I agree with shadowno, the burna dette incident to me is very despicable and the main reason why I am not a fan of o'neil. I think the real problem is that our justice system regarding drug enforcement is lethargic and lacks any bite. O'neil just got suspended for something that occured 2 years ago and it doesn't take affect until after the belmont, and he's appealing so the suspension term is again put on hold. And it's also difficult that each racing commission has different rules and regulations. Really, the NYRA bans use of nasal strips, that IHA has worn during his sweep of 2/3 of the TC, when most everywhere else accepts them? It's time that a national standardization of rules be put in place and hey, maybe if IHA wins the Triple Crown and there's all this good publicity in the sport then maybe racing organizations (Jockey club) will feel motivated to create the change that is desperately needed in this sport. It's a longshot possibility but you can't give up hope.
Does anyone else see that Ken McPeek might have two chances of spoiling the triple crown again on the 10 year anniversary of Sarava's victory? Pretty interesting, and both are going to be longshots too...
I heard that his owner is trying to make arrangements to possibly send him to the secretariat center at the kentucky horse park. Guess they feel that he can have a second career. Best of luck in finding him a home!
Right there with you HorseDynasty. I read somewhere that although NYRA does not approve of the use of flair strips, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board allow nasal strips but only under expressed permission by the board. I can't confirm that statement, but if it's true then i'm sure the NYSRWB will let IHA wear the strip. Ugh the fact that flair strips aren't approved in all racing states again points out how desperately we need some kind of national regulating body in racing.
And all those nasal strips do is to increase air flow into the nasal passages. It prevents the nasal passages from collapsing.
"It is Churchill and the such who need to ban Lasix..." NYRA has Lasix too, allowed it since 1995.
UPDATE: Rapid Redux will not be retired to the Kentucky Horse Park, officials there have told the Paulick Report. However, it is believed Rapid Redux's owner Robert Cole is in dicussions with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to place the gelding at the TRF's Maker's Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentcky Horse Park. The Secretariat Center is used by the TRF to re-train retired Thoroughbreds for new careers off the racetrack.
Ray Paulick tweet says that KHP officials have no idea that they are planning to send him there.
Has the race gone off yet? Who won?
sorry about that, anyway 2yo male- tough one, I like Union Rags to win but would be just as happy with Hansen. 3yo male- Caleb's Posse over AK, like someone mentioned earlier was the 3yo to win on BC day and with that beat older horses. Older male- I like acclamation but game on dude will win most likely win.
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