Friday, December 11, 2009

Footballers Getting A Kick From Horse Embryo Treatment

Recently a number of stories have popped up in the British media regarding injured footballers receiving horse-embryo treatment. Stars such as Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Liverpool pair Glen Johnson and Yossi Benayoun have apparently received doses for lingering issues.

It's a bit of an oddity and you can read up on the details in this story from the TimesOnline.

So much for the magic sponge treatment, eh?

One wonders if this bit of "therapy" will become common for North American athletes.

Congratulations to jockey Patrick Husbands and trainer Mark Casse for threepeating at the top of the Woodbine leaderboard. The pair are a fixture in the entries and proved to be strong enough to capture top spot in 2009.

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Patrick Husbands 972 188 161 147 $10,827,171
Chantal Sutherland 981 139 123 146 $7,588,868
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 702 123 107 84 $7,239,925
Emile Ramsammy 898 121 112 106 $5,620,330
James McAleney 663 119 85 84 $6,209,225
Emma-Jayne Wilson 936 110 139 122 $6,070,715

Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mark E. Casse 453 71 66 68 $4,804,929
Sid C. Attard 292 54 40 40 $2,903,984
Steven M. Asmussen 282 52 43 36 $1,951,996
Roger L. Attfield 200 52 26 25 $3,663,504
Robert P. Tiller 337 49 54 54 $2,400,443

The Barbados Advocate reports that:
"SEVEN-TIME Sovereign Award-winning jockey Patrick Husbands touched down on home soil at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday for a brief vacation."

Click on the link above to read more about the local top jock. With 972 starts in 2009, Husbands clearly deserves a bit of time off!


In Standardbred racing news, congratulations are in order to driver Jody Jamieson who
recently set a Canadian record for driving wins when he notched his 740th race of the season aboard pacer Wild Heart. Details can be found in this Standardbred Canada report.

Jamieson is a brilliant driver and one of my favourite interviews. Jody is always ready with a quote and more than willing to pose for photos.

Congratulations on reaching your goal Jody!


I'm currently on vacation in New York City. This blog will get back to regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday.

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