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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:38 pm

Jockeys sure are tough! Anne von Rosen took in a fall after a race at Turf Paradise just a year ago.

Paulick had an update on her recovery in January. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray-s ... alk-again/

Now this:

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Jockey Anne von Rosen rides again, one year after devastating accident! What a phenomenal woman!! #amazing&inspiring
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Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:53 am

Corey Nakatani suffered broken collarbone but other than that "good"-Said he should be out 3-4 weeks & "thankfully" didn't require surgery.
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:14 am

Anybody hear anything on the riding status jockey Stewart Elliott? He was injured last fall and he was targeting the Turfway meet to get back to racing. He hasn't ridden in a race so far this year.

Any news would be appreciated.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:41 am

For informational purposes only. Especially for those who don't think this is ocurring at the highest levels in this country.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -on-cobalt
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:54 am

Horsebagger wrote:For informational purposes only. Especially for those who don't think this is ocurring at the highest levels in this country.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -on-cobalt
Thanks for posting that... Baffert was the first to spring to my mind (and probably others'). I wonder what it will take for racing to develop a national governing body, because it seems like that is the only hope for some uniformity with regards to medication laws and testing. Maybe there are other ways...
As much as I hate PETA and other animal "rights" activists I say have at racing for all your worth since it's currently a sitting duck.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:29 pm

peeptoad wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:For informational purposes only. Especially for those who don't think this is ocurring at the highest levels in this country.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -on-cobalt
Thanks for posting that... Baffert was the first to spring to my mind (and probably others'). I wonder what it will take for racing to develop a national governing body, because it seems like that is the only hope for some uniformity with regards to medication laws and testing. Maybe there are other ways...
As much as I hate PETA and other animal "rights" activists I say have at racing for all your worth since it's currently a sitting duck.

An exerpt, and one reason why I miss debating with that knucklehead Quiet Chris sometimes. It was never the thyroid medication, but it's a signal that something else is going on.

Cobalt is toxic. There is evidence suggesting that in addition to hyperthyroidism, cobalt salt in high doses may cause severe gastrointestinal, endocrine, cardiovascular, hematological, reproductive, neurological, and immunological responses. It doesn't have a place in racing, and at the end of the day the administration of cobalt chloride becomes an animal welfare issue. If we don't set thresholds that truly protect the horse and eliminate even the possibility of use of toxic substances, we only have ourselves to blame when animal-welfare groups come banging on the door with cries of animal abuse.

There are a plethora of 'illnesses' that fall out from under this umbrella. For the most part, I'll leave it to those who care to connect the dots with their favorite horses from the past, but suggest you not dismiss "successful" trainers simply because they look and act like good guys.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:45 pm

What a wasted opportunity that PETA scandal was. If only they tried to do it right.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:59 pm

Somnambulist wrote:What a wasted opportunity that PETA scandal was. If only they tried to do it right.
Yes.
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:29 pm

Catalina wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:What a wasted opportunity that PETA scandal was. If only they tried to do it right.
Yes.
Totally agree. That article definitely lays it all out there. You would think owners with valuable racing/breeding prospects would be up in arms and vocal about the damage done to their horses. Why they seem to close ranks and not speak up is beyond me, yeah I know it's complicated. Some owners, but notably not all, even continue to use those trainers. It's like horse racing is the only U.S. industry that's NOT part of our litigation-happy culture. I'd so like to see one good case adjudicated in court, since the industry won't stop them.
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:26 am

In what way does cobalt "enhance" a horse's performance?
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Della wrote:In what way does cobalt "enhance" a horse's performance?
It stimulates the body to produce more erythropoietin. It basically increases the horse's red blood cells (and therefore blood-oxygen intake) which in effect creates better endurance.

A major side effect is thyroid problems and heart failure.
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Horsebagger wrote: For the most part, I'll leave it to those who care to connect the dots with their favorite horses from the past, but suggest you not dismiss "successful" trainers simply because they look and act like good guys.
Agreed. "Cobalt Bob" has sort of a ring to it, huh?
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Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:49 am

I can think of another trainer, based in NY, you could give a similar nickname to.
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Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:04 am

Joseph O'Brien will miss the start of the Irish flat season at the Curragh on Sunday and instead will try hurdles for the first time at Limerick
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
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Northport wrote:Joseph O'Brien will miss the start of the Irish flat season at the Curragh on Sunday and instead will try hurdles for the first time at Limerick
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
That took long enough.
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Northport wrote:Joseph O'Brien will miss the start of the Irish flat season at the Curragh on Sunday and instead will try hurdles for the first time at Limerick
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
He is so accomplished for 21. I'm surprised he's held onto his weight for this long. I can't imagine he can get past 25 and still make weight, especially if he's struggling now.
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Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:58 am

It looks like Ryan Moore, who already has an illustrious past with Coolmore, will start taking a more prominent role at Ballydoyle
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... e/1845319/
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Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:03 am

Asmussen gets 7,000th win in North America

Steve Asmussen reached 7,000 training wins in North America on Wednesday, when Drama Coach won the second race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Asmussen entered the day needing two wins to reach the milestone, and he swept the first two races on the card.

http://www.drf.com/news/asmussen-gets-7 ... th-america
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Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:31 am

Plenilune wrote:Hushion in Florida hospital

http://www.drf.com/news/hushion-florida-hospital
Apparently this illness is leukemia, which is why a lot of his horses have been dispersed to other trainers (like Princess Violet) :(
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