Horse racing and other things equine

Page 2 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:15 am

TB racing in avirginia might be cancelled this year. I am not sure of the details, and I know it isn't for the horses' sake, but it will put a HUGE dent in the ability of the industry to take off in the state. It also means bad things for the farms, animals, and workers. Let's hope the racetrack will still be open for evacuation during hurricane season.
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:45 am


That doesn't sound good. You're right it will take a terrible toll on everybody.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by fiffur on Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Especially if it means folks with horses have nowhere to go in a hurricane evacuation. I remember when you had to go there not too long ago.
avatar
fiffur
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 14766
Join date : 2010-06-21
Location : Rockton, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:53 pm

Here's an explanation of the situation. Sounds ugly. It's unfortunate. Colonial Downs is really a nice track. It's sad that Virginia is pretty dedicated to ruining horse industries state wide. They are also not doing well by the Virginia Horse Center.

Colonial Downs Problems
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by fiffur on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:18 pm

Did anyone hear about My Special Girl? Apparently her pregnancy was very high tech....a medical first. Foal born just yesterday, cute lil fellow. Cam is here: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/services/neonatal-intensive-care/foal-cam
avatar
fiffur
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 14766
Join date : 2010-06-21
Location : Rockton, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:22 pm


FIf, that was so precious.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:47 pm

Smile Cool stuff!
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by fiffur on Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:49 pm

I see they took the foal cam off already. I wanted to see the little guy run around some more. He is soooo precious!
avatar
fiffur
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 14766
Join date : 2010-06-21
Location : Rockton, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:46 pm


I saw in the New York Times today that Dr. Charles Fager died. If have followed horse racing for many years as I have the name will be familiar. Dr. Fager was a very famous racehorse, he was named for the neurosurgeon that saved his trainer John Nerud's life.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:40 pm

The doctor himself died. Dr. Charles Fager, the horse, had four titles in 1968. Smile Sad to hear that the doctor died. The story of how he saved Nerud's life is pretty amazing. WEAR YOUR HELMETS, RIDERS!!!
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:40 pm


Both were incredible.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Sun May 04, 2014 6:46 pm


Did anybody watch the Derby yesterday?
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Sun May 04, 2014 8:49 pm

We recorded it since we were in the car. Great race even if the favorite won. I'm glad they had great weather and footing for once.
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by BobCat on Sun May 04, 2014 9:28 pm

I always watch it. It was a good race. Nice weather there too.
avatar
BobCat
Admin
Admin

Posts : 2507
Join date : 2010-06-16
Location : Aurora, IL

http://www.whoppingfalls.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Thu May 08, 2014 8:16 pm

I heard on the news today that the we might have local racing after all! Smile

http://www.tidewaterreview.com/news/va-tr-breaking-racing-commission-orders-colonial-downs-to-hold-thoroughbred-racing-season-20140507,0,371567.story
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Thu May 08, 2014 9:36 pm


That's good. I hate to see tracks fall by the wayside.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by fiffur on Sat May 10, 2014 12:43 pm

That foal Boone has really grown! Check it out:
http://info.vet.upenn.edu/babybook?utm_campaign=Foal+Cam&utm_source=hs_automation&utm_medium=email&utm_content=12427800&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9shSHT-tmH6N8oX3CIqSvCcZL6JijYuqiU9VkILHsJHqdV1h_dhkRLwk0Cd6giAGo1zWnfNYHhbO58cBbcsejk_61GRw&_hsmi=12427800
avatar
fiffur
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 14766
Join date : 2010-06-21
Location : Rockton, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Sat May 10, 2014 5:45 pm

Awww! I love watching how they lead a younger Boone. I've taught youngsters to lead on a halter. There's some fun! (If you like running like a maniac.)
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Sat May 10, 2014 9:53 pm


It's called shagging and it's a great way to kill yourself.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by fiffur on Tue May 13, 2014 11:53 am

I got another update in my email: they were checking out his heart murmur. When they were done Boone didn't want them to leave.  Smile 
avatar
fiffur
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 14766
Join date : 2010-06-21
Location : Rockton, IL

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Wed May 14, 2014 10:26 pm

Back to no racing. The track has made an offer to start another Thoroughbred association since the current association seems determined to drive away business and put people out of work. Ugh. Sad
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Wed May 14, 2014 11:33 pm


Idiots is right
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Sat May 17, 2014 10:45 pm

A great race today. I would like it if we had a Triple Crown winner. Belmont is such a LONG race. Rest up, CC.
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sue Short on Sat May 17, 2014 10:58 pm


It was a great race. The Belmont should be very interesting. It's not only about the ability of the horse but also the rider.
avatar
Sue Short
Shtinky's Shweetheart
Shtinky's Shweetheart

Posts : 12836
Join date : 2010-06-20
Age : 66
Location : Dallas, Texas

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by bpaquet on Mon May 19, 2014 8:35 pm

Did anyone hear the kerfuffle about the nose strip? How silly! NY now says they're okay. I guess they want a Triple Crown winner as much as the rest of us do.
avatar
bpaquet
Moochie's Muse
Moochie's Muse

Posts : 8526
Join date : 2010-06-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Horse racing and other things equine

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum