Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

stark
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Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:53 pm

I wonder if part of his defense was that he got a 2nd opinion from another vet?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Starine
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Report: Body Found In Lake Believed To Be Jockey Shawn Spikes
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... wn-spikes/

Only 22 years old. :cry:
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Starine
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Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 am

More about the Pender case:

Gorajec: What CHRB Got Right, Wrong In Animal Welfare Case
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the- ... fare-case/

Gorajec, the longtime executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, writes, “Of all the testimony in the four-hour hearing, the following exchange stood out to me:”

CHRB Steward Grant Baker: Mr. Pender, looking back on the chain of events, if you had to do it all over again, would you have handled anything differently with regards to “New Karma”?

Mr. Pender: No.
katmandu
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:21 pm

I'm a little surprised this isn't causing more "noise":

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/ray- ... lden-gate/
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ElPrado2
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 pm

Hollendorfer is now barred from Santa Anita. That is from thoroughbreddailynews.com.
Catalina
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Hollendorfer is now barred from Santa Anita. That is from thoroughbreddailynews.com.
And all other Stronach tracks.
luvsgeldings
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:34 pm

and did I read that he is also not welcome at Del Mar?
Izvestia
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:43 pm

Trying to read between the lines here - are they insinuating he is doing something to his horses?
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:47 pm

...did I read that he is also not welcome at Del Mar?

Yes. He has a stable in NY, I believe. I wonder if he'll pull up stakes and move back east with all his west coast horses?
How many of his owners will stay with him, and how many will move their horses to other California trainers? He talked in one of the articles about taking his employees with him, but how many could realistically move themselves and their families to the other side of the country?
This ban affects SO many people, not just the 'Dorf. :?
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:48 pm

Catalina wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:24 pm
ElPrado2 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Hollendorfer is now barred from Santa Anita. That is from thoroughbreddailynews.com.
And all other Stronach tracks.
There was a time, not long ago, that I thought it would be virtually impossible for politics to shut this sport right down. I don't anymore. The day may come sooner than later when we are relegated to watching races from the past on youtube and reading books about famous horses underneath oak trees on warm summer days. It's 2019, and if you don't think that this is a real possibility, then you clearly may be seated in the wrong pew. Whether or not you think the decision with Mr. Hollendorfer is right or wrong, is debatable. Point is, I firmly believe that this is but a prelude - and if you think this is shocking, you ain't seen nothin yet. Gird your loins ladies and gentlemen...

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 pm

Hopefully, we'll still have Royal Ascot. ;) :P
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ElPrado2
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:12 pm

He definitely expected this. He only just opened a branch of his stable in NY.
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Mylute
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:34 pm

@ Godolphin and Coolmore please use some of your seemingly never ending fortune to buy out Stronach and end this
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
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katmandu
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:30 pm

Somnambulist
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Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:42 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Trying to read between the lines here - are they insinuating he is doing something to his horses?
That's my guess. It seems arbitrary to randomly pick him when I think there are better suggestions. Unless this is a Dutrow situation and Jerry was just pissing off the wrong people. Santa Anita blaming it's resounding ineptitude on horsemen is truly something to marvel at.

What I don't see anyone talking about is this going on amidst the rollout of legal sports betting in the US. But, most of racing is too busy ignoring it's problems to post about #iamhorseracing. Racing's last stronghold is vanishing. How does no one in this industry want to step up?

Sometimes problems become too big and snowball into avalanches, and then there are no breaks you can pump it. I wonder what this game looks like, if it exists at all, when I'm 50.
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Somnambulist
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Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:25 pm

NYRA in an aboutface says no to Jerry too.

What has he done that's so bad...
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Mylute
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:20 pm

Someone please tell me what Hollendorfer has done.
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barbaro111
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:11 pm
He is the kind of trainer who should be run out of the sport FOREVER. It seems the rescue community and others have been reporting on his behavior for a long time. At least the CHRB are taking them seriously now.

Pender Suspended 30 Days By CHRB For ‘Animal Welfare’ Violation
California Horse Racing Board stewards have suspended trainer Michael Pender 30 days for violations of animal welfare and trainer insurer rules.

Pender, who was ordered by Santa Anita management to vacate his stalls last month, was charged with “knowingly” working a horse at Santa Anita on March 24 after a veterinary examination disclosed an injury, and then entering the horse to race at Golden Gate Fields on April 6. New Karma was a veterinary scratch from that race.

Details of the May 14 hearing, in which private veterinarian Dr. Heather Wharton served as a witness on behalf of the CHRB, are in the Santa Anita stewards minutes.

New Karma, a 7-year-old gelding with seven wins 43 lifetime starts and $213,077 in earnings, was claimed by Pender Racing LLC and partners for $20,000 at Del Mar last Nov. 15. He ran twice for his new connections, finishing seventh on Jan. 12, 2019, in a $22,500 claiming race at Santa Anita, then ran second in an $18,000 waiver claiming race on Feb. 17 at Santa Anita. He was entered for a $12,500 claiming tag at Golden Gate when the CHRB veterinarian ordered the horse scratched.
More: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... violation/
30 freaking days for entering a knowingly injured horse in a race? No wonder they can't clean up this sport
He got a slap on the wrist and of course he will continue this type of behavior
A permanent ban is appropriate punishment and sends a clear message
WaquoitNBroadBrush
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Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:47 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:34 pm
@ Godolphin and Coolmore please use some of your seemingly never ending fortune to buy out Stronach and end this
Scratch Godolphin from consideration unless you want to attract protesters of spousal abuse:

https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real- ... 00a625f514
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