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Buckle Up

2019-03-20T10:37:30-05:00March 20th, 2019|

    Buckle up! The road to change is bumpy. By Kate Richards                                                        One of the essential 21st century courses taught today in [...]

Pain and Disdain

2019-03-19T11:23:51-05:00March 19th, 2019|

    Pain and Disdain By Chuck Simon   No one likes lasix. No one says I can’t wait to treat my horses with lasix. No one says my training program revolves around lasix. No one says I feel great when they give my horses lasix before a race. However... [...]

The End

2019-03-18T15:21:36-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  No, you are not about to enter the Twilight Zone, you are about to read one of the most "Spot On" articles on the Sport of Kings. The End By Charles "Chuck" Simon   “This is the end, Beautiful friend This is the end, My only friend, the end” [...]

Santa Anita to Allow Lasix

2019-03-17T06:20:26-05:00March 17th, 2019|

In the latest in what has become a sad joke at the expense of our equine athletes and the entire Thoroughbred Racing Industry, Santa Anita has now backed off their Lasix ban for a possible phase out of the drug. Let us be clear, this is not about Lasix right [...]

The Right Thing

2019-03-14T20:20:00-05:00March 14th, 2019|

The Right Thing By Chuck Simon Santa Anita being closed in March is something that few living humans have been around long enough to recall. It's been 85 years since the current Santa Anita Park opened in 1934. The inaugural Santa Anita Handicap with its then unheard of $100,000 purse [...]

A Conundrum

2019-03-14T13:27:43-05:00March 14th, 2019|

  Twenty-one (21) fatal breakdowns since December 26th at one meet is a lot by any measure. I'd venture to say that number is too high for it to be coincidental, remaining cognizant that breakdowns are inherent to the sport. Track management has set forth a new set of protocols [...]

Day 2 Sales Highlights

2019-03-13T22:35:44-05:00March 13th, 2019|

  OBS March Day 2 Highlights by Nicolle Neulist   The 2019 Ocala Breeders’ Sales March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale drew to a close today.     Year-over-year results were mixed..  During the course of the two-day sale, 309 horses were sold for a total of $44,22,500, both figures up [...]

Unfulfilled Potential

2019-03-11T10:50:34-05:00March 11th, 2019|

  Unfilled potential: 7 horses who were injured before greatness By Peter Lee   The latest controversy surrounding the deaths of 21 horses at Santa Anita reminds us how fragile horses can be.   A typical Thoroughbred weighs about 1,100 pounds, and running at 40 miles per hour, a horse [...]

Trap Days

2019-03-08T12:57:09-05:00March 8th, 2019|

    In this week's column for AmWager we talk about "Trap Days." Trap Days   By Jonathan Stettin   Those who follow football in the NFL know what a trap game is. That is when a supposedly better team takes a game lightly against a team they are supposed [...]