Derby Day Undercard

carole
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Sat May 04, 2019 2:56 pm

Did anyone catch the NBCSN piece on the Santa Anita deaths? Jerry Bailey was VERY critical of the whip, said it looks terrible when a horse is being whipped. One of the co hosts said to Bailey ‘You wouldn’t have said that back when you were riding’ and Bailey responded with ‘Of course not but times are changing’ or something to that extent anyway. Any thoughts on that?
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Sat May 04, 2019 2:58 pm

Oh I see, my stream is behind. They’ve just played that piece again on NBC
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:03 pm

IIRC Mitole is the first favorite to win today.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:11 pm

carole wrote:
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Did anyone catch the NBCSN piece on the Santa Anita deaths? Jerry Bailey was VERY critical of the whip, said it looks terrible when a horse is being whipped. One of the co hosts said to Bailey ‘You wouldn’t have said that back when you were riding’ and Bailey responded with ‘Of course not but times are changing’ or something to that extent anyway. Any thoughts on that?
I'm not sure why NBC decided to go into this on the sports' biggest day.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:18 pm

Maybe they figured if they didn't they get a sh*tstorm from the antis about how they're "ignoring it!!!"
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 pm

I think it would have been pretty glaring if they hadn't addressed it at all. I hope this is the last time we hear about it, however. They gave it it's due and now it's time to focus on celebrating the present.

Maximum Security is still technically favored, but Improbable is catching up as more money pours in. About 100k separating them right now.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:45 pm

Digital Age is impressive.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:48 pm

Tessablue wrote:
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I think it would have been pretty glaring if they hadn't addressed it at all. I hope this is the last time we hear about it, however. They gave it it's due and now it's time to focus on celebrating the present.

Maximum Security is still technically favored, but Improbable is catching up as more money pours in. About 100k separating them right now.
NBC doesn't address CTE in their NFL broadcasts. They don't about players who beat their wives. I don't hear them talk about problem soccer players when my boyfriend watches soccer. They just talk about the sport.

Not only that, you have Bailey's extraordinarily damning of whips. I'm not saying he isn't allowed an opinion but as an ambassador of the sport you know that the public will never educate itself on the topic. How do you possibly even say this on national tv?
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:50 pm

The great 2009 Derby. This is, without a trace of sarcasm, my favorite Derby ever.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:54 pm

Mine That Bird looks good in Western tack.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:55 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
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The great 2009 Derby. This is, without a trace of sarcasm, my favorite Derby ever.
So fun and crazy! I love watching that close up of Borel’s boot literally scraping against the tail. I can’t find it on YouTube.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:58 pm

The turf races I've watched so far haven't been good for front runners, even when they are very good runners. Closers are closing the deal. ;)
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NBC doesn't address CTE in their NFL broadcasts. They don't about players who beat their wives. I don't hear them talk about problem soccer players when my boyfriend watches soccer. They just talk about the sport.

Not only that, you have Bailey's extraordinarily damning of whips. I'm not saying he isn't allowed an opinion but as an ambassador of the sport you know that the public will never educate itself on the topic. How do you possibly even say this on national tv?
Do those awful No More commercials count? I do think racing is held, fairly or not, to a different public standard, so I don't mind their attempt to address it as long as it focuses more on the present from this point forward. Fully agree that Bailey's comments were not helpful, but I thought the Layden piece was pretty good.

I was not expecting a Mine that Bird retrospective. Loved seeing him!
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Sat May 04, 2019 4:12 pm

What do you mean by "no more" commercials?
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Sat May 04, 2019 4:13 pm

awwww mine that bird - one of my most favorite geldings ever - so happy they did a piece about him today on his 10th anniversary of winning the Derby.

sincerely, I think his run in that Derby was one of the greatest performances ever by a horse winning the Kentucky Derby. and when you use the term 'blew the doors' off of horses in a race... that's exactly what he did in his Derby win. his gallop out after was even impressive.


just an amazing run by a brave little horse - and he ran pretty damn well in the Preakness and Belmont too.

so great to see him again - and its really nice they took him to Sunland Park today so people can get up close to a Kentucky Derby winner. love it. love him.
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Sat May 04, 2019 4:19 pm

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What do you mean by "no more" commercials?
I'm not sure it's on the air anymore, but after the Ray Rice fiasco (which the NFL only cared about after video was released to the public) several big-name players got together to make a commercial about domestic violence.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/no-mor ... anning-nfl
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Mylute wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:12 pm
What do you mean by "no more" commercials?
I'm not sure it's on the air anymore, but after the Ray Rice fiasco (which the NFL only cared about after video was released to the public) several big-name players got together to make a commercial about domestic violence.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/no-mor ... anning-nfl
Oh, Ok. I know absolutely 0 about the NFL other than they've been acting afool for the last decade.

College football is better.
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Sat May 04, 2019 4:21 pm

Andi'amu won the VA Gold Cup in a minor upset. They let him set a slooooooow pace on the front end and he led most of the 4 miles.
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Sat May 04, 2019 4:22 pm

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Mylute wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 4:12 pm
What do you mean by "no more" commercials?
I'm not sure it's on the air anymore, but after the Ray Rice fiasco (which the NFL only cared about after video was released to the public) several big-name players got together to make a commercial about domestic violence.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/no-mor ... anning-nfl
Yep. To my memory, reactions were mixed at best, but in the wake of all of the league's denial and floundering it really didn't land.

Now they wear pink gloves for some games, so everything is fine ;)

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Sat May 04, 2019 4:26 pm

what happened to scratch market king from the pat day mile?
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