDS is one racing card away from toppling LUIS CONTRERAS as Woodbine’s race-winning leader. Contreras has had the last 3 years.  Husbands, who won 89 races

HORSES!

    JACKPOT HIGH 5 Mandatory Payout today Some $85,000 carries over to the mandatory payout for the Jackpot high 5 today at Woodbine. The last race offers a tricky betting puzzle with maiden allowance guys, Ontario sired, sprinting.  

FIRED UP

A great racing day in all parts of the world and Canadians should be proud of its horses. Sombering moments when learning of deaths of TRADING LEATHER (Japan Cup), CHEROKEE ARTIST ($20K claiming race) and the breakdown of STRAPPING GROOM