My observations on harness race horse names the other day got me thinking...In 2006, former $5,000 claimer Stringtown Wonder won 12 races for owner/trainer Robert Seeger, and thus earned his title as Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (PTHA) Horse of the Year. I remember him fondly as that was the first year I spent a substantial amount of time at the now-defunct OTB facility Penn National operated here in Johnstown.
Just an idle thought...Thoroughbred race horses often have unusual names—those ubiquitous run-on monikers exemplified by Doremifasollatido, and even the occasional naughty Stud Muffin or Rock Hard Ten slips by the venerable old fogi... Read Post
Oceans Finer, newly named Chance, is a thoroughbred gelding recovering from a really rough few months. Chance, (who won his last race as a racehorse), along with 3 other horses were sold by their owner/breeder at a slaughter sale in... Read Post
Will There Be Thoroughbred Horse Racing In Fort Erie Next Year? It is not looking good. Meanwhile, Fort Erie's owner just won a court case. He can use his Plaza name in Vegas (even though he has suspended the building of it for now)... Read Post