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by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 31, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 557
Views: 70364

Re: Across the pond

NBC Sports to Televise Epsom Derby on Saturday NBC Sports’ live horse racing coverage continues with the 240th running of the Epsom Derby this Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN from Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England. The race is the second jewel of the English Triple Crown, which begi...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 31, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

From the Washington Post. Paulick picked up the story. There're are things to nitpick with, but I agree with a lot of what she says. The comments on both articles are indicative of where we're at now. Thoroughbred racing needs reforms, and not from lawmakers Thoroughbred racing, more than all other ...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 31, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I feel like the Lasix issue is a false debate. Other countries do fine removing bleeders from their gene pool or managing their races. Why can’t America? If a horse is an excessive bleeder then why should they keep being made to run? Or better yet, what if Lasix had to be prescribed and was only gi...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 31, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Hovdey: Anti-slaughter bill racing's first line of defense “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that in one of his more pragmatic moments. If what he suggests is ...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 31, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

From Margaret Ransom, who was so instrumental in exposing the Maria Borell disaster. California Racing Is In Trouble, So Where Are Our Industry Leaders? For the past five months, like just about everyone else whose life and livelihood is entrenched in horse racing, I have watched horses at Santa Ani...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 30, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Gelding Thread
Replies: 1611
Views: 212556

Re: The Gelding Thread

XBTV @WatchXBTV 51m51 minutes ago Zoe Cadman got a chance to meet two of California's most beloved veteran horses, Soi Phet & Ashleyluvssugar , & talked with their trainers, @Leopowellracing & @EurtonRacing, about what these honest geldings have meant to their barns. @zoecadman @BritneyEurton @santa...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Excellent article by Sid Fernando, explains why I'm so on the fence about the elimination of Lasix across the board. Taking Stock: Beneath Lasix, EIPH Is Real “Back in the early 1970s, you’d see horses bleeding from the nostrils more commonly than you do now,” said trainer Barclay Tagg, who took out...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5609

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

mitsuoki @mitsuoki
2h2 hours ago
Master Fencer is doing good even after breeze today. It was just unfortunate stumble that happened when he was speeding the most. So just in case, we asked vet to exam & got second opinion. We hope you will not be influenced by inaccurate info & rumors.
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 29, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Enough horse deaths. Santa Anita should stop racing for the season Enough. Sunday marked the 26th death of a horse as a result of racing or training at Santa Anita Park since the winter racing season started in late December. That’s an extraordinary cluster of deaths in a relatively short period of...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 29, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Belmont Stakes
Replies: 86
Views: 5609

Re: 2019 Belmont Stakes

David Grening @DRFGrening
28m28 minutes ago
Master Fencer has slight inflammation in his left front ankle. Getting x-rays now on both front ankles. Jogged satisfactory for the vets.
by Sparrow Castle
Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stronach v. Stronach
Replies: 26
Views: 3331

Re: Stronach v. Stronach

Frank Stronach Questions TSG Management As Frank Stronach stood on the grass course May 18 at Pimlico Race Course while horses were being saddled for the Preakness Stakes (G1), the feeling was considerably different for him than in past years. Since 2002, when he first purchased a share of Pimlico ...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Los Alamitos mulls cutting two days from summer meet Los Alamitos officials are considering reducing the number of racing days for the track’s upcoming summer meeting from 12 to 10 to ensure all programs draw sufficient entries, track vice-president Jack Liebau said on Tuesday. Liebau said there is...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 889
Views: 43671

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Senator Dianne Feinstein calls for suspension of racing at Santa Anita For the second time in as many months, California Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for a suspension of racing at Santa Anita in reaction to a series of equine fatalities at the track. In a five-paragraph statement released on...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue May 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 85
Views: 5164

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

Trainer Art Sherman bouncing back from cancer surgery There hasn’t been a more welcoming presence on the Del Mar backside during the racetrack’s summer meet in recent years than trainer Art Sherman , and it’s likely to stay that way for 2019. The 82-year-old trainer underwent surgery to remove a ca...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 27, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Three G1s Monday @ Santa Anita
Replies: 20
Views: 1102

Re: Three G1s Monday @ Santa Anita

Well, as the mother of the Bolo thread, this makes me very happy! https://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2868&hilit=Bolo It makes me happy too. I hate to admit it, but I took him out of my VS early this year to make way for the newly minted two year olds. I'm glad for all who k...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 972
Views: 152448

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Soi Phet's career near the end https://www.drf.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_main/photos/Soi%20Phet.Powell,%20Leonard01.2-10-19.BL_.jpg Barbara D. Livingston -The 11-year-old Soi Phet, here with trainer Leonard Powell, may have one more start before being retired. ARCADIA, Calif. – Soi...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....
Replies: 27
Views: 1716

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

@Shamiamnot The Chad Brown-trained Almanaar wins the $200k Monmouth Stakes. If my math is correct, that works out to each of his employees getting $0 if you're a racing fan on twitter, and you're not following this guy, you're missing out. That's the truth. He never fails to make my day a little fu...
by Sparrow Castle
Sun May 26, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Waiting for news on ...
Replies: 1582
Views: 265452

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Ron Flatter @ronflatter 11m11 minutes ago From @BritneyEurton on @TVG: A @santaanitapark official told her that Kochees "suffered a bilateral sesamoid injury but not a compound fracture, meaning he will be a good candidate for surgery. (He is) being further evaluated at the (Hollendorfer) barn as w...
by Sparrow Castle
Sat May 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Waiting for news on ...
Replies: 1582
Views: 265452

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Ron Flatter @ronflatter 11m11 minutes ago From @BritneyEurton on @TVG: A @santaanitapark official told her that Kochees "suffered a bilateral sesamoid injury but not a compound fracture, meaning he will be a good candidate for surgery. (He is) being further evaluated at the (Hollendorfer) barn as we...
by Sparrow Castle
Sat May 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 261
Views: 23080

Re: In Memoriam 2019

C.J. Johnsen @ceejayjohnsen 3h3 hours ago It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Colonel Samsen . Unfortunately, he suffered a heart attack while galloping this morning. Samsen was the first homebred that I was involved with & opened the door to many other opportunities. Thank you f...