Best of luck to you! It is always great to hear of enthusiastic young people interested in this amazing sport!
I thoroughly agree with you Laura, racing needs to embrace its fans - ALL fans, but especially the young/new fans as they are the future of the sport. They seem to be trying to improve but there is so much more that needs to be done. And those in the industry need to start by NOT treating people the way your friend was treated. I hope it did not discourage her in any way!
I have never liked the tactic. Although it may be legal, to me it is unethical. If you have the best horse he will win. If not, he won't. But if you have to employ those tactics for the win, it is a hollow victory in my opinion.
I'm going with a Tapiture/Candy Boy exacta
Thanks for the behind the scenes look at racetrack life! Happy for Allyson that she has gotten this amazing opportunity. Will Take Charge is a terrific horse! Best of luck and safe trip in the Whitney!
Nope didn't partake in another media event trashing racing. But I did read the CHRB investigation that CLEARED Mr Baffert. It is pure speculation that Zenyatta would not have succeeded with anyone else. And it is not known for sure IF she needed to wait that long to start. Mr Sherriffs is very cautious but his way is not the only way so who knows....? The difference between us, is that I don't speculate or make decisions on who is or isn't "dirty" without ALL the facts - which you or I will never be privy to if we are not part of the investigation..... It is also a fact that a trainer can have a "drug positive" simply because a theraputic medication that was given as directed, did not completely clear a horse's system by race day due to the simple fact that not all horses metabolize things at the same rate. The trainer has no way to know that in advance. I do NOT consider that being "dirty" as you may. It is also a FACT that nearly all drug positives are NOT for illegal medications but are a result of my above example. ANY illegal medication use is not okay in my book, but that is the exception and not the rule. However that difference is not explained in the media....
Well said! I do believe also that commenting on websites leads to people say things they may not say in person. But it's actually pretty sad how some take advantage of the anonymity to abuse others....!
I happen to like Bob Baffert a lot. Lukas is actually not on the top of my list, but only because the horses I have followed most closely for quite awhile have not been his. I do not presume to speculate about whether someone I do not know personally is "dirty" as apparently you do. As for Zenyatta, she was a GREAT horse and I do not believe she was a great horse BECAUSE of who trained her, however I do like John Sherriffs a lot.
Why do you just have to throw out a dig about the trainer instead of digesting the heart of the comment...? And that is simply, that most of today's trainers are training the top colts for the breeding shed and THAT is what is hurting racing when our 3 year old stars disappear just when the fans fall in love.....! And where did I state that I "love" Lukas? I just have more respect for trainers that race horses instead of babying them. Your posts are so negative everywhere I see them that I really wonder if you are a fan of racing or not......?
VERY WELL SAID!!! I have stopped participating in some of the blogs because of how some of the "fans" behave when disagreeing about certain horses, etc. I love all the horses but still have my favorites. As a fan, I cannot see putting down ANY horse for ANY reason - even if it doesn't happen to be one of my favorites. We should all love them all in my opinion.
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