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by Sparrow Castle
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Border Run is Thirty-One!
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Border Run is Thirty-One!

Sorry about Opie, Curtis. It's hard to say goodbye to our animal friends, even after a good long life. Wow. that son of Secretariat is 31 now. You sure are doing a great job with him. Cheers and Happy Birthday to Border Run!
by Sparrow Castle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Winx
Replies: 395
Views: 52676

Re: Winx

Sky Racing Verified account@SkyRacingAU HISTORY IS MADE … AGAIN - @winx_horse has won her fourth consecutive George Ryder Stakes @rosehillgardens @atc_races today and what a privilege it is to watch this amazing mare #GoWinx @HugeBowman @cwallerracing. Video: https://twitter.com/SkyRacingAU/status/1...
by Sparrow Castle
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Winx
Replies: 395
Views: 52676

Re: Winx

32 in a row. That was so easy my heart rate stayed even. She loved this track.
by Sparrow Castle
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Winx
Replies: 395
Views: 52676

Re: Winx

Rosehill, Race 5, 9:05 pm PDT. Her 2nd to last race. Winx (Official) Verified account@winx_horse 4h4 hours ago The day has come! Today at her home track Rosehill for the final time @cwallerracing saddles up one of the greatest racehorses of all time # WINX . Don’t miss the opportunity to get a glimp...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4298
Views: 668093

Re: Stallion News

Happy Birthday, Angus! So good to see you celebrate this one.

Crestwood Farm @CrestwoodKY
1h1 hour ago
Happy birthday to THE PLAYER! @BuffBradley1
Video: https://twitter.com/CrestwoodKY/status/ ... 9991054337
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

After all, it can't be profitable to continuously sell unsound horses.... right....? Then again, horse traders have a long, long reputation of sharp practice, that probably goes back to when the horse was first domesticated. It sounds like the bone remodeling problem could persist for a long time (...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Gary Stevens is speaking against race day meds for sore horses. His Tweet was in a thread talking about his brother Scott's gate accident at Turf Paradise yesterday. Another jock rode the horse, but many thought he should have been scratched. Gary Stevens @GStevens_jockey Mar 20 Horse just flipped m...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

As Discussion Turns to Bisphosphonates, Viola Commits $500K to Research The fallout from events still unfolding at Santa Anita have re-sparked the fires simmering under a number of horse welfare issues. Few, however, have galvanized such a swift phalanx of action as that of bisphosphonates–drugs us...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Horrible, just horrible. And yeah, I have to worry about the yearling we bought last year now. Looks like it's greedy disgusting people that is weakening the breed, not so much genetics which can take many decades to change significantly. View From The Eighth Pole: Take Action Now On Bisphosphonate ...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Tim Layden's SI article... Horse Racing's Rampant Problem Leaves Sport With More Questions Than Answers On the second-to-last day in December, a four-year-old gelding named Psychedelicat was loaded into the starting gate at Santa Anita Park in Southern California, where he would run for the 18th tim...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Oh, I remember the chatter when this info came out last Spring and thought it informed the breeding and sales industry enough that they would abandon its use for the youngsters. That's what's so depressing about it. I don't understand why anyone would be still using it this way. It might be just the...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Another LA Times article. And a short Twitter thread reacting to it. Twitter: https://twitter.com/racetrackandy/status/1108536757031591936 Racing experts discuss the future of the sport after rash of horse deaths at Santa Anita Santa Anita is inching toward its projected March 29 opening after havin...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Why would horses that young have OA? They don't. It's the drive to present unblemished scans for big money babies at the sales. Ask most any breed-to-race owner and they'll tell you most of their best homebreds wouldn't have passed a vet scan. I think using it on horses <4 years old should be crimi...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

It should absolutely be banned in young horses. Utter insanity that it was ever a practice, and this may be the most concrete improvement so far from this whole debacle. I agree. But it sounds like it's very hard to detect. Will we need to start testing yearlings and foals? They're going to have to...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Why would horses that young have OA? They don't. It's the drive to present unblemished scans for big money babies at the sales. Ask most any breed-to-race owner and they'll tell you most of their best homebreds wouldn't have passed a vet scan. I think using it on horses <4 years old should be crimi...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I don't know whether to cry in despair over the fact this is happening, or in joy that it is finally out in the open and being addressed... Mid-Atlantic Horsemen to Call for Partial Bisphosphonate Ban A meeting among industry stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic region is scheduled for Thursday and a pr...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

No live racing at Los Alamitos Race Course March 22-24 to conduct moderate track rehabilitation Los Alamitos Race Course will not race on Friday, March 22nd thru Sunday, March 24th to conduct moderate rehabilitation of the track surface. The track will remain open for morning training at the regula...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

After 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita, race cancellations have ‘devastated’ workers, jockeys The upheaval and race cancellations at Santa Anita Park have “devastated” workers there, wiping out paychecks for jockeys, trainers and a host of others while potentially jeopardizing the Derby and Breeder’s...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 496
Views: 13985

Re: Santa Anita 2019

This is so disturbing... EPO: What We Know, And What We Don’t, About The Blood-Doping Threat When Lance Armstrong confessed in 2013 to taking Epogen to boost production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, horse racing fans began looking behind every tree for the boogeyman called erythropoietin, or E...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

LOL. She may not have the biggest stick in this one. Preakness in Laurel isn't Preakness In a recent social media conversation about the fate of Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes, one person wrote an owner has "no greater responsibility than the bottom line" in business. That’s not necessarily true b...