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by Kurenai
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 1916

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

The main reason why they let Blue Point Start twice is because they were planning on retiring him after Ascot. So why not pick up another race to boost the resume.
by Kurenai
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 1st Chad Brown - now Asmussen....
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: 1st Chad Brown - now Asmussen....

What I don't get is how the system works in the US. I never understood why there are grooms and hotwalkers. I don't want to defend anyone who underpays staff constantly. I just think that this is way complicated. Over here as a groom you muck out the stalls of your horses, bath them, walk them, you ...
by Kurenai
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 1916

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

Very very happy with Stradivarius winning. :D He's such a fighter!
by Kurenai
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 874
Views: 37941

Re: Santa Anita 2019

They "manage" it by racing on different surfaces in very different climates, and they use water withdrawal- which is less humane than medication- when that fails. Bleeding is a fact of equine biology, and it is inhumane to not practice prophylactic techniques against it. Once a horse bleeds, they a...
by Kurenai
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5025

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

If Master Fencer ever gets a fast pace up front... he closed very nicely again, was actually surprised how well he did (again!).
by Kurenai
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Runhappy
Replies: 23
Views: 1113

Re: The Met Mile

I'll be rooting for Thunder Snow of course, but I think this might be a bit too short for him.
by Kurenai
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5025

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

Oh my god, I was in tears from laughing so much about this. :lol:
by Kurenai
Sat May 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 8665

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

LOL at Big Ten. Writing a dozen times: horse racing bad, not gonna watch it anymore. And here we go. :roll: :lol:
Tessablue wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:08 pm
To celebrate Bodexpress' adventure today, let's all recall the greatest riderless horse race of the modern era: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2bG90Qxdc
Gander! My Hero! :D
by Kurenai
Sat May 18, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 8665

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Flanders wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Ahh he isn't off. He is the horse that has stringhalt. I forgot it was him.
Aaaaaah, I had no idea he has stringhalt. That explains it. Thank you Flanders!
by Kurenai
Sat May 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 8665

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Get the damn Jockey off of him, is nobody else noticing. :shock:

Actually... he looks a bit better now. Maybe he was just cramping up a bit.

Edit to say: nope! Still lame. Jesus christ... he is moving his right hind in a circle instead of straight forward.
by Kurenai
Sat May 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 8665

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Well War of Will is lame. Or at least off. Right hind. That.... doesn't look good. At all.
by Kurenai
Sat May 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7206

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

WEll that would be a reason why Gaffalione didn't object at the end of the race (everyone wondered why). But hard to tell if he hit MS first and that's why he veered out, or if he hit him because he veered out. Kind of like "what came first the chicken or the egg".
by Kurenai
Fri May 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7206

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

I waited for Andrew Beyer's take because I was confident he would get it correct. He's not a wimp or made of clay. Just too bad he's not the full time Post horse racing columnist any more, or his views would have been more immediate and prominent. I usually don't agree with Beyer on a lot of things...
by Kurenai
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing is now officially a joke
Replies: 98
Views: 3198

Re: Horse Racing is now officially a joke

This was many years ago, the top horse of the barn where I helped out, a G1 derby winner was taking a nap. When he tried to get up he was lying to close to the wall, so he started trashing and smashed his head and died. That was the most surreal and heartbreaking thing at the track I've seen. Especi...
by Kurenai
Sun May 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Ignoring someone
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Ignoring someone

Blame's account is deactivated, so you can't put him on the ignore list. And may I suggest: instead of opening a thread in the racing section: you could have sent me a PM, ya know? ;)
by Kurenai
Sat May 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 13814

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

CoronadosQuest wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:28 pm
How many people mad that Maximum Security was DQed are also mad that Bayern was not DQed? Question of the day for me
Bayerns stampede across the racetrack impeded the outcome of the race, this incident didn't. So Apples and Oranges IMO.
by Kurenai
Sat May 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 13814

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Kudos to Country House's jockey who was honest enough to say that he had any chance to get by Maximum Security but didn't and wasn't impeded. IMO the outcome wouldn't have been any different (apart from maybe War Of Will finished like 4th or 5th instead of further back) if AS would have run straight...
by Kurenai
Sat May 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 13814

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I didn't have any money riding on this outcome, but damn... that just feels so unfair. If War of Will would have finished 2nd or 3rd then yes a DQ would have been in order. But that's just... well... BS.
by Kurenai
Sat May 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 13814

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

W.T.F.

No way. War Of Will finished 8?

That's just BS
by Kurenai
Sat May 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Was ThinAir ever right about anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Was ThinAir ever right about anything?

You know, you could have just sent him a PM. This is off topic here, therefore I'm locking it. ;)