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    Default Chantal to Ride a Standardbred to Potential North American Record

    http://xwebapp.ustrotting.com/absolu...55371&zoneid=1

    This is right in my own backyard!

    I am really glad the standardbred industry is trying to make a move to embrace under saddle racing. For whatever reason, the general public doesn't react quite as well to sulky racing and relates better to the idea of "old school" horse racing.

    Fine by me; I ride most of ours already


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    I was not even aware they ever raced STBs under saddle! I had to look it up on youtube!
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    Dumb question, but how does one have a race specifically for the intent to break a speed record? I've never seen where in TB racing someone gets a mount simply to see if they can break a speed record.

    From the Paulick Report yesterday:

    Chantal Sutherland-Kruse, will come to The Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Monday, Sept. 23 with one thought in mind – setting a new North American record with open class trotter DW’s NY Yank (1:51.3, $189,488).

    The current record of 1:59.1 under saddle on a five-eighths-mile track was set by Karen Isbell riding Fort Valley As on June 29, 2013 at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.



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    I hope you caught the Hambletonian Monte final. It was amazing! There is a racing under saddle group on Facebook too. Search RUS America.

    My daughter raced in a trot under saddle race last summer and loved it! Unfortunately she had trouble shaking her mare out of the pace for the first half (yes some trotters pace also), but when she finally did, they were on fire! Unfortunately Teagan had to be retired, her hind legs just weren't what they used to be and she's off to be a broodmare.

    We have a 2 year old trotter that is showing some amazing promise, hopefully he'll be ready to start under saddle next year to be her next one.

    A really neat thing to watch is Julie Krone riding Moni Maker in a timed trial. Not as exciting as a real race, but what an amazing mare who did more than live up to her name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glimmerglass View Post
    Dumb question, but how does one have a race specifically for the intent to break a speed record? I've never seen where in TB racing someone gets a mount simply to see if they can break a speed record.

    From the Paulick Report yesterday:
    It's a time trial, not a real race, where as I understand it, it's to set a record, not just win. A good jockey on a horse like the one she's going to be riding, should be an exciting thing to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvanrens View Post
    It's a time trial, not a real race, where as I understand it, it's to set a record, not just win. A good jockey on a horse like the one she's going to be riding, should be an exciting thing to watch.
    Yup. It's not a race exactly; just against the clock. There are generally one or two "prompters" (which are actually usually thoroughbreds) who will gallop alongside, but never passing, the horse going for the record.

    You have to understand; standardbreds are, as a racing horse, still getting faster; records are still being broken. As under saddle is just now catching a little popularity here, the times are not nearly as fast as the harness horses are going (for example, 1:59.1 on a five-eighths mile track is a pedestrian record for a harness trotter..note the horse being used has a harness record of 1:51.3, which for a trotter, is very fast regardless of track size). As I understand it, TBs have maxed out on speed, so there's less interest in a time record.

    Jvanrens--I remember Teagan racing years ago at our local track (The Meadows in Western PA). Small world!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Tag View Post
    Jvanrens--I remember Teagan racing years ago at our local track (The Meadows in Western PA). Small world!
    My daughter and I just loved that little mare! She took to being ridden like a fish to water! We'd actually warm her up for races undersaddle. Honestly I swear she'd smile if she could when she saw the saddle come out. There are some pictures of her here: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.vanr...9004249&type=1 under saddle, my daughter is wearing the purple shirt. Phil was worried about her hind legs not holding up another season and didn't want her breaking down on us, not to mention the classes getting so tough here, or she'd still be racing. Wish we had our own farm, we would have bred her in a second!
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    I wish they would have some undersaddle races down here in Florida at Pompano racetrack I Would definitly break my stud horse and do it. I think he would love it too!



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    DFR just posted an update on Facebook!


    "Chantal Sutherland-Kruse goes 1:59 in her third time trial at Meadows on DW's NY Yank to set the North American record on 5/8 track."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvanrens View Post
    What do you mean? I watched it and didn't see him break...assuming you meant gait?

    I can't imagine how much physical strength that takes! Wow!



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    That was cool to watch!
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    He never ran until after the timer stopped and a break after the wire doesn't count. He wouldn't be the first horse to break after the wire and won't be the last.......some just run as part of their slowing down process.
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    My two greatest thrills riding were galloping my tb mare, what suspension she had and trotting my stb full throttle. My gawd the rush you feel from their legs moving like pistons!! Until you ride one you can't imagine the free shoulder movement and the powerful push off of the hindlegs.

    Interesting how the announcer said the pacer would not move beyond the trotters head. In the "gallop out" when the pacer did move ahead the trotter broke into a gallop. Very exciting video. Thanks for posting it jvanrens.
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    That makes me sore just watching it! Give me flashbacks to childhood riding lessons when my instructor would make me stay in two point for half the time!
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    A good friend of mine just got her jockey's license for RUS. She says it's a BLAST. I'd love to try it but afaik there aren't any harness tracks nearby
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    Quote Originally Posted by hundredacres View Post
    What do you mean? I watched it and didn't see him break...assuming you meant gait?

    I can't imagine how much physical strength that takes! Wow!
    He broke in the first attempt, and yes I meant gait, he had to stay at the trot. Since it was a timed trial, they had to try again. Third time was the charm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dani0303 View Post
    A good friend of mine just got her jockey's license for RUS. She says it's a BLAST. I'd love to try it but afaik there aren't any harness tracks nearby
    It's listed as a driver's licence under saddle - we don't have jockey licences.
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    I was there..I got a few pictures I will try to upload soon.
    She had a heck of a time with him the first warmup trip; went one lap and went in for an equipment change. She said he was one of the strongest pullers she'd ever sat on. I think it took her a little while to switch from "push" mode to "pull" mode but I gotta say, she had it pretty well figured out by the third trip.
    The second/third time, they used the mobile gait which I think the horse was much more comfortable with. I think he was a little confused at first He also went without the hood and blinkers for the second trip.
    I am not sure if this is public, but there's some pretty nice pictures here:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8808369&type=3
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...8808369&type=3


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