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Last Activity: Dec. 5, 2019, 05:36 PM
Joined: Apr. 23, 2004
Location: Los Angeles
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Grand Theft Horse
    Here's the contemporaneous version of the story without all of the current Santa Anita nonsense added by NPR.

    It is somewhat more nuanced....
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Grand Theft Horse
    She's only been in the money once and that was at a Los Al QH meet.

    Honestly I am a little torn because I think there has been too much consolidation...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Stolen race horse -- rescue or theft?
    Well let's start with actual facts. Hollywood where the horse was training and was taken from hasn't been in the news because it closed in 2013. You're...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Grand Theft Horse
    Yeah I was disappointed in NPR for running this. This is not a human interest story--just some random crazy. Not that that justifies stealing a horse....
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Daredevil and Super Saver to Turkey
    Full disclosure- I have a 10 year old Honda that I still call the "new car" because my other car is a 20 year old Honda.

    Yeah I...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Joseph Besecker Dispersal
    I agree he said a whole bunch of things --including his family and other commitments --and the slap against California from a Maryland guy who has never...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Joseph Besecker Dispersal
    To be honest, I wondered about that excuse. Here we are at ground zero, yet I don't know of any major owner dispersing for that reason, at least yet....
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  • Maybe because I am a city girl who has had to make horses work in urban facilities that make purists shudder, but I am sympathetic to the status quo....
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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    I think there is a belief whether it is expressed or not that Thoroughbred breeders either are or should be rich, so it doesn't really matter if mistakes...
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    Last edited by Pronzini; Nov. 27, 2019, 08:43 PM.

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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    The Internet and social media are two edged swords of course. Speaking just for myself, I've met people I wouldn't have met and I've done things I never...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    Could be either or both. I'm fine with them making themselves look ridiculous. I guess they just can't help themselves.
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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    The problem with that plan is 1) the syndicate probably wants too much money and California breeders are life and death to pay over $7500 and 2)he's a...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    After living through one of the most challenging years that I have ever experienced in racing, it is more than amusing to watch these wackadoodles lose...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to California Chrome to Japan?
    Honestly some people need to let it go.

    This story kind of dovetails with the Green Gatto thing. How much input is it reasonable for the...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Baffert speaks out.
    I think it runs perhaps a little deeper than that. Perhaps we have no qualms because we are so sheltered as a society from where food really comes from....
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Derby Lawsuit Dismissed
    Unfortunately when you have the kind of money he has, you can walk around stupid and people around you don't let you know. Then when you do something...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Derby Lawsuit Dismissed
    Don't be misled by the politics du jour. California is more than just San Francisco and LA and it is doing just fine....
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  • Pronzini
    started a topic The Crown

    The Crown

    It's no secret that Queen Elizabeth is an avid racing fan and any series about her life would have to tackle that. I was a little surprised that Episode...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Baffert speaks out.
    Don't laugh--that was actually a thing. I don't recall if it was Pro ride or Cushion Track but one of the issues with it is that manure degraded it so...
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  • Pronzini
    replied to Baffert speaks out.
    I've run something like almost 50 races on Tapeta. It is not a panacea. It works (sort of) at Golden Gate because the track is right on the bay and there...
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