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by Curtis
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Vet Allday to Breeders' Cup: 'You blew it'
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: Vet Allday to Breeders' Cup: 'You blew it'

thinair wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:06 am
So just to be clear, people here believe it is better to be ignorant than to seek information?

If that's the case, I will respectfully disagree.
Having been an educator most of my adult life I have found ignorance to be not only prevalent but all but an aspiration.
by Curtis
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Is A Bully
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: PETA Is A Bully

Just as soon as Ms. America polishes off the World Peace project, Horse Racing is next up on the agenda. Patience is a virtue. Where does the Dodgers being named the winner of the 2017 WS fit in? 2019 2018 2017 Where enough money’s involved, internal toxicity is sure to follow. I need to watch out ...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Is A Bully
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: PETA Is A Bully

Subterfuge. Does not change the fact the industry is toxic from within and no one has the balls to truly rut out the cancerous tumors that are everywhere. Blaming PETA or anyone else, for that matter, for stunning slow responses by the industry to remove the tumors is getting a bit long in the toot...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go West Young Man
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Go West Young Man

On a somewhat related note to racing at Del Mar..... @DelMarRacing just announced that racing for next Thursday (11/21/19) has been cancelled due to 'impending rain forecast.' I’m glad I came down for this weekend instead as myself and 500 patrons were rattling around in the place Bing built yester...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 3512

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Good You can't paint a rosy picture and not talk about the bad parts of racing..we all love a thrilling dead heat but ignoring and not discussing breakdowns injuries and euthanasia adds to racings poor public image problem imo It’s getting to the point to where it needs to go to the “Vent” thread. ...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 'Runs Like a Girl' thread
Replies: 99
Views: 9577

Re: The 'Runs Like a Girl' thread

curious question; generally i hear ppl say things like "colts are faster on average because testosterone and guy stuff and fillies/mares can't compete unless they're EXTRA good" but with the girls winning/running well this BC, and doing so regularly over seas, how true even is that idea? i mean fai...
by Curtis
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

Starine wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Maximum Security is targeting the Cigar Mile. My question for you all:

If he wins, would you vote him champion three-year-old?
Yes, actually a top 3 finish is all I’d require.
by Curtis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go West Young Man
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Go West Young Man

stark wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Curtis wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Could be misremembering but I think Christina Blacker’s Pop was up for the maiden breaker. Extra points if you can remember who the program trainer was that day.
What do I win if I guess Loren Rettele?
Go West Young Man’s complete and unedited vet records.
by Curtis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1339

Re: Accident Prevention

Ehhh, PP's are some of the most confusing things ever, there are so many different numbers and abbrevations and gamblers have no problem reading them.... something tells me they can learn a vets record. Don't say rude and dumb things and then cry when people give you back the same tone. Maybe I’ve ...
by Curtis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go West Young Man
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Go West Young Man

The first thing I thought of was Mary Lou Tuck and a really nice gray horse. Paid boxcars winning the DMR Futurity. Carry on...... Maiden breaker in the G2 event, without any doubt her best horse ever. Could be misremembering but I think Christina Blacker’s Pop was up for the maiden breaker. Extra ...
by Curtis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go West Young Man
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Go West Young Man

The first thing I thought of was Mary Lou Tuck and a really nice gray horse. Paid boxcars winning the DMR Futurity. Carry on......
by Curtis
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accident Prevention
Replies: 41
Views: 1339

Re: Accident Prevention

I’ve always said if you want 50 different opinions on horse care, they’re real easy to get. Just put 50 horse people together in one room. The veterinary records sounds like a good thing for the public but I would file it under TMI. A horse can be plenty banged up—look up Newfound Gold—and if they’r...
by Curtis
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Vox populi voting open
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: Vox populi voting open

IMO Belvoir Bay will get it. Maximum Security would have gotten sympathy votes had it not been for Gary West’s outburst after the Derby. I understood his frustration but he just needed to stay classy about it, which he certainly did not do. I really like Maximum Security but I wish he had different...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 14627

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I know more than one parent who has decided that their children will NOT be playing on a school football team. If that is widespread and growing, the NFL could possibly find itself withering from its roots. That wouldn’t bother me a bit. What will happen though is the quality will just decline and ...
by Curtis
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

Mylute wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:54 am
If I was a voter I'd write in a vote for Belvoir Bay for Champion Turf Mare.
I love her, have won quite a bit—for me—of money on her over the years and ended up solidly in the black for the BC because of her win and the exacta with Om. You’re going to have to explain your reasoning though.
by Curtis
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 3512

Re: 2019 BC Classic

I'd like to whip PETA in the face. If there is really anything that has been done so far that is just ludicrous it's TSG deciding the break bread with and give a bunch of extremist idiots a seat at the table. Shoving the cork back on this is not going to be possible. As for the trainers comment - w...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 3512

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Not sure there's a way to find out, unfortunately. A number of video clips were circulating on twitter even before the videos were taken down, so I'll try to cross-reference them later. I wonder if the trainer had doubts but thought they were unfounded once the vets cleared him. I wonder how the ex...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 3512

Re: 2019 BC Classic

I feel like the BC was going over the horses and erring on the side of caution before the races. They scratched quite a few horses who the connections felt were completely sound. If the horse had shown even the slightest indication that he wasn't 100% sound, he wouldn't have been in the race. Good ...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Question about breakdowns
Replies: 15
Views: 963

Re: Question about breakdowns

I know when discussing the breakdowns at Santa Anita and other tracks that track surface,breeding practices, pedigrees, and drugs have all been discussed..but it just occurred to me...I know we may never have access to the horses medical records...but I'm curious to know..what percentage of the hor...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 17
Views: 1044

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

This is pretty much what I've been thinking too, except for one thing: I think Mitole will win HOTY over Bricks and Mortar (who would be my pick if I had a vote). I'm inclined to think that BaM gets it. I don't really have a dog in it - I really love Mitole, but they're both pretty deserving. Maybe...