Santa Anita Autumn Meet

BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:22 pm

Emtech went down in a heap in the stretch of the 8th race...right in the middle of NBCSN's nationwide coverage.
The screens are out on the track, and I fear we've lost Emtech, along with Santa Anita's decent safety record since early June. :(

ETA: After breaking both front fetlocks, Emtech was euthanized on the track.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:25 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Emtech went down in a heap in the stretch of the 8th race...right in the middle of NBCSN's nationwide coverage.
The screens are out on the track, and I fear we've lost Emtech, along with Santa Anita's decent safety record since early June. :(
He was euthanized
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Emtech went down in a heap in the stretch of the 8th race...right in the middle of NBCSN's nationwide coverage.
The screens are out on the track, and I fear we've lost Emtech, along with Santa Anita's decent safety record since early June. :(
Decent since June? This is only the second day of racing since June and it’s not even over. That’s not exactly raising the bar very high.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:31 pm

I should have typed 'SoCal's decent safety record,' as the figures included Del Mar's meet. :oops:
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:11 pm

The most beautiful horse in the Awesome Again is Isotherm, IMHO. Looks so much like his black sire, the great Aussie Lonhro.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:25 pm

I confess, that was a shocker for me! Man, MG looked beautiful down the lane. McKenzie still doesn't want anything to do with the whip.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:29 pm

Mongolian Groom looked fantastic there. Love to see smaller-name connections take down a G1 like that.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:37 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:22 pm
Emtech went down in a heap in the stretch of the 8th race...right in the middle of NBCSN's nationwide coverage.
The screens are out on the track, and I fear we've lost Emtech, along with Santa Anita's decent safety record since early June. :(

ETA: After breaking both front fetlocks, Emtech was euthanized on the track.
I guess the only silver lining is that niche fans were the only people watching the coverage. I didn't even tune in.. college ball is on.

The SA deaths gain a lot of news. I routinely see articles about it and I hear about it a lot on talk radio. Very blah.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:47 pm

Bob seemed unusually nervous during the interview today when asked about the scopolamine positive with Justify—kind of stumbled over his answer with none of his usual confidence and swagger. McKinzie did not like being hit by the whip in deep stretch and lashed his tail to show his displeasure. What a race by Mongolian Groom- galloped our 10 or more lengths in front of the field.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 pm

Mongolian Groom has been in almost all the big dances this year, so it's great to see him finally win. It's the same connections as Mongolian Saturday, which proves that Enebish Ganbat's talent with longshots is no fluke.

Also good for Calumet to breed a G1 winner over 1 1/8 mile by none other than their Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail.
weeeeeeeee
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:01 pm

doesn't sound like MG is going to run in the Classic - he is not BC nominated - and his trainer in the interview after the race, didn't sound like they were willing to pay the 200K to get him in. but maybe they will change their minds. horse would have a great shot in the race.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:13 pm

Always interesting to see an older horse get his first stakes win a G1.

McKinzie is a good horse and consistent, but he's no standout in the Classic.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:28 pm

luvsgeldings wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:01 pm
doesn't sound like MG is going to run in the Classic - he is not BC nominated - and his trainer in the interview after the race, didn't sound like they were willing to pay the 200K to get him in. but maybe they will change their minds. horse would have a great shot in the race.
G1s Champions Cup and Tokyo Daishoten could be ones of their options.

-- Champions Cup(G1) 1800m dirt, Dec 1st
http://japanracing.jp/en/racing/schedul ... pions.html

-- Tokyo Daishoten(G1) 2000m dirt, Dec 29th
https://www.tokyocitykeiba.com/special_ ... oten_2019/
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 pm

MG's trainer did say they were looking at Japan/Dubai in the post race interview. He also said they were hoping for third today, he didn't seem too disappointed, though.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:38 pm

katmandu wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 pm
MG's trainer did say they were looking at Japan/Dubai in the post race interview.
It's been years since we've sent over a decent horse for the Japan Cup Dirt. I'd love to see him go for it.
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Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:44 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Bob seemed unusually nervous during the interview today when asked about the scopolamine positive with Justify—kind of stumbled over his answer with none of his usual confidence and swagger. McKinzie did not like being hit by the whip in deep stretch and lashed his tail to show his displeasure. What a race by Mongolian Groom- galloped our 10 or more lengths in front of the field.
I. Noticed that too--he was really stumbling around with his words-- he kept saying "you know" about five times and
I find when people do that , they dont know what else to say
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Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:44 pm

Paradise Woods won the Zenyatta (G2) for...John Shirreffs.
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Paradise Woods won the Zenyatta (G2) for...John Shirreffs.
Wonder if she can string 2 together to go out in style.... must have been pretty special for John to win the race named after the big mare.
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Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:49 pm

Big, big weekend for Abel Cedillo. His star is certainly on the rise.
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Squeaky wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:47 pm
Bob seemed unusually nervous during the interview today when asked about the scopolamine positive with Justify—kind of stumbled over his answer with none of his usual confidence and swagger. McKinzie did not like being hit by the whip in deep stretch and lashed his tail to show his displeasure. What a race by Mongolian Groom- galloped our 10 or more lengths in front of the field.
No kidding. I like Baffert but that was his most shaky and inept public speaking performance in memory. Laffit Pincay tried to assign it to emotion based on McKinzie being named after a longtime Baffert friend who had died prior to the horse being named in his honor. That was a nice story but it had zilch connection to how Baffert handled the early segment of that interview. He was nervous and clearly wanted nothing to do with the topic.

I had to laugh when Baffert used a contrived phrase like "environmental contamination" to explain Justify's test result. I believe that was the exact wording but I was already chuckling in midstream.

Laffit Pincay was shook up himself when Emtech went down. His hands were noticeably twitchy on the table and he struggled for words, although I thought he did a good job considering the circumstances. Likewise Randy Moss framed it perfectly regarding the pressure the industry and specifically Santa Anita are facing.
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