The Trot Blog

The Classic Series At The Meadowlands

The Classic Series resumes at The Meadowlands.  We’ll take a look at the Trotting Classic as it looks to be compelling on paper.

Here are the horses –

  1. Four Starzz Speed
  2. Misterizi
  3. Michaelrowyourboat
  4. Holiday Credit
  5. Arch Madness
  6. Enough Talk
  7. In Focus
  8. Corleone Kosmos
  9. Digital Image
  10. Lanson

Arch Madness is the one to beat in here after drawing post #5 with Sears aboard and coming off a super 1:51.4 mile last week.  That being said, if he has traffic problems or goes to the lead and isn’t sharp he could get beat.  There is a ton of top talent in here. 

Lanson draws post #10 so it will be tough for him to repeat. Corleone most likely will need a start to be ready for this level.  Misterizi needs to return to last year’s form but has the talent on the right night.  Four Starzz and Enough Talk have the speed to mix it up and will be in the hunt.

It looks like a 5-6-1-8.

56 with 56 with 128 with 128 

We’ll see Friday night.


John Campbell named to Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

John Campbell named to Canadian Sports Hall of Fame… a tremendous honor and well deserved. 

John Campbell

Jamieson, Baillargeon Take Woodbine Titles
April 28, 2009, 12:20 pm
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Jamieson, Baillargeon Take Woodbine Titles

Jody Jamieson

Driver Poll
April 26, 2009, 9:55 pm
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Racing 101 – #1 – How To Read A Past Performance Line

The Meadowlands presents Racing 101.  Fantastic.

Alberta Downs officially opens
April 18, 2009, 5:01 pm
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Photo credits: J. Huntington

Photo credits: J. Huntington

We have a new racetrack that just opened in Western Canada with the opening of Alberta Downs.  Good luck.

Lasix and the biological reasons for bleeding
April 17, 2009, 11:37 am
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Frequently, in this business, we hear about one of our horses not finishing a race well and getting scoped after the race only to find out that they have bled.  Many prominent trainers and owners have little understanding of the causes and effects of this and we wanted to try and learn more about bleeders and Lasix.  The aforementioned link brings out some great discussion points. 

I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be, but three themes we think we can take from this article are as follows:

  1. Avoid the use of bute with any horse who has a history of bleeding.  It exacerbates the problem by thinning the blood.
  2. Go light on the pre-race feeding and try and push it back to 6+ hours prior to the race.  Obviously, the racehorse needs energy, so use your best judgment, but too much food in the intestines seems to not be the best idea for a bleeder.
  3. We’d think a day of no training / jogging the day prior to the race would make some sense so their body is fresh and has proper recovery time, so as to maximize performance.  The day before a race seems an ideal time for a turnout day for the horse who tends to bleed.

Again, you can read the article and other articles just like it online and make your own decisions, but we thought the topic was one that does not get enough attention and discussion and could benefit someone and be benefical to the horse.