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post #31 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 01:56 PM
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post #32 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 01:58 PM
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Wow. How dissapointing :(. At least they did the right thing by the horse. It would definitely be more tragic if he broke his leg.
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post #33 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 02:03 PM
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post #34 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 02:04 PM
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Despite O'Neil's drugging issues, I like him as a trainer. He is taking IHA's health and well being into consideration instead of it being about the money. He cares about the horse, which is a plus in my book.
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post #35 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 02:15 PM
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So very disappointed that he has been scratched. It was the first thing I read this morning and it pretty much ruined my day.
The thing about it is, I don't truly believe it has anything to do with an injury. I think it has to do more with a trainer that doesn't want to get in more trouble involving drugs. I read he will be on 45 day suspension after tomorrow due to earlier drug charges.
Press conference is on now, so I will be watching!!

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post #36 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 04:55 PM
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Why would you think that? If IHA had won the Preakness, it would not have mattered what had has done before, he could have retired on his earning from bing IHA trainer. I don't like trainers who do doubtful things, but as far as California, he is on suspension, but it was never proven he did anything wrong.
I give him credit, actually. Even in the press conference, he said" could he run? yes.. Would it be good for him to run? No. If O'Neil was as bad as they say, he would have shut up, bandaged the horse and let him run, probably to a horrific injury. Tendons that are slightly injured are known to let loose at anytime. Would you have wanted to watch him break down like Barbaro?
Even the vet from Rood and Riddle, who consulted with the track vet said the injury is there and not to run the horse.
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post #37 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 05:12 PM
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Just read he could have had 3-6 months off and then tried to race again, but they retired him :(
(not that its a bad thing if they horse has an injury) just kind of sad
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post #38 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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Subbing. What a disappointment. If horses were bred to be horses and not whisps of air with a tail, we would see a lot less of these breakdowns.

People seem to forget Ruffian... Barbaro was all about publicity after the initial breakdown. Poor horses. Don't even want to get started on Lasix.

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post #39 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 08:58 PM
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The horse had been not right for several days, it has nothing to do with the nose strips. I'm glad they decided to scratch instead of run but I can't help but wonder if all this media scrutiny hadn't been on O'Neil would he have taken the chance and run anyways? They even said the horse could have run but they didn't want to chance it.
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post #40 of 60 Old 06-08-2012, 10:53 PM
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It's a gamble .. he's worth millions now ... could have been three time that IF he won ... but he's worth NOTHING dead.

I'm sure the owners had some say in the decision. I believe it was the right one.
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