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42 min ago | Reuters
A remote Pennsylvania country house and horse farm that the late Monkees lead singer and teen heartthrob Davy Jones called home for nearly 30 years is on the market. The six-bedroom, 3,388-square-foot house, which sits on 15.5 acres , is in Beavertown, a community of 945 people in central Pennsylvania about 53 miles north of Harrisburg.
42 min ago | Sporting Life
Kevin Ryan has warned again that The Grey Gatsby will miss Ascot's QIPCO Champion Stakes and a possible re-match with Australia if going conditions are soft. The trainer of Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes hero reported his progressive colt to have returned to Yorkshire in great condition despite Saturday's exciting contest.
4 hrs ago | Ananova
Pat Cosgrave has been placed on the forfeit list of the Emirates Racing Authority over his failure to pay costs relating to a ban. The rider was initially suspended for six months, which was later reduced to four months on appeal, after he was found guilty of improper riding in the Group One Jebel Hatta at Meydan earlier this year.
Sunday saw the last service for this year and the event was marked with an open day at the Strathallen stables. Children were allowed to travel free of charge on the horsetrams over the weekend and staff at the stables were giving away horseshoes to visitors.
A large crowd filled the Harrington grandstand, watching harness racing's heavyweights among the older horse pacing ranks battle it out on Delaware's half-mile racetrack. Owned by Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables, the 10-year-old Foiled Again assumed command from his rail post position just past the quarter mile in 26.3. He led the rich field of eight, whose combined lifetime bankroll is near $15 million, to the half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. Stable mate Clear Vision, who won the 2013 Quillen, received his marching orders from driver at the half mile and battled first over but could not get closer than a half length from Foiled Again at the wire.
The two-horse race saw Yes We Can storm to a four-length victory over its rival Neigh Thanks at Musselburgh racecourse. The five-year-old gelding, ridden by Scottish jockey Rachael Grant, went to the front early on and stayed out of reach of Neigh Thanks running in the Better Together silks.
Wynn and Mohegan Sun have responded to a series of terms and conditions state gambling regulators seek to impose should either casino plan win the Boston-area casino license. Mohegan Sun, in a letter released Monday, said it has secured $100 million more in equity for its proposed casino at the Suffolk Downs horse racing track in Revere, as the commission requested.
State Rep. Helena Moreno of New Orleans says she met with the president of the Fair Grounds racetrack today, and he could neither confirm nor deny rumors that the track is up for sale. "He didn't have any information on that.
Lewis is believed to have been pulled from the cart by a horse she was jogging, subsequently throwing her onto the edge of a garden bed and breaking her neck. Known for her association with promising youngster Kiss Kenny, Lewis has been described as "a lovely young woman who was terrific with horses" by the pacer's trainer Greg Hansen.
A Cranbourne harness racing trainer and driver killed on the track on Monday morning has been remembered as a "diamond in the rough with a heart of gold". Danielle Lewis, 28, was training at the racetrack in Melbourne's south-east was found unconscious in a garden bed at 7.10am and was unable to be revived.
STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Julie Robins and Carolina Moonshine will compete in the American Horsewoman's Challenge on Oct. 3-5 in Oklahoma. Their sponsors are Carolina Moon Distillery, The Muck Life and Dr. Jamie Carter of Southern Equine Service.
The six-year-old British-bred gelding took the lead in deep stretch, then held off a determined charge from Kaigun to capture the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Last year, Trade Storm, with Gary Stevens aboard, had to settle for third as Wise Dan stole the show, earning his second straight race title by 3 1/2 lengths in a track-record time of 1:31.75.
The first-day crowd and the turnover were the highest in more than 20 years, and a horse named Golden Harvest won the main event. The high performances led Jockey Cub chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges to abandon his usual cautious approach at the season opener to say the figures made the club optimistic going into its 130th anniversary year.
Champions Day at Ascot is the likely next port of call for Australia following his shock defeat at Leopardstown on Saturday. Aidan O'Brien's dual Derby hero and emphatic Juddmonte International winner was long odds-on to add another Group One prize to his collection in the Irish Champion Stakes, but York form was reversed as International runner-up The Grey Gatsby gained his revenge.
The prolific Elie Lellouche-trained colt had been off the track since landing the Prix de Fontainebleau over a mile in April, but was a 15-8 favourite for his comeback, stepping up a full half-mile in trip. Jockey Gregory Benoist settled the three-year-old - in whom Al Shaqab recently purchased a half-share - at the back of the field for much of the journey and he made effortless progress when given his head in the straight, quickly swooping to the lead.
Occasionally, they form a photo-finish. The dream of producing the best is thus matched with the substance of a powerful thoroughbred flashing past the winning post.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:57 am
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