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I think he has too many good colts he wants to continue training up to the Derby this year. Several may still qualify, but with a different trainer, needing to get the points in their final prep. Arabian Knight, Mr. Fisk, Cave Rock, Faustin, Havnameltdown, Newgate, Reincarnate, Harlocap, Hejazi, and Worcester......possibly others.....all have a chance to make noise on the TC trail. It's an absolute embarrassment of riches; of course he's going to fight as much as possible to try to bring those colts forward.
It's still a mystery to me why all those rich owners continue to choose him.
Oh, he can train 'em. They just can't go to the Derby if he does. LOL
On a serious note, I've never said Beta wasn't a very talented trainer which is what makes his disreputable traits all the more aggravating.
Prince- respect you. Baffort plays an edge game that works for him. Keeps him in the spot light, talent is not an attribute.
TexSquared said...but I'm sure Asmussen, Cox, Pletcher, Brown et al will have something to say about that!
IF HISA works right, and U.S. Racing becomes less dysfunctional, we would be seeing other names named here, other than the above "super trainers" which has made racing very boring for many of us.
Not to mention all the hard work going on in other barns, and all those people laboring (honestly) to ........................not win.
Cox has 3 horses in the Southwest. It's ridiculous, its only a 9 horse field, and that's before scratches, if any.
“In the aftermath of the recent Congressional amendment, and without opining on the newly amended HISA law, the Fifth Circuit has sent the case back to the district court. Outside Louisiana and West Virginia, the Authority will continue enforcing the Racetrack Safety Program and preparing for the implementation of its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program on March 27, subject to the Federal Trade Commission's approval of the rules.”
HISA continues to litigate, now returned to the district court. It sounds like WV and LA are going to operate as rogue jurisdictions. It's all about casino money period for those two states. AFAIC, racing should be shut down there because we know horses and riders are secondary considerations when they should be PRIMARY. Texas has never been in the loop.
US racing continues to be its own worst enemy. The tone deafness of this sport vis a vis the culture at large is the picture of ignorance, IMO.
Divided we stand,United we fall
Yes isnt that an interesting one.
Well said. Short, sweet and 100% true, my friend. Short-sighted in the extreme.
This was great:
I like how Tom points out the bill was signed by BOTH Trump and Biden. If they both agreed with it, as polar opposites as they are... can't be bad, right?
Given how hard the druggies have been fighting this, I would have thought the U.S. would switch to the metric system before HISA would pass.