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by greyhorse
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1209

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

katmandu wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:44 am
2009 Breeders Cup Turf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZssM4HPd9OU
The first one that came to my mind as well. I was screaming for the quirky underdog, but the blah Euro won again and instantly killed the crowd's buzz.
by greyhorse
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 48743

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Paulick Report article about Hollendorfer's fatality stats being in line with the national average. I can attest to the quote at the end about them checking every horse top to bottom every day and jogging them based on my experience working in his barn one summer. Jerry wasn't there doing it himself...
by greyhorse
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 6882

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

This whole thing shows how amateur-hour P.R. is in the horse racing industry. Just ban someone because there's a chance something might happen and you'd have to, you know, do your job and defend yourself or something? No, just keep posting cute pics of your buddies kissing horsie noses and that'll m...
by greyhorse
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 1st Chad Brown - now Asmussen....
Replies: 2
Views: 292

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

They're going after the biggest operations first, because they shortchanged the most money.
by greyhorse
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 48743

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:58 pm
stark wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:06 am
And just as a side note....
Baffert has an appropriately named 2YO filly making her first start in the second race....
"We're Still Here" ;)
Wasn't there a trainer that had 7 horses die in like 18 months with no real explanation at Santa Anita a while back? I forget the name.
Baffert?
by greyhorse
Thu May 23, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....
Replies: 27
Views: 1948

Re: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....

Are backstretch workers paid hourly or just a flat rate as contract employees? It varies. As a hotwalker, I was paid hourly. But there was no time clock, so they paid me based on the set hours I was supposed to be there every day. If it was my turn to come back in the afternoon, or help for a race,...
by greyhorse
Wed May 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....
Replies: 27
Views: 1948

Re: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....

Not surprised. It happens all the time, in horse racing and all industries that exploit immigrant labor. And that's such a big operation, the amount of money is reflective of that. I worked for four different trainers, and it was the Hall of Fame one with multiple, large strings that screwed me (and...
by greyhorse
Mon May 20, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

I liked it. I didn't expect Bran at all, because he repeatedly stated he couldn't do [insert job title here] because he was the Three-Eyed Raven. So I guess he gives up most of those job duties after everyone made a big deal about protecting him from TNK? But as bittersweet as Jon's entire story was...
by greyhorse
Tue May 14, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

Found a review I agree with, this line in particular: "'Game of Thrones' is doing what it's always done. Making us angry when things don't go the way we want." Ozzy Man Reviews: Game of Thrones - Season 8 Episode 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uNgQ-lK9ks It's like they went a couple seasons with...
by greyhorse
Tue May 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

Well I didn't think it was bad. I think people just can't be pleased anymore. There's a plot twist, it's too "rushed" or "out of character." There's not a plot twist and things go how they're supposed to in fairytale land, and it's "fan service." "Game of Thrones" is its own worst enemy for having c...
by greyhorse
Sat May 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 18231

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Too bad Servis doesn't have Baffert's connections /remember Bayern Talk about a BS non-call. I was right next to then-Stronach Group/Santa Anita boss Keith Brackpool celebrating with Bayern's owner Kaleem Shah after the win. I have a photo I can't seem to figure out how to attach... Image1101201417...
by greyhorse
Sat May 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ahmed Zayat Tweet in February
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Ahmed Zayat Tweet in February

He was already hypocritical when he made a tweet about hanging onto the "good ones," yet let go of a grade 1 winner who dropped down to claiming races in New Mexico. Not a fan of him for when he tried to collect mortality insurance on one of his horses that was alive, and also how many people were s...
by greyhorse
Fri May 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

I really don't much care who ends up on the Iron Throne as long as it's not Cersei or friggin Euron. Maybe Ghost should be king. Same! Ever since the first scene of the series, I was always most worried about the Whitewalkers. Now that that threat is (at least apparently) gone, it's just politics. ...
by greyhorse
Fri May 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

... Four of the Top 7 were all directed by Miguel Sapochnik. His first one, The Gift, was great too thanks to Tyene Sand and Tyrion and Dany meeting for the first time. ... The more ideal queen is actually Sansa. Not Cersei or Dany. We started from the perspective of the Starks, so it makes sense a...
by greyhorse
Fri May 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

I asked my Facebook friends for their answers for the following categories: Favorite scene, worst scene, saddest scene, and most underrated scene. Mine were: Favorite: Dragons above the clouds. Worst: When the corpses claw their way out of the graves and the people just scream and run around instead...
by greyhorse
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

To all you GOT fans, enjoy!!!!! (was is all you hoped for?) I enjoyed it. They're gonna have to pick up up the pace to fit enough in six episodes, even though the last four are extended length. But they didn't speed it up so much it became stupid, ala season 7. I loved the reunions, and the many ov...
by greyhorse
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2634

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

Affirmative action for equines.
by greyhorse
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: I Am Horse Racing
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: I Am Horse Racing

One of the same people that started the similarly frivolous social media campaign a few years ago with images of people kissing/hugging horses. This is when it really shows that so many racing people got their jobs from who they know, not what they know. Damage control is best done by professionals.
by greyhorse
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 127016

Re: TV Discussion Thread

Game of Thrones. I both can't wait to watch it, and don't want to watch it.

https://youtu.be/rlR4PJn8b8I
by greyhorse
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: horses equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: horses equipment

Is that always where they designate equipment? Maybe it means a hood? The ones that are like earmuffs could make a difference.