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Popacap Mark Case/Joey Bravo was my Delta horse Underneath as Dogs pick with Corniche on top for BC Juvey wheel.
Poppy (also a character in Seinfeld tv) is now Ky Derby point leader. 12.
Today (2022 Derby Delta colt is Poppy: 3 yo to use to "compare to all others) becomes the first co-Delta along with Sy Dog.
Nothing is stopping a Baffert runner's owner to sell or do a buy in and run for a 100 pointer under any trainer. BTW.
Regrettably the 2022 Kdy will be media muddled with Derbys past of winner's DQ and tube of ointment.
There have been years where 'Sports Illustrated' nary printed a word in a composition that also included auto racing. Unlike TC coverage.
Here's hoping ah praying for a sloppy track and a Delta colt under the radar like Lookin at Lee.
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Bob Baffert wins Attorney's fees from NYRA.
NYRA as well as Churchill still confuse civil and criminal laws/ state and federal with the rules of racing. As due their legal representation.
Among my notes in 2021 Kentucky Derby; Dogs details NYRA's bad 'official call before the wire..Now a bad beat for them
Other tracks *Monmouth Park's Big Boss, overwhelming experience and attorney, welcomed Baffert to come on down to the Jersey shore. As well as Del Mar Chief knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of racing. Site of BC 2021
What's in store for Churchill.
And it's this.
Based on this precedent setting case. If they continue to push back; Mr. Baffert will seek future losses to future income and professional reputation.
As the Travers-like canoe floats downstream awarding Derby points and as they grow in higher numbers:
Will KDy race points be retro-awarded to Baffert runners that placed for points.
They were not counted as of yet for Baffert winners. And as next year 'a coming 2022, Derby point races that MAY retroactively be reinstated to Baffert will cause financial loss propositions if Baffert is reinstated for points. In the latter days...
I recall my total support of Steve Assmussen. The undercover expose by PETA. Unfounded.
But Steve lost an assistant; young man to suicide as his embarrassment to his exposure to the expose.
I'd still bet the farm that trainers and owners want the ointment to be treated as what it is exactly, a derivative of the drug compound that was thought to be measured and illegal for race day med.
The gang that couldn't run straight.
Day after Xmas a free gift/square* if my eyeglasses serve me right. Entered and if in??
But 1st a Derby 10 pointer, neha; at Fairgrounds 2 yos and today 'Delta is Cox's (has a stable of hopefuls also/entered in this one) Bodock. Won 1ster @ 5 1/2 and Brad stretches him to start running at the aforementioned shortie.
*Same card $100K purse says
entered: Knicks Go. Perhaps a tightener for 2021 HOTY pre January Pegasus.
In the Knicks Go race Underneath...Also eyes on Ebben who ran very quickly @ 7. Owner and breed farm light on credentials. But it happens all the time and then learn:after the race long shot. Short shot Shared Sense; sponser Goldolphin, seems sensible underneath Delta. Ran 3rd to The Knicker in last, a fast 9 fl.
Really I bought new prescription eyeglasses last week
Dogs ,think you’ve been reading with shades on-Knicks Go in $100k try Pelicans Stop /thanks for early Prep/been looking for race since BCup/As you so eloquently emphasize Xmas is for lovers ,betting the race!As to Delta keep em coming/Best I see & Derby winner is EZ
This is a big card day for Fairgrounds. The race is written for preference by G1,G2 etc. Attracts a superior horse to prep and get paid. However If - In.
CLOSED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 WITH 23 NOMINATIONS*
Tenacious Stakes will be limited to fourteen (14) starters. Preference will be given in the following manner: graded or group winners in order (I, II, III), then highest lifetime.
ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH
TO BE RUN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2021 (as listed Alphabetical)
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ANNEAU D'OR b.c.4 Spendthrift Farm, LLC (Eric P. Gustavson) Albert M. Stall, Jr.
BIG DREAMING b.c.4 Frank Carl Calabrese Wayne M. Catalano
CHESS CHIEF b.h.5 Estate of James J. Coleman, Jr. (James O. Coleman) Dallas Stewart
CONCERT TOUR b.c.3 Gary and Mary West Brad H. Cox
EBBEN ch.g.6 Pravin A. Patel Juan Munoz Cano
FAIRWAY MAGIC dk b/.g.5 Tom R. Durant W. Bret Calhoun
FLASH OF MISCHIEF b.c.3 Jerry Namy Karl Broberg
HAPPY AMERICAN b.c.3 Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (Bob J. Lothenbach) Neil L. Pessin.
KNICKS GO gr/ro.h.5 KRA Stud Farm (Jin Woo Lee) Brad H. Cox
LITTLE MENACE b.c.4 Flying P Racing Stable Thomas Morley
MAJOR FED dk b/.c.4 Lloyd Madison Farms, IV, LLC (Fred Schwartz, et al.) Gregory D. Foley
MIDNIGHT BOURBON b.c.3 Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ron Winchell) Steven M. Asmussen
MO MOSA b.c.4 Martin, Perry and Martin, Denise Michael J. Maker
MOCITO ROJO ch.h.7 Wayne T. Davis Shane Wilson
PIRATE'S PUNCH dk b/.g.5 Gulliver Racing, LLC (Phil Bongiovanni), Craig W. Drager and Dan Legan Grant T. Forster
RIGHTANDJUST b.c.3 Wayne T. Davis Shane Wilson
RUNWAY MAGIC b.g.3 Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. (J. G. Sikura) and Lunsford, Bruce Thomas Drury, Jr.
SHARED SENSE b.r.4 Godolphin, LLC (Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum) Brad H. Cox
SILVER PROSPECTOR gr/ro.c.4 Ed Orr and Susie Orr Steven M. Asmussen
SPA CITY b.g.4 Maggi Moss Thomas M. Amoss
TENFOLD dk b/.h.6 Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Ron Winchell) Steven M. Asmussen
TRIDENT HIT b.c.4 Floyd Sagely Properties LTD and Johnston, Keith Ron Moquett
WARRIOR IN CHIEF b.c.3 L.T.B., Inc. (Terri and Bernard S. Flint) and Miles Childers Bernard S. Flint
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Looks more likely Knicks Go in as Shared Sense moved out to a 'grass mile at Fairgrounds on Dec 27; and only if taken off the Turf.
Baffert not likely viewing a Happy New Year facing a coupled entry now of Kentucky Derby winners with positivo' post race drug tests.
Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive in Santa Anita Derby prior to his 3 bagger wins for TC. California Race Board took no action.
Now owner, trainer and lawyers of 2nd place in that SA Derby have just learned that their legal claim against the non-action by California board can be continued.
Sounds like a late breaking Curve Ball stifles a weak hitter and a bad Umpire .
Eloquent my friend.
Beginning with pre-Derby media coverage and to the gate the two Derby winners of Baffert under post race scrutiny; long ago Justify's Santa Anita Derby and now deceased Medina Spirit's Derby ointment contestations; will shadow the year's 2022 greatest 2 minutes in sports.
I now think that the Churchill people were considering how the Justify post SA Derby was and now is being handled and decided to initiate full public transparency in 2021's post Derby drug positive. They did right..
To further muddy the first Saturday in May, while the track is bone dry will be side bar articles on illegal drugs as to NYRA trainer Navarro; whose prosecution on drugs resulted in $124 million restitution, 5 yrs jail and his lawyer believes deportation .
On this above issue, some players of note say it bruised them and speculate present and potential new shooters will back off of the window. As they have. Move to other sports betting as well.
Last week Big A had a $10K claimer. A sign IMO of a shrinking and sinking in a zero sum game.
My best wishes at the holidays to our hosts Cindy and Tex and all and peace in the New Year.
Enjoy the trip; life's and racing.
As always (d)