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Mine, a few years ago at Santa Anita.
Boy, did the jockey's have a field day with this bridge-jumper.
Now, just put this into your mind. A six horse field, the favorite going off at 3/5 , on the dirt or whatever was, 1 1/16 distance.
150 grand in the show pool on the favorite.
Six horses leave the gate, one jockey jumps off of his horse, another one was pulled up and the favorite ran 4th.
IMO, the race should have been called off.
What about you !
Last edited by Igeteven on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Race 1 at Golden Gate Fields today
1/5 favorite speeds off to the lead in :23.84 in a 6 furlong race and runs DFL. Results were the reverse order of odds.
Complete horsemen race and there should be an investigation. Believe, me on, this one,
Take my advise and do what you please
As the best announcer in the land put it succinctly , "Mohanna Breeze has given in like a ED balloon" and then - "after the easiest conceivable lead, the 1/5 fave was the first horse beaten and Mohanna Breeze comes in 40 yards last"
The one at Del Mar, maybe about 15 years or so ago (maybe less), when the fan came onto the track at about the 1/16th pole and the horses were about at the 1/8th pole and he tried to beat them to wire. It was the feature race of the day on a Thursday, if memory serves me correctly (or maybe it was a Friday). I happened to be there that day, and of course the horse I bet was the only equine in the field, not gaining ground on the interloper.
Old Delta Downs, a rainy Sunday, some meaningless cheap claiming race, standing at the rail at the finish line.
A grey was closing on the outside, his leg just exploded and was held on by his skin.
He changed leads, amazingly didn't go down and kept running, then his other leg snapped and they went down. It was the first time I convinced my then wife and daughter to go to the races with me. We all cried like babies, and the trip back to Houston was miserable. Almost gave it all up that day.
They have a picture of that guy, on the track and carrying a DM totebag, on the wall of the DM Pressbox.
The Dodgers Suck. No Championships in 25 Years. HAHA
Actually a Santa Anita bag.
Guy was apparently intending to commit suicide by horse, but when he saw them bearing down on him, he had a sudden change of heart and sprinted to the rail. One of the photos show the look on Chris McCarron's face as he passed. If looks really COULD kill, the guy would have been a goner.
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