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May Brings Lively Race Action!

May 9, 2009     E-mail this page to a friend!

It’s travel time again, as tracks across the region offer great racing under sunny skies.

For race dates and track-specific information, check out the updated Tracks/Info link ( Then turn to the pages of TRJ—The Racing Journal for behind-the-scenes and in-depth news about the events that drive our industry.

This issue also introduces a new feature: “Stakes winners in TRJ—The Racing Journal territory” provides an easy-to-browse summary of regional stakes action.

What you’ll find in our May issue:

  • Spring means it’s time for baby pictures! See full-color photos from breeders across the region—and there’s still time to get us yours!

  • Coverage of the World Championship meet of a popular Intermountain winter sport: chariot racing

  • News and notes from across Alberta, including expectations from Balzac, Northland Park date changes and purse structure, and regional award winners

  • Personality profiles of West Coast training stars Jim Hanson and Paul Jones

  • Jockey introductions and results of a big match-up on Emerald Downs opening day

  • Race results from across the region: Dixie Downs, Fonner Park, Sun Downs, Los Alamitos, Turf Paradise, Portland Meadows, and Hasting Racecourse

  • Wendy Reuer reports on how racino legislation will aid Canterbury Park and Minnesota horsemen

  • Idaho year-end honors and awards, plus Karen Svea Johnson’s profile of this year’s Hall of Fame inductees: “Hands-on and hearts in it, Dev and Jo Herman take their place in Idaho racing history”

  • News you can use:

    • Breeders’ Cup “Stimulus Plan” offers early foal nominators $100 discount

    • Assiniboia Downs announces year-end honors

    • AQHA discontinues Regional Services program

    • Third annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award winner announced

    • The Jockey Club now providing free tattoo identification service

    • And much more—

  • As always, advertisements for the region’s top stallions, auctions, farms, and industry connections

  • Track info, stakes nomination forms, racing calendars, and other, up-to-date horsemen’s information

Remember to check our pages and our website for up-to-date and updated information, condition books, forms, and applications.

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