Taraz...

MR-W
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 pm

I sure hope they run her against the boys. She might be the one...
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:30 pm

MR-W wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 pm
I sure hope they run her against the boys. She might be the one...
I'm highly skeptical.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:40 pm

Juddmonte is pretty sporting with the distaffers, so maybe they'll give her an opportunity in one of the preps at Oaklawn. When is the Rebel?
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Juddmonte is pretty sporting with the distaffers, so maybe they'll give her an opportunity in one of the preps at Oaklawn. When is the Rebel?
March 14. A million dollar race at 1 1/16 distance. I think she would be extremely competitive in this race.
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85 BSF
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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I'm excited that there are options to possibly face the males for this filly.
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:33 pm

We'll have to wait a while to see if she runs against the boys.
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:31 am

I think staying with the fillies is the right call. Her first two outings appeared remarkable, but her race Saturday was uninspiring; considering the hype and that she really was facing a bunch of nobodies.
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Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:47 am

There's no reason not to take a chance. If she runs in the Rebel and doesn't win, send her back to the filly races.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Taraz is gone. Damn it.

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Awful news...Taraz broke down this morning at Oaklawn and had to be euthanized. According to Juddmonte's Garrett O'Rourke she fractured her left front pastern during a workout.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:08 pm

So sad. Shes a such promising filly.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:14 pm

This makes me sick to my stomach. I lack for other words.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:44 pm

Just awful. So sorry for her connections and all who followed her.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:16 pm

i was so shocked when i read this--' such great potential-- i am terribly sad for rhe loss of this magnificent filly and for her connections
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm

So so terribly sad. 4 breakdowns since Sat at Oaklawn is very concerning. What kind of safety precautions does Oaklawn have?
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:27 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm
So so terribly sad. 4 breakdowns since Sat at Oaklawn is very concerning. What kind of safety precautions does Oaklawn have?
Four? That is not good.
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Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:13 pm

Noooo..... I'm gutted to read this news. What gorgeous strong filly she was with the racing world in front of her. Her connections must be devastated. I know that I am.
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Squeaky wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm
So so terribly sad. 4 breakdowns since Sat at Oaklawn is very concerning.
First of all, training accidents are not the same as racing breakdowns.

As for track safety, few people know that EVERY YEAR, Oaklawn digs out its entire racing surface of dirt, sand and silt to the base, and replaces portions of each of the components to make it safest for racing. This is a huge process, and is done annually. If you go to the track during off season you see the huge mounds piled up and all the work being done.

They bring in fresh material, mix, mix, mix for months. Then they test it to see if it's right.........then they bring it back onto the track and spread it, an inch at a time. That takes a month or 2. Then, after that, they test it again, work it a little more, then put it to bed for another month. Then, right before the horses arrive for the met, they re-work it yet again, test the mixture........most tracks do not do an entire re-surface annually.

They do out of competition testing, as well as random testing for TCO2. Oaklawn has an inside safety rail, has adopted the guidelines of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, prohibits steroids, prohibits the use of toe grabs, conducts drug "super testing, ----- including the expansion of super-testing to non-stakes races.

In addition, Oaklawn Park is among a coalition of United States racetracks and horse racing organizations to have announced an incremental plan to ban the use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, under two specific circumstances beginning in 2020. This won't effect anything until 2021....A ban on race-day use of Lasix for 2-year-old horses will begin in 2020. (Oaklawn does not have races for 2-year-olds, but the race-day ban extends to all stakes races in 2021, which includes all Triple Crown races and Kentucky Derby preps.)

SOme of you may even remember that they offered a lasix free bonus to on top of the first-place purse value to horses who win without Lasix in their systems......to test the theory of what lasix does. There was a $60,000 bonus for a Lasix-free victory in the GI Arkansas Derby in 2015.......they were quite ahead of their time in this. (at the time there was only one other track in the nation that offered medication free bonuses!).

Also if any of you followed OP in the 70s and 80s, you would know that they were actually one of the last tracks to allow lasix to be given to horses AT ALL.

And I've experienced the days when they close the track, and cancel all the races, when the track has not thawed completely after temperatures hit record lows down here in winter.



"Where does Oaklawn stand in its record of racehorse injuries? According to a New York Times analysis in 2012 of the frequency of breakdowns or injuries at 62 tracks around the country with data from more than 150,000 race results from 2009 through 2011, Oaklawn’s rate was a low 3.2, below the average of 5.2 of all tracks."


AT ANY RATE, this wasn't a racing accident......it was a training accident.........
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