1 April 2007

WTO Rules Against US Internet Ban: Cites Horse Racing Exclusion

WTO rules against US web casino crackdown
To avoid the penalties, the US would have to either permit Americans to gamble over foreign-based sites or eliminate exceptions for off-track betting on horses, including over the internet, as permitted under the 1978 Interstate Horseracing Act.

New York Harness Racing: Five Charged with Doping Horses Cobra venom and Epogen were allegedly injected into horses

ORC announces HIP (Horse Improvement Plan) review has commenced Ontario has always rewarded the allowance state bred horses but what is needed in Ontario to improve breeding is state bred or Canadian bred claiming races. This will increase the value of the "cheapest" horse. Almost every other jurisdiction has state bred claiming. It is a great out for those who breed or buy Ontario horses.
They should write $5,000 and $10,000 state bred claiming races at Fort Erie, and $20,000 state bred races at Woodbine. They should give it a try. Start with open and non winners of three races.

Ontario government to provide $35 million to help build Niagara Convention Centre

Invasor Wins The Biggie In Dubai In late February, Invasor's dad, Candy Stripes, died of colic at 25. He sired 10 champions.

Jambalaya double up with Grade 3 stake win

Two Indian tribes in Alberta don't want to share with each other. Each want the one casino awarded to themselves

Veteran trainer Don Campbell dies at 61 He specialized in horses that could go a mile and a half.

Everyone knows that race horses all have a universal birthday on January 1st, but very few people know that horse players too have a universal birthday, and it is April 1st. I'll be celebrating by watching races at Woodbine from home.

Yesterday was opening day at Woodbine. Keeping in mind the well publicized problems with the Polytrack, there was a large rail bias and a pretty good speed bias. Forget about coming from the clouds on the far outside....at least yesterday. I wonder if the trend will continue today. I can't see them doing anything drastic to the track until the warmer temperatures come along in the next 4 weeks.

Trainers that look like they have their horses ready are Carrol, R. Armata, Tiller, Baker, and Katryan.

Today, Bear Bullet Too should be tough in the 3rd. Redifusion in the 5th, has a tough post but looks miles the best in a hidden way (8-1 in the program). Another winter raced horse, Gold Spark, should be one two in the 6th.

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