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So will the Preakness & Belmont Stakes go as scheduled? DogsUp arf! arf! humor. At the end of the article it was a criminal justice reporter that wrote the article. They'll need his expertise in the near future to explain one goes to jail for t-bred racing criminal acts.
So after the Derby points races are over in April. What will those horses do until September? King Guillermo was to train up to the Derby. That will have to change, I would assume. Has there ever been a time when the TC races were run in a different sequence?
There have been years when the Preakness was run before the Derby, or even on the same day.
This is going to mess up the Derby points system... the Travers should become a 200 point race :-)
The 20 colts/connections who have made it to the Derby September line-up have but 2 options: Race in suitable winnable races. At large races and if the Preakness and Belmont are actually run before The Derby, the PP condition preferences for each race would change a bit.
I believe we would see a full field in Preak if it preceded the Sept Derby date and run in May. Same for Belmont.. And if Bel Stks carded at Saratoga fan attendance overwhelmingly rocking.
But being in the Derby is everyman's dream. So keep a colt sound + happy
RAESFAN said...King Guillermo was to train up to the Derby
He wasn't nominated I don't believe. So that means a big supplemental fee?
He has zero shot here. I'm surprised they are continuing to go thru with this
oh right.......the Dream
So after the Derby points races are over in April. What will those horses do until September?
Probably won't be many prep races in April, if any at all. Keeneland has canceled the whole spring meet.
I suggest omit the 3 yr olds out of the breeders cup this year and run the tc
series in august and september, or even in october. you have to do what ever you have to do
to survive, all earthlings 2 legged and 4 legged.
We may have to wrap our heads around the possibility of no TC this year. This situation is not being well managed. When it comes to these things, you have to have a system already in place. Our “sick care” system sucks! It is reactive! Mitigation will be super-expensive. How are we going to pay for it?