Hello again everyone!
It's August, that lovely HOT month in the middle of summer, when all the trees are fully leafed out, summer flowers are up everywhere, and the tracks are hard and fast. It's a great time for all the oriental racers to be out and about, but the URA is careful to assure it doesn't get too hot by misting everything and everyone. It's getting a bit dusty, and the grass is turning more gold than green away from the creeks in the endurance area, but the days are getting longer, and the night races have turned into twilight
and summer haze. We're also seeing a few summer thunderstorms, all big dark clouds and heat lightning, with every now and then a heavy downpour to cool things off.
Know that the weather can be an interesting aspect to your chosen race!
(I'll be joining in on some of these races, with a different judge for me,
so look forward to more competition!)
This is how to ENTER
ALL BREEDS SPECIAL RACES Forsaken Dreams Team Driving Race
Dirt, 1 1/2 miles Smoking Sun Chariot Race
Dirt, 1 1/2 miles -- chariots can be any style.Seas of Light Water Race
(Water equines, potions/magic allowed)
Water, 1 mile -- course is marked by floating red lanterns.Trade Winds Air Race
(Winged equines, potions/magic allowed)
Air, 1 1/4 miles - held above the forest and meadow, the course is marked by red floating paper lanterns and balloons.Winter Wonderland Sleigh Race
1 mile --Held in the evening, on a normal racetrack resurfaced with clean ice. Please use your imagination for a sleigh, or attach skies to your usual wheeled conveyance (wagon, sulky, etc). The course is lit with the occasional old-style gas streetlamp and strings of red paper lanterns.
Akhal Teke: Vencel Classic
Dirt, 10 furlongs - DAY raceVarasael Stakes
Dirt, 10 fulongs - NIGHT race
Arabian: Inkeri Stakes
Dirt, 10 Furlongs - DAY raceKaiosian Classic
Dirt, 10 furlongs - NIGHT raceRevolutions Endurance
(any Oriental breed)
- Can be either NIGHT --or-- DAY -- 20 miles, bordering a wild and over-flowing stream, passing by or under a roaring waterfall, summer flowers both wild and planted - track managers have added sunflowers to some of the meadow areas - and plenty of dusty trail and deep green-gold summer grass. Trees are at their summer best with plenty of leaves and a nice breeze rustling through the woods.
Thoroughbred Races Lit'se Classic
Dirt, 8 furlongs - DAY race Akhsitennu Stakes
Dirt, 8 furlongs - NIGHT race
Stock, Appendix, Grade Astrearel
Dirt, 6 furlongs - DAY raceFarrasabi
Dirt, 1/4 mile - NIGHT race
Unnaturals Avade Classic
Dirt, 1 1/4 miles - DAY raceZacharael Stakes
Dirt, 1 1/4th miles - NIGHT race
ALL BREEDS Temmon Endurance
--can be either NIGHT or
DAY -- 20 miles, bordering a wild and over-flowing stream, passing by or under a roaring waterfall, summer flowers both wild and planted - track managers have added sunflowers to some of the meadow areas - and plenty of dusty trail and deep green-gold summer grass. Trees are at their summer best with plenty of leaves and a nice breeze rustling through the woods. The course is marked by red paper lanterns at night. There may be fireworksChelianth Steeplechase
Dirt, 1 and 1/4 mileSungarde Young Stallions Stakes
Dirt, 8 furlongsRainlaws Young Mares Classic
Turf, 6 furlongsFalconiforme Harness Trotter Race
Dirt, 1 mileApix Harness Pacer Race
Dirt, 1 mile