Brick Murphy and Michele Curran of Peoplefarms, who has a promising horse who could contend for champion honors.


Until the early 2010s, timing at tracks in North America was almost universally executed via beam-based technology from companies like American Teletimer, Teleview or a few others. Timing poles would be placed at the relevant points-of-call around the track, an invisible beam activates and when the first horse breaks the beam, the timer is tripped and reported.

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A CHRB spokesperson responded on behalf of the Board on Tuesday afternoon, stating in part that “the [CHRB] has been monitoring the timing issue at Del Mar and is aware of the problems that have led to the incorrect time…While we appreciate that racing fans want to see the correct splits during their viewing of the races, of primary importance is that the information is accurate for the public’s use for future handicapping purposes, and every effort is being made to ensure that.”

Aspen reproduces both by seeds and by root sprouts, though sprouting is the most common and successful form of reproduction. Aspen produces small flowers, on catkins that are 1-2 inches long. These flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves grow on the trees. Aspen is dioecious, with male and female flowers normally borne on separate trees. The catkins produce small fruit that split to release lots of tiny, cottony seeds that are dispersed by the wind. Germination occurs within a couple days of dispersal provided the seeds reaches a suitable moist seedbed. Few aspen seedlings survive in nature due to the short time a seed is viable, lack of moisture during seed dispersal, fungi, adverse day/night temperature changes, and unfavorable soil conditions. (Source: www.fs.fed.us)


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