Barbaro Updates: 959
updates are now here.
Update 5680: Steve Haskin's weekly look ahead to the Breeders' Cup: Countdown to the Cup: Now Comes the Waiting.
Update 5679: Hollywood Hit, who was phenomenal in his recent win at Woodbine, has been disqualified and now cannot run for 90 days. He tested positive for ace. This is a drug commonly used during training to keep a horse from being to keen. It does not make horses run faster: Hollywood Hit tests positive for Acepromazine.
Update 5678: Cool coverage on the return of the missing horse, Max: Stolen Horse Recovered; Max Home With 14-Year-Old Owner.
Update 5677: So the cold weather I experienced at Ajax Downs yesterday was not a singular event. This morning it was very chilly, although the wind had died down. A touch of frost on the ground, and on the top of the racetrack. I need to buy a new pair of gloves, the pair I have have holes in which won't be good enough to keep me warm through the end of the meet. I did put on my longjohns for the first time. I guess why this is why thanksgiving is earlier in Canada!
I had seven to gallop for Steve. And fortunately all galloped nicely, although a couple did get a little strong through the middle of the gallops. Unfortunately not all went smoothly for others. Charlie Browne was involved in a nasty spill and while I don't know exactly what happened or how seriously he was hurt, he may be out for the rest of the meet. And there were two loose horses running around the main track, as I was on my last horse. When the siren went off I looked around and saw one loose horse coming towards me. Course I did not think to look for another. And sure enough, another was running close by it. Both horses being tracked by an outrider. The siren was engaged for quite a while!
Update 5676: Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
Paulick Report takes a look at the zero tolerance policy for drugs: IS ZERO TOLERANCE BAD FOR RACING?
And please keep calling.