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I would be a vegetarian if BACON grew on trees
What a joke. Absolute robbery by Hollywood Park to allow this horse to be a starter. And people wonder why horse racing's popularity is shot if they can't get this relatively simple rule correct.
Take my advise and do what you please
wish I could start a new thread on this
Right now, HP is the most dangerous track to wager right now, It's seems that the stalwarts don't care or give a darn what happens to the players.
The only advise I can give is to stay away and play somewhere else.
Reason why, nobody cares, they're just going through the motions until the track closes.
Last edited by Igeteven on Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
Stewards are stewards.
I was surprised at how quickly they put up the official sign. Within a minute or so. On the other hand, that's long for a CHRB investigation!!!
10000000000% wrong call. Quite astonishing.
Can't wait for this genius to open his pie hole.
"While the horse did get held way too long costing him to have a very slow start, the stewards put their collective heads together and felt that it didn't cost the horse a placing. Err, they didnt want to issue refunds on a mutual pool that was diminutive. Thus, the horse was declared a starter."
Please, Be-Leaf, Me, On, This.
If you look at the head on shot the horse was leaning up against the pontoon in the gate.....you can see the asst. starter trying to get it to stand up by moving it back and forth.....just as the button was pushed you can see the horse turn its head to the left which put it pretty much in the asst. starters lap. Its pretty hard to turn loose of something that is basically in your lap. It happens. The gate guys dont want horses to get left or have trouble leaving the gate, they pride themselves on getting the horse they are with out on top.
Sorry, but that's not how it looked to me. And I'm sure whatever Steward shows up tomorrow on TVG will spew out some B.S. about this or that. Bottom line, the guy was hanging on to the horse. He didn't expect the gate to spring right at that moment. Which leads to the underlying problem: Gary Brinson is by far the worst starter we have anywhere in CA. Real nice guy, but not good at his job. He sprung it when his asst. was still doing battle with that mare. 10000000000000% wrong call. At a minimum, the Stewards should be fined or suspended.
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