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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 323307 views.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Well I remember lots of prognostications that made me feel even worse than I did at the time. They were right. It's a really tough injury, from what I've heard since then.

Robbie Albarado had the same injury about the exact same time of the year last year. He was back mid to late march I think...and they're about the same age.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Laffit on HRTV commented "broken heel? Or shark bite?" Yes it did look nasty!
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

3/10/12

Foot injuries are bad.  Best of luck to Garrett.

 

I know you do not share my opinion but I love Borel's jockey calendar photo.  It's the first one where the rider's persoanlity really comes through and the man has some yummy arms on him. Mr. March is just fine with me.

Now, am I happy that my birthday month of October features Go-Go in all his jaw-dropping glory?  You bet!  

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/10/12

GO ESWAN!!!! GO TIZ POINT! 

Eswan Flores to ride Tiz Point I'n SanFelipe for H,O.F Richard Mandella today.



SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/10/12

hahaha - I love Calvin, don't get me wrong!

Mr. October, huh? I haven't been looking ahead - but that's cool....Reggie Jackson....and maybe that means Garrett will knock em dead in the breeders cup!
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

3/10/12

Oh, good one!  I wish they had used the shot of Mike Smith lying in bed, that could have caused me to seek help for elevated blood pressure.
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/11/12

He sure manages to get his name in print alot, for the wrong reasons it seems.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/17/12

With all the bad press racing's getting lately - here's a really nice article by Caton Bredar. Why don't they make a tv series showing the GOOD side of the sport.....?

I continue to marvel at the accessibility and graciousness of our sport’s biggest stars and the knowledge they’re willing to share. And it’s not just with me or the media they share with.
Jockeys and trainers—and in many cases, owners—continue to be the sport’s greatest ambassadors to the general public. With no monetary compensation, they consistently take time out of their busy schedules…schedules that arguably are more 24/7 than in any other athletic endeavor…and give of themselves to their sport and their fans.

In between early morning workouts and races virtually seven days a week, they do tv interviews, radio shows, teleconferences, phone interviews and conference calls. They write blogs, go on twitter, participate in fundraisers, do charity work, hand out goggles, donate halters, sign autographs, answer often times ridiculous questions and generally, do so with grace and incredible patience. 
  • Edited 3/17/2012 11:57 am ET by SmittyCat3
Derby132

From: Derby132

3/17/12

Oh this was a treat to read!  Thanks so much for posting it.  I like Caton Bredar, she is genuine.  And heck she is a good writer!  Would love to see more of this from her.  Thanks for the link.  Totally new website for me.
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