Saratoga News & Notes - 2017

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Starine
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Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:12 pm

Tessablue wrote:Officially 24.5! It looked better than it was because those other two mares were trotting in the stretch, but it was pretty neat to hear the crowd break into applause as she hit the eighth pole.
Official chart reads 32 1/2.
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:32 pm

Two Horses Collide On Saratoga Main Track Wednesday Morning
Two horses collided on the Saratoga Race Course main track this morning. Gold Shield was ambulanced off the track and after examination is reported to be comfortable in his stall. The other horse was unscathed.

Gold Shield, purchased for $1,000,000 at Keeneland, is trained by Claude “Shug” McGaughey and runs for owners Lane’s End Racing and Kinsman Stables. By Medaglia d’Oro, out of the good racemare and producer Dream Supreme, the five year-old horse has earned $179,405 to date. He is a half-brother to Hopeful Stakes (G1) winner and sire Majestic Warrior.

Gold Shield’s last start was opening day of the 2017 Saratoga Race Meet. He was fourth in an allowance optional claiming race.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/two ... 6a95c874a1
With Anticipation
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:55 am

Flurry of horse deaths at Saratoga raises concerns
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A jump in the equine fatality rate in the early going of the Saratoga race meet is bringing the issue of horse safety into the spotlight once again this year.

Two horses — Angels Seven and Brooklyn Major — were fatally injured while racing, and the other five deaths occurred during workout hours, beginning with the Chad Brown-trained Lakalas on May 28 at the Oklahoma training track, where the New York Racing Association conducts training from April through early November.

Each year since 2009, anywhere from nine to 16 horses have died on Saratoga grounds.
https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/0 ... s-concerns
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:20 pm

There may be another fatality to add to that total. The mare Fall Colors fell heavily at the 2nd fence today in the first race, a stakes over fences, and she was still down on the track when the field was forced to bypass that fence on the last lap. Did not look good. :(
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:16 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:There may be another fatality to add to that total. The mare Fall Colors fell heavily at the 2nd fence today in the first race, a stakes over fences, and she was still down on the track when the field was forced to bypass that fence on the last lap. Did not look good. :(
Equibase chart says the fall -- or the aftermath, as several other horses struck her -- was fatal. In the 9th, Munjaz "went wrong" and was vanned off. David Grening is reporting on Twitter that he was euthanized, hind leg injury.
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:36 pm

With Anticipation wrote:Flurry of horse deaths at Saratoga raises concerns
SARATOGA SPRINGS — A jump in the equine fatality rate in the early going of the Saratoga race meet is bringing the issue of horse safety into the spotlight once again this year.

Two horses — Angels Seven and Brooklyn Major — were fatally injured while racing, and the other five deaths occurred during workout hours, beginning with the Chad Brown-trained Lakalas on May 28 at the Oklahoma training track, where the New York Racing Association conducts training from April through early November.

Each year since 2009, anywhere from nine to 16 horses have died on Saratoga grounds.
https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/0 ... s-concerns
I noticed your nick With Anticipstion-- do your know where he is these dsys????
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:24 pm

Fatalities plague Spa meet
There have been eight fatalities at Saratoga since July 28, four that occurred during a race and four during training. There were two fatalities at Saratoga before the meet began, one of those due to cardiovascular collapse. One of the racing fatalities, Brooklyn Major on July 31, was also the result of a cardiovascular collapse.
http://www.drf.com/news/fatalities-plague-spa-meet
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:05 pm

barbaro111 wrote: I noticed your nick With Anticipstion-- do your know where he is these dsys????
With Anticipation is still living on his owners' farm in Pennsylvania with several other retirees. All of the Jonathan Sheppard/George Strawbridge horses go back to that farm after their racing days if nobody else has lined up to take them.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:25 am

Miss Woodford wrote:
barbaro111 wrote: I noticed your nick With Anticipstion-- do your know where he is these dsys????
With Anticipation is still living on his owners' farm in Pennsylvania with several other retirees. All of the Jonathan Sheppard/George Strawbridge horses go back to that farm after their racing days if nobody else has lined up to take them.

thank you for that info: he is so beautiful and I loved watching him race
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:43 am

yes thanks for the info on With Anticipation - I loved him too - lovely horse - it was fun watching him run - glad to know he has a wonderful home - and I am fan of jonathan sheppards too - wonderful to know he and mr strawbridge take care of all of their animals - truly great people - wish every horse who ever raced was blessed with the same.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:29 am

If race 7, the Lure, stays on the turf I love Macagone at a price... 1,6,7,12 ex box and Mac for the win if that one stays on.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:06 pm

Thpought it was raining there... web cam showed rain as did the weather report. Might rethink Macagone if the turf is firm.
stark
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:15 pm

they had a 10 minute monsoon, some say the water truck delivers more moisture.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Alright, fair enough, rethinking the Lure, but I'm betting 4,7/1,4,5,7 in the Waya. Think Summersault might be able to upset.
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:55 pm

4,8,11 ex box in the Lure... :?:
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Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:52 pm

whose horseshoe does gun runner have wrapped up in his tail!!???
barbaro111
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:19 pm

Mohaymen was last in the Alydar: this is getting sad watching him race so poorly. they need to retire him or find another career. poor boy.
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:38 pm

Mohaymen wasn't just last; he was eased up on and trotted past the wire far, far behind the rest of the field. :(
I agree that they need to retire the little grey. He hasn't shown anything at four, and it's fair to say that it's been well over a year since he's had a decent race. It looks like he just gives up now in his races. Maybe that trouncing by Nyquist in last year's Florida Derby broke his willingness to fight for a win.
With his pedigree and early success, I suppose Shadwell could find a place for him to stand, but...man, there are a lot of Tapits out there now, and many with better records.
On a more positive note, the winner of the Alydar, Rally Cry (Uncle Mo) was pretty impressive. Pletcher may aim for the Woodward with the handsome colt.
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:52 pm

yeah I hated to see Mohaymen finishing last today too - handsome little guy - but I don't think he wants to play anymore.
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Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:30 am

West Virginia Derby went off Saturday and not a TV to be found showing it at Saratoga. One TV even had Suffolk. I'm thinking we will stay home Arlington Million weekend. Why spend all the money for travel, hotels, meals, when you have the excellent NYRA Now app and can watch other big races on a big screen?
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