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Catalina
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:52 pm

stark wrote:One more.....is it a good idea or not for TVG to have a suspended trainer on the desk at Santa Anita suggesting wagers??
Obviously not. And, as a side note, I agree with Curtis' take on the matter.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:21 pm

Santa Anita: After jock's room altercation, Talamo replaces Pedroza in 6th


Jockey Joe Talamo will ride Venice (13) in Friday's sixth race, a replacement for jockey Martin Pedroza, who is off hs mounts for the remainder of the program.

Steward Scott Chaney said Pedroza was taken off his final two mounts on the program after getting an altercation with a jockey's room valet. The cause of the incident was not immediately known.

"We got word of a fight witha valet," Chaney said. "The valet was taken to a hospital by paramedics. We took (Pedroza) off his remaining mounts."

A replacement has not been named for Pacific Coast Hwy (6) in the eighth race.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:49 pm

What Avila did was tantamount to race fixing. All I can say is that if a certain Golden Boy—Silver Haired—trainer finds out that Masochistic has tested positive for a prohibited level of substance before his scheduled start this weekend, the horse would be scratched with a “fever”. If a horse doesn’t run and it comes out before wagering begins, no harm done to the general public. Of course the thyroxine incident was terrible but because of it’s indirectness in terms of affecting wagering, it’s apples and oranges. The only real answer I guess is a return to hay, oats and water. If only JVB were still around to comment.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:48 pm

BB scratched Masochistic today.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:32 pm

stark wrote:BB scratched Masochistic today.
What’s his temp?
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:42 pm

Curtis wrote:
stark wrote:BB scratched Masochistic today.
What’s his temp?
Two days ago it was about 99 ;)

Jon White
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Americanize is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's G3 Midnight Lute at Santa Anita. Masochistic & Silent Bird are each 5-2. Masochistic's status for this race reportedly far from certain. https://twitter.com/posttimejon?lang=en
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:03 pm

Curtis, You are correct and that was my point. Ensuring the safety and welfare of the horses is not the priority in racing today. I think we might also agree that Jack was a real horseman - and not shy about expressing his opinions. He had plenty to say about “chemical warfare” taking over the game.

This article has been updated to include funeral service information:

Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg dies at 81
Services will be held Jan. 8 in Hot Springs, Ark. A visitation is from 9 a.m. to noon Central at the Caruth-Hale Funeral Home at 155 Section Line Road, then at 2 p.m. a service will begin at Horner Hall in the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance or the Humane Society of Garland County.
http://www.drf.com/news/hall-fame-train ... rg-dies-81
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 pm

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
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:16 pm

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.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:23 pm

The last I read about this, Ron had said he wouldn't be going in to the TVG studio. I'm not sure why...maybe he will change his mind in the coming weeks?
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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.
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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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Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:19 pm

Curtis wrote:
stark wrote:BB scratched Masochistic today.
What’s his temp?
:lol:
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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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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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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. ;)
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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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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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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

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But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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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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