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PENNSYLVANIA BREEDER HENRY RICHTER CHRISTOPER ELSER DIES

HENRY RICHTER CHRISTOPER. Henry’s cigar went out early in the morning of February 6, 2014. Henry was born October 1, 1923, the youngest child of Maximillian F. and Helen E. Elser of Greenwich Village, NYC and Lititz, PA. He attended The Kent School and graduated from Yale Univer-sity with the Class of 1945 after serving in World War II. Commissioned …

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Norman Asbjornson Retired to Pin Oak Lane

By Blood-Horse Staff   Photo: EQUI-PHOTO/Barbara Weidl Norman Asbjornson Dual stakes winner Norman Asbjornson   has been retired from racing to stand at Dr. William O. Solomon’s Pin Oak Lane near New Freedom, Pa. The 6-year-old son of Real Quiet—Merryland Missy, by Citidancer, will stand for $2,500, or $1,500 for multiple mares. Norman Asbjornson excelled at route distances, winning the 1 …

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Uptowncharlybrown Sires First Foal

By Blood Horse Staff The first reported foal for stakes winner Uptowncharlybrown   was a colt born the evening of Feb. 16 at Michael Jester’s Penn Ridge Farm near Harrisburg, Pa. Bred by Fantasy Lane Stables, the colt is the first foal out of the Dixie Union mare Glorious Union. Fantasy Lane also campaigned Uptowncharlybrown who started off his 3-year-old season …

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EHV-1 Positive Leads to Quarantine at Parx

By Tom LaMarra ust weeks after a lengthy quarantine ended, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has locked down two more barns because of a positive test for equine herpesvirus. Parx director of racing Sal Sinatra said Feb. 18 the horse in question is stabled with trainer Bill Hedus in Barn 32. In addition, Barn 19 was quarantined because a horse trained …

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Princess of Sylmar Works at Palm Meadows

Princess of Sylmar, who rattled off four consecutive grade I wins last year, returned to the work tab Feb. 16 for trainer Todd Pletcher with a three-furlong breeze at Palm Meadows. An Eclipse Award finalist for top 3-year-old filly of 2013 off her six stakes wins, Princess of Sylmar lost out to Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Beholder. Under …

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Gracer Long Gone in Dearly Precious Stakes

  By Bloodhorse Staff Gracer looked the part of a 1-5 shot Feb. 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, cruising on the front end to a 10 1/4-length score in the $98,000 Dearly Precious Stakes for 3-year-old filly sprinters (VIDEO). Away best of the field of five, the daughter of Exchange Rate   was sent straight to the lead by jockey Alex Cintron …

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Falling Sky Soars to Gulfstream Sprint Upset

By Claire Novak,   Photo: Coglianese Photos Falling Sky runs away from the competition in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes. Order This Photo Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky won for the first time since the 2013 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), upsetting the Feb. 8 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths (VIDEO) …

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PA Equine Coalition Response to Rep. Stephens Proposed Legislation to Transfer $250 million from RHDF

(January 31, 2014)- The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition is fully opposed to the proposed legislation introduced by Representative Todd Stephens to transfer $250 million annually from the Race Horse Development Fund (RHDF) to support traditionally underfunded schools. Representative Stephens has unfortunately chosen to propose this legislation as a means to score political points. While we agree that equitable and fair funding …

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