RIP Street Cry, you will be missed! So sorry to Darley for the loss of the great stallion!
Great list! I think it is a terrible shame that voters refuse to recognize horses that did most of all of their great running in California - Lava Man, Native Diver and now Game On Dude. There have been plenty of horses that did most or all of their running in New York but still were recognized. Can we say - bias!
Still spreading negativity wherever you are allowed to go I see.....
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....
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