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Kelly L Haggerty
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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

Why are there no turf mile races for 3yo and up in the USA until Wk 4 except claiming races in AK? I'm confused.

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Post by Ma Springs » 4 weeks ago

Can't say. But I've entered a lot of 3 yo "only" races. They exist. If you aren't looking for very specific competition... :)

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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

I have old men. Actually had to create a race for my older turf router too.

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Post by Ma Springs » 4 weeks ago

Oh, that way... There are a few 4 yo and up, but perhaps not too many. Guess you've seen them..?

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Post by Garret Folsom » 4 weeks ago

Most 3YO and up races don't start until later in the year. The 3YO's generally have a while to race against each other before they have to race older horses. But as you said, there should be some 4YO and up races or 4YO only races.

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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

Garret Folsom wrote:
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Most 3YO and up races don't start until later in the year. The 3YO's generally have a while to race against each other before they have to race older horses. But as you said, there should be some 4YO and up races or 4YO only races.
Thanks. The horses I am trying to enter are actually over 5yo when it comes to the turf milers. But also the closest race for my dirt sprinter 4yo filly stabled at Peyto is 1000 miles away unless I wait for W4. Same with my 4yo turf router filly. There is one stake available for my older dirt miler gelding within 1000 miles. I wasn't racing much this time last season, so maybe it's normal. Just seems a shame to miss 1/4 of the season with the older horses unless you create your own races.

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Post by Dave Trainer » 4 weeks ago

Peyto is great for Trial Park and Junior High but not the best place to keep horses once you've left there.

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Post by Dylan Christensen » 4 weeks ago

There are certainly less specifically conditioned races early in the year but I don’t think that their should be no races at all. You just might have to race somewhere that doesn’t fit as well as usual.
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Post by Andrew James » 4 weeks ago

Ive noticed a lack of races in both turf and dirt mile. I think with the emphasis on keeping horses in training there really needs to be a lot more races added.

I should also add, if you message the Steward and point out these gaps she is very quick to accomodate where she can.

I would still really like to see the claiming/SA schedule gain additional races as a whole though :)
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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

I'm getting the feeling I haven't explained my question very well. I'll try in chat tonight. Thanks to everyone that tried to answer, though.

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Post by Andrew Davidson » 4 weeks ago

You need to get some friends together and split more races so they eventually start spawning one their own
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Post by The Steward » 4 weeks ago

Well, the question was Why are there no 3+ turf mile races, and the answer was because we don't card 3+ if we can help it until Week 5 (like in real life 3yos don't run against older in Jan/Feb etc).

But there are 70 4+ turf mile races that are open right now for maiden, alw, Nw2-5. Only 16 of them are claiming races, which still leaves 54 for 4+ in the next two weeks. 41 of them are for non maidens. Hope that helps?
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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

The Steward wrote:
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Well, the question was Why are there no 3+ turf mile races, and the answer was because we don't card 3+ if we can help it until Week 5 (like in real life 3yos don't run against older in Jan/Feb etc).

But there are 70 4+ turf mile races that are open right now for maiden, alw, Nw2-5. Only 16 of them are claiming races, which still leaves 54 for 4+ in the next two weeks. 41 of them are for non maidens. Hope that helps?
I understand and tried searching. These are older horses, out of conditions, not good enough for stakes and some are leased thus not claiming eligible. They’ll just have to sit.

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Post by Lori Hamill » 4 weeks ago

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Post by Kelly L Haggerty » 4 weeks ago

Those are great, just 1718 miles shipping. Without FCS I’m afraid he’d be pretty wiped. Not much within a thousand miles for several that I have and there were always choices late last year. I’m trying to ask about patterns like maybe not much in the North because it’s supposed to be “January” maybe? Same for TP, where there were usually races for most divisions most weeks mid-year, or so it seemed. Should I move allowance/ low stakes horses to Midwest and give up on TP/JR High?

I’m sorry if I’m not making sense. My head is a little word-salady today.

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