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DEFINITION

**Horse-Canada’s new website is about ready to be unveiled – that will mean that there will be 1 or 2 moving days for the site so you may see it “under construction” for a bit. Thank you!   COMING UP

JOURNEY

    THOROUGHBLOG’s first foal picture of 2014 comes from Curraghmore Farm in Waterdown. Here is a filly by KENTUCKY BEAR out of BEARAVIE foaled on January 16. Bearavie is a winning daughter of Old Forester. Bear Stables is the

EYES

  UPDATE – SOVEREIGN AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED The 2014 Sovereign Award Finalists, listed alphabetically in each category, are: Champion Two-Year-Old Filly: Brooklynsway Conquest Harlanate London Tower Mississippi Delta Champion Two-Year-Old Male: Conquest Tsunami Conquest Typhoon Decision Day Phil’s Cocktail Champion

TROPHIES

    ALL ABOUT THE CHROME at ECLIPSE AWARDS Canadian-bred Judy is a Champ too   CALIFORNIA CHROME was a predictable, and easy, winner of the HORSE OF THE YEAR title at the Eclipse Awards last night, taking the title

BULLSEYE

  SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE.. RADICAL RULES IN NEW YORK Four new rules will have a major impact on how owners and trainers approach racing their horses in New York. The rules were announced on Friday and included Aqueduct racetrack not

HOLDING

    KEENELAND ALL AGES SALE, after 2 days The sale of Group 2 winner and classic-placed Up (IRE), a 6-year-old daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $2.2 million and her first foal, a yearling filly

BIG SCREEN

  REMINDER: Voters for the SOVEREIGN AWARDS have until Friday to get their votes in for the 2014 awards – be diligent in your selections and vote for the best of 2014.   KEENELAND JANUARY STARTS TODAY     Canadian

ROAD

           VIOLETTE RELEASES STATEMENT ON AQU BREAKDOWNS (from Thoroughbred Daily News) After two more breakdowns in Aqueduct’s second race Friday–one fatal (Apex, Italian Rules suffered career ending injury)–and NYRA’;s decision to cancel the rest of the

SPEECH

 Hello Thursday and the snow is on the way for southern Ontario, which is already in a deep freeze. There is a lot of action to watch in the south, however, with big cards of racing at Gulfstream most days

RUSSIA

        Thank you Pam and Mark Frostad for your comment regarding the coming retirement of track announcer Dan Loiselle: http://www.horse-canada.com/thoroughblog/collect-4/ It is the quiet time of year for Canadians but Thoroughblog requests comments, photos and news so