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Belmont

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:50 am
by stark
Its about time for another Excel spreadsheet....

The start of the fall season at New York’s Belmont Park is off to a tragic start with three horse deaths recorded during the first two days.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-s ... spartanntp

The database shows that 68 horses have died at various New York tracks since racing started this year on Jan. 2 at Monticello Raceway.

Twenty-five of those deaths have occurred at Belmont Park, home of the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:50 pm
by genuinerizk
It’s actually 4 now in a week. Deft broke down racing yesterday.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:29 am
by stark
Where's Joe Drape when we need him?

Seems that he needs to update his June interview if Belmont has had 26 deaths this year ......

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-h ... rming-rate

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:29 am
by stark
Curious....when you walk into the plant at Belmont, are the sign carrying PETA folks standing outside?

How about local mainstream news stations, do they report on the 26 deaths so far this year?

thanks.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:06 am
by stark
Just a guess on my part.....none of the 26 dead horses at Belmont belonged to Baffert?

How about Hollendorfer?

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:21 am
by stark
Found a spreadsheet somebody already started, not sure why lameness is combined with euthanasia, but it's a work in progress.

https://data.ny.gov/widgets/q6ts-kwhk

Notables include, but are not limited to:
CHRISTOPHE CLEMENT
KIARAN P. MCLAUGHLIN
JEREMIAH C. ENGLEHART
GARY C. CONTESSA
KENNETH G. MCPEEK

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:29 pm
by genuinerizk
stark wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:21 am
Found a spreadsheet somebody already started, not sure why lameness is combined with euthanasia, but it's a work in progress.

https://data.ny.gov/widgets/q6ts-kwhk

Notables include, but are not limited to:
CHRISTOPHE CLEMENT
KIARAN P. MCLAUGHLIN
JEREMIAH C. ENGLEHART
GARY C. CONTESSA
KENNETH G. MCPEEK
That’s not a spreadsheet that someone started - that’s the official NYRA database for break downs and injuries, including racing and training incidences, such as riders being unseated, etc. It’s a great resource when it’s updated in a timely fashion.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:19 pm
by stark
I guess what NYRA is missing out on is having a Belinda Stronach at the helm who would invite PETA to the crisis roundtable discussion to help get things resolved.

Tracks probably need to be dug up and reconfigured. Medical records need scrutinizing. Licenses probably need to be suspended and fines assessed.

Either that, or horse racing deaths east of the Mississippi aren't worthy of discussion?

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:47 pm
by Northport
Do you... like... want Belinda's number or something? You seem... really into her.

Have you tried DMing on instagram?

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:49 pm
by stark
Northport wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Do you... like... want Belinda's number or something? You seem... really into her.

Have you tried DMing on instagram?
I don't need her, NYRA does!

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 pm
by Somnambulist
Why does the west coast have such a chip on it's shoulder? Do you want more horses to break down at Belmont so racing has more bad publicity?

NY media is heavily focused on baseball and the sad state of our football teams right now. I'm sure some local media has this but in the tri state area there are 900 things that compete for our attention daily. Racing barely registers.

The obsession with Czarina is sexist at best.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:29 pm
by stark
Somnambulist wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 pm
Why does the west coast have such a chip on it's shoulder? Do you want more horses to break down at Belmont so racing has more bad publicity?

NY media is heavily focused on baseball and the sad state of our football teams right now. I'm sure some local media has this but in the tri state area there are 900 things that compete for our attention daily. Racing barely registers.

The obsession with Czarina is sexist at best.
Seems to me that east coast based racing fans become anxious for a public flogging when something goes wrong on the west coast, eg 26 deaths in the current year at one track. But when the problem is in their own backyard, well, they don't have time or interest in that sort of news.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 pm
by Somnambulist
26 is way more than 4, and 4 is still more than it should be. How do we have no interest? Not all of us have the luxury of the extreme amount of free time that you have.

There's also no local media reporting on it. If it continues into next week I'm sure that will change.

I'm glad that 26 deaths don't matter to you anyway, just as long as you get to stick it to the East Coast.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:47 pm
by stark
Somnambulist wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Not all of us have the luxury of the extreme amount of free time that you have.
Personal (totally unnecessary imho) attack coming from somebody with 7700+ posts on this forum, now that's rich!

Re: Belmont

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:38 am
by MySaladDays
I'm "afraid" to look at Belmont. After how I was cluelss for the entire Sar meet......I played on paper and still couldn't hit side of a barn.
It was almost astonishing how I couldn't hit ANY winners practically. I'm not that good to begin with, but I'm not as bad as my ROI for that meet.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:54 am
by genuinerizk
Unfortunately, Belmont has another death. Linda Rice-trained Rhode Island broke down Saturday and was euthanized.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:33 pm
by genuinerizk
Meet Me in L.A. was euthanized racing today at Belmont. Owned by Stronach Stables.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:49 pm
by Somnambulist
genuinerizk wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Meet Me in L.A. was euthanized racing today at Belmont. Owned by Stronach Stables.
Is this all morning or afternoon stuff? Not that it matters. Life is choatic these days and I haven't been paying attention too much.

Still no local media reporting on any of it as far as I know. But I might be wrong. A lot of the local papers I can think of are linked to cable networks and +1 streaming.

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:37 am
by stark
genuinerizk wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Meet Me in L.A. was euthanized racing today at Belmont. Owned by Stronach Stables.
Anybody know if this is more of Frank owned part of the business or is this Belinda?

Re: Belmont

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:40 am
by stark
Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Is this all morning or afternoon stuff? Not that it matters. Life is choatic these days and I haven't been paying attention too much.

Still no local media reporting on any of it as far as I know. But I might be wrong. A lot of the local papers I can think of are linked to cable networks and +1 streaming.


I'm confident that it's safe to say it's a prime example of bias in the media these days.
The infamous Joe Drape didn't even write the story for his own newspaper!!!
https://nypost.com/2019/09/11/three-hor ... mont-park/
Guess he was busy in SoCal, lol.