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I wonder why Baffert would ask his groom to lie about how morphine got into his system? How cruel to drug a horse with morphine. https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/deadly-to-horses-the-baffert-effect-part-1/ "If administering morphine to enhance a horse’s performance isn’t bad enough, Baffert had the audacity to coerce a groom in his employ to lie to investigators. Baffert testified that the positive finding was a result of “unintentional contamination” from a food source containing poppy seeds (e.g. baked goods). While it is true that poppy seeds can generate false positive drug tests, Baffert went a step further. When notified of the positive result he repeatedly contacted his groom and encouraged him to admit to eating bakery products while in close proximity to “Nautical Look”. Unfortunately for Baffert the groom told the truth and testified he had not consumed any food while handling the horse." See http://goo.gl/uiAwXH.
while sig is acting a fool , lets just pause and remind ourselves about the look on victors face as arrogate sped past him in the BCC
I was watching TVG Classic this morning, and they were talking about the Hollywood Gold Cup in 1988, where a horse called Cutlass Reality came in first by about seven lengths.... over Alysheba and Ferdinand. Could Prayer for Relief or Ralis or War Envoy do the same?
Jess's Dream has been retired. He's standing at Ocala Stud in Florida. Neither of Zenyatta's boys look to be worth a damn on the track. Hope one of them races soon and gets a win. She's expecting a Medaglia D'Oro foal this time round. Hope she gets a winner this time.
I think Eragon and Neolithic have a chance at 3rd, 4th, or 5th
  • Sig Bouncer via Disqus · It doesn't sound like they were overly happy with Eragon's latest work. See if he picks up the pace on Sunday when he has another one. From the Paulickreport yesterday: A day after James McIngvale's Eragon worked four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under jockey Edgar Prado for his North American debut in the Pegasus, trainer Laura Wohlers said all was well with the 6-year-old. “We just walked today and we'll jog him tomorrow. It looks like he's good and he ate well. That's all you can hope for,” Wohlers said. “I would have liked him to go a tiny bit faster in the work, but I'm fine with it. I told Edgar if he had some horse left, to gallop out a good five-eighths, and he did. It was his first time working in awhile. He got stuck in quarantine. He probably didn't need to do more than that yesterday.” · 1 day ago
  • Mr. Ed via Disqus · No and yes. · 1 day ago
To stand this season at Harris Farm for 2k.
Really nice work. Boy I hope he makes the race and brings this same run in the Pegasus. I hope for a clean run race, two future hof horses running their best, not holding anything back and everyone comes home safe. What more could a fan ask for?
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Arrogate is not a HOFer yet. He needs a couple more notches on his belt. :-) · 46 minutes ago
Not the most 'attractive' horse but boy does he look regal and imposing https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b00a557c54b5e9eaae90fe20be95f897c53d6a9af3b52449316b5970266230f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b629cecc5db9b90e77ae78d5750b1a5f16d2890b60785128889b4c00734eeaf6.jpg
some collection of scalps arrogate took in the BCC
Tough trip 2nd time out. This colt was moving powerfully at the end of the race. Looking forward to his next race.
  • chasingmytale via Disqus · Nice win for Hence. He battled from gate to wire two races back against a very good horse named Greeley and Ben. A couple horses out of that race have already come back to win impressively. Hence got his chance yesterday and won impressively. He should've won by several lengths. However, if you watch the race, he ducked in from about 7 or so paths out and almost hit the rail. Somehow, his jock managed to stay on him and keep his focus enough to rundown his stablemate that passed him after he ducked in. Race was on 1/16/17 at OP. I believe it was race 7. I have Hence in my RTTKD stable and I'm looking forward to watching him progress. · 3 hours ago
The Pegasus is filled, set, and confirmed. Shaman Ghost,Keen Ice, War Story, Neolithic, Breaking Lucky, Prayer for Relief, War Envoy, Ralis, Noble Bird.
12 For 1#12 Million - full field finalized. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/12-12-million-field-finalized-pegasus-world-cup/
a very good animal , loved his style , won me a heap
I would like to know if there is any way of getting pictures of An ottb that my fiance owns. His name is monkey king
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · If you google Monkey King Thoroughbred, then click "images", he's the chestnut horse playing with the giant spotted ball. Otherwise you'd have to go to instagram or whatever tumbler is. Google around. Was he adopted through Canter--they may have photos. You could buy race replays to view at equibase or check his record for tracks that may still have race replays for free. GL. · 13 hours ago
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · https://40.media.tumblr.com/6e565dbd494cf60b40a95df98a94d43e/tumblr_o220wqwYPY1r43g2uo1_500.jpg · 13 hours ago
Latest Pegasus Odds: (Via Oddschecker - 20 different books) California Chrome/Arrogate - 5/4 and 6/5 Neolithic - 14/1 - 20/1 - 22/1 - 25/1 and 28/1 Noble Bird - 25/1 Shaman Ghost - 25/1 Keen Ice - 25/1, 28/1, 33/1 and 40/1 Breaking Lucky - 25/1, 28/1, 33/1, 40/1 and 50/1 Eragon - 50/1 and 66/1 War Story - 50/1 and 66/1 Prayer for Relief - 50/1 and 100/1 Not shown: Ralis and War Envoy http://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/international/pegasus-world-cup/winner
Alright Three Rules, sounds like a lot of big shots are coming to your backyard for the Holy Bull. Let's show em they best prep elsewhere.
I saw a gorgeous chestnut on the farm today, but he had nothing on the stunning Chrome! Looks like someone loves the sand in florida https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f5ba98a7cf5f0406f0cf1e7cee2a75d9e3bd16d5e6f30521c4bd82699a91894.jpg
He looks great ! Any chances he would run in the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland in April ?? I'll be there and I'd love to see him in person !!
He's a little green, ok more than a little. Even winning his race today at Oaklawn he nearly tossed it by ducking into the rail at the last moment. It was his fight and resolve to win the race though and his powerful sprint to save his mistake that impressed me!
Romans on Prayer For Relief - "He may not be as good as he once was, but I think he can be as good once as he ever was."
  • Mr. Ed via Disqus · He has been confirmed in and the field is set. · 18 hours ago

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