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by Kurenai
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

Well I'm glad I didn't bet this race :lol: Nice win by Maximum Security!
by Kurenai
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

Spun to Run looks amazing. :D (ya I know, useless post, but he just looks like a million bucks) Other observation is that Max looks a tiiiny bit stiff in the hind.
by Kurenai
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

Spun To Run had 2 fast works (Trainer said he's getting more aggressive), so I hope that he gives Maximum Security a race early on (they also are starting right next to each other). Maybe Whitmore can pick up the pieces (if he gets the distance). I'm not betting this race, cause too many ifs and but...
by Kurenai
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: Go East Old Man

So basically they just wanna ensure to have a certain "quality" of horses in the gate. Gottcha! (This is totally foreign for me, because here it's the norm to have races for all kinds of horses from 3k up to the G1. Hence my silly question.) From a betting point of view, I don't care if a race has G...
by Kurenai
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: Go East Old Man

Thanks Stark for the info!
by Kurenai
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: Go East Old Man

Interesting sidenote......."they" voted for a $10,000 minimum on claimers. I don't get that to be honest. What good does that do? To "ensure" a certain quality of the races? I've seen many exciting low level races in my lifetime and many boring G1s. If it's to protect horses, I call BS on that one....
by Kurenai
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: He Was A Horse That Never Won A Race. So Why Would Someone Steal Him?
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: He Was A Horse That Never Won A Race. So Why Would Someone Steal Him?

Thanks for sharing! Guess the truth is somewhat in the middle there, over protective "trainer" and maybe owners starting to pressure her a bit, cause they finally wanted to see results. 100k in legal fees... could have bought a real nice horse for that money. :lol:
by Kurenai
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite Photos of Race Horses
Replies: 152
Views: 30795

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

https://youtu.be/S87u5E7AgW8?t=223 Here's the video. She was boxed in, fought her way through, then at the wire she jumps a shadow.
by Kurenai
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite Photos of Race Horses
Replies: 152
Views: 30795

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

The Aga Khan's Zarkava.........check out her "span".....this is why she was said to have wings. She retired undefeated, and when she won the Arc, she was the first filly to win the Arc in 15 years (since Urban Sea in 1993.) Timeform gave her a 133, 1point less than Curlin, who was rated top horse o...
by Kurenai
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Maryland Racing Commission - A Good Blueprint...
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Maryland Racing Commission - A Good Blueprint...

@Stark: ideally the horses :lol: @Catalina: the trainers know very well about Bute and what it does and why they use it, they don't need a re-education. ;) I'm not suggesting anything, because I don't know about the politics behind it. I get the trainers, they want the track to take some responsibil...
by Kurenai
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Maryland Racing Commission - A Good Blueprint...
Replies: 11
Views: 530

Re: Maryland Racing Commission - A Good Blueprint...

I read what the trainers had to say about these rules. You would think that horses will bleed all over the place, just because they moved the use of Lasix an hour back. :roll: I was wondering how those guys would train in Europe :lol: My best guess is the restriction of lasix is in place because it ...
by Kurenai
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

It seems like a good move, I'm sure he will be very well supported in Japan! (I hope the craziness with his fans is kept to a minimum, he will have a nice home.)
by Kurenai
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

Awwww, I was hoping for a Omaha Beach and Maximum Security showdown. :cry:
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: We Need More Science....
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: We Need More Science....

He's right, muscle fatigue = running mainly on bones. (Posted about it in the other infamous thread). It's a fickle thing with dirt racing. Make a track very speedy and hard like concrete, you get injuries. Make a track very deep, you get fatigue which leads to injuries. Then there's the environment...
by Kurenai
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Is A Bully
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: PETA Is A Bully

I am wondering what PETA actually does FOR animals. I know the ASPCA does a loooot of good work. All I ever hear about Peta is that they are working the PR machinery. Apart from them putting pets down in their shelters. What kind of animal rights organization runs a kill shelter?!? There are so many...
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: David Jacobson's plan to resume training
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: David Jacobson's plan to resume training

Yet Mr. Dutrow is still banned.... go figure.
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: Accident Prevention

Yeah, one thing's for sure, they don't have Peta Zealots in China. But as I said: What would help horses and potential buyers is to really have the whole vet records stored with track management and they can decide if a horse is fit to be claimed. Really could prevent some ugly scenarios, where owne...
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: Accident Prevention

Btw, the way I did handicap is not that I place one thing highly on the priority list and forget about the other stuff. Had a big advantage when I used to bet regularly, because I knew every single horse (unless they shipped in from another country), track only had about 300 stabled there. The way I...
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: Accident Prevention

If you sincerely wanna know, I can only tell you what I've heard (I can't verify if true or not). If for example a horse bled only 3 weeks ago and runs again, that's a red flag for bettors. Chances are high the horse will bleed again (not enough rest). If a horse was injured and had slower workouts,...
by Kurenai
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1653

Re: Accident Prevention

I should have told my wife, 25 years ago when we got married, that I have a false positive whenever I take a treadmill test. :lol: Made me laugh. And I can tell you that I tried to explain how to read PPs to newcomers and they all found it horrible confusing at first. :lol: Btw (!) I forgot to resp...