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    You could see as he was pulled up it was left hind and bad. Also by the reaction of the crowd, nobody was looking at the winner. At least he did get into the van and no screens went up. Too bad, that was the race of his life, thought he had a good shot at winning for a bit.
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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      Originally posted by Montanas_Girl View Post
      We have been treated to two spectacular days of racing. Vino Rosso closed decisively. Was it just me, or did McKinzie not look 100% comfortable behind in the closing strides?

      ETA: I didn't notice Mongolian Groom. I hope he's okay.
      McKinzie was switching tail several times in the stretch, did not seem to be from use of whip, but maybe had no more to give?
      "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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        Originally posted by SinMiedo View Post
        I rewound it and it looked like his left hind was flopping. Definitely doesn't look good.

        Ditto. Looked like a catastrophic LH injury. Hopefully the jockey was able to get him pulled up in time.

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          Originally posted by Big_Tag View Post

          He looked PO'ed to me about being hit/urged on.
          Could be. He swapped leads behind a couple of times; maybe just fatigue, but it caught my attention.

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            So does that make 36 deaths in 11 months now? I've always loved horse racing all my life, but I don't want to even watch at Santa Anita anymore. I watched this Breeder's Cup and instead of being excited, I had a pit in my stomach. Just waiting for one to go down. How awful that it went on to happen. I'm done with it, I'm afraid.

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              Oh no. I hope he'll be OK but it sounds unlikely.

              I understand, I was just hoping no horse would go down and not caring so much about who won.

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                He did stay on his feet, Theres that, did have a flashback to Go For Wand though, smack in front of the grandstand.
                When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                  Originally posted by findeight View Post
                  You could see as he was pulled up it was left hind and bad. Also by the reaction of the crowd, nobody was looking at the winner. At least he did get into the van and no screens went up. Too bad, that was the race of his life, thought he had a good shot at winning for a bit.
                  I was there, happened right in front of us. Catastrophic left hind. Screens went up immediately, but he was upright in the trailer.
                  *Absolut Equestrian*

                  "The plural of anecdote is not fact...except in the horse industry"

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                    Originally posted by Absolut Equestrian View Post

                    I was there, happened right in front of us. Catastrophic left hind. Screens went up immediately, but he was upright in the trailer.
                    Oh, no. I imagine adrenaline may have helped him on the van?

                    Someone tweeted that War of Will May have stepped on him, not sure if that is what happened.
                    "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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                      I watched all 14 races over 2 days and was really enjoying the world class meet. Just devastating to have that happen to Mongolian Derby in the Classic. No words. 💔

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                        Originally posted by Absolut Equestrian View Post

                        I was there, happened right in front of us. Catastrophic left hind. Screens went up immediately, but he was upright in the trailer.
                        Damn.

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                          NBC Sports has video on Twitter, but they took it down and edited to be shorter, so it does not show Mongolian Groom now.

                          Several pp have said the WoW stepped on him.
                          "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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                            Originally posted by keysfins View Post
                            NBC Sports has video on Twitter, but they took it down and edited to be shorter, so it does not show Mongolian Groom now.

                            Several pp have said the WoW stepped on him.
                            I just watched the replay and War of Will never left the rail down the stretch. Mongolian Groom was to his outside when he broke down.

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                              They sure avoided any camera shots with the screens visible. Knew it’s the winners right to celebrate but repeatedly saying what a wonderful day it was...well...hopefully they didn’t know and didn’t see.

                              If he did get stepped on, that’s not on the track or something anybody could do anything about.
                              When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                              The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                                Originally posted by Absolut Equestrian View Post

                                I was there, happened right in front of us. Catastrophic left hind. Screens went up immediately, but he was upright in the trailer.
                                was that today or for Go For Wand? I watched that on tv and was horrified. It is the worst I have ever seen.
                                I saw MG get pulled up, but I didn't see his leg, fortunately. But I did see the horse ambulance.

                                I think Joel was hitting him and he freaked. I just never thought Mackinse was a mile and a quarter horse. Too bad. Did Bob and Mike both get shut out the whole weekend?
                                Another killer of threads

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                                  Originally posted by Larksmom View Post

                                  was that today or for Go For Wand? I watched that on tv and was horrified. It is the worst I have ever seen.
                                  I saw MG get pulled up, but I didn't see his leg, fortunately. But I did see the horse ambulance.

                                  I think Joel was hitting him and he freaked. I just never thought Mackinse was a mile and a quarter horse. Too bad. Did Bob and Mike both get shut out the whole weekend?
                                  Go for Wand's was a foreleg fracture, not a hind. She was a filly.

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                                    This with a posting time of 9:15

                                    https://www.horseracingnation.com/ne...up_Classic_123
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                                    Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry.

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                                      Originally posted by Larksmom View Post

                                      was that today or for Go For Wand? I watched that on tv and was horrified. It is the worst I have ever seen.
                                      I saw MG get pulled up, but I didn't see his leg, fortunately. But I did see the horse ambulance.

                                      I think Joel was hitting him and he freaked. I just never thought Mackinse was a mile and a quarter horse. Too bad. Did Bob and Mike both get shut out the whole weekend?
                                      Today.
                                      *Absolut Equestrian*

                                      "The plural of anecdote is not fact...except in the horse industry"

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                                        McKenzie is reportedly somewhat difficult to ride in a race, you cant actually touch him with the whip, just show it to him. He also hates being among others in a group as he was earlier in the race and he got pinched back pretty good in the far turn. He did come on after that but didn’t hold on to win. Mike Smith was not onboard and that jockey switch didn’t change much, I guess.
                                        When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                                        The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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                                          Paulick Report on Twitter:

                                          Re: Mongolian Groom, who was pulled up and vanned off about a furlong out from the finish of the #BC19 Classic--Horse has been radiographed and has fractures in the lower portion of his cannon bone and upper portion of his pastern...

                                          Connections are receiving consults from experts and will discuss their options, per last update from
                                          @AAEPHorseDocs
                                          On Call vet and
                                          @roodandriddle
                                          surgeon Dr. Al Ruggles...

                                          Ruggles: "It’s obviously a challenging injury. You have to have an honest discussion of what the options are and what the risks are. Hopefully it’s something that can be managed."
                                          "When I look back on my life, the times I have been stingy or unappreciative haunt me. I don't regret one instance of generosity." --PeteyPie

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