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by Lord Helpus
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 242
Views: 34063

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

Stage Door Johnny X Out You Go = Out Door Johnny :lol:
by Lord Helpus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Famous Rabbits
Replies: 19
Views: 1799

Re: Famous Rabbits

Let us not forget Commanche (yes--spelled with 2 'm's) for Tabasco Cat [to soften up Holy Bull]. I know that CT ran in the Haskill (?) and Travers in 1994(?) when he had no business being in route races. Connections --- DWT/Overbrook
by Lord Helpus
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify/Restoring Hope...quite the duo
Replies: 165
Views: 8834

Re: Justify/Restoring Hope...quite the duo

A rabbit has been used for decades. My old boy, (Commanche Trail -- yes, his JC name was misspelled) was the rabbit for Tabasco Cat (a come from behind horse who circled the field and came charging down the stretch), when he was racing against Holly Bull (ran on the lead and could win if he could sl...
by Lord Helpus
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: DSLD: a hereditary disease
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: DSLD: a hereditary disease

There is a new test which is still in the testing stage. I have Goober doing it; I should have answers this week. A pathologist in Georgia noticed that the nuchal ligament in horses who were necropsied, had nuchal ligaments which matched the nuchal ligament in living horses with suspected DSLD. So t...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: DSLD: a hereditary disease
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

DSLD: a hereditary disease

I am posting in the breeding forum because DSLD/EPSA is a hereditary disease which affects TB's (as well as a number of other breeds). It is irreversible and inevitably results in euthanization. You may well ask "Why have I never heard of it and how can I prevent a horse that I own from passing it o...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Breakdowns
Replies: 29
Views: 5305

Re: Saratoga Breakdowns

Saratoga sits empty for 300+ days a year; it must be very hard to bring it back to 100% optimal condition since the base/dirt cannot settle that fast. It is hard to find a small area of base that has not completely packed down. If so, the horse did not take a bad step; it might have been the footing...
by Lord Helpus
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arrogate
Replies: 885
Views: 101713

Re: Arrogate

Maybe he's just not sharp off a long layoff? Haven't seen the replay (was complaining earlier that I had no stream but sounds like while I did miss it, it was for totally different reasons than I thought). I just watched the replay. Arrogate simply all but stopped when he went into the stretch. Fro...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes
Replies: 219
Views: 21261

Re: Belmont Stakes

It looks like a desensitizing exercise, sometimes called 'sacking out,' IIRC. Maybe the colt was shying from things that moved or were flapping around. For someone headed to a huge race like the Belmont, with thousands of fans waving around hands, phones and programs, it probably isn't a good thing...
by Lord Helpus
Sun May 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ziconic
Replies: 509
Views: 74178

Re: Ziconic

As long as he is headed North, perhaps he could win at Emerald Downs?
by Lord Helpus
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Pegusus World Cup G1
Replies: 473
Views: 39297

Re: Pegusus World Cup G1

Anyone know why TB Pedigree is showing that CC has already one foal on the ground? A 2016 colt named Rexallius. It must be a mistake, but you would think it would have been corrected by now. However, the foal would have been conceived in the spring of 2015 when he was in England. Would they have don...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Pegusus World Cup G1
Replies: 473
Views: 39297

Re: Pegusus World Cup G1

Whoever wins, if he has a decent margin, I hope that the horse is not eased before the wire. Especially if it is Chrome. In his last race I hope he leaves it all on the track and sets new records.
by Lord Helpus
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Masochistic DQ'ed from BC Sprint
Replies: 67
Views: 7121

Re: Masochistic DQ'ed from BC Sprint

Ellis should have run a drug screen in November. And another one the beginning of December (if necessary). WTF is he doing, waiting until the 12th hour? Makes me think he is not being as honest as he looks. I feel bad for the connections, but not for Ellis. It's a nice horse who needs a new trainer....
by Lord Helpus
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland September (12-25) Yearling Sale
Replies: 330
Views: 30305

Re: Keeneland September (12-25) Yearling Sale

Sometimes the one bid horses are the consignor or the consignor's friend bidding to a) get the bidding started or 2) bring the horse home again so the meat men will not try to negotiate for the horse. I have taken home several "no bids". Often the sellers are grateful to have it go to a good home. ...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4061
Views: 607830

Re: Stallion News

I am curious. How is Spendthrift doing with their non-commercial stallions? It has certainly taken the hard road to success. I guess all it needs is to have one 'breakout' horse (likeGainsway did with Tapit) to make the farm viable. But first it has to attract good mares, and I cannot see owners of ...
by Lord Helpus
Sat Sep 24, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland September (12-25) Yearling Sale
Replies: 330
Views: 30305

Re: Keeneland September (12-25) Yearling Sale

Sometimes the one bid horses are the consignor or the consignor's friend bidding to a) get the bidding started or 2) bring the horse home again so the meat men will not try to negotiate for the horse. I have taken home several "no bids". Often the sellers are grateful to have it go to a good home. O...
by Lord Helpus
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donegal Moon
Replies: 23
Views: 3131

Re: Donegal Moon

Of course it was "pretty close to the reserve". No one would put a "live money" reserve in a situation like this. And an "all the way reserve" stops one bid lower than the reserve.

It would be interesting to know when the 'live money' bidding stopped.
by Lord Helpus
Tue May 17, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2016 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 404
Views: 30565

Re: 2016 Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator arrives... http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/211652/exaggerator-arrives-at-pimlico I love it: Nyquist arrives all by himself (it looks that way, anyway) in a 12 horse van and Exaggerator travels in a goose neck trailer with anther horse, driven by a girl who doesn't even k...
by Lord Helpus
Thu May 12, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 4766
Views: 538408

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Damn Lucas. Take Charge Tapit is going to buck his shins in the post parade. No way should that 2 year old be running this early with those front legs.

Let's all hope he comes home safe.
by Lord Helpus
Sat May 07, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Any way to watch Derby coverage online?
Replies: 45
Views: 3778

Re: Any way to watch Derby coverage online?

HBO is TOTALLY different. They don't depend on advertisements. There are no commercials. NBC and NBC sports are totally dependent on viewers to set advertisement rates. If millions STEAL the stream than the network gets a lower rating and much lower payment from the advertisers. In fact the people ...
by Lord Helpus
Wed May 04, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2016 Kentucky Derby News & Notes
Replies: 207
Views: 28019

Re: 2016 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Lani after his final workout this morning. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChjsV8DUkAA8zMt.jpg pictured by his groom -- sounds like he is in fine form and calm, haha. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChjyaYDUkAArz8P.jpg Hope he is as gentle as Godzilla. :lol: He is so back at the knees I only hope he comes ...