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Nature Strip Set To Go   Australian and Asian Racing

Started Sep-16 by SameSteve G; 858 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Sep-16

The world's highest ranked sprinter is set to run at Royal Randwick tonight...don't blink.

https://www.skyracingworld.com/content.aspx?page=AUS-20220916-George-Main-Stakes-Day

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Sep-16

Thanks Steve, After Dinner West Coast Time is the start and I like any story about Winx, And Her connections.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Sep-16

Despite Nature Strip's greatness as a turf sprinter and expected favoritism in the betting, this is no walk in the park for him, now racing at 8.  It's a prep for down the road as it stands.

His main rival is now 9 and still could upset as 2nd fav.

Some will be looking at the up and comer with 5 straight W's to his name - Mazu at 6/1.

The other feature race looks interesting, too.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Sep-16

eight and nine years old still premium sprinters, that's  48-54 years old Humans.

Does Bolt know he has a lot of good years ahead of him. LOL.

When I have time I have to check their pedigrees, The Aussies Like X factor Heart Line and Rasmussen Factors.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Sep-16

Much less of a rarity to see 8 and even 9 year olds hold their form at the elite level in Australia than the US, of course.

NO drugs.  And if a trainer or vet is caught Down Under...they get a hell of a lot more than a typical US slap on the writst.

Even Black Caviar's trainer was not above serious punishment.  One would hate to think he played fast and loose with Black Caviar.  I surely hope not.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/racing/article-3501861/Black-Caviar-s-trainer-Peter-Moody-quit-horse-racing-banned-year-cobalt-doping-charges.html

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Sep-16

I had no idea, wasn't Beta Bob using cobalt when those 6 or 7 horses died on the track. Cobalt blue

is that what was reported ?

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Sep-16

Illegal Cobalt use was a global racing problem.  The jurisdictions were not testing for it initially and the increased O2 carrying capacity it enabled cheaters using it to clean up.  

As far as Beta Bob goes, he was using L-thyroxine on all his horses.  He admitted as much when the sudden deaths occurred.  There was no test for Cobalt in the CHRB at that time.  The CHRB went out of their way to exculpate Beta Bob.  Quite a few very knowledgeable people thought Beta was using both L-Thyrox and Cobalt and that combo had deadly consequences for those poor horses.

There is a lot on the web about this period in Baffert's infamous career.

Here's an interesting link.

https://paulickreport.com/news/ray-s-paddock/is-cobalt-a-killer-in-horses/

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Sep-17

Nature Strip wears down his old rival Eduardo to win The Shorts at Royal Randwick.  The late movers could not reel him in.

A wonderful sprinter with a superb combination of speed and the necessary stamina to prevail in these type events.

Replay:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYYTs4cTblQ

Plus2lbs

From: Plus2lbs

Sep-17

Saw an out of this world ride by the female jockey while watching down under.

Lucy Winock..what a ride through the stretch.

Getting it

If someone could find a replay...worth a watch.

#17 longshot winner.  

  • Edited September 17, 2022 11:18 am  by  Plus2lbs
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Sep-17

Jock and horse like a glove ! There was some good riders in there and spread out more at the end

behind the 1st 5 imo

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