Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:07 pm

Mike Welsch
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Just received word from his agent Steve Rushing that Irad Ortiz Jr. will be moving his tack to Gulfstream Park for the remainder of the winter, will begin here on Jan. 5. Just had enough of the cancellations and cold weather in N Y with no relief in sight according to Rushing.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:15 pm

Can't blame him. I suspect the whole backstretch at Aqueduct would like to pull up stakes and move somewhere warmer. :P
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Catalina » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:19 pm

Curtis wrote:
stark wrote:BB scratched Masochistic today.

What’s his temp?


:lol:
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Catalina » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:23 pm

stark wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I see that Ron Ellis is on the TVG desk today. IIRC, he will be stepping away from any on-air work for TVG once his suspension begins.
That's too bad, IMO. I really enjoy his commentary; he's knowledgeable, well-spoken and I've never heard him yell or make tacky "jokes,' unlike a certain other regular TVG host. :P


I think he can still work for TVG but it would have to be in their Culver City studio as he's not allowed on track.


But, it would probably not be good for TVG's image, since it in essence would mean that TVG supports Ellis' claim that he didn't do anything wrong.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:38 pm

IIRC, Ellis is not claiming "that he didn't do anything wrong." He has acknowledged the drug overage, explained how it happened and taken responsibility for his decision.
IMHO, however, I supported his suggestion to remove ONE DAY from his suspension, while adding a year of probation, so that his stable didn't have to disband...and his stable hands weren't suddenly all out of work.
If TVG allows him to work from the studio, they might be showing support for that. Not for illegal med use.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:39 pm

Nick Tammaro
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Little New Year's Eve game for Twitter...
Match the following trainers with the number of Grade I wins they have in the last 6 months:
Chad Brown, Mark Casse, Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert
and the numbers 8, 6, 0, 10. Have at it!

Cheaters/Googlers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. ;)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:49 pm

Off the top of my unreliable head:
Chad Brown, 8
Mark Casse, 10
Todd Pletcher, 6
Bob Baffert, 0
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Catalina » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:12 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:IIRC, Ellis is not claiming "that he didn't do anything wrong." He has acknowledged the drug overage, explained how it happened and taken responsibility for his decision.
IMHO, however, I supported his suggestion to remove ONE DAY from his suspension, while adding a year of probation, so that his stable didn't have to disband...and his stable hands weren't suddenly all out of work.
If TVG allows him to work from the studio, they might be showing support for that. Not for illegal med use.


Let's see if I recall this right: You are not supposed to race a horse on steroids because it enhances performance. Nor are you supposed to work a horse that is on steroids, because it encourages steroid-induced muscle growth.
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby Life At Zen » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:14 pm

Complete guess...

Chad Brown 8
Mark Casse 10
Todd Pletcher 0
Bob Baffert 6
A R R O G A T E
Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

Once upon a time there was a horse named Kelso.
But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2017

Postby stark » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:15 pm

stark wrote:Nick Tammaro
‏@NTamm1215

Little New Year's Eve game for Twitter...
Match the following trainers with the number of Grade I wins they have in the last 6 months:
Chad Brown, Mark Casse, Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert
and the numbers 8, 6, 0, 10. Have at it!

Cheaters/Googlers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. ;)

Life At Zen wrote:Complete guess...
Chad Brown 8
Mark Casse 10
Todd Pletcher 0
Bob Baffert 6

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Off the top of my unreliable head:
Chad Brown, 8
Mark Casse, 10
Todd Pletcher, 6
Bob Baffert, 0


Thanks for playing, here goes just off the top of me head ;) .....

10 G1 victories since July 1st
BC Juv...Good Magic
BC Fillie Turf...Rushing Fall
Arlington Million...Beach Patrol
Belmont Oaks....New Money Honey
Beverly D....Dacita
Diana....Lady Eli
Joe Hirsch....Beach Patrol
Jerkins....Practical Joke
Frizzette....Seperation of Power
Matriarch....Off Limits
Congratulations Chad Brown

8 G1 victories July 1st
Travers....West Coast
Met Mile...Mor Spirit
Penn Derby...West Coast
Pacific Classic...Collected
Forego...Drefong
LosAl Futurity...McKinzie
Awesome Again...Mubtahij
Starlet....Dream Tree
Congratulations Bob Baffert

6 G1 victories since July 1st
BC Mile.... World Approval
Woodbine Mile...World Approval
Fourstar Dave....World Approval
QE2....La Colonel
Alcibiades....Heavenly Love
Del Mar Oaks....Dream Dancing
Congratulation Mark Casse and son.

With zero G1 victories since July 1st.
Mr. Todd Pletcher
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