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by Curtis
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: El Segundo Sand
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: El Segundo Sand

Call it the Goldilocks factor because under normal conditions, El Segundo Sand is just right. Really what it comes down to is drought tolerance and the fact that it has enough sand to as Flanders said, repel water. The latter attribute is for normal so. CA rainfall, not the Biblical amounts of this ...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: El Segundo Sand
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: El Segundo Sand

Luckily we have an expert in our midst on the subject. Curtis, where are you? I’m not a geologist, I just play one on the internet. Now if you want to talk pigments.......... My understanding is that El Segundo Sand has always been favored because of it’s drought tolerance. If you’ve never lived in...
by Curtis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jeremy Balan
Replies: 39
Views: 1265

Re: Jeremy Balan

Every time the conversation about a national governing body comes up I try and think who could fill that role? Who could make deals with state governments while at the same time keep the breeding industry happy and let's not forget about the owners and trainers no matter if they're in New York or C...
by Curtis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jeremy Balan
Replies: 39
Views: 1265

Re: Jeremy Balan

Someone with a little pull in the business may need to step in on this one. Jeremy did his job. California allows trainers like Baffert to get away with murder, some would say literally, of horses, with no suspension, then a writer does his job and he gets suspended? Something not right here. Baffe...
by Curtis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Rebel Parts I and II
Replies: 58
Views: 1416

Re: The Rebel Parts I and II

"...Drayden Van Dyke is love tapping and not pushing the horse hard enough..." With the new whip rules in place at Santa Anita, jockeys won't even be allowed 'love taps' to urge their horses, if I've read that rule correctly. When it comes to handicapping races at the Arcadia track, bettors may wan...
by Curtis
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Boycott of Bloodhorse and Stronach Tracks
Replies: 35
Views: 1041

Re: Boycott of Bloodhorse and Stronach Tracks

Blame wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:41 pm
Firing someone for doing their job is ridiculous.
Not if they’re doing it differently than you instructed.
by Curtis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jeremy Balan
Replies: 39
Views: 1265

Re: Jeremy Balan

stark wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:37 pm
So the bad guy is....

A). Santa Anita for trying the whole censorship thing.

B) Bloodhorse for not standing up for their employee?

C) Jeremy for breaking some rules that he'd been counselled about in the past?
Yeah. Is this what Jesus had in mind in John 8:32?
by Curtis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Thinking out loud...... Los Alamitos currently runs its quarter horse meet about 50 weeks a year. The owner seems to be pretty gracious offering solutions as problems arise in the thoroughbred world. Wonder what if the CHRB approached him and awarded the 2019 dates except for Del Mar? Allow ample t...
by Curtis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Is Stronach's other CA track, Golden Gate Fields, still Tapeta? Both tracks on coast and both probably get same amount of rain. Anyone know fatalities at GGF on the synthetic? If it's a question of at risk horses being allowed to run, wouldn't we see the same breakdowns at GGF as well? I'm sure at ...
by Curtis
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Is Stronach's other CA track, Golden Gate Fields, still Tapeta? Both tracks on coast and both probably get same amount of rain. Anyone know fatalities at GGF on the synthetic? If it's a question of at risk horses being allowed to run, wouldn't we see the same breakdowns at GGF as well? I'm sure at ...
by Curtis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

The Santa Anita racing office late on Thursday sent an alert to horsemen that said that jockeys and exercise riders may use the whip for "corrective safety measures only," effective immediately. What they are calling a "cushion crop" - is that the standard crop that has been in use all along? WarBi...
by Curtis
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Does anyone see the irony in the fact that the new venue at Hollywood Park will be covered with a dome?
by Curtis
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

stark wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:12 pm

We don't claim from those trainers/vets.
Interesting, do you have a list of them you can share here?
I’m guessing one just moved south and another dabbles down there. Not sayin’, just sayin’.
by Curtis
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

If passing on vet records actually becomes a thing, I hope someone can unearth records from Oscar Barrera. Talk about interesting reading.......
by Curtis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I never thought he could train a fish to swim but according to him, what do I know. It was nice of Rog to give Good Ol’ Lester some on air pub, though.😉 He was at his best with the New Zealand standerbreds shipping here and Barry Abrahms played a big role. He used to import New Zealand breds after ...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I never thought he could train a fish to swim but according to him, what do I know. It was nice of Rog to give Good Ol’ Lester some on air pub, though.😉
by Curtis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Rog and I had a love/hate relationship in that he loved to hate me. I am sorry he’s in the hospital though. I noticed Claimboxx was part owner of a winner a couple of weeks back at Santa Anita so while, I suppose he’s Persona non grata, his horses are welcome. Last I heard from him, he had moved to...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Didn’t Wiseguyrog bill his program as, “The Show of Reason?” I’m sure Santa Anita would be happy to print up business cards for Balan calling him “The Voice of Treason.” While Rog is in the hospital maybe we could get a report from his main sidekick Aaron Hess? Oh, no, now I remember, Aaron was alr...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Gotham Stakes
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: The Gotham Stakes

stark wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:25 am
Somnambulist wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:04 am
Connections should disclose if the goal is a sharpener and not to win. It's just so unfair to the betting public.
LOL
Yeah that’ll work until some horse in for exercise wins for fun.
by Curtis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 492
Views: 13711

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Balan et al followup question..... Anybody know what happened to this morning's SoCal radio show normally hosted by SA's Mike Willman? Where's Roger when we need him? Didn’t Wiseguyrog bill his program as, “The Show of Reason?” I’m sure Santa Anita would be happy to print up business cards for Bala...