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 **MEMORIES made, memories that fade. Horse racing ends at Hollywood Park during the Christmas season. ..THOROUGHBLOG invites all comments and thoughts on racing in 2013 or coming up this winter..have a racing report for me? a result?  a photo? Send


  and so this is the end of 2013…what have we done? Well, a lot of betting and cheering, a lot of work and a lot of sweat, some tears for sure. The year had it all, the highs and


Hi there! THOROUGHBLOG will be on hold for a few days. Best of luck for the end of the 2013 season and what may follow!     photos by WILL WONG FOR WOODBINE – Display Stakes won by Jose Sea


 SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE! December 7 2013 – KINGARVIE, you remember him right? Kingarvie, an implacable individual who certainly would not have won an equine beauty contest, was a stringy chestnut gelding with a long, skinny neck and a heart as


Congratulations to my new buddy APPRENTICE HANOVER (owned by Brad Grant) who won the 2nd race at Woodbine last evening. I won’t go so far as to say it was my caressing of his forehead  that relaxed him and gave


          IN CHARGE OF THE DUDE What a finish in the Grade 1 Clark, 101 Beyer for 3yo Will Take Charge   from Churchill Downs Willis D. Horton’s Will Take Charge, beaten a nose by Mucho


HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my wonderful friends and associates in the United States – enjoy your day, may you be healthy and happy.     CTHS ONLINE MIXED SALE   KARA’S ORIENTATION, Grade 2 winner of over $459,000 and a


    TABLES TURNED – LEXIE LOU (a la ‘Bunny’ on Saturday) steals Woodbine stake Champion 2yo filly down to 2 daughters of SLIGO BAY     This time, LEXIE LOU got the jump and had enough left to win.


  GENTILDONNA wins her 2nd JAPAN CUP but JOSHUA TREE is eased up and last of 17.   Three-time Canadian International winner JOSHUA TREE was eased in the Japan Cup and a decision is to be made soon on whether


        THE BEAR CIRCLE In 2005, BEAR’S KID won the Grade 2 Summer Stakes at Woodbine on the grass and became the first stakes winner ever trained by Reade Baker for Danny Dio’s Bear Stables. Dio, who