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    Songbird... hand ride down the stretch. I didn't...

    Songbird... hand ride down the stretch. I didn't realize her owners were Eight Belle's owners. Given that, I wouldn't send Songbird to the Derby either.

    Mor Spirits look good too. I'm still...
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    Bike was purple and the silks were white lower...

    Bike was purple and the silks were white lower and white/purple vertical bars on the top :)
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    sk, same with TB... the jock must try (they get...

    sk, same with TB... the jock must try (they get really scrutinized if they pull a horse up with no sign of injury) but she just wasn't driving hard when she crossed the wire. Down the back she was...
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    Eased I might see on the TB side :) She...

    Eased I might see on the TB side :)

    She crossed the line well behind the "pack" and didn't see to be driving as hard at the finish as the others (i.e., driver maybe backed off on pushing her hard...
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    Just want we need... more federal intervention...

    Just want we need... more federal intervention into things that, IMO, are not the charter of the federal government.

    As for this specific rescue, it is their $ and their choice but, IMO, a poor...
  6. FWIW, many breeders of purebred dogs that I am...

    FWIW, many breeders of purebred dogs that I am familiar with charge the same for "pet" vs "show" quality puppies although it is not clear from this if the puppies were advertised as pet quality or if...
  7. And, he isn't currently doing the job you want. ...

    And, he isn't currently doing the job you want. He might be fine for racing but maybe not so much for jumping...
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    Tough race. Caviart Shelly ended up with PP 9......

    Tough race. Caviart Shelly ended up with PP 9... broke well, was second to last on the rail going into the first turn. Down the back, went outside and made some progress (a few spots). Turning...
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    sk_pacer - I'll do my best... those STB racers...

    sk_pacer - I'll do my best... those STB racers are tough (as I've said)... I do like the shorter amount of time between races (and some of them seem to run every week or so).

    Meadowlands in the...
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    Interesting that the overcheck has changed in...

    Interesting that the overcheck has changed in function from the 'keep the reins' in the "right" place to being used to help the horse balance as they trot/pace.

    I figured the part about being used...
  11. That's going to depend, I suspect, on the...

    That's going to depend, I suspect, on the company, the job and the project.

    Could be one project you have a late day once every few weeks and the next project you have a "normal" end of your day...
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    Out of curiosity - at liberty, how does a STB...

    Out of curiosity - at liberty, how does a STB hold their head... up or more level? Which, I guess, is an indirect way of asking what the purpose of the overcheck is in today's racing STB? I know to...
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    Thank you sonomacounty for the explanation of...

    Thank you sonomacounty for the explanation of what how that particular doodad got its name :) and makes perfect sense!
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    sk_pacer, thanks! I think I've seen the water...

    sk_pacer, thanks!

    I think I've seen the water hook, just didn't know it was called that. Not that familiar with harnesses in the first place, and of those, more heavy harness (drafts) than light...
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    OMG - so is there a place that you recommend that...

    OMG - so is there a place that you recommend that describes all the parts of a STB harness?? (diagrams, etc? yes, I am a visual learner ;) )

    I am thinking what I am familiar with isn't...
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    Where is the ring on the caveson? Side, top,...

    Where is the ring on the caveson? Side, top, bottom? What is the purpose of this piece of tack? Do many STB wear one?
  17. NB. SQL = Structured Query Language which is a...

    NB. SQL = Structured Query Language which is a special purpose programming language designed for managing data in a relational database.

    NoSQL databases will typically not use SQL.

    SQL is...
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    sk_pacer... Pompano Park, Race 9.... Line Pole...

    sk_pacer... Pompano Park, Race 9.... Line Pole (I think that is what is was) as a piece of equipment added/removed??? What is a Line Pole???

    :) as always
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    I like this point "strategy" as it allows many...

    I like this point "strategy" as it allows many roads to lead to Louisville in May :)
  20. Best, in part will depend on what they will eat...

    Best, in part will depend on what they will eat and how they do. Every single food recommendation will have dogs that won't eat it or don't do well on it.

    I feel a combination of Fromm Small...
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    Mohaymen looked pretty sharp as well in the Holy...

    Mohaymen looked pretty sharp as well in the Holy Bull.

    Awesome Banner in Swale also looked sharp in the Swale.

    Along with Smokey Image in the Santa Anita Cal Derby (from whence CC came 2 years...
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    That I don't know (replays online). What I...

    That I don't know (replays online). What I believe the TVG guys said was that the horse that crossed the wire first broke for a stride at the head of the stretch (that when I used the DVR to replay...
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    I think it was race 2. Maybe I caught the wrong...

    I think it was race 2. Maybe I caught the wrong race # (or track :) ). I'm pretty sure the winner was set back from first to third...
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    SD, I would agree completely with both of your...

    SD, I would agree completely with both of your comments... no surprises :)
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    Horse didn't break at the wire - horse broke at...

    Horse didn't break at the wire - horse broke at the head of the stretch for maybe a stride - I could barely see it...
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