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Canada’s Thoroughbred Racing Newspaper
The Game, April 2008 3 The 73rd. running of the Prince of Wales Stakes,
GJockey Notes for 2008 erry Belanger, who “held the books for
T Fort Erie Backstretch Now Open
the likes of Duffy, Gomez, Hawley and Stahlbaum” in the past, has taken over the book for jockey Sunny Singh who is determined
to be successful in 2008. “Sunny’s great.” commented Gerry while visiting the barns on the backstretch at Woodbine, “He’s a working machine. I call him every morning at 5am to go over the schedule for the day.”
it’s stable area to all horsemen and suppliers March 23 and horses hit the main track for training the following day.
second jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown, will be Sunday, July 13.
Jockey Chantal Sutherland has been do-
ing quite well at Santa Anita in California
with more than a dozen wins and counting including a Stakes win aboard Lightmy rebaby in the Irish O’Brien Stakes on St.. Patrick’s Day. It is also reported that she is making an impression with the fans, especially the young girls, who follow her back to the jock’s room looking for her autograph.
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he backstretch at Fort Erie Race Track opened
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The main track is open for training from 10:00am to 1:00pm until Sunday, April 6 when training hours will change to 7:00am to 11:00am.
Fort Erie’s leading rider in 2006 and 2007, Robert King Jr., has retired from race riding to take over the management of the Jockeys’ Benevolent Association of Canada.
Opening day at the historic track is Saturday, May 3. Live racing is also scheduled for the fol- lowing Sunday. Effective Sunday, May 10 the track will be open for live racing every Sunday through Tuesday. Three Saturday programs have been added to the calendar, July 19, August 30 and Octo- ber 25. The 80-day meet wraps up on Tuesday, October 28.
Also not returning to riding this year are jockeys Brian Bochinski and Happy Ando. Brian is now working full-time as a mail carrier for Canada Post while Happy is in Hong Kong working as an interpreter.
Post time each day is 1:05pm.
“This is a great time of the year,” said racing secretary Tom Gostlin. “We’re looking forward to another exciting season racing and we expect to have over 1,000 horses stabled here throughout the meet.”
Equine Herpesvirus closes down
Saskatchewan Vet College
Saskatchewan could be closed to all non-emergen- cy cases involving horses until mid-April to stem the spread of the disease.
he clinic at the Western College of
A pair of horses from the same stable were sent to the clinic and subsequently tested positive for EVH-1 equine herpesvirus. Eight other horses from the same stable also showed symptoms of the disease.
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