Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Did they mention which rules? I have no clue with US racing but over here the only rules I could think of that would prevent them from racing would be the warning-off of one of the parties (trainer, owner etc), two bleeding incidents (EIPH - exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or bleeding from the lungs) or consistently failing to load in the barriers and losing it's barrier certificate. In the first case I'd avoid due to dodgy people, second case I'd avoid as you don't want a horse dropping out from under you during an event, and third I'd avoid because they clearly don't like confined spaces and are possibly a nightmare to float or wash in a bay. Just my $0.02, and as I said I'm unfamiliar with the rules of US racing.