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07-28-2006, 04:45 AM
The Seven Year Itch:
PaceAdvantage.Com Turns Seven This Week!

Really? Has it been seven years already? It seems like only yesterday that I started a website in response to a certain popular message board discontinuing the policy of allowing folks to post without having to register. Of course, I soon realized that I wouldn't be able to maintain any type of sanity on my new message board without some sort of registration policy in force, so I committed the first of many somewhat hypocritical acts, and required my users to register in order to participate on the forums. Thankfully, not many folks ran away screaming when the LOG IN box first appeared, and we've been talkin' horses here ever since.

In case you're wondering how things looked seven years ago, check out this nifty link: WayBack Machine! (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.paceadvantage.com)

I wish to thank each and every person who has ever participated on these forums, and along with me, has expressed the delight, the wonderment, the curiosity, and the downright obsession that goes along with our wonderful little game. Here's to many more years!



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Umbrella disturbs Thursday's fifth race at Ellis Park (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65349&subsec=2)
A gust of wind caught a patio umbrella from the old terrace area of Ellis Park on Thursday and provided runners of the track's fifth race with some unwanted shade. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65349&subsec=2)

Pletcher, Velazquez win again, lead Scat Daddy to Sanford victory (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65353&subsec=2)
Another day, another victory for the team of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65353&subsec=2)

Lady of Venice Takes Tougher Road in Diana (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34600)
Trainer Patrick Biancone could have entered his improving 3-year-old filly Lady of Venice in Friday's restricted Lake George (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga but opted instead to put her in a much tougher spot -- Saturday's $500,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34600)

Bernardini Makes Long-Awaited Return in Jim Dandy (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34594)
The wait is over. Darley Stable's Bernardini, who hasn't run since his brilliant victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), finally gets back to the races in Saturday's Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), in which he will face five opponents. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34594)

Canadian-based Woodbine to advise Empire Racing in franchise bid (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65343&subsec=1)
Woodbine Entertainment Group has joined Empire Racing, which is bidding to take over the racing franchise currently held by the New York Racing Association, and will lend advice to the group based on its experience in racing and gaming as the operator of Canada's largerst racetrack. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65343&subsec=1)

Chair of New York Panel Keynote Speaker at Round Table (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34590)
J. Patrick Barrett, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Horse Racing in New York, will discuss the role and work of the committee over the past year when he delivers the keynote address Aug. 20 at The Jockey Club Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34590)

Horse Slaughter Bill Moves to House Rules Committee (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34598)
Two versions of a bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption in the United States have been sent to the U.S. House Rules Committee and will be considered at the beginning of September. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34598)