OMG. Please let HRN know via the "contact us" box. I thought all the Disqus transition mess had been straightened out months ago.
With this being a wiki site, anything is possible as to how the duplicates/alternates get started. I gave Zipse a detailed explanation of how I "found" Mark's comment once it left the Pulse page. One thing I believe I'm seeing is that the "alternate universe" comments seem to happen when someone uses their Disqus account to comment rather than an original HRN account.
FYI to Mark Kennedy--Your comment on Curlin yesterday went to an "alternate" page, not to this one, the original. I was thrilled when I saw the news myself on Sunday A.M.; Connect really gave his dad a boost! Don't know what's going on with this site, but today I found the same problem with Songbird's page. I've written to ZATT/ HRN twice within 24 hrs. Hope this comment posts correctly....
Baffert will enter both Dortmund and Hoppertunity in the Awesome Again tomorrow, but it is not definite that both will actually start. (Per DRF Privman)
As you may know, he worked this A.M. at SA; went 4f. in 48.20, 3/13. Video is on xbtv; I'll try to link it; additional info concerning he and other Baffert horses can be found at Privman's twitter site. http://www.xbtv.com/video/recent/arrogate-works-4-furlongs-in-48-20-at-santa-anita-park-on-september-27th-2016/
Gun Runner had a BSF of 102 according to DRF Dunleavy. In his article on plans for Connect, he says GR's is one point lower. http://www.drf.com/news/brown-considering-several-options-connect
Nyquist has had a stud contract since about the time of the Breeders' Cup last year. He's going to Darley/Jonabell at some point. I suspect Andy is right on this as well; Nyquist may have finished racing for the year. Reddam's statements after the race yesterday did not sound encouraging for going forward to the BC. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/199783/darley-secures-breeding-rights-to-nyquist
Here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/215301/songbird-untouchable-in-cotillion Both Porter and Hollendorfer say she will probably go to the Distaff now. That is a reversal of previous statements, but DRF is reporting it as well.
Mary Rampellini writes for DRF. http://www.drf.com/news/preview/breeders-cup-dirt-mile-frosted-remains-fence
Beginning this year, the GSC will be "trimming" the number of graded stakes overall, with emphasis on grade 1 races for 2017. They then plan to address the grade 2 and grade 3 races in subsequent years. It's a process designed to correspond to the size of the current foal crops apparently, but all graded stakes are going to be "trimmed" over the next 2-3 years. ("Trimmed" is their word.) So, besides the usual yearly work of the GSC, a special subcommittee will make recommendations before grading assignments for 2017. http://www.drf.com/news/graded-stakes-committee-trim-list-graded-races
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