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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 443975 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/3/20

California is going to honor the suspension and I agree it is excessive. Smith is working on an appeal we will see what happens.

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/3/20

it  ceftainly seems excessive

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/4/20

Wow I wonder who will take on the Darley horses he has in his care. I hope his move is successful.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/4/20

I wonder too if his illness has anything to do with it, he has MS doesn’t he?

Derby132

From: Derby132

3/4/20

Stunning news.  I wish him much luck.  I do wonder who Darley goes with also.  He was their main guy.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/4/20

Yes it’s MS. Between that and the issues in NY with immigration and the labor laws I am sure it will be less stressful.

Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

3/4/20

Darley has horses with Brad Cox, Brendan Walsh and a few others so probably split them up with them and a few others

Derby132

From: Derby132

3/5/20

What the heck is going on?  We're losing the good guys....

Well, I guess I owe everyone an explanation on today's news. I love racing more than words can explain. Since 2012 I have tried to no avail to land on the management side of racing because I never sleep. I am constantly thinking of ways to make things better and to improve racing. The Federal Department of Labor went through the racing community establishing new rules, which if followed will pretty much run anyone with less than 100 horses out of the game. So my choices were ...follow their rules, cheat or cut corners. I can not do any of the above. If I follow their rules I bleed to death. I will not cheat or cut corners so here I am walking away from training. Kieran McLaughlin coming out this morning saying the exact same thing tells it all.

So I am not really leaving. Just not going to train their way. Jennifer is very sick and could use me home for awhile. During that time I am hoping the phone will ring and I can use my work ethic and knowledge of this game to land on the management side of racing anywhere in the world. I can and will make a difference if I am given that chance. Until that time I will take care of my wife and keep an eye on the horses.

I love this business far too much to simply walk away

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