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ATTENTION HORSEMAN: The Northlands Filly Pace has been re-scheduled to Friday December 13th and the Western Canada Pacing Derby re-scheduled for Saturday December 14th. There will NO re-draw for either event.
2013 ASHA AWARDS WILL BE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15TH! The event will be held at the Northlands Paddock Theatre. We are pleased to once again have "Sugar" Shannon Doyle as our MC.
AS PROMISED DAY - Just want to thank everyone for coming out and braved one chilly evening. A very special thanks goes out to my four wonderful guests...you were all awesome (Weekend Bernie, Dudes Leaving Town, River Lass, Skip To My Mjjz) A thank you to Keith Clark for signing all those autographs and thanks to Northlands for putting on a great show. And the most important thank you is to As Promised...thank you for all the great memories you left us. VIEW POSTER HERE
ASHA CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 12:00PM TO 3:30PM (NORTHLANDS PARK PADDOCK THEATRE) Deadline to sign up children is December 13th. VIEW POSTER HERE
ATTENTION MEMBERS PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT IN YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR STANDARDBRED CANADA PACKAGE TO VOTE FOR BREEDERS/DIRECTOR. DIANE BERTRAND IS RUNNING FOR BREEDERS/DIRECTOR FOR WESTERN CANADA..
Accordance with the printed 2013 Stallion & Stakes Guide under ALBERTA SIRES STAKES GENERAL CONDITIONS (RULES:) These events are to be raced under the condtions, which are subject to change without notice or any liability whatsoever and the Rules and Directives of Horse Racing Alberta. In a since of fair play and common sense we amended the splits for "three horse finals" as you would never get less because there were less horses. Please see attached amendment. This change was made with the knowledge and approval of the three racing participants, the Board of Judges and the Majority of the ASHA Board of Directors at least four hours prior to the event. CLICK HERE to view
The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association
(ASHA) was formed to represent and protect the best interests of Standardbred industry participants and bring about a closer, more understanding relationship among members, racetracks, racing associations, governing bodies and the public.
Our Alberta “Champion” As Promised passed away at the age of 24 earlier this year.
As Promised was born on May 11, 1989 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the son of Abercrombie and Promised Princess. Promise was purchased by Keith Clark, Blaine Dickson, Robert Carswell and Charles Campbell at the 1990 Kentucky Standardbred Yearling Sale for $16,000.
Promise became a multiple stakes Champion with 71 race victories and earnings of $669,639. As a freshman he won 9 of 10 races and earned $32,800. The colt came close to dying in California early in his 3yr-old year but recovered to dominate the Alberta circuit, winning 10 consecutive races enroute to a season that included multiple stakes wins, $219,582 in earnings and 23 victories in 28 starts. His 4yr-old season was also productive in winning 18 of 30 races for $196,107 and set a career mark of 1:50.2. In Promise’s 5yr-old year he won 11 of 19 races and $109,725. The next season Promise made nine trips to the winner’s circle from 11 races for $76,000.
When he retired Clark stood the horse himself, breeding small books of mares and then decided to sell him. Sky West Farms (Dr. David Dyrholm) purchased the stallion in the year 2000. As Promised enjoyed a stellar second career as a stallion, siring winners of more than $35 million including 102 performers with earnings in excess of $100,000, 22 winners with $250,000 and 5 winners with $500,000 plus earnings. His popularity as a sire propelled him to be one of Canada’s most prolific stallions. As Promised also traveled to Australia as a dual hemisphere stallion where he bred 100 mares each year in addition to his Alberta stud duties.
As Promised was inducted into the Canadian Hose Racing Hall of Fame in 2006.
Top performers sired by As Promised include: World Champion and Breeders Crown Champion Rons Girl ($576,458), Red Star Hottie ($667,460), Weekend Bernie ($581,951), Dudes Leaving Town ($540,129), and Disagreement ($524,739). Other top performers were Blue Star Majesty, Mortified and Rookies Choice.
As Promised lived his last years at Dr. Dyrholm’s Sky West Farms.
We will all miss you dearly but will never forget you As Promised! Thank you for the many great years you gave us all. Rest in heaven our great Champion!
Written By: Orianna Scheck
|Northlands Park Racing 2013
Jan 4th – Mar 9th
Oct 25th – Dec 31st
|Alberta Downs Racing 2013
May 4th -Oct 19th
|OLDS COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT|
|2013 STAKES SCHEDULE|
|2013 AB RACING CALENDAR (updated June/13)|
|THE HORSES PRAYER|
|STALLIONS of 2013 CLICK HERE|
|RACE PROGRAMS Aug 31- Sept 1|
|MURRAY SLOUGH RACE PICKS -Oct 12 13|
|BOARD MEETING MINUTES - JULY 21, 2013|
|AGM 2013 - DARCY MARLER PRESENTATION|
|2012 ASHA AUDIT FINANCIAL STATEMENTS|