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by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Aqueduct turf racing leads to bigger handle
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Aqueduct turf racing leads to bigger handle

https://www.drf.com/news/aqueduct-fall-meet-handle-dramatically-additional-turf-racing-boosts-field-size Stumbled across this. Was that the exception to the rule, because of the weather, or are they generally carding more turf races? I get it though, turf racing with bigger fields equals more betti...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Go East Old Man

MySaladDays wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Shug is going to Oaklawn,, too?
Doesn't he usually go to Florida in the winter? I don't recall him ever stabling horses in Southern California, so if he chooses Hot Springs over Hallandale, it won't matter in Arcadia.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 313
Views: 60326

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

DawnStorm wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Then there was Smelly, who was actually a Derby contender back in the late 80s/early 90s.
By the In Reality stallion Judge Smells, sire of quite a few other "Judges" as well as several that play on his "surname": Sniffed, Smells and Bells, Scent of Honey and Cigar Smoke.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Go East Old Man

Frank ought to just rebrand SA as Grant's Pass South. Maybe he can attract Michael Wrona back!
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 569

Re: Go East Old Man

Looks like Santa Anita will have a tough time filling dirt races this winter and early spring.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83249

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

From across the pond..... Were they causing a danger, riding under the influence? Two jockeys have been sanctioned over issues with doping tests, while one has a handed a possible ban for failing to submit to a test, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have confirmed. Jockey David Simmonson has ...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Steven Crist
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Steven Crist

Any hint as to what Steve might be talking about so I can decide whether I want to listen or not?
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 14923

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

@maggimoss Interesting chart from Churchill today- owner/trainer showing no starts on equibase claims 3 filly’s - 40,000 out of one race! Wishing them luck! https://twitter.com/maggimoss/status/1192936845346312192 One of the Google search results for the name shows ties to both Wesley Ward and Cool...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18458

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

The real problem horse racing has as a niche sport that boxing and baseball don't is that its gut-level appeal from the outset was as a vehicle for gambling. All those hatted gentlemen of the Greatest Generation and before you see packing the apron in old black-and-whites were at the track to bet. S...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18458

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I think boxing took a similar turn to racing and it's arguably more brutal. Yet that's on the upswing. And not too long ago, two fighters died of brain injuries after matches -- one in Argentina, the other here in the U.S. Yet the sport never comes close to being banned. In fact, the trend in amate...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Filly and Mare Sprint
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: 2019 BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Anyone here been following twitter.com/CovfefeHorse? Funny stuff posted by Brad Cox's team, reminds me a lot of Giant Oak's posts here back in the day.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 4109

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:57 am

Drugs; steroids; stuff done to yearlings to prime them for sales; excessive inbreeding; breeding only for the sales fashion of the day
Did any of these apply to Mongolian Groom, a homebred by (relatively speaking) nothing out of nothing?
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 5852

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

If anything at all happens next Friday and Saturday, look for the California Legislature to do to horse racing what so many states have done to dog racing. Mob rule is taking over.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Trivia & Games
Topic: Horse Name Game
Replies: 2677
Views: 237289

Re: Horse Name Game

Ypres
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18458

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I wonder if Facebook and other social media options have pulled those regulars away from this old-style website forum. That seems to have been the fate of many discussion boards like this, which have gone from thriving to nearly dead in just a couple of years or less.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Replies: 26
Views: 1889

Re: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy

When I read the article - I assumed the same thing- that’s there’s nothing really criminal about it. But going to the actual PETA article, it seems there’s some confusion as to HOW she actually died. The story is she may not have broken down, but that she hit her head on a wall, then still raced, “...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: New Dirt Mile sponser...
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: New Dirt Mile sponser...

They could name those non-BC opening races on the card after Bodacious Tatas and Isitingood!
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5467
Views: 765553

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

Not much from Mine That Bird's little half-brother at Woodbine today. He turned out to be the weaker half of Casse's uncoupled entry, finishing sixth. The other half won -- Champit (Tonalist-Giulietta, by Dunkirk).
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Come to think of it, perhaps the Jockey Club let Havre De Grace go BECAUSE the original's name was spelled wrong! In which case, we may yet get a proper Pharaoh! My purely-speculative take on this: Because the FIRST syllable is pronounced very differently - Har-ve and not Hav-re - they let it go. "...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Harve De Grace (2000 model) and Havre De Grace (2007 model) I still don't understand how two names soooooo similar get the okay. It isn't as though the 2000 was long gone by the time the newer Grace was named. In 2007, the year Grace II was foaled the 2000 model was giving birth to Concord Point. I...