Jockey/Trainer News - 2019

CorridorZ75
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:57 am

barbaro111 wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:11 pm
He is the kind of trainer who should be run out of the sport FOREVER. It seems the rescue community and others have been reporting on his behavior for a long time. At least the CHRB are taking them seriously now.

Pender Suspended 30 Days By CHRB For ‘Animal Welfare’ Violation
California Horse Racing Board stewards have suspended trainer Michael Pender 30 days for violations of animal welfare and trainer insurer rules.

Pender, who was ordered by Santa Anita management to vacate his stalls last month, was charged with “knowingly” working a horse at Santa Anita on March 24 after a veterinary examination disclosed an injury, and then entering the horse to race at Golden Gate Fields on April 6. New Karma was a veterinary scratch from that race.

Details of the May 14 hearing, in which private veterinarian Dr. Heather Wharton served as a witness on behalf of the CHRB, are in the Santa Anita stewards minutes.

New Karma, a 7-year-old gelding with seven wins 43 lifetime starts and $213,077 in earnings, was claimed by Pender Racing LLC and partners for $20,000 at Del Mar last Nov. 15. He ran twice for his new connections, finishing seventh on Jan. 12, 2019, in a $22,500 claiming race at Santa Anita, then ran second in an $18,000 waiver claiming race on Feb. 17 at Santa Anita. He was entered for a $12,500 claiming tag at Golden Gate when the CHRB veterinarian ordered the horse scratched.
More: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/peop ... violation/
30 freaking days for entering a knowingly injured horse in a race? No wonder they can't clean up this sport
He got a slap on the wrist and of course he will continue this type of behavior
A permanent ban is appropriate punishment and sends a clear message
I wonder if TSG went about the Hollendorfer situation differently because of such a light sentence adjudicated by the CHRB in the Pender case.
peeptoad
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am

Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Someone please tell me what Hollendorfer has done.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... drug-cases
https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/200 ... -to-death/
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _01_07.pdf
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... complaints
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Rulings ... _09_08.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_03.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_10.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _10_16.pdf

...plus lots more some minor others not (he's mentioned in almost every CHRB minutes doc from both NoCal and SoCal), which unfortunately does not make him either unique or the worst violator on the circuit.
stark
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 am

I see that Don Chatlos will now be Jerry's assistant of record, horses will be running in his name in NY.
Question.....what happened to his other assistant Dan Ward?
thanks.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:57 am

peeptoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am
Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Someone please tell me what Hollendorfer has done.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... drug-cases
https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/200 ... -to-death/
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _01_07.pdf
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... complaints
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Rulings ... _09_08.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_03.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_10.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _10_16.pdf

...plus lots more some minor others not (he's mentioned in almost every CHRB minutes doc from both NoCal and SoCal), which unfortunately does not make him either unique or the worst violator on the circuit.
But, Navarro can still run?

What a spineless industry. It's so easy to go after someone after someone else initially did and not just because they want to clean the game uo. Can't even pretend to care. My patience with this game is about over.
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:04 am

peeptoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am
Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Someone please tell me what Hollendorfer has done.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... drug-cases
https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/200 ... -to-death/
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _01_07.pdf
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... complaints
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Rulings ... _09_08.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_03.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_10.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _10_16.pdf

...plus lots more some minor others not (he's mentioned in almost every CHRB minutes doc from both NoCal and SoCal), which unfortunately does not make him either unique or the worst violator on the circuit.
Thank you for posting those links. The one from Tuesdayshorse is appalling.
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:10 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:57 am
My patience with this game is about over.
I agree, and I don't feel good about saying that, but it is what it is at this point.
Catalina wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:04 am
peeptoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 am
Mylute wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:20 pm
Someone please tell me what Hollendorfer has done.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... drug-cases
https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/200 ... -to-death/
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _01_07.pdf
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... complaints
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Rulings ... _09_08.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_03.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _06_10.pdf
http://www.chrb.ca.gov/Stewards/Minutes ... _10_16.pdf

...plus lots more some minor others not (he's mentioned in almost every CHRB minutes doc from both NoCal and SoCal), which unfortunately does not make him either unique or the worst violator on the circuit.
Thank you for posting those links. The one from Tuesdayshorse is appalling.
Agreed. That is by far the worst one that we know about... that alone made me not care about Holendorfer's fate when I read it. I now feel a combination of love, hate and apathy towards a sport that I once loved (not that has to do with 'Dorf specifically, but between all the violations for many trainers, plus the repeated issues with Brown, Asmussen and others not paying their staff... my interest is waning these days).
peeptoad
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:50 pm

stark wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 am
I see that Don Chatlos will now be Jerry's assistant of record, horses will be running in his name in NY.
Question.....what happened to his other assistant Dan Ward?
thanks.
Dan Ward is his West coast assistant; Chatlos handles the East coast cohort.
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Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:00 pm

Wow... so many horses, so many different drugs, over such a long time frame. And the fines are less than a slap on the wrist.

Wow.
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:56 pm

Jerry needs to retire
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:01 pm

That would be a good idea...before even Doc Allred asks him to vacate his Los Al stalls. :oops:
MySaladDays
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:26 am

peeptoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:10 pm

Agreed. That is by far the worst one that we know about... that alone made me not care about Holendorfer's fate when I read it. I now feel a combination of love, hate and apathy towards a sport that I once loved (not that has to do with 'Dorf specifically, but between all the violations for many trainers, plus the repeated issues with Brown, Asmussen and others not paying their staff... my interest is waning these days).

You would not be alone. Within my immediate circle of horse racing buddies, and I am talking about people passionately involved in being fans of racing for 20+ years, 1/2 of them have walked away from U.S. racing.
I'm there myself, actually. My last wager was in the TC races and there won't be any further.
I will play Hong Kong, or Ascot, etc. but I'm done with even putting a $2 bet in on a U.S. race until I see some changes.
Either racing dies this way, or they get the kind of regulators they have in europe or HK and things get better.
The problem is, its taken too long. Many got tired of waiting.

Multiply the hollendorfer thing by a few hundred and understand that other less monied barns where horses don't even have it that good. I sometimes think about the middle of the night, these horses pawing the ground in the stalls, possibly hurting and/or in pain ---

Unfortunately, you can't say ANY of this stuff because right now, in the greater hard core racing community, people like Joe Drape have become the "enemy" for merely reporting on it and reporting what veterinarians say, etc. and you will be deemed "anti racing" or a PETA stooge if you so much as mention stuff like race horse retirement funding, etc.

Every horse should have a retirement fund, that is paid for when registered at the jockey club. And that should cover humane euthanasia instead of a trip on the meat truck to a feed lot to be slaughtered.........it's not the slaughter that bothers me, as there aren't enough homes for the number of horses we breed for racing..........the horrrifying terrifying and injury prone trip on the truck to the slaughterhouse, and starvation in feedlots, while having painful injuries like bites from the trip..........this is the stuff MY nightmares are made of. :shock:

No horse deserves this. And it should be deeply troubling to any feeling thinking human being. And it's not enough to put it on the back burner......it has to happen NOW. Not one more. Not one more.
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:42 am

MySaladDays wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:26 am
peeptoad wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:10 pm

Agreed. That is by far the worst one that we know about... that alone made me not care about Holendorfer's fate when I read it. I now feel a combination of love, hate and apathy towards a sport that I once loved (not that has to do with 'Dorf specifically, but between all the violations for many trainers, plus the repeated issues with Brown, Asmussen and others not paying their staff... my interest is waning these days).

You would not be alone. Within my immediate circle of horse racing buddies, and I am talking about people passionately involved in being fans of racing for 20+ years, 1/2 of them have walked away from U.S. racing.
I'm there myself, actually. My last wager was in the TC races and there won't be any further.
I will play Hong Kong, or Ascot, etc. but I'm done with even putting a $2 bet in on a U.S. race until I see some changes.
Either racing dies this way, or they get the kind of regulators they have in europe or HK and things get better.
The problem is, its taken too long. Many got tired of waiting.

Multiply the hollendorfer thing by a few hundred and understand that other less monied barns where horses don't even have it that good. I sometimes think about the middle of the night, these horses pawing the ground in the stalls, possibly hurting and/or in pain ---

Unfortunately, you can't say ANY of this stuff because right now, in the greater hard core racing community, people like Joe Drape have become the "enemy" for merely reporting on it and reporting what veterinarians say, etc. and you will be deemed "anti racing" or a PETA stooge if you so much as mention stuff like race horse retirement funding, etc.

Every horse should have a retirement fund, that is paid for when registered at the jockey club. And that should cover humane euthanasia instead of a trip on the meat truck to a feed lot to be slaughtered.........it's not the slaughter that bothers me, as there aren't enough homes for the number of horses we breed for racing..........the horrrifying terrifying and injury prone trip on the truck to the slaughterhouse, and starvation in feedlots, while having painful injuries like bites from the trip..........this is the stuff MY nightmares are made of. :shock:

No horse deserves this. And it should be deeply troubling to any feeling thinking human being. And it's not enough to put it on the back burner......it has to happen NOW. Not one more. Not one more.
Within my immediate circle of horse racing buddies, and I am talking about people passionately involved in being fans of racing for 20+ years, 1/2 of them have walked away from U.S. racing.
^unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) this is not an isolated event. I've had some friends and acquaintances who've also quit the sport in the last 8 months or so, and I read on another forum several people who say the same, or they have moved exclusively to overseas racing.

Not going to lie: I've had the same thoughts regarding horses in "lesser" stables. It doesn't actually keep me up at night, but I can totally understand if it does for some.
For me the maddening thing is that this actually would not be entirely difficult to fix on a national level, but it would take time and a strong, concerted effort by an organized, governing body. Penalizing some big names is a start. Hopefully the little guys who deserve it are also getting penalized, as well as some of the others who have gone unnamed as yet. I'm all for change, not matter how difficult and labor intensive it may be. It will work if the Powers That Be do it correctly and are persistent and diligent. I work in a field that utilizes animals as commodities and we have none of the issues that racing has (although we once did several decades ago). We are Federally-regulated, so there you have it. It does work. If racing can't get itself together to fix its own problems, then someone else needs to step in and make the changes. Problem is right now there is no mechanism for the fix in place and the alternative is no more horse racing (not that that will happen overnight, but it's a real possibility at this stage).
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:41 pm

"It will work if the Powers That Be do it correctly and are persistent and diligent. "

Yes, and we need the euro / hk type of regulators and regulation.

What I think has happened is that even some not-so-casual horse racing fans have started reading thru stuff, like the suspensions and fines stuff posted, and other things, and I think they actually didn't realize a lot of this was happening. And that most of it is unnecessary, really.

I think it freaked a lot of people out. And for the time being, the messenger will get blamed until the things calm down.

People have been racing horses since time immemorial. I don't think ita at all INHERENTLY cruel. How we are doing it is though.

Dial down the greed, have a centralized governing body, with punishments that stick, not hand slaps, etc. and stop all the drugging and pushing horses to race who shouldn't be on the track. I only feel sorry for the honest ones but I'm not sure what that % is anymore, since in order to have a level playing field even the honest ones have to be able to buy groceries
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:55 pm

All the corrections to the way racing is done mentioned above do need to happen...but we also should remember that horse racing is still far more humane than it used to be in 'Ye Goode Olde Days.'
I'm pretty sure horses were injured just as often, but the pick ups by the knacker trucks weren't noted by the public. The growing awareness of animal welfare, plus our ubiquitous social media, has meant that more horses now have regulations and advocates to protect them.
I just don't know how to impress the public (as well as our own disillusioned fans) that things ARE getting better. I'm not sure that telling folks that horses used to have it much worse furthers racing's cause. :oops:
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:55 pm
I just don't know how to impress the public (as well as our own disillusioned fans) that things ARE getting better. I'm not sure that telling folks that horses used to have it much worse furthers racing's cause. :oops:
BA, the whole point about learning, and awareness, is that as more knowledge comes our way, we, as an intelligent thinking species are given an opportunity to ADJUST our thinking.

We no longer treat elephants as if they have no social order or emotional lives, ditto, we no longer ask chimps who are also social beings who love to play, to live in solitary confinement.

This list goes on and on, as science and animal behavioralists and others in these fields have *educated us* as to how things are. We may not have known certain things in Ye Olde Days, but we do NOW.

To know things and not adjust is sticking head in sand. Changes to racing model have come very slowly. Too slowly, as some are starting to see. And it's not for lack of knowledge.......its sheer greed.

How many feet of water do you allow a boat to take on before you start to realize its too late because it's sinking?


I have always divided up the world into "reactive thinkers" versus "proactive thinkers". If you ever find yourself in a a situation on which your life depends, make sure you surround yourself with the latter type. As a matter of fact, do that in every area of your life. It's not only practical, but smart.
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Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:32 pm

stark wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm
add another vote to quit....
https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2 ... co.twitter
I dunno Stark, this sounded like more of a personal beef, he is quitting his JOB, not betting. He is saying "lets cash some tickets" at the end.

Not one word about horse abuse or anything else.
MySaladDays
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Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:31 pm

What i do not like about these "bans" is that nobody is telling us exactly WHY the person is being banned. It's like a big secret. then they'll say stuff like "I wish you could see the necropsies reports" which is taking people down a blind alley, because they would not be available while something is under investigation or any kind of legal actions. So we are talking years, most likely.

Again, the lack of transparency, in so many respects, of U.S. racing, is alarming.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:19 pm

I've been watching NY's Day At the Races; always great to watch racing from The Spa. But I was out of the room for a little while and came back to hear the guys sharing memories of "Rick," which I'm going to guess might be Rick Dutrow, judging by some of the things that were said.
Has something happened to Rick Dutrow? :?
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:41 pm

Violette?
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