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Back to work in 2010!


January 6, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Like most of our readers (we hope), TRJ—The Racing Journal staff enjoyed the holidays. Now it’s time to get to work on the challenging, rewarding, and enduring business of raising and racing horses, and the January issue of TRJ features nomination forms, race schedules, breeding and health information—and, as always, news results from around the circuit to inspire and inform.

The cover is reminder of the path from starting a horse to seeing that individual excel on the racetrack: a pair of juvenile Quarter horses tacked up for the Intermountain region’s traditional QH training regimen of chariot racing appear below a picture of Freaky completing the “The year of Super Freaky” by taking the Los Alamitos Champion of Champion.

Inside, find a five-page wrap-up of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Symposium, the annual three-day meeting where industry insiders hear the latest from experts and opinion-shapers.

More articles inform and inspire:

  • A guest opinion piece from Ed McNelis encourages horsemen and horsewomen to actively participate in their destiny.

  • Heather Smith Thomas reminds breeders that nutrition counts even before you send your mare to the breeding shed in her article, “Feeding pregnant mares.”

  • The spotlight shines on British Columbia racing as the province salutes its 2009 top performers and Hastings Racecourse braces for an Olympics-related month-long closing of its racino.

  • Results are in from the inaugural Monday running of Oregon Championship Day, and Los Alamitos crowns the QH Champion of Champions.

  • New briefs, updates, and lots more results round out an inspiring issue.


As always, turn to the pages of TRJ—The Racing Journal to learn about ongoing stallion auctions, find nomination forms, discover both new and established stallions across the region, and prepare for upcoming race meets.

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