One the Jayaraman's horses was injured (condylar fracture) working at Oaklawn on Sunday morning. Ice didn't bother to tell them until sometime Monday.
Maybe it's not a simple case of "Ice=good, Jayaraman=asshole".
I don't think anyone was implying that, but no, you're right of course.
There exists the possibility that they are both a-holes.
Or perhaps Ice didn't want to tell him because he thought he'd be fired.
Curious: how did you come to know that another Jayaraman horse suffered a condylar fracture which was diagnosed on Sunday, but not disclosed until Monday? In the DRF article, I read the part where there was a condylar fracture, and that there was a break down in communication, but I did not pick up from the story that Ice was delinquent.
Ice said Jayaraman told him the reason for his dismissal was miscommunication between trainer and owner. Ice said he had an unraced 3-year-old — who he declined to name — come back from a workout on Sunday with a condylar fracture.
Jayaraman said the horse’s name is Heavenly Truth and he is in Ocala, Fla. awaiting surgery on Wednesday.
“He’s lame right now,” Jayaraman said. “I didn’t find out until Monday morning, nobody told me anything about it. They are like our babies. It was the final straw but, there a few other things going on.”
Not sure if he's the type of owner who wants a call anytime of day and for any reason with his horses - or else.
That said I'd assume Tim after being part of "team Jayaraman" for a year should've known the level of appropriate urgency expected with getting that kind of news to the owner.
There is a rumor that MaryLou Whitney might give Ice some horses. He made friends during the campaign last year with SB, so he may be able to get some decent clients.
I read that Dr J was upset that he wasn't notified about his horse getting hurt until Monday but there is no mention of when ICE was aware that the fracture had occured. Horses work and pull up and cool out on small fractures. They race on them. I don't know the exact situation but is is possible that the fracture wasn't found 'til the following day.
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