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Irad Ortiz punches Paco Lopez   General Discussions

Started Mar-1 by TexSquared; 1035 views.
In reply toRe: msg 3
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


I watched the replay, too, Dogs.  :)

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Yes, I do remember.  

Fortunately, fights breaking out are pretty rare but the incidents are always amplified in the media.

Not just racing but all sports.  Well, except maybe golf & tennis.  Curling?   Bobsled?   Haha...cooler heads prevail.

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From: Gerh


Might be worth keeping an eye on Irad’s mount in the derby.After watching that,I don’t think too many jocks will want to cut him off

In reply toRe: msg 11
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Now the other riders know Irad isn't above using a sucker punch right after he says 'hello".

Plus, Irad has been known to cross the line between aggressive riding & reckless riding more than most.  What comes around tends to go round.  Paco has a rep, too.

It's like anything else.  If you don't punish reckless riding, it continues to occur.

As far as laying into someone while they are sitting down.  $10,000 & do not pass go for 14 days on the bench.  Irad may think twice before clipping someone again.


From: ChiefsCrown


Remember that BC "throwdown" well. Borel to me never was the same after that brawl.


From: smartyslew


Remember Irad's first Derby. He had 3 or 4 Jocks looking for him for real bad aggressive &reckless riding

Maybe he forgot that day. I think they tried to punish him by committee, never heard if they did.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Unsurprisingly, my mid-range memory isn't what it used to be.  I had to look it up.  Irad had a ride in 2014 which I should have remembered since I love Chrome & that was his year.  I was in Italy during the race that year, though.  Might have messed me up.

I went to the replay & Irad up on Uncle Sigh breaking cleanly from post #3 decided to take a premature, rather direct move to the rail mere seconds into the race where he cut off the two to his inside, forcing both Rosie N. & Corey Lanerie to abruptly take up, losing momentum & every chance.  I didn't watch the replay to the end.

You mean that ride?   Very reckless.  Sheer luck as there could have been a brutal chain reaction.  Irad looked back after he cut them off, probably because they shouted something not so friendly.