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ESPN2 - shocking - 8pm EST live racing Sat July 25

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  • 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

  • #2
    I didn't see the ESPN coverage, but I saw the race replay on Bloodhorse. Thorn Song bolted really badly. Scary to watch.

    Thorn Song is such a beautiful horse; I hope he can get over his issues.


    • #3
      Thorn Song

      I watched the race on ESPN. Thorn Song's move was unbelievable. I can't believe the jockey stayed on or that no one got hurt.


      • #4
        I missed it altogether. Just watched the video. Too bad as he seems very talented.
        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


        • #5
          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


          • #6
            Anyone have a video link? I can't find it
            You know, if you took this jello, put it in a mold and froze it, you could be like look....an emerald. Dude, I'd kick some guys ass he ever tried to give me a jello ring.


            • #7
              Video link in first paragraph-



              • #8
                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.
                Another killer of threads


                • #9
                  Mike Mitchell appears to have replaced Dale Romans as the trainer...

                  It was a lucky break that horse didn't go through the outer rail...


                  • #10
                    the Haskell?

                    Will thy becovering the Haskell?next Sunday?
                    breeder of Mercury!

                    remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                    • #11
                      I worked with thorn song when he was with dale, and he quickly became one of my favorites. Gorgeous critter. Hope his new trainer can get him figured out!
                      Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch


                      • #12
                        To Timex

                        Is it somewhat common knowlege that TS would behave that way if his blinkers were modified? Did anyone pass that knowlege on to MM?
                        Another killer of threads


                        • #13
                          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.
                          Different Times Equestrian Ventures at Hidden Spring Ranch