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by Curtis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Funding long term care is a difficult concept when it comes to our own human parents, not sure why the expectations for horses should be so much better. Maybe it should be more difficult to get an owner’s and or trainer so license. Everybody’s got parents but not everyone should have or train horses.
by Curtis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Did I dream it or isn't there at least one country that has such a program for horses? I.e. a retirement fund for each individual horse. I feel like it would be a great aftercare initiative, and there's multiple potentially viable ways I could see it being done. A percentage could be collected from...
by Curtis
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5010
Views: 861822

Re: Stallion News

Both Old Topper and Sea of Secrets are senior stallions, so that's no surprise...but I'm really sorry to see Coil on that list. :( I'd so hoped he would be that successful sire son that Point Given hasn't had. I wonder if they've completely given up on him and he'll be gelded, or if they'll wait an...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

The owner has responded (from horseracingnation) "Peter Miller never mentioned retirement of the horse until Monday after he was informed the horse was being removed from his barn that afternoon and in fact, it was my understanding that he was trying to run him at Del Mar just last week except the ...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

I also don't think it's the lack of "rescue" organizations or rescue money (I don't like that word because Stormy Liberal does not need rescued, he's not in a kill lot or was left abandoned on a property). MY POINT wasn't about him in particular. When I own an animal, I am responsible for it for li...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Lots of big thinks going on. I also don't think it's the lack of "rescue" organizations or rescue money (I don't like that word because Stormy Liberal does not need rescued, he's not in a kill lot or was left abandoned on a property). Not that I dislike Old Friends as much as some do, because I don...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Nothing good can come from Stormy Liberal continuing to race. But oh so much can go wrong. Let the almost 8-year-old multi-millionare eat grass at Old Friends. Agree. What could possibly go wrong with a horse who will be 8 in January, and has been on the track for 6 years? This is why we need retir...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

hadrianmarcus wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Let the almost 8-year-old multi-millionare eat grass at Old Friends.
As long as he stays there and isn’t loaned out to a volunteer, I’m down with it.
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Doesn't sound like the Miller/Rockingham marriage is heading for divorce court. Guess they won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year. :lol: To be fair it’s not Rockingham with whom Miller is having the disagreement, it’s the other partner. The bar’s not set very high here no matter where you lo...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

stark wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:22 pm
bare it all wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Not that it absolves them, but Rockingham was bought out of their share by the other owner - Bernsen. The single owner is the one moving the horse to FL and a new trainer.
Why shouldn't it absolve them?
I dunno, maybe wait a couple of days for the facts.😉
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

It will be interesting to hear the other side of the story, there's always at least two, sometimes three. I'll wait a day or two before forming an opinion. I’m fine with that but also realize the horse is about to turn 8 and if Miller and any vet he would employ think the horse needs to be retired,...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5010
Views: 861822

Re: Stallion News

Both Old Topper and Sea of Secrets are senior stallions, so that's no surprise...but I'm really sorry to see Coil on that list. :( I'd so hoped he would be that successful sire son that Point Given hasn't had. I wonder if they've completely given up on him and he'll be gelded, or if they'll wait an...
by Curtis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch
Replies: 40
Views: 674

Re: Stormy Liberal gets trainer switch

Sometimes calling people out publicly is the only way to get them to do the right thing. Peter Miller will almost certainly no longer be training for Rockingham Ranch, but hopefully Stormy Liberal will be retired. They claimed him for $40K, he won 2 BC races and $2,000,000, took them to Hong Kong a...
by Curtis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 20522

Re: Older Horses - 2019

Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan , who has encountered some stiffer competition since moving to the U.S., won the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe Stakes at Gulfstream this afternoon (12/8/19) with Irad Ortiz on board. Even though his impressive win streak came to a crashing conclusion in the Peg...
by Curtis
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2103

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

British Idiom will win, and while I'm not saying she's undeserving, too many voters don't really pay attention and pretty much just look at the BC ( which is why Storm the Court is almost a certain winner...not that there are a boatload of super deserving candidates ). However, I could vote for Bas...
by Curtis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2103

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

If she had finished a close second in the BC, maybe. But she was third. She was also running yesterday and not standing in a stall. You can’t lose standing in a stall. Doesn’t having the horses she beat in the BC finish 1-2 in a G1 flatter British Idiom? Why didn’t Storm the Court didn’t run in the...
by Curtis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 6013

Re: New Stallions of 2020

If he were offered at $2000 I don't think there would have been much criticism other than shrugs and "meh.". A prospective stallion like Solomini is tough to sell, in my opinion. You’re right 2k is worth the risk, the problem is that stallions that stand for that are usually in small markets like N...
by Curtis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 83
Views: 7415

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

stark wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:43 pm
Where's Inspiressa?

Thanks.
Hopefully looking for races 6f and shorter.
by Curtis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 313
Views: 60205

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

Really? My Pop used to say there are some people that would complain if “Ya hung ‘em with a new rope.” Ben Franklin lamented about the lack of a nail, now, I guess it’s lack of a period.😉 https://c7.uihere.com/files/342/129/140/dr-pepper-fizzy-drinks-logo-pepsi-coca-cola-pepsi.jpg 10-2-4
by Curtis
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2103

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

Champ 2yo Female: Horse: British Idiom Reason: 2 Grade 1 wins, won the end of year championship. Think she's pretty much a lock. Bast took the G1 Starlet at Los Al today, giving her three G1s for the year. Doesn't that put her in the conversation? If she had finished a close second in the BC, maybe...