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Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:05 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
The connections of Mongolian Groom are going for it. 8-)
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... up-classic

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:24 pm
by stark
From DRF.....

Tacitus, third most recently in the Jockey Club Gold Cup behind Code of Honor and Vino Rosso, will get the rest of the year off and will miss the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, trainer Bill Mott said Tuesday.

Tacitus is scheduled to remain in training next year at age 4.

"We're going to give him some time, let him grow," said Mott, who trains Tacitus for his owner and breeder, Juddmonte Farms.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:42 pm
by Starine
Preservationist retired and will stand at Airdrie next year.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 am
by carole
I’m happy about the Tacitus news. He deserves the chance to grow into himself more and show what he’s really made of in 2020. I suspect he might be another Gun Runner/Accelerate in the making.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:16 pm
by KatieK101
carole wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 am
I’m happy about the Tacitus news. He deserves the chance to grow into himself more and show what he’s really made of in 2020. I suspect he might be another Gun Runner/Accelerate in the making.
For sure! He's already proved he has talent and of course he has those bloodlines.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:30 pm
by stark
Joel Rosario will ride McKinzie in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:33 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Florida folks are pretty unhappy with the BC right now.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... alifornia/
It does seem disrespectful to horses who won a "Win and You're In" to be told that they have to drive halfway across the country to find a flight to SoCal. :roll:

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:47 pm
by Curtis
stark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Joel Rosario will ride McKinzie in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.
Interesting choice. Besides the whip, McKinzie must also hate the rail.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
by Mylute
Remind me why Mike Smith isn't on him again?

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm
by stark
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Remind me why Mike Smith isn't on him again?
At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish "just cause" for termination), and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
by Mylute
stark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Remind me why Mike Smith isn't on him again?
At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish "just cause" for termination), and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal
I am aware of that. I was inquiring if there was an established, public reason as to why.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:54 pm
by stark
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
stark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Remind me why Mike Smith isn't on him again?
At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish "just cause" for termination), and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal
I am aware of that. I was inquiring if there was an established, public reason as to why.
“I respect Mike and he’s my friend, but I’m entitled to change my mind,” Baffert said Thursday. “McKinzie is not a difficult horse to ride and my whole focus right now is to get him really right.”

"I'm still going to use Mike on horses," Baffert said Tuesday. "But for the Classic, I'm going to make a change. I let Mike know now, because I want to give him a chance to get something else."

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:00 pm
by vfan
Sweet Melania (American Pharoah - Sweet N Discrete, by Discrete Cat) won the G2 Jessamine by many lengths. This gives her the WAYI for Juvenile Fillies Turf, and in the post-race interview her owner confirmed she's going.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm
by Treve
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:48 pm
stark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:26 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Remind me why Mike Smith isn't on him again?
At-will employment is a term used in U.S. labor law for contractual relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason (that is, without having to establish "just cause" for termination), and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal
I am aware of that. I was inquiring if there was an established, public reason as to why.
I believe Baffert did not like Mike's latest ride on him, aside from the comments stark posted there was another one where he said something to the effect (paraphrasing) of "I'm going to have to ask [Mike] why he did that".

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 am
by Horsebagger
If there ever was a year for a foreign horse to ship in and try the Classic, this is the year. Are there any potential candidates?

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:30 am
by Mylute
Horsebagger wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 am
If there ever was a year for a foreign horse to ship in and try the Classic, this is the year. Are there any potential candidates?
IIRC O'Brien waits until later to announce if he's sending any wild cards over for the Classic.

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:18 pm
by stark

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:04 pm
by Starine
‘Very Pleased With Him’: Cox Tabs Owendale For Breeders’ Cup Classic
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... p-classic/

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 pm
by Katewerk
Horsebagger wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 am
If there ever was a year for a foreign horse to ship in and try the Classic, this is the year. Are there any potential candidates?
Or a filly. But are there any?

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:39 am
by CoronadosQuest
Katewerk wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Horsebagger wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:12 am
If there ever was a year for a foreign horse to ship in and try the Classic, this is the year. Are there any potential candidates?
Or a filly. But are there any?
Wasn't Elate considering it?