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by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Trivia & Games
Topic: Horse Name Game
Replies: 2646
Views: 219755

Re: Horse Name Game

Ypres
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I wonder if Facebook and other social media options have pulled those regulars away from this old-style website forum. That seems to have been the fate of many discussion boards like this, which have gone from thriving to nearly dead in just a couple of years or less.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy

When I read the article - I assumed the same thing- that’s there’s nothing really criminal about it. But going to the actual PETA article, it seems there’s some confusion as to HOW she actually died. The story is she may not have broken down, but that she hit her head on a wall, then still raced, “...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: New Dirt Mile sponser...
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: New Dirt Mile sponser...

They could name those non-BC opening races on the card after Bodacious Tatas and Isitingood!
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5396
Views: 720875

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Not much from Mine That Bird's little half-brother at Woodbine today. He turned out to be the weaker half of Casse's uncoupled entry, finishing sixth. The other half won -- Champit (Tonalist-Giulietta, by Dunkirk).
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Come to think of it, perhaps the Jockey Club let Havre De Grace go BECAUSE the original's name was spelled wrong! In which case, we may yet get a proper Pharaoh! My purely-speculative take on this: Because the FIRST syllable is pronounced very differently - Har-ve and not Hav-re - they let it go. "...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Harve De Grace (2000 model) and Havre De Grace (2007 model) I still don't understand how two names soooooo similar get the okay. It isn't as though the 2000 was long gone by the time the newer Grace was named. In 2007, the year Grace II was foaled the 2000 model was giving birth to Concord Point. I...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Ertijaal (USA) - 2011 c. Oasis Dream X Shabiba, by Seeking the Gold - Owned by Shadwell, MGSW in Dubai. Died 2018 from colic. Ertijaal (AUS) - 2011 c. Hard Spun X Alharir, by Jeune - Owned by Shadwell, G1 winner in South Africa, GSW in Dubai. Died 2017 from a fractured sesamoid in the G1 Jebel Hatt...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Naming Question - Very Close names ?
Replies: 20
Views: 702

Re: Naming Question - Very Close names ?

Battle of Midway and Battle Midway. The late Battle of Midway (2014, Smart Strike-Rigoletta, by Concerto) we all know about. Battle Midway (2012, Tapit-Coral Sea, by Rubiano) is still running at Penn National.
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 993
Views: 165927

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Thank you, Warbuscuit, for all the work you have done to give these warhorses their due. We have learned their names and their accomplishments, and they will remain memorialized on this site for as long as it exists. I second this. I'll sure miss the weekly lists of old-timers, if only for the bitt...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: New Latonia!
Replies: 4
Views: 363

New Latonia!

That's the name of a new racetrack (with historical racing machines) that Churchill Downs is planning, with a goal of controlling all of Kentucky's racing dates. It wants the winter/early spring dates now allocated to Turfway Park. https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/235613/churchill-do...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mondays at Saratoga?
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Mondays at Saratoga?

Pretty sure the steady decline in annual foal crops and starts made per horse had a lot to do with the decision, too. Nobody wants to go to Saratoga and see a bunch of six-horse races, as is so often the case at Aqueduct, not to mention Delaware, Finger Lakes, and many other tracks. Dropping a day f...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 10325

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

WNBB: You realize that story is 17 years old and Arroyo has already done his time, right? Oops. :oops: I missed the date on that article, which showed up on a racing site as though it were 'new' news. Thanks for the correction. It does provide some insight into his background...and his anger issues...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 10325

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

https://www.wtok.com/content/news/Jocke ... 94891.html

Joe Jernigan, who rode for a few years in the '90s, primarily at Delta Downs, has died after a spill at a fair track in Mississippi. Who knew they had horse racing in Mississippi!
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 10325

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

Looks like Arroyo is facing more trouble than just some suspensions by racing stewards. :shock: JOCKEY ARROYO ARRESTED Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. was arrested at Belmont Park on Friday afternoon for an incident that occurred in a pool hall that sent one victim to the hospital with serious head inju...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Waiting for news on ...
Replies: 1600
Views: 287531

Re: Waiting for news on ...

"Collapsed" and "failed to fully revive" sounds like either some sort of cardiac event or extreme reaction to the very warm day. I saw a lot of horses being vigorously hosed down as soon as their saddles came off, so I wonder if heat and/or humidity were factors. :( I saw a tweet quoting the vet th...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 10325

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

Curtis, Keep an eye out if Bellinger ships north..... EVERETT AQUASOX - Northwest League (A-SS) SPOKANE INDIANS - Northwest League (A-SS) TACOMA RAINIERS - Pacific Coast League (AAA) TRI-CITY DUST DEVILS - Northwest League (A-SS) WENATCHEE APPLESOX - West Coast League (Collegiate) He actually would...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: DRF ?
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: DRF ?

Sad if true, but I haven't bought the full print edition of the Form for a few years now and only read the few articles online that are available through the free basic registration with the website. As a strictly recreational horseplayer, I find the past performances in the $6.50 Daily Racing Progr...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3017

Re: Saratoga 2019

Why didn't they just postpone the Lake George? G3 had a 3 horse field... Probably because the scratched horses were declared too late to do anything with the race but run it with a three-horse field. There was a maiden turf mile for 2yos at Laurel this afternoon that scratched down from eight horse...
by WaquoitNBroadBrush
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3017

Re: Saratoga 2019

The social media pressure on Monmouth to cancel is pretty crazy. I'm not sure if I've seen anything like it. At least, for racing. Of course most of them are from silly people who can't spell or type of sentence . Ignorance goes a long, long ways though and it's killed things bigger than racing. Oh...