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by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 22, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: HBO
Replies: 7
Views: 590

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: 1378

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...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1378

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

At Pimlico or Laurel, Core Racing Fans Deserve Better I went down to Old Hilltop this year because I was worried this might be the last Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. We know now that it is not. It has been given a one-year reprieve. But it is a near certainty that the race will be m...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 42934

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Another horse dies at Santa Anita, the 25th since Dec. 26 After six weeks of safe racing and training, Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a first-time starter pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized Monday. It was the 25th equine death at the Arcadia track since Dec....
by Sparrow Castle
Mon May 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 117
Views: 8689

Re: Older Horses - 2019

There's really no good thread for this, but I need to point out that race 9 at Suffolk today was won by Irish Lassie. The official margin was 31 lengths, and the official chart says that she was "moving like a tremendous machine into the stretch." I just thought that was adorable and had to share. ...
by Sparrow Castle
Sun May 19, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5186
Views: 647269

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Mike Welsch
@DRFWelsch
5m5 minutes ago
Regally bred River Front(3-1) by War Front-Havre de Grace breaks maiden at 3rd asking for trainer Ralph Nicks and leading rider Edgard Zayas to kick off Rainbow 6 sequence which lured more than $280K in new money.
by Sparrow Castle
Sat May 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 9497

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Please forgive me if this has been posted...the kiddos had a Lacrosse tournament and I'm playing catch-up. John Velazquez @ljlmvel 2h2 hours ago For the reporter who asked me if I had any chance of staying on... Thank you ⁦@ChadBHarmon⁩ for the picture https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D65M7nHXoAcOw1i.jpg
by Sparrow Castle
Sat May 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Harlington babies
Replies: 688
Views: 84825

Re: Harlington babies

Now 7 yo Calex just won at EMD as the longest price on the board. Love this guy!
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 19USA6.pdf
by Sparrow Castle
Sat May 18, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 909
Views: 207614

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Still nothing on Zenyatta? is she in trouble or just looking for future baby news? i hope it's the baby thing, because me too. I haven't heard any news about Zenyatta being bred for a 2020 foal, but it's possible they just haven't announced it yet. She wasn't bred for a 2019 foal. She aborted her 2...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 909
Views: 207614

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

So sorry to hear about Zenda. God, how I hate laminitis. May her legacy carry on through her babies.
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: News & Notes - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: News & Notes - 2019

Suffolk Downs Begins Curtain Closing Race Meeting Operator hopes to move racing to Great Barrington in 2020. It will be homecoming weekend May 18-19 at Suffolk Downs as local horsemen who had dispersed to tracks along the East Coast and racing fans from across New England return for the first of th...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Waiting for news on ...
Replies: 1582
Views: 265020

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Teresa Genaro @BklynBckstretch
15m15 minutes ago
Two statements on the death of Congrats Gal arrive in quick succession.
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by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 42934

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Horse sustains fatal injury during training at Santa Anita Commander Coil , an unraced 3-year-old gelding, was euthanized Friday after suffering a shoulder injury during morning workouts at Santa Anita, trainer Marcelo Polanco said. Commander Coil, who had his first published workout May 10, was ga...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri May 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 8000

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

‘Willing To Put My Money Where My Mouth Is’: West Issues $20 Million Challenge To Four Derby Runners In an unprecedented move in thoroughbred racing, Gary West is offering up $20 million of his own money to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those ho...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu May 16, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 8000

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Op/Ed: Derby Lawsuit? Precedent Says No Chance It has now been 12 days since the stewards at Churchill Downs made history by disqualifying Maximum Security in the 145th running of Kentucky Derby, the horse that crossed the finish line first, and awarding the victory to second-place finisher Country...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23362

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Anyone know how common it is to have post- surgery swelling and inflammation persist after this type of surgery? I was reading about a new technique where in addition to splitting the aryepiglottic folds, this tissue is surgically excised, dramatically reducing recurrence rates which can range from...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 8000

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Wests File Lawsuit Seeking Derby Overturn Gary and Mary West filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky Frankfort Division seeking that the Churchill stewards’ disqualification of Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) be overturned. The 33-page suit...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 15, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23362

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Omaha Beach staying in Kentucky a bit longer after throat surgery Omaha Beach , the favorite for the Kentucky Derby prior to being scratched, will remain in Kentucky longer than expected due to irritation and inflammation following minor throat surgery for an entrapped epiglottis. Trainer Richard M...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed May 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 818
Views: 58863

Re: 2019 Foals

Liz Maddux is at Summer Wind Farm. 6 hrs · Georgetown, KY · Argumentative (GB) wrapped up foaling season for Summer Wind Farm today when she had this beautiful Frankel filly this afternoon. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60280038_10219023880850745_7665700343350558720_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue May 14, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 818
Views: 58863

Re: 2019 Foals

Denali Stud @DenaliStud
7h7 hours ago
And then there were 2! Golden Artemis, dam of My Conquestadory and grand-dam of ⁦@PreaknessStakes⁩ hopeful Bourbon War, foaled a healthy Gun Runner colt this morning. #DenaliRaised
Video: https://twitter.com/DenaliStud/status/1 ... 8580149248