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On 06/03/2019 at 08:12, Sir Creep said:

Only days before two of the biggest events on its schedule, Santa Anita on Tuesday suspended racing at least through this weekend — the announcement coming hours after the 21st horse fatality at the track since Dec. 26.

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we're in good shape, we'll start to train over it again.”  The move will force the postponement of the Santa Anita Handicap, a lucrative race for older horses, and the San Felipe Handicap, a major prep race for 3-year-olds trying to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Both were scheduled for Saturday.

The fatalities became very public less than two weeks ago when two horses, including 2017 Breeders’ Cup winner Battle Of Midway, died while training on a Saturday morning. Since then, two horses have died during training and one during racing.
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(Two more horses have died since then, including one this past weekend.

 https://www.foxnews.com/sports/racing-accident-claims-23rd-horse-at-santa-anita-track)

 

 

Edit:  You can add a 24th horse death.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/24th-Horse-Dies-at-Santa-Anita-Since-Dec-26-510102131.html

 

 

 

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On 06/03/2019 at 08:12, Sir Creep said:

Only days before two of the biggest events on its schedule, Santa Anita on Tuesday suspended racing at least through this weekend — the announcement coming hours after the 21st horse fatality at the track since Dec. 26.

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we're in good shape, we'll start to train over it again.”  The move will force the postponement of the Santa Anita Handicap, a lucrative race for older horses, and the San Felipe Handicap, a major prep race for 3-year-olds trying to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Both were scheduled for Saturday.

The fatalities became very public less than two weeks ago when two horses, including 2017 Breeders’ Cup winner Battle Of Midway, died while training on a Saturday morning. Since then, two horses have died during training and one during racing.
SC

(Two more horses have died since then, including one this past weekend.

 https://www.foxnews.com/sports/racing-accident-claims-23rd-horse-at-santa-anita-track)

 Edit:  You can add a 24th horse death.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/24th-Horse-Dies-at-Santa-Anita-Since-Dec-26-510102131.html

)

 

 

 

25th death:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/25th-Horse-Death-at-Santa-Anita-Since-December-510186001.html

 

26th death: https://ktla.com/2019/05/26/another-horse-dies-at-santa-anita-26-thoroughbreds-have-died-at-the-track-since-dec-26/

 

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Jesus Christ, that place really needs to investigated if 26 horses died there in the past 5 months imo.

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2 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

Jesus Christ, that place really needs to investigated if 26 horses died there in the past 5 months imo.

Guess where they're having the Breeder's Cup this year?

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On 06/03/2019 at 08:12, Sir Creep said:

Only days before two of the biggest events on its schedule, Santa Anita on Tuesday suspended racing at least through this weekend — the announcement coming hours after the 21st horse fatality at the track since Dec. 26.

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we're in good shape, we'll start to train over it again.”  The move will force the postponement of the Santa Anita Handicap, a lucrative race for older horses, and the San Felipe Handicap, a major prep race for 3-year-olds trying to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Both were scheduled for Saturday.

The fatalities became very public less than two weeks ago when two horses, including 2017 Breeders’ Cup winner Battle Of Midway, died while training on a Saturday morning. Since then, two horses have died during training and one during racing.
SC

(Two more horses have died since then, including one this past weekend.

 https://www.foxnews.com/sports/racing-accident-claims-23rd-horse-at-santa-anita-track

Edit:  You can add a 24th horse death.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/24th-Horse-Dies-at-Santa-Anita-Since-Dec-26-510102131.html

25th death:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/25th-Horse-Death-at-Santa-Anita-Since-December-510186001.html

26th death: https://ktla.com/2019/05/26/another-horse-dies-at-santa-anita-26-thoroughbreds-have-died-at-the-track-since-dec-26/

27th death:  https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/27th-santa-anita-horse-dies_n_5cf96e15e4b06af8b5058536

)

 

 

28th and 29th deaths:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Santa-Anita-Sees-28th-Horse-Death-Track-Denies-Request-to-Halt-Racing-511047972.html

 

 

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It's pretty astounding.  Clearly if this happened at other tracks we would hear about it.  Yet they keep their doors open smh

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6 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

It's pretty astounding.  Clearly if this happened at other tracks we would hear about it.  Yet they keep their doors open smh

 It's all about the $money honey!!

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On 24/01/2006 at 17:38, Brinsworth House Baiter said:

I remember about 12 years ago there was a horse running in the Grand National called Roll A Joint & practically the whole pub backed it. It was, like, it was a sign or something from above. An omen. A portent, a promise of impending monetary riches. It was to be our moment. It was as if it was our horse, a gift from the ganja god.

 

Did it win, I hear you ask?

 

Did it F**k.

Racehorses have a stable name and they also have a posh name.  For instance in the stable he could be called Storm and then on the race track or being interviewed he could be known as Indian Rainstorm

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On 24/01/2006 at 17:38, Brinsworth House Baiter said:

I remember about 12 years ago there was a horse running in the Grand National called Roll A Joint & practically the whole pub backed it. It was, like, it was a sign or something from above. An omen. A portent, a promise of impending monetary riches. It was to be our moment. It was as if it was our horse, a gift from the ganja god.

Did it win, I hear you ask?

Did it F**k.

 

Roll A Joint did win the Scottish Grand National in 1989 though.

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8 hours ago, Yvonne said:

Racehorses have a stable name and they also have a posh name.  For instance in the stable he could be called Storm and then on the race track or being interviewed he could be known as Indian Rainstorm

Aye, just like us.

We have stable forum names and in real life we have posh normal names like Dick Jockstrap or summat.

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Would you like to guess at what my alternative name might be?

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1 hour ago, Yvonne said:

Would you like to guess at what my alternative name might be?

Evonne Goolagong?

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On 06/03/2019 at 08:12, Sir Creep said:

Only days before two of the biggest events on its schedule, Santa Anita on Tuesday suspended racing at least through this weekend — the announcement coming hours after the 21st horse fatality at the track since Dec. 26.

“In whole, we feel confident in the track and we're just being very proactive,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to do all the testing that needs to be done. When we believe we're in good shape, we'll start to train over it again.”  The move will force the postponement of the Santa Anita Handicap, a lucrative race for older horses, and the San Felipe Handicap, a major prep race for 3-year-olds trying to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Both were scheduled for Saturday.

The fatalities became very public less than two weeks ago when two horses, including 2017 Breeders’ Cup winner Battle Of Midway, died while training on a Saturday morning. Since then, two horses have died during training and one during racing.
SC

(Two more horses have died since then, including one this past weekend.

 https://www.foxnews.com/sports/racing-accident-claims-23rd-horse-at-santa-anita-track

Edit:  You can add a 24th horse death.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/24th-Horse-Dies-at-Santa-Anita-Since-Dec-26-510102131.html

25th death:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/25th-Horse-Death-at-Santa-Anita-Since-December-510186001.html

26th death: https://ktla.com/2019/05/26/another-horse-dies-at-santa-anita-26-thoroughbreds-have-died-at-the-track-since-dec-26/

27th death:  https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/27th-santa-anita-horse-dies_n_5cf96e15e4b06af8b5058536

28th and 29th deaths:  https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Santa-Anita-Sees-28th-Horse-Death-Track-Denies-Request-to-Halt-Racing-511047972.html  

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30th death:  https://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/27032501/30th-horse-dies-santa-anita-trainer-banned

 

 

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Don’t have link but I saw crawler on tv news some trainer not allowed at track cuz 5-6 horses of theirs died recently.  Too lazy to look it up (too busy at work tbh).  

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3 hours ago, Sir Creep said:

Don’t have link but I saw crawler on tv news some trainer not allowed at track cuz 5-6 horses of theirs died recently.  Too lazy to look it up (too busy at work tbh).  

The trainer in question is Jerry Hollendorfer.

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Two horses die in freak accident at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club just north of San Diego.  They can be added to the 30 deaths that took place during the winter-spring season at Santa Anita Park.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2019/07/18/horses-dead-after-freak-accident-del-mar-track-california/1769329001/

 

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Twice Irish champion jockey Toss Taaffe (brother of Pat, uncle of Tom) dead aged 86.

 

Won the Irish National in 1960 on Olympia.

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This is so absolutely huge Lafayette hospice boy SC knows that I'm actually posting for a change.

 

Maybe our Celtic NZ singer he wrote stepdaughter about go next...

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8 minutes ago, Boudicca said:

This is so absolutely huge Lafayette hospice boy SC knows that I'm actually posting for a change.

 

Maybe our Celtic NZ singer he wrote stepdaughter about go next...


Cup would have been different Romero died 7/29 instead of 8/29.  Alas.  No photo with Randy holding 'Best of luck Boudicca' poster.    
Let's not put the gris gris on poor Steve McDonald of Clan Donald. :o  

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