Dead Horses at Santa Anita

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
I’m putting your horse on my watch list. Keep me abreast w a DM when the next race happens.
 

Boner_18

New Member
California Horse Racing Board unanimously voted to ban the whip/riding crop. At first I thought this was crazy but now I think its prob a good thing. Who cares. Maybe it forever changes the sport but if it improves the image and allows the sport to survive longer in an age of caring about animals (or more accurately, feigned outrage under the guise of caring for animals) I'm all for it.

In other news, horses keep dying at Santa Anita.
 

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
California Horse Racing Board unanimously voted to ban the whip/riding crop. At first I thought this was crazy but now I think its prob a good thing. Who cares. Maybe it forever changes the sport but if it improves the image and allows the sport to survive longer in an age of caring about animals (or more accurately, feigned outrage under the guise of caring for animals) I'm all for it.

In other news, horses keep dying at Santa Anita.
I’ve been following this closely and for the life of me cannot tell what’s going on. It’s only going on at Santa Anita. It has to be something about the track surface. Something just isn’t right
 

Boner_18

New Member
The colt I own some of won a 60k race and got claimed for 40k. I lost money on him I'm sure but happy to get 80% of my capital back so I can try again.

Still waiting for this mare of ours to get back to it, prob in June. She looks good.
 

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
The colt I own some of won a 60k race and got claimed for 40k. I lost money on him I'm sure but happy to get 80% of my capital back so I can try again.

Still waiting for this mare of ours to get back to it, prob in June. She looks good.
80% return is good in this sport Boner. Good job pal!
 

Boner_18

New Member
Thanks brotha. The sport is hurting. Just seeing a glimpse of the ownership side the pipeline of product is grim.

Theres def a certain portion of owners who will always be in the game (read: rich trophy hunters) but the middle to low end owner is getting absolutley murdered. Purses in NY are robust but they need to find ways to chop the expenses in half.

In 15-20 years I think we'll have a triple crown, a couple boutique meets (SAR, KEE, and DMR) and that's about it.
 

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
Thanks brotha. The sport is hurting. Just seeing a glimpse of the ownership side the pipeline of product is grim.

Theres def a certain portion of owners who will always be in the game (read: rich trophy hunters) but the middle to low end owner is getting absolutley murdered. Purses in NY are robust but they need to find ways to chop the expenses in half.

In 15-20 years I think we'll have a triple crown, a couple boutique meets (SAR, KEE, and DMR) and that's about it.
God I hope it doesn’t go that way in 20 years. The sport has been around for so long, I’d hope they can find a revival.
 
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