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by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: News & Notes - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: News & Notes - 2019

Calder Casino May Lose Slots License Churchill Downs Inc.'s Calder Casino in South Florida is in danger of losing its slots license after an administrative law judge ruled that the operation is not compliant with state law because of the absence of a “contiguous and connected” building from which t...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 420
Views: 31215

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Game Winner, Baffert to pass on Belmont Stakes; Joevia now possible Game Winner , last year's 2-year-old champion male and fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Belmont Stakes, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Friday. "I want to get him really, really right," Baffert said. "T...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 381647

Re: The VENT Thread

Catalina wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Best wishes to all of you looking at surgery down the road.
Thanks, Catalina. I'm hoping for the best for all of us. And horse racing needs us strong and healthy!
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: HBO

Slow to respond, let's hope they keep updating this document and get the info out before the next such incident. Better yet, prepare it in talking points format, publish it on their website, and distribute it to all tracks, commissions, and alphabet soups so we can all get on the same page. Read the...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 153
Views: 12609

Re: Older Horses - 2019

Sad not to have him out there defending his Mile victory, but glad Howard's playing it safe with him. Tendon tear sidelines Barkley for season Barkley , the top older horse at Emerald Downs, will not race again this year. “He has a slight tear in one of his tendons so we’re going to stop on him,” sa...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 381647

Re: The VENT Thread

The problem I've run into is the lack of big-picture thinking and coordination among the practitioners. Yep, it's called "practicing" medicine because they're truly just practicing on us. They make a diagnosis based on their particular specialty even if it explains only one of the symptoms and they...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....
Replies: 27
Views: 2236

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

Matt Hegarty @DRFHegarty 1h1 hour ago Updated Brown story: Four other trainers acknowledge audits of labor practices: Brown agrees to pay $1.6 million for violating labor laws ... Although a spokesman for the Department of Labor declined to comment on the scope of its investigation into trainers in ...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 9032

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

Hollendorfer to have 20-horse stable at Belmont Park The Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, based primarily on the West Coast for his career, will have an East Coast presence this summer, sending approximately 20 horses to New York for the summer. “A couple of clients expressed an interest in...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 54240

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Informative article. PET and MRI: A Brave New Diagnostic World Earlier this month, The Stronach Group announced the arrival later this year at Santa Anita of the Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine-a technology currently under development at California’s UC Davis, that coul...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 54240

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Bloodhorse is getting smart about which articles they won't allow commenting. Santa Anita Progress Outlined to California Lawmakers Industry participants, a track owner, other stakeholders, and even a member of an animal welfare group noted that changes at Santa Anita Park aiming to improve equine s...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 381647

Re: The VENT Thread

Thanks, Som and Tess. You're right about the inequality in this country. Cost-wise, my current plan isn't among the worst, and for that I'm thankful. After surgery, I'll be in the hospital at least a week and that will add up. I do hope they let me watch racing at least on my Tablet while there. Oth...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 54240

Re: Santa Anita 2019

So far, I think it's going well. There is also video of the hearing.

https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/4202-video
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Chad Brown has been ordered to pay more than $1 million ....
Replies: 27
Views: 2236

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

More info... Labor investigation targets area racing trainer Brown The H-2B program violations were: • Failing to pay the H-2B employees the wages they were offered; • Collecting payment from employees for visa costs, which should be paid by the employer • Failing to reimburse employees’ transportat...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 381647

Re: The VENT Thread

Oh how awful, Tessablue, so sorry you're going through a cancer scare. Yeah, docs and other medical professionals can be terribly blase when it comes to the emotional upheaval an uncertain diagnosis creates in their patients. My recent biopsy came back negative and the relief was intense, even tempo...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: HBO

Ray Paulick @raypaulick 1h1 hour ago "Another equine fatality at Santa Anita was bound to happen again.But to go six entire weeks without such a breakdown was extraordinary. That’s what makes what we now realize is an insatiable media appetite for this type of incident so much more troubling" Racing...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: HBO

Bradley Weisbord @BradWeisbord 16h16 hours ago Disgusting side of the sport, that does exist, shown tonight on @RealSportsHBO. We NEED our sports leaders, @jockeyclub, track owners, etc to give LIFETIME BANS to any bad acting vet/trainer. Start a group to find these people, we NEED to limit the amou...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 54240

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Janet Patton Verified account@janetpattonhl 2h2 hours ago California Legislature holding a joint hearing today on equine/human safety of Calif. horse racing industry. Bob Baffert,, Mike Smith, @AlexWaldrop, Craig Fravel, Mick Peterson and more scheduled to testify. Begins at 3 or on adjournment. Liv...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: HBO

A voice of reason from Teresa Genaro... 'Raced To Death': HBO's Real Sports Investigates Deaths In Thoroughbred Racing ... Not even the staunchest defenders of horse racing could deny the brutality of the incidents HBO shows, nor would most even try, but viewers won’t know that. The segment features...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: HBO

Just a bunch of regurgitated stuff from the past. Nothing new in that program. Only half the story about the fatalities at Santa Anita...didn't even talk about the record rain that impacted the track, changes in medication rules, stricter pre-race screening, new diagnostic equipment. Was nobody avai...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1959

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

When I think of all the owners, breeders, serious handicappers, etc., I know who's interest in the sport began as one of these $2 fans at local tracks, I feel total despair about the future of our sport as I know it. Many of us got older, have/had successful careers, and now invest our discretionary...