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by Tessablue
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jason Servos, Navarro, 27 others investigated
Replies: 84
Views: 8077

Re: Jason Servos, Navarro, 27 others investigated

My internet is sketchy this weekend so it is fading in and out, but I will have to find it again. Victoria officials claimed that there are no tests for the SGF-1000, but if I remember correctly (I will verify today and post it when i can) if they had blood samples previous to a race and then (imme...
by Tessablue
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 9697

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

I keep forgetting that not everywhere is the same as Boston. We've already canceled gatherings over 250, non-essential businesses are shutting down, and I predict a full lockdown by the end of the week. Boston is the best medical city in America- possibly the best in the entire world- so if they are...
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Michael Dubb must resign from the NYRA Board
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

Re: Michael Dubb must resign from the NYRA Board

It's just Chris again, he'll burn out or get banned eventually. Best thing to do is not take the bait, though I... know all too well how difficult that can be.
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5367

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

97 BSF for Nadal. Wow, that race completely fell apart behind the top two. Were none of them as good as we thought, or do they all get another chance on a fast track? Also, I only got the chance to watch the one race today- was the rail good? That huge longshot runnerup rode it all the way around.
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3822
Views: 470058

Re: The VENT Thread

After telling the students on Thursday that they could stay in their dorms, my school abruptly announced that they have to leave by Tuesday. This university has a huge percentage of international students and also houses students who are working in the area, many of whom are now panicking. While I r...
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: Kentucky Derby Updates

All casinos in Mass are closing, I suspect other states will follow eventually.
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Fillies + Mares
Replies: 80
Views: 8049

Re: 2020 Fillies + Mares

So happy for Serengeti Empress! She looked beautiful, I hope she has a huge year.
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 117
Views: 14426

Re: 2020 Three-Year-Olds

I went to the FAQ tab at the top of the page and eventually found this: Friends and Foes What are my Friends and Foes lists? You can use these lists to organise other members of the board. Members added to your friends list will be listed within your User Control Panel for quick access to see their...
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5367

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

pointgivenfan wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Tessablue wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:35 pm
I wrote out and then deleted like four different posts. This week has been long and tiring enough already.

I look forward to Charlatan rebreaking in the stretch in a minute or so.
...or they'll let him get away with 1:11
Hey, why not both? ;)
by Tessablue
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5367

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

I wrote out and then deleted like four different posts. This week has been long and tiring enough already.

I look forward to Charlatan rebreaking in the stretch in a minute or so.
by Tessablue
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Betting questions
Replies: 8
Views: 782

Re: Betting questions

They have to ask for it because you the US government needs to take their share on your winnings over $600. They changed this a couple years back! It's actually pretty amazing for bettors: https://www.offtrackbetting.com/horse_betting_news/horse-racing-tax-rules-updated-by-us-treasury-irs.html But ...
by Tessablue
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 2303

Re: Kentucky Derby Updates

I don't care about the structure of the Triple Crown at all, but I do think it's a huge disservice to the horses and horsemen to postpone it on short notice, especially if other tracks continue to race. We are all making sacrifices, this shutdown hurts smaller tracks far more than CDI, and a postpon...
by Tessablue
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: TSG to stand down indicted trainer's horses
Replies: 8
Views: 1430

Re: TSG to stand down indicted trainer's horses

Lord, those were some messed up days back then, weren't they? I always felt so badly that he couldn't conquer those demons, and apparently still hasn't. Looking at Randy Romero made me realize that these guys go through sheer hell trying to keep their weight down and be able to ride. I was told by ...
by Tessablue
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5367

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

This is a very nice field. Nadal vs. No Parole on the front end is already intriguing, but Basin, Three Technique, and Silver Prospector are all good horses. I think Nadal is a major bet-against stretching out from the rail, and I'd love to see No Parole do well but it won't be easy for him. Silver ...
by Tessablue
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3822
Views: 470058

Re: The VENT Thread

This is probably a dumb question, but what happens to labs when courses are moved online? Not dumb at all! That is the question we have been grappling with for weeks now. From what I've heard, traditional labs are recording experiments, then asking students to watch the videos and fill out lab repo...
by Tessablue
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 177
Views: 9697

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

To be clear, the virus is almost certainly not airborne. "Airborne" refers to the ability of a virus to stick to floating dust particles and remain in the air for many hours, potentially traveling long distances. This is why measles is so insanely contagious. Presently it is believed that covid is s...
by Tessablue
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3822
Views: 470058

Re: The VENT Thread

Meanwhile, most of the universities in Boston are closing down, but my stupid school sent out an incredibly vague email barring people from "large gatherings." What counts as a large gathering? What is the timeline for moving online? What's going on? I know as much as my students on those fronts, a...
by Tessablue
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Saudi cup
Replies: 154
Views: 14479

Re: The Saudi cup

Your guess seems to be right. Not sure if this still is news to to you, but off the internet today: http://acs.medivetequine.com/julyconf This is probably a biologic therapeutic more commonly known as IRAP (IL-1 Receptor Agonist Protein). IRAP is legit and depending on the individual circumstances ...
by Tessablue
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Saudi cup
Replies: 154
Views: 14479

Re: The Saudi cup

It's a publicity company hired by well heeled and insecure equestrians mostly, or sketchy companies peddling god knows what elixir of the day. Their articles are poorly written and slapped together to serve as self congratulations for whatever rider on her $400,000 hunter wants to non-brag on her F...
by Tessablue
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3822
Views: 470058

Re: The VENT Thread

I'm out a trip to France over all this, and my June Ireland trip is questionable. And I'm supposed to go to Hawaii in September. I've saved for years to do a trip year like this and I feel like I am watching all my hard work go up in flames. Petty annoyance when I hear what others are dealing with ...