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by djnorth
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3607

Re: California Chrome to Japan

carole- We have a winner! Seriously, the "crazies' many regale regularly are not good for the sport. Disappointment is fine; calling and cussing out the farm is not, especially when they bother to read the articles ans look up the word "syndicate." And, about the Japanese fans, I wouldn't be surpris...
by djnorth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3607

Re: California Chrome to Japan

RE: the Chromies. I totally get the need for heroes etc. and good horses, especially those with great stories like CC. However, these same "fans" (talking about the extremes only here) are the ones who won't listen or believe people who actually work with those animals as to the facts etc. of the an...
by djnorth
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 3958

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Don't know what this means but feel for the connections. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2019/11/04/breeders-cup-mongolian-groom-trainer-very-sorry-horses-death/4158800002/ Even if they felt he wasn't right after the work, or if they made a mistake, it's tough to believe that the t...
by djnorth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 44623

Re: In Memoriam 2019

https://www.drf.com/news/cheryl-white-p ... ey-dies-65

Remember her riding at Thistledown, seeing her when I was young. Rest easy, Ms. White.
by djnorth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019
Replies: 147
Views: 14508

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

https://www.drf.com/news/cheryl-white-p ... ey-dies-65

Rest easy, Ms. White. You earned it.
by djnorth
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Belmont

I actually did wonder about that but as corruption in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County takes up so much of my time, I didn't ask. Some extended family members are big hockey fans but I don't get it. How will it affect racing and the track? Is this all morning or afternoon stuff? Not that it matters. Li...
by djnorth
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 11154

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Stupid question. Have any of the other trainers and/ or horses with scopolamine positives at the same time as Justify been identified? It may have been obvious in the articles but I can't recall seeing it.

Especially if the levels were comparable, how were these cases handled?

Thanks so much.
by djnorth
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 11154

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Good points. I am curious to see what if any fallout (in the forms of commentaries on ESPN and other multi-sport areas) this will bring.
by djnorth
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 11154

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Sounds like a case like this happened before too (not a Triple Crown prep race though) to Mandella, Henning, and McAnally https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-03-27-sp-39036-story.html https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1389876.html Lady Blessington and Water Prospector are two ...
by djnorth
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 5126

Re: Travers 2019

Blinkers must equate with good luck as I hear the ML favorite’s defeats are directly related to bad luck. And my trips to the ATM are directly related to bad luck as well The line for the ATM is always longer than the SAM machines at Emerald Downs. Bad luck abounds. Recently when EMD carded Corgi R...
by djnorth
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 44623

Re: In Memoriam 2019

Tapitsgal,

So sorry to hear the horrible news. Even if you don't take life for granted something like this really pulls you up short. Peace to you and everyone affected.
by djnorth
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Deep Impact was put down
Replies: 32
Views: 2163

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Horrible news for TB racing worldwide. So sorry to our posters and followers of racing in Japan and all his connections, friends and fans.
by djnorth
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 384
Views: 44623

Re: In Memoriam 2019

NYRA reporting that Marylou Whitney has passed away at age 93.
by djnorth
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 5121

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

When are we going to admit that Blue Point is simply better than Battaash? I'm so tired of people saying BP has better Ascot form, better over the 5f at Ascot, and if Battaash is in the right headspace he's unbeatable... yet again Blue Point beats Battaash fair and square. Maybe I'm old fashioned, ...
by djnorth
Tue May 21, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Waiting for news on ...
Replies: 1604
Views: 299090

Re: Waiting for news on ...

TapitsGal,

Both actually but B > A.
by djnorth
Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing is now officially a joke
Replies: 98
Views: 6278

Re: Horse Racing is now officially a joke

Racing may accelerate it a bit but you get close to horses in any context (outside of maybe Breyers) you risk having your heart broken. That's usually in between some of the most fun times you'll ever have.