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The judge didn't say it exactly word for word but I read it as "I know in the past you'd all come here and we'd just automatically rubber-stamp stays and appeals so you never have to serve any penalties. Guess what, that tradition should never have started, but regardless of that, I'm ending it today."
Kentucky has a history of enabling this stuff (two words: ALEX HARTHILL) so it's about time somebody takes a stand.
I wish it was gonna be true. Agree with you but seen alot of bad decisions/coverup in this sport I do care about. Been an owner/patron for 40yrs. Just wish it may actually be right.
Take a little vacation, Boo-Hoo.
He would look better behind those bars
And finally the owners have run out of options to get in the Derby with Bob...
I predicted this from the beginning. The horses would stay in his barn until the final round of prep races (the 100 point ones) since those are the only preps that really matter. Win and you're in...
When you can’t run the horses under an assistant,run them under a former assistant.Way to think outside,but right up against the box.
Thanks for posting this, Tex! I have been waiting for weeks to know details......who/where etc., and this is very interesting. Tim Yakteen and Rudy are inexperienced as regards the Derby, but they now have some quality colts. Doppelganger going to Ark is a smart move, as those horses are a cut below the others, imho. He should go off as favorite, and give the filly a battle. Could end up a player in the Derby.
Now how contested will the Santa Anita Derby be? Forbidden Kingdom and Messier? McLaren Vale is definitely a promising prospect, but needs a two turn race, and going against those two seems crazy to me, but who knows? Maybe he's good enough? And will any other colts be entered? Might be a 5 horse race at most!
Don't think Black Adder is fast enough, may have more competition in the Jack Ruby anyway.....we'll see. Looks like Pinehurst is staying BB at the moment, running on the other side of the world, no chance for points.
Can't believe nothing was mentioned about his fillies.....
I've been wondering about this since the ban, the answer of when. This seems late in the game, right before the last preps. If a "BB" horse qualifies, I may just bypass this year as well as you cannot trust how they are going to run
Edit: I just realized I have "BB" insurance already having bet the McPeak field exacta but in FP2or 3, so if he gets there, I do not need to bet.
It seems like the late developers, like McLaren Vale, will have less against them, as they have fewer gaps with working and racing. I like that horse a lot.
Two very expensive Beta horses ran up the track today at SA....that Bletchley Park couldn't keep up at all, and his other horse fared only a bit better. There must be so much distraction in that barn right now. I think the move to Yakteen could be quite beneficial.