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Old 02-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #31
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Dumb question....if a rider is not going to use a whip, why the hell is he carrying one with him? Doesn't it make more sense than telling everyone ( or not) that he has one, but is not going to use it?
I've entered horses with "no whip", but I can't imagine entering with "yes whip, but not using"... so if the rider accidentally uncocks the stick and lays it on the horse's shoulder in the corner or something and the horse hits the board -- what do they do there -- DQ the horse and fine the rider and screw everyone involved?

"Whip" or "no whip", but please no "whip for aesthetics only" please.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:28 PM   #32
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Dumb question....if a rider is not going to use a whip, why the hell is he carrying one with him? Doesn't it make more sense than telling everyone ( or not) that he has one, but is not going to use it?
There is actually a good reason for this. In Ontario, if you go no whip, you can't get the whip back for at least 3 races I believe.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:41 PM   #33
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There is actually a good reason for this. In Ontario, if you go no whip, you can't get the whip back for at least 3 races I believe.
Wow, really? I'm not sure if I really like that idea or think it is the stupidest thing I've ever heard... I guess it depends on which side of the fence you sit.
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There must be some reason for that, eh?
(Like some moron wrote the rules?)
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There must be some reason for that, eh?
(Like some moron wrote the rules?)
I can't find it in their rule book, but I was told it was so by a reliable source.
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I have serious doubts Husbands can win a lawsuit versus Woodbine. He must prove the damage inflicted upon his business was because of the suspension. In other words, trainers that normally rode him first call regularly will not use him at all. Just because he may have ridden 2 or 3 or 4 a day for different trainers and now he might be down to one or 2 or 3 a day, it might be for different reasons like a different agent, weight issues, etc. Jockeys lose business all the time. Some partially, like Emma Jayne Wilson was leading rider for 2 years in a row at Woodbine and now she is top 5 or 10, not getting as many mounts. Or an example like Eibar Coa who went from leading jockey in NY to having to go to Calder because his business had dried up on the NYRA circuit. Husbands' performance at Aqueduct this winter (riding for very low percentage trainers) will not help his cause at all to regain business at Woodbine this year.
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SIMON HUSBANDS - at Mountaineer Monday night

*Staring with race 6 tonight at MNR, Husbands has three mounts (race 6, 8, 9).

Let's see if he's learned anything since his so-called banishment from Woodbine.



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*Staring with race 6 tonight at MNR, Husbands has three mounts (race 6, 8, 9).

Let's see if he's learned anything since his so-called banishment from Woodbine.



Looks like he has ran himself out of town uip there, and its no surprise either. Both sides of this controversy put him right in the middle. He has taken a step down imo with regroup in MNR. Any decent mounts, or rats?
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Looks like he has ran himself out of town uip there, and its no surprise either. Both sides of this controversy put him right in the middle. He has taken a step down imo with regroup in MNR. Any decent mounts, or rats?
He was riding in New York during the winter. Even at the best of times lately in Ontario, before the Bug's Boy incident, he was hard pressed to get a mount a day.
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