The Florida Derby

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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Kurenai
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:21 pm

Ignoring the obvious Tiz the Law...

I hope for Independence Hall #fingers crossed

Maybe Ajaaweed for an upset.
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Ah, Four Grands landed on the AE for the Oaks. Darn. I know it would have been a huge test for her, but why not? Maybe next time !
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm

Will this nice card make it onto some TV coverage? Like maybe FS1 or NBCSN?
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:16 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Will this nice card make it onto some TV coverage? Like maybe FS1 or NBCSN?
Supposedly NBCSN is carrying TVG's programming for the race.
https://www.americasbestracing.net/life ... derby-week
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:48 pm

Thanks. :D
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:51 pm
Will this nice card make it onto some TV coverage? Like maybe FS1 or NBCSN?
We are on FS1 from 1:30 to 7 ET and covering Gulfstream, Oaklawn, SA, and probably some Tampa Bay.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:34 am

I'm sooo looking forward to this. Really a nice card. Some races leave me clueless (just being honest here) but I got my picks on quite a few. :D
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm

Hoping this isn't the last we see of racing for awhile. Charles Town is in total lockdown now, no racing,horses staying in their stalls. How long do our remaining racing states hold out?
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:00 pm

WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Hoping this isn't the last we see of racing for awhile. Charles Town is in total lockdown now, no racing,horses staying in their stalls. How long do our remaining racing states hold out?
Well Javier Castellano tested positive for coronavirus but he didn't have any symptoms and while he is based out of NY, his last mount at Gulfstream was on March 15th. He hadn't been on the property yet though, since he was required to past tests before rejoining the jockeys there, after returning from NY. I would say the days are numbered for racing.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... -covid-19/
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm

Javier isn't based out of NY in the Winter. I don't believe he has been at Aqueduct since December.
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thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Javier isn't based out of NY in the Winter. I don't believe he has been at Aqueduct since December.
Aqueduct will be coronavirus itself.
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Modern Renaissance wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm
thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Javier isn't based out of NY in the Winter. I don't believe he has been at Aqueduct since December.
Aqueduct will be coronavirus itself.
I guess you decided to stop pretending you weren't QC.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:17 pm

Looks like a great card and hope we get to play it.



Well just thinking out loud and not sure my thoughts are even a good idea, but personally I think just keeping everyone in their "present environments" is a good idea, just don't have spectators. And don't have owners and officials coming in from out of town shaking hands and everything else that is involved with officiating or jockeys flying in and out all over the place to ride w/out them being in quarantine for the correct amount of time....surely there are good home track jockeys at every track that is still racing now? I personally would use one of them during this unusual situation. .

Keeping it like a small community and local is a good idea and what and who is at a track backside now, keep it that way.....I guess i don't see a reason to close down the tracks unless they don't want or can't pay the purses. But if anything wouldn't the few tracks that are open experience better handle since there are few places to wager? (I know nothing about these computations) and help pay some bills?

What are the pros and cons.

FWIW I have no problem with Oaklawn's rules that if a jockey left the OP colony to ride at FG, that they must quarantine for 12 days before coming back to OP ( same deal as when there is a herpes virus in horse populations tracks do the same thing? They don't just allow horses to come into their backside w/out quarantine......and sometimes they don't accept those horses coming in from tracks that had the herpes stuff AT ALL) . Oaklawn owners have every right to protect their premises and the people on it however they wish.

Right now it would be like having a party at your house and inviting people from all over who had been places w/out knowing their status. .
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:22 pm

thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Modern Renaissance wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm
thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Javier isn't based out of NY in the Winter. I don't believe he has been at Aqueduct since December.
Aqueduct will be coronavirus itself.
I guess you decided to stop pretending you weren't QC.
One thing that makes QC unique......they never Asked to be expelled.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 pm

thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Modern Renaissance wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:55 pm
thinair wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm
Javier isn't based out of NY in the Winter. I don't believe he has been at Aqueduct since December.
Aqueduct will be coronavirus itself.
I guess you decided to stop pretending you weren't QC.
NYS is scouting it for a potential temp hospital site tomorrow....
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:48 pm

Modern Renaissance wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:24 pm

NYS is scouting it for a potential temp hospital site tomorrow....
I'm a little slow.

I saw that. I think it's already a testing site for First Responders.

I'll actually be out there at least the next two days for a few hours.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:09 pm

Stay safe Andy.
And that goes for all the backside workers who are caring for the horses, as well.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Stay safe Andy.
And that goes for all the backside workers who are caring for the horses, as well.
Thanks.

For sure on the workers. I know this is a very hard time for people, but if anyone can give even a few bucks, the chaplaincy is a great place to donate to help the people on the backstretch. Here's the link....

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_ ... s/Nzc5ODQ=

Not trying to put anyone on the spot. I know this is a very tough period for many people.
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