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Re: Can't have it both ways (297 Views)
Posted by: rezlegal (IP Logged)
Date: May 06, 2019 12:11PM

I understand that where money is involved - particularly with respect to horse racing and gambling- emotions run high. Everyone is entitled to an opinion just not to their own set of facts. It seems to me that those who are upset at the DQ fall into two camps: Camp 1- whatever MS did had no impact on the winner and it’s unfair to move up an deserving horse, particularly in the Derby. Whatever equitable surface appeal the Camp 1 argument may have that has never ever been the rule in any jurisdiction. Every single person on this board has lost what seemed to be a win even though he horse that was moved up was not fouled. Since the foregoing statement can’t be logically or factually challenged is it the Camp 1 position that because it was the Derby that rule of disqualification should be ignored? Camp 2 seems to be that because Gaffalione and his horse did not go down there should be no DQ notwithstanding the indisputable visual evidence that a. MS came over three paths quite suddenly and b. Gafilliones horses legs actually became intertwined with MS. If I have accurately stated camp 2s position that also makes no sense to me. Requiring a disastrous spill for a DQ has never ( thankfully) been the rule and amidst all the discussion about horses that weren’t going to win, if we are being honest we will never know if the 1 horse “might have won”. We do know he was deprived of a fair chance. The fact that all the horses had a 1/4 mile to run is totally irrelevant in determining whether there was an egregious foul. Finally, on this issue, the stewards were guilty of gross negligence in not putting up an inquiry sign immediately. Had they done so, I respectfully suggest there would not be nearly the brouhaha we are all experiencing. Any bets as to the stewards being suspended or fired?



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Can't have it both ways (440 Views) Perfect Drift 05/06/2019 10:06AM
Re: Can't have it both ways (327 Views) JimP 05/06/2019 10:57AM
Re: Can't have it both ways (297 Views) rezlegal 05/06/2019 12:11PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (207 Views) JimP 05/06/2019 02:19PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (190 Views) sekrah 05/06/2019 02:47PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (171 Views) wrongly1 05/06/2019 03:03PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (165 Views) Flighted Iron 05/06/2019 02:59PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (177 Views) atakante 05/06/2019 02:59PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (152 Views) boardedup 05/06/2019 04:51PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (146 Views) dcost328 05/06/2019 04:54PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (142 Views) boardedup 05/06/2019 04:58PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (176 Views) P-Dub 05/06/2019 02:59PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (315 Views) sekrah 05/06/2019 11:34AM
Re: Can't have it both ways (256 Views) Perfect Drift 05/06/2019 11:43AM
Re: Can't have it both ways (267 Views) sekrah 05/06/2019 11:53AM
Re: Can't have it both ways (237 Views) atakante 05/06/2019 12:40PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (215 Views) JR 05/06/2019 12:43PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (229 Views) ChiTownJoe 05/06/2019 01:08PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (181 Views) JimP 05/06/2019 02:25PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (172 Views) rezlegal 05/06/2019 02:35PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (148 Views) jma11473 05/06/2019 02:53PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (205 Views) JR 05/06/2019 12:39PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (221 Views) JR 05/06/2019 12:32PM
Byk poll 6 (0r 7) to 3 not to DQ (231 Views) toppled 05/06/2019 03:26PM
Re: Byk poll 6 (0r 7) to 3 not to DQ (209 Views) johnnym 05/06/2019 03:33PM
Re: Byk poll 6 (0r 7) to 3 not to DQ (148 Views) sekrah 05/06/2019 05:37PM
Re: Can't have it both ways (204 Views) dcost328 05/06/2019 03:35PM


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