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by djnorth
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 1455

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

Would love to see Mandella or Mott win one, for many reasons. Mandella's press conference would be hilarious, since he likes to tell you ,deadpan serious, how incompetent he is. Both he and Mott would probably be so excited it would be one for the ages.
by djnorth
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 681
Views: 38457

Re: 2019 Foals

RE: Candy Ride-Lassofthemohicans filly

Sounds like she's doing well, all things considered, and that pic is priceless!
by djnorth
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23035

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I just feel that I am living in Stupidland. As I posted earlier the SA track was fine all through November. Winter, they had problems. What had changed? RAIN! Much more than this track had ever received since rebuilt. I will readily agree that the constant sealing probably detrimentally affected th...
by djnorth
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23035

Re: Santa Anita 2019

.....and I guess it's important to mention for the 117th time that we're fighting a Public Perception Problem first and foremost. It really isn't about if the whip hurts the horse or not, it's about the perception of the jockey and the visible whipping. Madeline A. emphasized the issue by commentin...
by djnorth
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23035

Re: Santa Anita 2019

CHRB takes first step toward banning whip use in California The California Horse Racing Board voted on Thursday to ban jockeys from using whips to urge their mounts, the first stage of a process that will take several months and fundamentally change the way races are ridden. https://www.drf.co...
by djnorth
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4353
Views: 682379

Re: Stallion News

CoronadosQuest wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:43 pm
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dies-at-13

Pioneerof The Nile has passed away at age of 13.

I am so, so, sad :( He was so young! What a loss to the industry.
OMG...just saw that...horrible...
by djnorth
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23035

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I keep thinking that Graham Motion would make a great racing czar though I'd hate to have his trainees lose him. That being said, his letter is spot-on. I wonder if TSG consulted anyone like Motion, in the business but committed to making it better, safer and more humane for all concerned or just di...
by djnorth
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4353
Views: 682379

Re: Stallion News

RE: Einstein (BRZ) I think I was surprised as well. I did wonder whether there was a fertility or other issue (not life or quality-of-life threatening) or lack of commercial appeal. Commercial being the operative word.
by djnorth
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4353
Views: 682379

Re: Stallion News

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ld-friends

Better link for Einstein (BRZ) maybe?
by djnorth
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4353
Views: 682379

Re: Stallion News

by djnorth
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 65595

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Re-evaluating Rick Dutrow's 10-year suspenion:

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray- ... l-divides/
by djnorth
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2018
Replies: 386
Views: 70595

Re: In memoriam 2018

What Flanders said. It's easy for any of us to judge ho aren't there day in and day out with that being, human or otherwise.
by djnorth
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga Good Idea!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

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.
by djnorth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 70
Views: 8886

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

I don't really have a problem with either announcer but it seems like Wrona was a little blindsided. Don't know if the others (especially Mig) had a clue they weren't being renewed. I'm a Migliore fan. He's good for the game and would make a good "face of" even though he's not a race caller. SA/ Str...
by djnorth
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California mares bred to Stronach stallions...$500
Replies: 16
Views: 2530

Re: California mares bred to Stronach stallions...$500

Very strange. The 8yo Campsite, in foal to ShamanGhost, has a decent pedigree a little far back (Shenanigans is fourth dam, Laughter is 3rd, Ruffian's family) but can't figure out what's up. Hope someone can find something.
by djnorth
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Hurricane Related News
Replies: 30
Views: 3551

Re: Hurricane Related News

RE: Donner. I like to look up pedigrees etc. for OTTB when they appear in other disciplines. According to some articles I saw, Donner ran under the name Smart Gorky and earned about $2900 in six starts. According to Pedigree Query, the horse is by Gorky Park out of Smart Jane by Smarten. Fourth dam ...
by djnorth
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Equestricon?
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Equestricon?

https://equestricon.com/

October 29-30 (I think!) Louisville, pre-BC.

Anyone going?
by djnorth
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2018
Replies: 79
Views: 7573

Re: Travers 2018

Happy for CB's connections especially his trainer. Someone to really root for.
by djnorth
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: OT?: Little TB, Big Heart
Replies: 4
Views: 676

OT?: Little TB, Big Heart

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... mpionship/

Interesting. Wonder if mare carried both twins to term?
by djnorth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Loooch
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Loooch

OH resident here. Sad to see him go, even with some of his decisions. I think I was hoping that some of those didn't happen but I think I understand about being one of the "cool kids" in racing or not. And I'm not sure that being one of the "cool kids" is best for the game or the participants, espec...