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by MySaladDays
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 41955

Re: Santa Anita 2019

None of the trainers I worked for ever used water withdrawal. If a horse bleeds, they are rested for a few weeks. If they bleed again, they're retired. That's more humane than pumping them full with Lasix and other drugs. ;) The climate we have here (Germany, France, England, Italy) isn't really di...
by MySaladDays
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

he is just so hard to root for. If only he cared about the women in his life as much as he cared about the horses. :roll: I have no idea how the many thousands of thoroughbred race horse trainers treat their wives. Since most are not tabloid-worthy subject matter. So rooting or not rooting for them...
by MySaladDays
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4586

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

What i do not like about these "bans" is that nobody is telling us exactly WHY the person is being banned. It's like a big secret. then they'll say stuff like "I wish you could see the necropsies reports" which is taking people down a blind alley, because they would not be available while something ...
by MySaladDays
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

mariasmon wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:45 pm
It might have something to do with the fact that she married him 5 years after her father died.
:lol: That would make sense. Thanks for telling me .
by MySaladDays
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2759

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

I diagnose Blue Point with chronic Big Baby Disease. :lol: indeed. At any rate, the entire Ascot meet was simply a feast for the eyes, I enjoyed it very much. I also like the big fields but less races per day. I have no desire to see 10-14 races on any day, it's just exhausting and I don't even loo...
by MySaladDays
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

I don't believe King Hussein had multiple wives simultaneously the way UAE sheiks like Sheik Mo do. And his last wife, Noor, was an American. It leaves me wondering why her father allowed the marriage to take place. Usually you do not get to marry someone if your family is against it in those cultu...
by MySaladDays
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

Just google children camel jockeys in Dubai and see what comes up. That was quite some time ago, although I'm sure there are still "resistant pockets" in many places over there. Mostly robotic jockeys are used now. While you're googling, you might google "child trafficking in the U.S." Also "human ...
by MySaladDays
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 542
Views: 68133

Re: Racing in Japan

I know that w/in this topic, this is probably already here, but if you haven't seen it, this documentary is outstanding.
The Rise of the Japanese Thoroughbred

If you've seen it, then watch it again. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IywC3QwJJuk
by MySaladDays
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 542
Views: 68133

Re: Racing in Japan

Is this a flare up of the original injury or a new one ? I'm not sure. But he has had issues in his left front leg. And the timeline for his return to the track is up in the air. So upsetting. This is my all time favorite horse for last 2 years. I was hoping he'd eventually come over and run in the...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4586

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

add another vote to quit.... https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2019/07/02/pleasanton-preps-why-im-leaving-pleasanton-horse-racing#.XR0AxqVfFco.twitter I dunno Stark, this sounded like more of a personal beef, he is quitting his JOB, not betting. He is saying "lets cash some tickets" at the end....
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4586

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

I just don't know how to impress the public ( as well as our own disillusioned fans ) that things ARE getting better. I'm not sure that telling folks that horses used to have it much worse furthers racing's cause. :oops: BA, the whole point about learning, and awareness, is that as more knowledge c...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

King Abdullah of Jordan is her brother. Just was saying that it wasn't like she was an american marrying into a middle eastern family with totally different customs. She herself is the offspring of King Hussein of Jordan ........with his "3rd wife". The daughter of a ruler, marrying a ruler. I susp...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4586

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

"It will work if the Powers That Be do it correctly and are persistent and diligent. " Yes, and we need the euro / hk type of regulators and regulation. What I think has happened is that even some not-so-casual horse racing fans have started reading thru stuff, like the suspensions and fines stuff p...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 4586

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

Agreed. That is by far the worst one that we know about... that alone made me not care about Holendorfer's fate when I read it. I now feel a combination of love, hate and apathy towards a sport that I once loved (not that has to do with 'Dorf specifically, but between all the violations for many tr...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, Flees Dubai

The princess is from Jordan I believe? I'm sure she was not at all unaware of the status of women in the middle eastern countries when she married, nor that she was Wife #4 or whatever her number is. i.e. not sequential but simultaneous wife iwith the others. I imagine there is quite a dynamic invol...
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 552
Views: 69323

Re: Across the pond

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Enable returns in the Coral-Eclipse Saturday at Sandown.
really looking forward to this one, Magical is in the same race, their BC Turf was a seat-hanger!
by MySaladDays
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 2759

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

Think this tweet sums up Blue Point well https://mobile.twitter.com/LauraKingDXB/status/1143152924488609793 A vicious beast he is not. Charlie Appleby’s kids saying goodbye to “Bluey.” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-eEWouWwAEO5VL?format=jpg&name=large (From a tweet by Aisling Appleby) This brought t...
by MySaladDays
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 22875

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

As someone who agreed 100% with the DQ in the Derby, I think Max losing today isn't really much different than most 3 year old racing. Good horses lose races. He got some serious pace compression here, from a horse who looked him in the eye and gave him all he could handle, but then that stumble pro...
by MySaladDays
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5402

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Yayyyy another classic winner for Ol’ Awesome Again! Heck of a run by Joevia. I was so happy about that. I was at the track and tried to talk 4 guys into betting the awesome agains......I loved the dam, she was fast and broodmare of the year in 2000. (they didn't like everfast or sir winston and ro...
by MySaladDays
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5402

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Uh oh. Worth watching, Tacitus fans. The post position is correct but the date says 2018 so not sure. Amy Zimmerman @NeverSettleTV 11m11 minutes ago If your kid had so much upper respiratory mucus they required an IV expectorant 36 hours before a big track meet, how do you think they’d perform? ⁦⁩P...