Yes.... my world has been rocked in the bestest way you fuckwit! The Orangutan has conceded DEFEAT. HE HAS ADMITTED THAT HE IS A LOSER. You have been proven wrong, and utterly stupid, again and again. Now would be a good time for you to fuck off into the distance.
Godolphin's undefeated $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Essential Quality is the 10-1 individual favorite among 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. View the full article
With its traditional Winter/Spring Meeting set to begin Saturday, December 26, Santa Anita Park has announced a lucrative Sunshine Bonus, which is intended to attract out-of-state horses throughout the meet, which concludes on June 20. View the full article
Stables, there are no allegations in here just dicussion! there's a difference.....musings on how a person could pay for a horse that don't exist given all the rulings and regulations surrounding the registration of any racehorse is all that's happenin here; of course it'll be different if summit comes out the woodwork, however until then we muse on.....
That is why I think we need to come up with a new concept for putting together fields in the north. For instance, trainers know the capabilities of their horses and what type of race best suits them at any particular time. With the power of computing there could be a preference tick box approach to nominations and the best fit feilds pop out. OK some weeks a horse won't get a start as the trainer said standing starts were out. But if knowledgable trainers were closely involved in the development of such a computerized field selection programme, we may end up with more interesting racing and fairer field selections. We'd still need to programme in advance for target races (e.g. group, junior drivers, juvenile) but a computerized system should be able to manage these nominations/fields too.
rdytdy took a break after the election to dust himself off after a crushing defeat. Appears no one was taking any notice of that dinosaur Muriel Newman.
Now he's back, cutting and pasting JC and Mike Hosking. This is the same Mike Hosking who has been wrong on just about every call he's made in 2020..
Ahh well rdytdy....another three years of frustration for you and Mike, as you struggle to come to terms with a changing world.
In a move welcomed with surprise and delight by racing and bookmakers UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced English racecourses will be allowed to start welcoming back limited crowds from next Wednesday, while betting shops can re-open too. View the full article
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced Nov. 23 it will invest $10 million to install a new turf course that will widen the running surface and increase the durability to allow increased turf racing throughout the year at the historic home of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
The capital project will begin immediately after the completion of the 2021 spring meet and be ready for turf racing to resume at the start of the 2022 spring meet. If growing conditions are favorable, the new grass course could be ready for use by the November 2021 fall meet.
The current Matt Winn Turf Course, a seven-eighths-of-a-mile oval situated inside the one-mile dirt track, is the original surface when grass racing debuted 35 years ago at Churchill Downs in 1985. It is comprised of four-inch high Kentucky 31 Fescue (90%) and Bluegrass (10%) grown in a three-inch topsoil layer over a 13-inch course masonry sand base.
The new and more robust turf course will be a similar blend of fescue and bluegrass and will have a redesigned subsurface. The growing medium will contain a six-inch upper root zone layer created with a blended mix of topsoil and grit sand which will sit on a six-inch lower sand layer constructed with masonry sand. Churchill Downs planted several test plots in the spring of 2019 and selected the best for use in the new turf course.
The current track, which is 80 feet wide, was designed with a crown that runs down the center of the track to facilitate drainage, limiting the number of running lanes.
The new turf course includes a new state-of-the-art irrigation and drainage system, will be widened to 85 feet, and be designed to use the full width and banking in the turns. It will provide multiple rail movement options with the capacity to accommodate four racing lanes that range from 0-36 feet out and as many as 14 participants per race.
Churchill Downs Racetrack announced it will invest $10 million to install a new turf course that will widen the running surface and increase the durability to allow increased turf racing throughout the year. View the full article