ESPN2 - shocking - 8pm EST live racing Sat July 25
Yes, amazing but true ....
ESPN2 will cover the Grade 1-T Eddie Reed Handicap from Del Mar from 8 pm to 9 pm Saturday July 25th.
$350,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT)
DelMar Race Course - Race 8, 5:30 p.m. PST
Restricted: 3 & Up
Distance: 1 1/8 MIles (Turf)
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Monterey Jazz (KY), T Baze, 123, C Dollase
2. Dakota Phone (KY), G K Gomez, 119, J Hollendorfer
3. Global Hunter (ARG), C S Nakatani, 119, A C Avila
4. Thorn Song (KY), M E Smith, 123, M R Mitchell
5. Awesome Gem (KY), A O Solis, 119, C Dollase
6. Artiste Royal (IRE), R Bejarano, 121, N D Drysdale
7. Richard's Kid (MD), V Espinoza, 119, B Baffert
8. Whatsthescript (IRE), J Rosario, 119, J W Sadler
The same thing happened here at MNR a week or two ago. Von Mises was the 10 horse going long on the turf, got the early lead and went straight into the first turn. Jesus Barria had to scrape him along the paint of the outside rail to get him stopped.
Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne
It was his first race with a new trainer [Thorn song]
and the trainer, [name escapes me, but Glimmer will know!] said he wanted to 'open up' the blinkers, but this is the result. Bet they don't try that again. The guys on TVG said he had done that several times over the years, [I was back and forth with ESPN and TVG,] but apparently, it wasn't unknown for him to do that.
It was a suprise to me that thorn bolted so badly, its not something I would have expected to see. Not sure if that's something that anyone else would have imagined he would do. I'm also not sure how much dale played with thorns blinkers. As for whether or not any sort of info would be passed along, whether about the blinkers, shoes, whatever, think about it, would you give your competitor an edge? Not sure how that trainer change came about, but they aren't always amicable, so info doesn't always get passed along. And even when it does, a lot of trainers think they know better than the last guy, and ignore it anyway.