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by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 12875

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan 4m4 minutes ago Santa Anita just sent out a press release about closing the track for racing. Here it is, in its entirety. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D09HRCMV4AADId0.jpg "Will be rescheduled"? Not "relocated" or "may be rescheduled" or "we hope"? What if the...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 926
Views: 137518

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

bare it all wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Good old Slim Shadey (GB) ran his 79th race today at Gulfstream and finished second.

He’s in the Mike Maker barn.
Remember when everyone here was so afraid that David Jacobson was going to run him into the ground?
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

So does Perret get into the HOF in a walkover or can their be an HOF class with no jockeys? He and Whiteley have been on the ballot year after year after year since God knows when. Is there a maximum at which time they'll be dropped from future consideration? If I had a ballot, there'd be only two n...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chris Kay out at NYRA
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Chris Kay out at NYRA

stark wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:18 pm
Promote Andy!!!!

Yes I'm serious
Steve Crist. Yes, I'm serious, too.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 63793

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Might be time to set up a 2019 edition of this thread, no?
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 926
Views: 137518

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Wait, so thoroughbreds can run in QH and TB races? Yes, the races are usually 870 yards. Los Alamitos cards them quite often and has for years. One of my OTTB’s, Anniversary Year, ran in a couple of them in the early 2000’s. Turf Paradise occasionally cards races at 1,000 yards for "thoroughbreds, ...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 257
Views: 44381

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

I understand the sentiment but the names "Touched By Autism", "Myostis Mystique", etc just don't sound right to me. I don't care for breeders who saddle all their horses with similar names. There are bunches of horses named Starship this and Kitten that in the entries. Not as bad as harness racing'...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 257
Views: 44381

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

I just found this poor horse's name - she is running at the FG today - 4 year old filly with the name of myositis mystique. Myositis is an inflammation of muscle tissue who the hell names their horse after a disease??? As I live and breathe-- i just don't understand how some owners are so out of it...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 926
Views: 137518

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Standardbred war horse Foiled Again , whom I am running out of superlatives for, won the penultimate race of his career Saturday night at Mohawk Park. That's his 11th win of the year, 109th overall. http://ustrottingnews.com/foiled-again-wins-in-canadian-farewell/ Replay here (6th race on the 22nd)...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 926
Views: 137518

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Standardbred war horse Foiled Again , whom I am running out of superlatives for, won the penultimate race of his career Saturday night at Mohawk Park. That's his 11th win of the year, 109th overall. http://ustrottingnews.com/foiled-again-wins-in-canadian-farewell/ Replay here (6th race on the 22nd)...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

Any word on the outcome of today's much-speculated-on, misreported-in-advance meeting?
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Graded Stakes
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: 2019 Graded Stakes

Question for those, like me, who were horse racing fans in the 60-70s before the graded stakes system was implemented....was there something wrong with our sport back then that got corrected? 1. Europe did it. 2. Apparently American breeders are too stupid to be able to figure out a horse's quality...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Graded Stakes
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: 2019 Graded Stakes

The Breeding Industry no doubt likes using Graded Stakes races as a foundation for their industry, but what's the real downside to eliminating a whole bunch of 'em? If the breeding industry, already producing fewer foals every year, uses graded stakes as a foundation, will eliminating a bunch of th...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

honneerider wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Meeting is next week
Should have realized that, seeing as how the story was published on Thursday. OK, thanks for the clarification on that. But I'm still curious as to what aspect of the original story was inaccurate. I guess we'll just have to wait for the outcome of the meeting.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

I hope this is a one year exception to allow the hockey rink to be built. While Mondays are quiet, it is the one day of the week that allows leisurely activities like multiple trips to the paddock, or a trip to the rail to watch a race. It was an inaccurate report regardless. Meaning that it wasn't...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Re: Saratoga Good Idea!?

Interested in this as well. It looks like construction of hockey arena at Belmont Park (?) is primary reason. As someone who's attended in the past, I may consider a shorter stay there ($) but not sure. I like it. A five-day week will help with field size, and taking some of Belmont's July days is ...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 69
Views: 8451

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

I'm all for a little pre-race prattle and in fact don't quite understand those that shun it. The key is to find a public figure that compliments your own preferred style of handicapping. If you like the speed and fade angle, then MattyC might be your guy. If you like the sheet numbers, JonHardoon w...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 69
Views: 8451

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

I've always wondered about the value of what Harvey Pack used to call the "pre-race prattle" to the simulcast customer. I do my own handicapping, and if I'm around other people watching simulcasts, they're doing their own handicapping as well. It's a rare occasion when Andy Serling or Acacia Courtne...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 69
Views: 8451

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Well, that is a pretty frank, though unnecessary, tweet. I don't mind his calls. Though I know one person who will be thrilled with this announcement. Seriously......that was the 1st thing I thought of sadly. Here's your big chance MHRC!! :D Magnahorseracecall ... I like it. But would Frank allow h...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 69
Views: 8451

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Yep, it looks like it. Wow is right. Might help if they'd announce simultaneously what/how they are planning to replace these folks...but nope. Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan 7m7 minutes ago Along with Michael Wrona's ousting at Santa Anita, simulcast host Megan Devine has also been dismi...