Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Catalina » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:13 pm

Do you remember Big Brown who was on stanozolol so he would eat up, and when there was a fuzz about that, Dutrow took him off the monthly steroid. In the Belmont then, BB was like a totally different horse.

That's the appeal for using steroids, and for using steroids repeatedly. The incidence of steroid application ahead of the BC wasn't Masochistic's first go round for between race steroids. Nor was Masochistic the only Ellis horse that received steroids. You may not remember it, but there was extended discussion of this in this folder (Jockey/Trainer News) when the BC first disqualified Masochistic.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:32 pm

In the Belmont then, BB was like a totally different horse.

BB was like a totally different horse in the Belmont because 1) he got stepped on right out of the gate, bending a rear shoe down to an angle that would have made it damn near impossible to run his best, and 2) he and his rider were NOT on the same page for most of the race. He was fighting Kent (and probably just plain mad 'cause his foot hurt), as KD tried to get him through traffic to the outside without running into anyone.
IMHO, that all left the horse angry, distracted and with quite a bit of his energy drained. Kent pulled him up at the top of the stretch because he thought the colt felt "off" and, of course, BB fought him because that's pretty much all they were doing for that race...arguing. :P
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