Now that's an idea--one that might bring Barry Irwin to the forefront with all manner of commentary! Were you around when he blistered C'facts for pedantry and verbosity years ago?
"That guy" posted something similar to stream-of-consciousness psycho babble. He said many things (most all on Unique Bella's page) including that Gary Stevens went to Oaklawn to ride a particular horse for Jack Van Berg so that the horse would be ready for the Kentucky Derby; the horse he kept naming was a 4 y/o. He also claimed to have a patent in progress in conjunction with CD to create a way for owners to buy/trade post positions for the TC races....;) Seriously though, "shins", "bucked shins", etc. are not uncommon in young horses; usually seen at the age of 2, but not unheard of later. Tiznow, Curlin, Arrogate--all large framed males had to back off training because of this; UB is a big girl and she should be back. https://www.westpointtb.com/news-and-blog/2015/01/21/veterinary-topics-bucked-shins
I agree with your answers, Pebbs, particularly the 1997 HOY. Favorite Trick won the BCJ, but Skip Away won the Classic in 1:59.16, Mike Smith aboard, breaking the stakes record held at the time by Cigar. (Cigar's time 1:59.58) Skippy then held that record until GZ's 2004 BCC run. Skippy also set a new record for the JCGC that year, 1:58.89, which still stands. He was a steadfast presence on North American tracks for 4 years, and I am privileged to have seen him in person. :)
I made a statement and VERIFIED it with a LINK. It did not require one iota of input from you. I do not care at all what number you would assign, nor do I need a "definition" for hyperbole! You know, some people really have been to medical school. BTW, I sent Zipse an e-mail that may take him 15 minutes to get through due to your patronizing, denigrating attitude on this site in general and most specifcally because of you "need" to correct something that was not incorrect. One more time--neither my post nor DRF's tweet had ANYTHING to do with you.
Do you see Jay Privman's post? Can you click on a link and then read it? Take it up with him or the DRF publication. My post has nothing to do with you. Seriously.
Must be a recent development, don't know. May be due to a new way for him to standardize data with advanced methods? That's a good question though; something to query the DRF people about, or submit to Paulick's "Ask Ray" contact box.
DRF Privman is reporting a 115 BSF for Arrogate in the DWC. (Sorry if Shifman or someone else has already posted it. I don't see it posted after a quick look.) https://twitter.com/drfprivman?lang=en
According to articles in DRF, Paulick, ABR, and TRC, he was training as a 2 y/o in the summer of 2015 with Baffert, and developed both "sore shins" and a dental problem. He was sent back to the farm in July and did not return to Baffert until the "winter". This can be seen in his work history at Equibase as well. He stopped training in July and did not return until January, 2016. He then began racing within ~12 weeks after that. I don't see how he could have been ready for the TC. I'll link the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary (TRC) article, and it is not difficult to find the others. The "sore shins" and dental problem can be found in the section, "Patient handling". https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/when-arrogates-prodigious-talent-was-best-kept-secret-racing/
That is meant to be a fun, yet facetious, tongue-in-cheek story about Casse taking the time to spend part of spring break with his son and family. If you read it in its entirety you see that Jay says, "It's a wise man who knows when to hit the pause button." That is the essence of the piece; it is good to rest and refresh with loved ones to unwind during periods of intense activity. He was actually praising, not criticizing, Casse. http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-casses-line-cast-next-big-one
Clever insights as always, Kate! Never knew there was published descriptive poetry on speeding "Dubai Drivers"! Thanks!
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