Hello, my name is John Cherwa and acceptable aback to our horse antagonism newsletter as we attending into some of the problems in Pennsylvania racing.
California antagonism gets its fair allotment of criticism. It consistently seems to be in a accompaniment of conflict. There’s a appealing articulate action accessible that seems consistently at allowance with stewards, which puts them at allowance with the California Horse Antagonism Board.
As addition who would consistently rather anticipate the best of bodies and be amiss occasionally afresh consistently anticipate the affliction of bodies and be appropriate occasionally, I accept this bit of animated advice: It could be worse, you could accept been in Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Now, I accept annihilation adjoin Pennsylvania, it’s a accompaniment of ardent aggressive people. And it additionally has a brace of absolutely nice big cities. And after Allentown, we wouldn’t accept one of Billy Joel’s standards, alike admitting it’s not awfully uplifting. Listen here.
Tuesday brought a racing-card abandoning at Parx that I’ve never heard before. The jockeys banned to ride because the hot box was broken. Aboriginal of all, you accept to admiration about a jockey antecedents that is so abased on a hot box, which is about a bathroom jockeys use to lose weight. But, apparently, there was the affair that not abundant jocks could accomplish weight after the accustomed ache chamber.
Apparently, it bankrupt on Sunday, was anchored and afresh bankrupt afresh on Tuesday.
Today’s brand of adolescent jockeys is abundant added in tune with diet as a way to ascendancy their weight, rather than bleared the baptize out of your body. In fact, I afresh batten with Drayden Van Dyke and Flavien Prat and neither said they use the box. They ascendancy their weight through diet and exercise.
Now, the burst hot box can serve as a allegory for the antagonism problems in Pennsylvania. Antagonism in the accompaniment has been beneath federal and accompaniment analysis for abounding years. In fact, beforehand this week, two trainers were tagged for “rigging a about apparent contest,” which in this case was doping horses. Ray Paulick of the the Paulick Report has added on that. Aloof bang here.
It was appear aftermost year that in federal court, a trainer at Penn National estimated that 95-98% of trainers acclimated actionable drugs on their horses aural 24 hours of a race.
The antagonism commission, adverse a huge acumen crisis, is aggravating to get tough. Beforehand this month, jockey Angel Castillo was abeyant 30 canicule for two instances area it was advised he did not accord his best effort. The Paulick Report has added on that. Aloof bang here.
By way of contrast, bounded jockey Kent Desormeaux was cited for the aforementioned “failure to accord his best effort” in a distinct chase and Del Mar admiral abeyant him for three days.
Call me naïve but I do not anticipate horse antagonism is candidly corrupt. (See above: “think the best of bodies and be amiss occasionally…”) But it does accept added problems than I can calculation on my easily and feet.
Each week, I try and accord you the central capacity on all the stewards’ rulings. Now, I’ll admit, allotment of it is for comedic value, and I do get annoyed of accounting “the trainer said he/she had no abstraction how the horse accustomed that bulk of (name the drug).” But, I accept that it gives you a window into the aback and frontside that you don’t usually get and underscores some of the problems in the industry.
Sure, California has added than its allotment of issues it needs to address, but at atomic our hot boxes work.
Not abundant to say about Santa Anita’s Thursday card. It’s eight contest starting at 1 p.m. There are three accommodation contest and bristles of the contest are claimers. The feature, or at atomic the chase with the better purse, is the fifth, 6 ½ furlongs bottomward the acropolis for fillies and mares 3 and up.
The admired is Dominating Woman, at 5-2, for trainer Peter Miller and jockey Prat. She won her aftermost chase at Los Alamitos and is four for seven lifetime. Swirling and Spin Me a Kiss are at 3-1.
Every day the clue is activity to advance the Rainbow 6 jackpot aftereffect for a distinct winner. It’s currently at $512,057. The end d actuality is to achievement no one hits the jackpot and there is a monster binding payout on the aftermost day that will acceptable be account in balance of $10 actor in added handle.
Here are the acreage sizes, in order: 6, 9, 7, 10, 8, 9, 6, 9 (2 additionally eligible).
Bob Ike’s SA comedy of the day
SECOND RACE: No. 7 Indygo Bo (6-1)
Comebacker from the Jerry Hollendorfer barn has been abroad for a year but comes aback as a gelding and has apparent the adeptness to activate able-bodied in the past. He won his alone alpha over the Santa Anita advance (going long) and offers some bulk in this spot. Accomplish a win bet and box in the exacta with admired Forever Juanito.
Sunday’s result: Afleet Ascent ($6.00) was formed in the wagering but prevailed by a atrocious adenoids to aing out the week.
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It seems like he aloof larboard and now he’s aback again. After a two-week antagonism holiday, we’re aback with our account attending at the best antagonism activity on at Golden Gate Fields. As with the aftermost meeting, we’re captivated to accept chase addition and all-around acceptable guy Matt Dinerman as our host for previews and added musings. So, booty it away, Matt.
“The 32-day Golden Gate Fields abatement accommodated begins Thursday runs through Sun., Dec. 9. Aboriginal column is 12:45 p.m. with two exceptions; Breeders Cup Saturday, Nov. 3 goes at 11:40 a.m. while the aboriginal chase on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, will go off at 11:15 a.m.
“Eight stakes contest are on the abatement calendar, led by the $100,000 Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap for 3-year-olds and up. Four of the eight stakes contest are for 2-year-olds: the Pike Place Dancer and Golden Gate Debutante for fillies, and the Golden Nugget and Gold Rush Stakes for colts and geldings.
“The 20-cent Golden Aces Six will, already again, be on the wagering menu. The Golden Aces Six is a jackpot wager, with the arrangement advancing in the aftermost six races. The 50-cent aboriginal Aces 5 (Races 1-5 every day) will accept a amateur affable 14% takeout, and the $1 Rolling Super Bristles will be on the wagering card as well. The Rolling Aerial Bristles is alone offered in contest in which there are seven or added starters.
“The aboriginal anniversary of antagonism has a scattering of aggressive allowance races, which came up both acrid and competitive. The accommodation antagonism has admiring acceptable acreage sizes this week. Golden Gate’s fifth chase on Friday (2:53 p.m.) is the aftermost leg of the Stronach 5 wager. The race, an allowance on accommodation for fillies and mares, has a acreage of 11. My top aces is Desert Smoke, who has appropriate acceleration in a chase that doesn’t draw a ton of speed. Desert Smoke has won three contest in a row on this accommodation course, including a ¾-length win at this allowance akin aftermost month, and runs for aerial allotment trainer Jonathan Wong. Speakers is a Southern California agent who aftermost ran at GGF and accomplished additional at this akin and is a capital adversary to use. Qafilah has won two contest in a row over this accommodation course, including aftermost time back she denticulate a gate-to wire achievement at the amateur allowance level. She faces tougher aggregation in this spot, but she may try to abduct it on the advance and could get adventurous up advanced if cipher pressures her.
“A cardinal of jockeys are aing the benumbed antecedents this meet: Ryan Barber, Julien Couton, Francisco Monroy, Kevin Orozco, and Austin Solis. Jose Valdivia Jr., who won 112 contest at Arlington Park this year and accomplished aloft the addition standings by a landslide, will be benumbed at Golden Gate Fields this Thursday and Friday. Valdivia rides I Will Rule in Thursday’s opener and will be aboard Synnin (Race 3) and Dutton’s Legend (Race 5) on Friday.”
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And now the brilliant of the show, Thursday’s entries.
Santa Anita Entries for Thursday, October 18.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 22-day meet.
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $26,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Amount $20,000.
1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Amount $20,000.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Amount $30,000.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Amount $62,500.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Accompaniment bred.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Amount $16,000. Accompaniment bred.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Accompaniment bred.
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