• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Your racing "bucket list"?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Your racing "bucket list"?

    I presume most people know the concept behind a "bucket list" - before you kick the proverbial bucket (die) there are things you want to see or do - and this recent comment by trainer Kenny McPeak got me thinking:

    McPeek went on a three-day tour of French racing, including a day at Longchamp for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, won by the phenomenal Sea the Stars.

    "The entire weekend was an absolutely incredible experience," said McPeek. "I got to see the Aga Khan's yard, and I saw Chantilly and Saint Cloud. Racing in France is very, very impressive. I've been to a lot of places overseas, but this was awesome. It was on my bucket list, and I was very happy I had a chance to scratch it off."
    So what remains on your bucket list for racing - things to see or do? What have you happily crossed off? Anything that was on your list and crossed off but not as good as expected?

  • #2
    I would like to be buried in the paddock at Monmouth Park.
    Last edited by DickHertz; Oct. 8, 2009, 11:35 AM.

    Comment


    • #3
      I'd like to win a race that doesn't have a price tag attached to it.

      Comment


      • #4
        I would like to train my own horses for racing.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Pat Ness View Post
          I would like to train my own horses for racing.
          Trust me, no you don't.

          Comment


          • #6
            I am pretty fed up with trainers and maybe I need to walk in their shoes for a while.

            I am curious if horses can race without $400 - $600 of prerace meds. I am not talking about Adequan type bills either. Our horses at our request had the loading dose and then the maintenance and this was not a part of the bill.

            Yep - It's on my bucket list - but I am not leaving my day job any time soon so it won't be for a while yet...

            Comment


            • #7
              Go to Saratoga to watch the races.

              Attend a Palio.

              Attend the Cheltenham Festival.

              Attend that crazy steeplechase race in the Czech Republic http://www.vpcp.cz/fotogalerie.php
              View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com

              Comment


              • #8
                Things I've done:

                Saratoga! Like racing mecca. Everything I expected and more.

                Breakfast & morning works at Keeneland. It really is a palace.

                Racing at Churchill. Loved it, but felt a bit like a country mouse in NYC. It was hard to find a decent place to sit down! Even on a plain old weekday. Seeing the twin spires in person was like walking on hallowed ground.

                Paid homage to Seattle Slew at his burial site memorial.

                Visited favorites El Prado, John Henry, and Cryptoclearance before it was too late.

                Visited Victory Gallop before he left the country.

                Visited Dynaformer and lived to tell about it.

                Fair circuit racing at Northampton and Marshfield. I don't miss it.

                Rockingham Park. It's dying. Makes me sad. Maybe it's necessary.

                Taken in the races at Suffolk Downs from the roof -- it never gets old. Feels like home there.


                Things to do:

                See Rachel in person, on the track or off.

                Meet Medaglia D'Oro.

                Have some hot chocolate at Keeneland.

                Still lots of tracks I've yet to visit, especially Belmont, Aqueduct, Monmouth. I'd like to get to Santa Anita someday. I think. Oh, and Arlington too. And the Florida scene.

                I'd like to get more involved in lay-up and rehab. (Does that count?) That would probably require relocating. We'll see.

                Oh, and visit the most awesome place in the world, Chester, WV, and see the teapot. Can't forget that.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Barnfairy View Post
                  Oh, and visit the most awesome place in the world, Chester, WV, and see the teapot. Can't forget that.
                  Hey, me too! Maybe we can put a group racing vacation together.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    The Arc.

                    Grand National.

                    (And the Cheltenham Festival is highly, highly recommended to anyone with a racing bucket list.)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Attend all three Triple Crown races in one year.

                      Own racing horses (or at least have enough money to do it.)

                      Gallop on a track once.
                      Author Page
                      Like Omens In the Night on Facebook
                      Steampunk Sweethearts

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        So, you started this Glimmer... what is YOUR bucket list?
                        View my photographs at www.horsephotoguy.zenfolio.com

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          1. Get my beautiful yearling filly to the races and have her win first time out (I have scripted the stretch run many times and it always concludes with "And Jolly's First Flight is drawing away from the field and, at the 1/8th pole has 10 increasing lengths, now 12 and, as she crosses the wire, Jolly's First Flight turns in an impressive effort in her debut".).

                          2. Take her to Saratoga!

                          3. Live in Saratoga and work in the office during the race meet.

                          4. Attend the Derby. Preferably in VIP company!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            The Palio race

                            For those that do not know what it is:

                            http://www.initaly.com/info/palio/palio.htm

                            http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...rch_type=&aq=f
                            "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DickHertz View Post
                              I would like to be buried in the paddock at Monmouth Park.
                              I was once buried in the paddock at Delaware Park.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                I was buried a couple of times at Saratoga this summer, and drowned too!
                                F O.B
                                Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                                Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by DickHertz View Post
                                  Trust me, no you don't.
                                  LMAO..

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Part of my list is to take a cast off horse and rehab and get it to win. I don't care if the win happens at SA, GGF, PM or Turf Paradise, just a win. That will be a gigantic victory!

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Blinkers On View Post
                                      Part of my list is to take a cast off horse and rehab and get it to win. I don't care if the win happens at SA, GGF, PM or Turf Paradise, just a win. That will be a gigantic victory!
                                      You would have loved Sylvester then. I got him for free off a two year layoff and earned $180,000 racing over the next six years. I claimed him back four times, each time for less than I lost him for. I guess I should have retired right then because that is going to be tough to top.
                                      McDowell Racing Stables

                                      Home Away From Home

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        The Derby. In a really good seat.
                                        We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
                                        www.dleestudio.com

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X