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    Well apparently the number of fatalities was high...

    Well apparently the number of fatalities was high enough for New York State to look into.

    I think we owe it to the horses. And sometimes it seems to help. When Bob Baffert was having a crazy...
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    Sadly, that's incorrect. 8 horses died during...

    Sadly, that's incorrect. 8 horses died during racing (granted at least one had a heart attack and Makari the steeplechaser broke his neck) and 4 during training. NYRA has a database that you can...
  3. Did you ever try aking him out alone? My tb can...

    Did you ever try aking him out alone? My tb can get wound up in company, especially on big rides, he generally needds to be in front, especially on the way home. But by himself he is very calm.
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    Yeah, I wondered about that but it was a cool day...

    Yeah, I wondered about that but it was a cool day and drizzling , but I suppose its possible...finally a female came out and would get him to trot and try to just keep him going. Reminded me of a...
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    I was at a sports bar yesterday and saw that Del...

    I was at a sports bar yesterday and saw that Del Mar race on tv..wonder if that horse will make it.
    During my annual trip to NY this year, I only went to the track once. As I get older, it seems to...
  6. Thread: Hoof boots!

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    The arena that I ride in has pretty hard footing...

    The arena that I ride in has pretty hard footing and some small stones in it so during the rainy season when my mare's hooves are softer, I use easy boots...just regular ones, no gaiters. We do...
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    Racetrack vets seldom prescribe anything based on...

    Racetrack vets seldom prescribe anything based on actual need, its just what the trainers want and the way things are done
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    ?? The results of the Hong Kong study indicated...

    ?? The results of the Hong Kong study indicated to me 55% of the population showed EIPH that was very minor and did not affect performance (as compared to other horses running without lasix of...
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    I havent read most of this thread but I believe...

    I havent read most of this thread but I believe that there is a lot that high kill shelters can do to improve adoption rates. The one in my county has made great strides in the last couple of years....
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    For me, what bothered me the most about the PETA...

    For me, what bothered me the most about the PETA video was the joy that he had in unloading the unsound horse that had just gotten claimed. I mean, we KNOW that happens all the time, but that's the...
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    If the majority don't even need lasix, then whyis...

    If the majority don't even need lasix, then whyis virtually 100% getting it?
    Field sizes have absolutely decreased at most tracks and the number of starts per horse has too. These are actually...
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    Woo hoo! I passed the test today! I stressed so...

    Woo hoo! I passed the test today! I stressed so much and took the week off..studied like crazy for the past 5 days. The test seemed easier than I expected it to be, though I only had 15 minutes to...
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    Then where did all of them go? You are probably...

    Then where did all of them go? You are probably too young to remember but horses raced a lot more often then and fields were bigger too. Seriously, if the majority of horses bleed, how did they...
  14. I certainly wouldn't say anything about anyones...

    I certainly wouldn't say anything about anyones hours!
    Some of the comments are interesting. I'm an exempt employee and I generally come in arounf 730 to 745 and leave promptly at 5. Sometimes I...
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    I would like to hear from someone who worked on...

    I would like to hear from someone who worked on the backside in Ny in the 80s and before...how many bled and therefore had to be sent to a state that allowed lasix use or retired or maybe trained or...
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    So your criteria to give drugs or not is if the...

    So your criteria to give drugs or not is if the horse likes needles, not because it is needed or not needed for a therapeutic reason, as determined by a vet? And you wouldn't particpate in an...
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    Most people on Intro rides are going pretty slow,...

    Most people on Intro rides are going pretty slow, in my experience. If you are spending about a quarter of your time trotting at home, I wouldn't go too much over that on this ride. I would say...
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    The weather is a hugge advantage for Santa Anita....

    The weather is a hugge advantage for Santa Anita. You can pretty much count on it being beautiful, if a little on the warm side. Belmont can frequently be miserable that time of year so not as...
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    I understand the advantages of having it at SA...

    I understand the advantages of having it at SA but definitely would like to go back to switching it up. My trip to Lone Star in 2005 was not the most pleasant though..I had no idea what to expect...
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    I agree with this. I think the people who are so...

    I agree with this. I think the people who are so hypersensensitive about"defending" risky sports make ridiculous arguments. Everyone has a level of risk that they are willing to accept for...
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    I live in AZ and have a corporate job...I can't...

    I live in AZ and have a corporate job...I can't imagine anyone wearing pantyhose in my workplace. It would really stand out and look old fashioned. If I. Had unattractive legs, I would just wear...
  22. He was definitely entertaining..my niece, who is...

    He was definitely entertaining..my niece, who is a big fan of people behaving stupidly loved it and it was the first thing she mentioned when I asked her if she had watched the race lol
    I can see...
  23. I think that racehorse owners must have far more...

    I think that racehorse owners must have far more wealth than the average person...most average people I know could barely afford to keep a pleasure horse and no way could they afford all of the costs...
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    Thanks everybody!

    Thanks everybody!
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    Reviving this post to see if anyone else has some...

    Reviving this post to see if anyone else has some input. I am taking the exam at the end of the month. I ended up taking the RMC online course which was pretty good, I think. It also included some...
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