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"Bobby? A halt of the New York hot list is our first guest of two thousand twenty here on the gate now. The horse that won the Breeders Cup dirt bile beating Omaha beach is spun to run and he will be facing Omaha beach again in the Pegasus World Cup. The first major race of two thousand thousand twenty but maximum security will not be there and code of honor will not be there. Maximum security is waiting for Saudi Arabia. The world's richest race the Saudi Cup in February. It's very tempting to make this a political discussion. I'll only do it to the extent of saying with what's going on in the Middle East right now. How do you think that is going to impact whether trainers bring their horses over for the Saudi Cup and or the Dubai World Cup in March or maybe they take a look at that Pegasus again and say maybe we ought to just stay here that that's a very hard question to answer? Ah It's hard to understand how people feel I will say this. I am confident in saying that the people especially in Dubai. We're ruler of the country behind that I think they're going to bend over backwards to provide security and take care of the park I I would hope the same thing's going to happen in Saudi Arabia race and then just not become a outer tech or anyone but that is a question question that you just can't answer. I think it's very hard. It's an individual decision to a Lotta funny. I understand when people go play a lot of people who have no dog in the adviser to come up with answers of morally questions. And what they're gonNA do when not to you. Gary West was all set to run his voice Independence when it was nine nine billion dollar I. He was happy to take the fourbillion winter. Share the person. Just go to the Middle East but when you cut the first out of nowhere to three billion winter I'll get one point five billion something like that and you have just wants to you know once in a lifetime could easily win ten million dollars and probably turn around that month and win a twelve million dollar right I. It's hard because this is an expensive sport and as much as these people arrested of of money that goes into this so You understand it as of now. I haven't heard anyone saying they're going to change their mind about going. I'm sure people are a little bit nervous but I mean let's be frank. I think anytime you over. There is probably reason to be nervous. So it's just an individual decision and I wouldn't chastize anyone. Whatever they they decide because it feels like them? That's their call. It's not it. I make my own decision on my life. You make your own decision on your own life and I think that's the way it goes. Oh by the way. I think you're under selling the Saudi Cup. I believe the purses twenty million dollars. Well it's ten million the whip you get ten billion but it's it's one that that that's what I'm saying he gary West is looking at it. I will get sent. Don't get out of the home and billion dollars if I say in that term so you can when you look at it now. You basically have to win the Pakistan that in line with at one point I for share of the first compares to the ten million that he will win. Take home for winning the Saudi Cup where he will be the favorite and a one term mounting great definitely. I Dunno betting Saudi Arabia. But I know American pools. He's GonNa behavior and you running for stabbing tons of money. That's a pretty compelling nonetheless in the Pegasus World Cup you do have. Some horses is with some credentials including higher power. The Pacific Classic winner. We mentioned Omaha Beach. roadster for Bob Baffert is aiming toward the Pegasus. And you will be there. How do you see this first? Major race of the year shaping up that force right now in training maximum very doubt after that case to be made then Omaha Aubenas bunch of wrong especially violent eight might be the second and third bout with McKinsey right there with them so when you get fun to run and Omaha Beach I think he got a pretty darn good race. I mean it's interesting possibilities. Are the horses doing nominated at the box He's done. I'm very well. This is of course. A lot of people east might have remembered with Chad Brown Barrasso. And you know he was good you know. He got coming up. In the minor spot that West to John Adler Verona's ray thing all of a sudden. He's winning all these steaks and eat it. You can't east to Churchill even lost or any blocks. We'll see if he's going to be the ones that they decided to send into the race. It'd be a good one back wizar- people know this story. That fifteen thousand dollars who ran against maximum security and the world's most famous Amos. Sixteen Thousand Dollars Eight lamer and it'll be in there. I think it'll be a big competitive fourth. It doesn't I think have the superstar. One runner arrogate powerpoint chrome Omaha beaches in that category But it's interesting. It's good to get back into talking about racing and Bobby Hall. Nobody better to do it with so. Thank you so much barry. Thank you always chat that with you so when we come back here on the gate. The site of the world's first million dollar horse race is short on dollars and short on time time to secure them. Welcome back to win the gate in July of two two thousand. Nearly twenty years ago Churchill. Downs home of the Kentucky Derby purchased Arlington Park in Chicago for nearly seventy one million dollars. Arlington's owner Dick Duchossois had closed the track in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and nine hundred ninety nine saying that he could not compete with other gambling businesses. The opened again in May may of two thousand presumably with the knowledge that a sale was coming at the time. Churchill was in something of an arms race against the stronach group. When it came to buying up tracts the idea was to create networks of tracks for simulcasting and cross promotion of races and Events in nineteen ninety nine Churchill bought calder race course in Miami and Hollywood Park in California and then bought fairgrounds in New Orleans in two thousand and four? This was meant to counter the STRANA group which began its buying spree in nineteen ninety eight with Santa Anita then they added Gulfstream Park in Florida. Both major Maryland tracks Laurel and PIMLICO as well as golden gate fields and Portland Meadows and Oregon stronach versus Churchill. Wasn't exactly the Cold War. But the battle lines had been drawn it it seemed that Churchill was the first to blink Churchill dumped Hollywood park like a hot potato in two thousand five just six years after buying it. Churchill said at the time that California has forsaken racing and its needs reports came from fairgrounds in two thousand thirteen that the turf course was too dangerous juris to race and that the track had been poorly maintained ever since the churchill purchase at the same time Churchill was trying any maneuvering possible to get out of its obligation obligation to operate racing at calder. Eventually the STRANA coned Gulfstream Park worked out a lease agreement to run the calder meet in October and November this year. Two Thousand Twenty is the final year of Churchill's obligation to lease the meat after which it may convert the track into a shipping logistics center. Or something like that.
"strana group" Discussed on In The Gate
"This feud legitimately threatened this debility of the strategic family and by extension the stability of the STRANA group well I would say obviously it's going to have an impact. I know early on our reporting. Joe And I were hearing that there was a real sort of effort to insulate Strana group from this there was a real sort of spin that it was carrying on business as usual and that this was a personality he dispute in a way rather than a business impacting dispute so that was certainly how they were trying to set things up so that they could isolate isolate this but we've already talked about given the personalities involved in house of hands on and intricately involved the strongest tend to be. It's it's hard to think of it being immune from any crossover from from this dispute in terms of the business but they do have separate legal counsel. It's all separate teams handling this so they certainly are trying to keep it separate as far as the ongoing operations of strategic group which does continue on. We're talking with Barbara Sector Joe Connor who write about business for the National Post Canada Mr O'Connor. We mentioned in our open. How influential chill the stronach group is an American horse racing given all the tracks that they own operate? I mean what we're getting at here. Is What does this family feud mean for. The Future of the STRANA Toronto Group operating tracks like said Anita well I think and I would couch this insane that I'm somewhat speculating here but also got what I'm saying based upon my conversations with with frank stronach and I think what it means for the future of horse racing is that when you've got at a beautiful glittering jewel of a piece of property like Santa Anita Frank stronach wants to preserve has a horse racing facility but playing against in-stat is a very real value of property in southern. California is a reality that Santa Anita is half an hour from downtown. Los Angeles is that it's located in Arcadia California. One of the most affluent small towns are not small towns small cities near Los Angeles Louis California and you've got a horse racing facility sitting on several hundred acres of land and you've got horse racing facility in an industry that it's not growing horse racing isn't dead yet but it's not growing and the betting handle or in the industry meaning the amount of money wagered on horse races peaks in two two thousand one so whereas you're gonna be as distraught group. What's your long term game. What's the best interest of the company to be profitable in the future in an argument can be made an argument that frank makes his suspicion is that the Belinda camp and blended camp would deny this separately but his argument would be that they just want to turn these racetracks and to condos and the like they just want them to end up as AH developments and if he played that game if he played a development game on a piece of property like Santa Anita you'd be looking at a piece of property piece USA land. That's worth hundreds of millions of dollars but in the billions of dollars so I think these are the two tensions within the company what the future of the company is as Development Company Anthony Land Development Company or is it a horse racing company and I think the divide there is between blend and frank the Franken Belinda may be at odds but we've talked about and how they're clearly cut from the same risk taking shoot from the hip kind of cloth it was frank who started the unique concept behind the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream. It's Belinda who came out with a number of procedural changes when the death rate said and Nita ramped up over the winter including including proposing to do away with the whip even though none of the horses who died did so while deepen the stretch were a writer would be using the whip so how does that that stronach way that stubborn way work when dealing with an issue that some observers say has threatened the very existence of the American thoroughbred industry well. I would look at it like that's a very easy thing to look at and say well. We've got to do away with that. It's simple animal welfare here. You're hurting the animal your weapon the animal they don't need to be whipped even if there's no connection made between the whipping and the breakdown of the animals it's just optics you can look at. It's an easy easy. Pr Throw for Blenda and just say well. Let's experiment with no whips at Santa Anita and I don't. I don't think that's her being stubborn. I think her that's her being just canny and aware that her industry is embattled and relies in part on the goodwill of the California public of the governor of the government of the day and it's making your stakeholders little. I'm happy by pulling the whip out of the jockey's hand is going to actually ensure that your business stays immune from any sort of heavy handed government intervention then so be it take out of their hands and make your jockeys unhappy make your owners unhappy but keep the people who legislate happy. If what what Joe is saying is is indeed what the drive was behind that it makes a lot of sense given her time in the business world and in the political field where you know optics are huge and responses are quick and you have to look like you're doing something you know doing nothing or appearing to be doing nothing is going to do more harm more quickly then getting out in front of an issue so I think in that sense given we're talking about that does make some sense and it would not be surprising if that was sort of the rationale aw I have a few bosses here at Espn do things I think just for the sake of looking like they're doing something so I can definitely say that. I'm sorry I couldn't concern awesome. Thank you so much. I think the story is going away anytime soon but we appreciate your insight. Thank you both so much no problem. Thanks a lot cheers. He was the winning rider. One of thoroughbred racing's most famous races. We remember one of the sport's most notable Jockeys Randy Romero in just a moment. Let's consider the secret life of the innermost nesting doll living most of her life in the dark inside the other nesting dolls. He has plenty plenty of time to think if we could sadly she has no brain however when and most nesting doll here's the Geiko not only saves people money but also has been providing a great service for over seventy five years. She thinks it's obvious you should switch because yes switching to geico is a no brainer pity in a most nesting dollond her lot in likes looking back to the podcast colors turns for all their church falling on my toe. Goodbye was starting here comes personal thin leafing up curious outside what is still goodbye to the sixteenth of a mile pro. It's very close at the six all looked like I listened with facing her purse. The the final one hundred ten courageous guard she certainly quote. I can't be this afternoon. It was one of the most dramatic traumatic horse races ever run in this country personal ensign finishing her career undefeated thirteen to know when hall of Fame Jockey Randy Romero Wiltord Hilbert victory in the one thousand nine hundred eighty eight breeders cup distaff Churchill downs it was one of the if not the high point of Randy Romero's career Romero road for twenty twenty-six years but battled all kinds of health issues for far longer than that and Randy Romero succumbed to those injuries and illnesses this past week at the the age of Sixty One Romero was to borrow a song title born on the Bayou in Louisiana and that's where he died as well he grew up riding riding on the so-called Bush tracks where rules were merely suggestions and a rider learned toughness at an early age randy's father who was a state trooper. You're raised thoroughbreds and quarter horses. Supposedly the movie Casey's shadow which was released in nineteen seventy eight was loosely based on the Romero families experiences -periences with horses. We'll get into the many accomplishments and adversities of Randy Romero as we welcome back to win the game one of his best friends former jockey and accomplished. I writer author and Chaplain Eddie Donnelly. You were there when personal ensign one that one thousand nine eight staff. What can you say about is right on her that day? It was an extraordinary ride at no time during the race that was there waiting for the Dallas Morning News which was real real pleasure to be there and a personal instinct didn't vote like she could win at anytime what she was going for the thirteen th straight victory in her last race.
Belinda Alleges Frank’s `Fanciful Schemes’ Eroded Stronach Family Empire
"As the story goes frank stronach arrived in Canada from his native Austria in Nineteen fifty four with two hundred hundred dollars in his pocket and the hope of opening a tool and die shop that shop eventually became the auto parts company MAGNA international which made Strana on a billionaire frank then got involved with thoroughbred racing owning both racehorses and eventually race tracks today the Strana group the spinoff off company for many of the Families Racetrack Operations Owns Gulfstream Park in Florida both tracks in Maryland Loral and Pimlico home of the preakness and of course source the great race place Santa Anita among others over the years. Some of Frank stronach's race track plans heavy listed quizzical looks with one example being the thirty million dollar price tag for the Pegasus statue outside of Gulfstream his daughter Belinda though has done more than look quizzically. Belinda is now the chairman and President of the stronach group and she is suing her father for over five hundred million dollars. She claims claimed that francs pet projects as she calls them have lost the company huge sums of money frank has counter-sued saying that Belinda and a former business partner appropriated family funds for their personal benefit good grief. What will this family feud mean for the Strana Group Group and by extension for the entire thoroughbred industry here in the United States since T S G controls so many influential tracks to people who were quite familiar with the business dealings of the strategic group are writers Joe Connor and Barbara Sector of the financial post a Canadian based publication and we welcome Miss Scheckter and Mr O'connor here to win the gate. Let's start with Mr O'connor. Each side accuses the other of financial malfeasance. What facts do we know through all of this bluster. Well what we do know is what the suit alleges and what I'm frank is accusing blend end of is misappropriating funds and essentially locking him out of the company that his money built and what Glenda is same is. That's not the case and in her countersuit. She's saying well you know. The Truth is here is my dad and I'm quoting is is she's called them idiosyncratic idiosyncratic and often unprofitable side ventures meaning that she believes that her father has a frittered away money on then any projects such as an organic beef farm in California and on a fancy bike electric bike and on other things and that has put the company in jeopardy and that in order to see rescue the company's fortunes. She has to keep her father at arm's length from it. It's a giant. He said see she said as long as that's floating out there and working its way through the court system. It's going to mean some uncertainty. I think the the thing that is sure is that there's going to be continued uncertainty until this gets resolved so so. Michelle after financial controversy has followed the strongbox for quite a while even going back to two thousand ten when they were paid basically to leave magna and it seemed like a little unusual to say the least I mean what do things like this say about the nature of their business dealings things in their character especially as relates to their employees. Well I mean it was very unusual and it was quite controversial in Canada just because because of the the quantum the amount of money that they paid to collapse this dual share structure which gave the Straw nics way more votes per share than other shareholders. I mean it was a common structure in Canada and it's even sort of picking up steam right now in the US and a little bit back in Canada because it allows sort of families as an entrepreneurs to retain control but in the case of Magna and at the time it was an unpopular structure and companies were being pressured to drop it it and stronach agreed to collapse it and leave the company but he demanded what summit called a king's ransom to do so and he was not willing to bend on that it ended up going for Securities Commission and also through the courts with some of the large institutional shareholders like pensions demanding that you know that he takes less money that it was far too much money but he was unyielding and he walked away with exactly what he negotiated with the company who cares what at the institutional shareholders who've been there for varying amounts of time want so it was the same when he was running the company he did things his way he took you know large paychecks and defended them telling people that maybe he even deserved more than he was taking so certainly as strong willed and you know willing to keep pushing his way and getting it so that certainly is the type of personality. We're talking about here. It's a it's not a shrinking violet on either of their counts. What about the potential cultural difference at work here since you have the self made father and daughter who was born into wealth. I think that's a huge the dividing line you see frank who was a child in wartime. Austria who comes to Canada panelists our near to it and has the Moxie to build a company that goes through the roof in terms of its value he built this thing with his hands and I met with them for lunch going going back into the spring and what he said at the time and he wasn't GonNa go deep into the weeds of the actual legal case he wasn't gonNA roll mud necessarily Elliot his daughter but what he did say quite clearly and what was evident in our conversation was that he truly believed that he'd built this. This was whose baby as it were and that his children his daughter and son and their children should be entitled to some of that well but in the form of of a and inheritance in the form of what I think the figure he quoted to me was like I will give my children one hundred million dollars each and they can go on build their own legacy. I can see whereas frank sees. The He sees the race tracks. TST owns he sees the empire as I've been been built by his his money and he believes that he should have the keys to the empire and be able to drive you in whatever direction he
"strana group" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Mccallum we're going to ask the tough questions because there's a lot of conventional wisdom out there that needs to be challenged shooting. What I'm doing is making sure that whatever is developed through the day. People are fully informed from coast to coast, twenty four seven news, but really down to the minute. We're going to be fearless. We're going to be fair. Whether it's for a midnight were, there news channel real news. Real. Honest opinion WCBS news time eleven oh three. I'm Michael Phillip L and the six eighty WCBS Marilyn newscenter three separate shootings last night. A thirty nine year old man shot several times on south Whittington wrote about six thirty five. Also at thirty five year old man walked into a hospital for treatment of several gunshot wounds. He was shot on north Monroe street and an adult male suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the area of Jefferson at Montfort avenue. Baltimore County police report a woman unloading groceries Sunday afternoon in the block of caving. Dr rob by a man in a silver minivan Robert pointed, a black handgun at her and threatened to shoot and Raipur if she didn't give him her purse, the woman gave the man cash, he fled the scene. No arrests have been made the ransomware attack plaguing. Baltimore City now affecting Baltimore County government is county officials prepare to male annual property tax bills, fourteen thousand of which includes sewer charges. They can't verify a five year old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at laurel park. The twelfth horse race to die in Maryland. A racehorse to die in Maryland this year. The jockey was unharmed. Strana group calling now for sweeping reforms to medication in response to death at its tracks in Maryland, and California Twenty-nine resources of died at Santa Anita since December, well, but.
"strana group" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
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"strana group" Discussed on In The Gate
"Racing accountable. Those are the words of Gavin Newsom, the governor of California referring to the more than two dozen horses who have lost their lives at Santa Anita race course since the start of the season on December twenty sixth governor Newsom supports a California state, Senate Bill which would authorize the California horse racing board to suspend a racetracks license in this case, Santa Anita to protect horses and riders a rather austere measure. We've not heard ever articulated before anywhere. In addition, the cries are starting to come from the mainstream media for a national governing body of horse racing, which right now, does not exist, the setting of rules and enforcement of rules comes from each of the thirty eight state, governments that sanctioned the sport in this country. We've certainly pined for it here on this little show. But the question is. Whether the climate is tipping enough to where rules will be changed to allow for such thing. And if so, what form would take the story has gotten big enough to the point where we need someone who has a long view of this sports Volusia to gauge how much of this talk is grandstanding, and how much is really substantive and where it all goes from here. So for that, where pleased to welcome back to win the gate, rape Pollock publisher of the Pollack report website for the past eleven years. A man who has worked for a number of racing publications over the years, most notably fifteen with the blood horse, eventually becoming publisher. Welcome Mr. Pollock. Let's start with the Gavin Newsom thing, first of all clarify for us, what is comments are, and what they aren't. Well, I took Gavin newsome's comments to mean simply that he supports the legislation that would give the California horse racing board. Do the thority to close down a racetrack. If they felt there was some safety issues currently they can't they can't do that. When, when sandy was closed earlier this year that was that was by management. They decided to, to close the track by on their own. And you know, we have we must hold the industry to account in. I don't think the industry disagrees with that. And the thing that I think the thing that a lot of people are, are missing out here is that the industry in California, has made some, I think very substantial changes and reforms to make raising safer, we California now has fi far to the toughest standards for forgetting into a race for medication regulations of any of any state in the country. But what mainstream media was reporting with these new some comments is that Gavin Newsom is shutting down racing. He he you know, I mean mainstream coverage of, of, of this whole thing has been since -ation lies in, but that's what mainstream media Tut's. I get. I can't really blame them. He's not shutting down racing. But to what extent is perception reality, where people are thinking this wringing their hands, etc. And how much do racing people have to be wary and conscious of that. Well, the Thurber California had a conference, call with members and I it was it was a really interesting call. It was, you know, it was I wasn't eavesdropping. It was open to media that wanna listen and one of the points they made was that with all this media coverage the, the population, California, many of the people who live, there are just now learning for the first time. That horses can die in racists, that they'd never heard of such thing. So it's gonna be an educational process to one explain that yes horses can suffer fatal injuries. When they're using the to the tracks, the, the thoroughness of California that sort of California Thurber, trainers have taken extraordinary steps to make it as safe as possible. And you know, the fear their courses that is that they're going to be ballot initiative. In other words, California, which has many initiatives on the ballots during elections might have a you think horse racing should end question. And that's the big concern in in. That's why they're talking to groups like pita when they make these changes because as right now Pete is not interested in doing valid initiative. They're interested in the reforms it will get to that in a minute. But I mean look there were a large number of people in England who. Voted on Brexit. Without knowing what the heck that was, and they have to live with that, now as we said, there have been more than two dozen deaths at Santa Anita since December twenty six but twenty three of those occurred before April, first with very few thereafter has that factored at all into anyone's thinking. Well, I know it has inside the ball inside racing because those three they took place over ninety period in may from McVeigh seventeenth tonight to twenty six. One of the one of the horses was a Colorado, bred gelding, who apparently was being trained by one of the one of the stable hands, and it was listed under a trainer who has since been kicked out of Santa Anita. Another horse was that was a California bred gulling, who was a buyback at a two year old sale for nine hundred dollars. In was co-owned was Brad by a woman who who's who's privileges with the jockey club have been permanently revoked because she apparently was breeding thoroughbreds the artifice insemination embryo transfer at I questioned whether or not she should even been licensed to own horses when you when you have that kind of an ethical violation, and the third one was was Jerry Hall nor for train horse, who is making his forty nine start dropping in classic how or for claim for twenty five he's running for ten and there should have been some flags went up on that horse. What that speaks to, of course, is the short fields that we've seen in so many races this year. There have been many five. Or six horse fields and races at Santa Anita for not just this year. But for the past few years, now, you spend a lot of time in California each year, you know, a lot, of course, men out there, you know, a lot of the horsemen out there, what are they saying, privately about racing in California in general, and at Santa Anita in particular? Well, there all nervous and a lot of them, you don't need to talk to them. You can see the lot of left a lot of horses have shipped out. I think the number I heard was the response is down six hundred horses right now more they were a year ago, and that's a lot of orces in sanity has cutback instead of running four days a week. Right now, they're running three Dell are still plans to run five days a week. And it's going to be interesting to see how they can feel races in something that's kind of knew that make these fields even shorter. The strana group announced that in order for ses to raise it Santa Nita, Golden Gate. They're going. To need in when they're entered, they're going to need a note sickly from the veterinarian who attends to that. Or is that says, I have treated this horse? He is sound to the truck to the trot, which means that he's sound. And he has no known condition that I'm aware of that should prevent him from racing. In other words, the onus is put on the private vest to say that every horse that's entered is sound and that will probably not feel size down a little bit more now not to add more bureaucracy, and we're talking, by the way with Ray Pollock publisher of the Pollack report website here on the gate, but we had, Dr Scott Palmer the equity medical director for the New York state gaming commission on the show not long ago. And he extensively said that all tracks need a steady stream of data related to all kinds of factors that affect that wine health track condition food intake, more detailed information on workouts at cetera. And that way. When you get something going awry, as happened at Santa Anita, you can check the data and see what's different want likelihood is there that a place like Santa Anita or any track for that matter is looking to beef itself up in that area. Well, he's, he's a smart man. Dr Palmer as in good idea. Equine injury database is something that's been helpful and identifying risk factors. But that's more of a backward-looking instrument that, that looks at all the talents that occur in racing in other building up, I think database, the training injuries as well. But they do help tracks the, the state veterinarians the regulatory veterinarians they do help identify risk factors forces. Coming off long layoff sources that were on the vets list at some point horses that are making a major drop in class so that those jets can to closer look those horses. They might ordinarily do would even if something like that does happen. I am Agean. That would certainly mitigate field size even more. Right. Well, I think you know, at this point is far as California racing is concerned. I think they're, they're less worried about how many horses star race that how many horses finish a race now. The other thing that's happened recently. Is that some in the mainstream media to be sure people who don't know, the nuances of the racing business are saying that there should be a national governing body of racing? We who follow the business know that state legislatures control racing. We can't even get legislation to set up a national drug testing body for the sport. But are we getting any closer to a tipping point where rules can be amended or rewritten where a national governing body would be a reality? I, I've been I guess, I guess been doing this for close to forty years and for half of that time, at least there have been efforts to try to get a league office, we've seen. Two attempts at one by the third racing associations, which hired a Commissioner who had absolute zero thirty one by the national surveys associations who hired a Commissioner, who had only a little bit of the authority until his elite office that somehow has control of licensing of all of the regulations. I just don't see how it happens. They there's been talk from time to time of the major circuits of the major racing. Associations Nyerere the strana group tracks Churchill Keeneland del mar forming a league in saying, okay if you wanna participate in races at on this league at this at these tracks, you have to conform to all of these to these rules who's a separate licensing, but I think the legal challenges to that are very formidable so without some sort of federal legislation that. The points that actually points designated authority. I don't see how it happens, which do you think would be likely are members of congress saying, we're going to rewrite these rules to allow a national governing body or saying, screw this? We're going to shut the sport down completely. I don't think congress is gonna shut the sport down. It's probably not under radar that much. But if the industry or a group in the industry, went to congress went in it doesn't take that many people congressmen, we all know, right now, Mitch McConnell is the major hold out on the federal legislation that's been kicked around for the last few years. But if the major groups in racing said, okay, this is what we support as unified body that I think it could get passed. But, you know when you include the race tracks the hba the t h j all of the other alphabet groups and put them in a room, they can't really even agree on what day it is. More grist for the mill I have a feeling this is a story that's not going away anytime soon. But it is terrific to at least have on this program of voice of reason rather than someone just shouting down from the mountain top, and we appreciate you being that voice of reason, thank you so much. Mike leisure, exper- art,.
"strana group" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Of course, by extension. The owners. They just don't know what's going on. No one. No one is communicating them to them on a minute to minute basis, which is a real problem, and that that's contributing to sort of this this kind of tortured in a day to day scenario. Well, you're right. It is all about communication, and it's for me. It's a very very odd situation to be back here. Three two three months later after being let go and talking to you. And and and during the situation because I've got a let's face it. I gotta watch what I say. And you know, I would anyway, but to it there are some communications best this. The racetrack has you've everyone's heard the term racetrack rumor, and there's no doubt about it and things happen. And it's like the kid game when you were playing telephone decide at the end of the line, and you told the I kid, you know, the sky is blue, and it came out the back that the door was green. So there's a lot of miscommunication or miss misinformed. The information. It's out there. Because people just want to know, they hear something tell the friend and it gets around. And I'm glad that the press release was sent out last night from the strana group, basically assuring everybody that we're going to raise will be held this weekend. Which is what people wanted to hear and you'll carry on with that. Because it's such a it's such an it's so important to get to get back in the swing here. There's so many Baffert was quoted yesterday, and he said it any better this this is this is this is our life. This is this is a way of life. It's not just a lifestyle here for the people that that live in and breathe the racetrack. And you know, forget how tight knit the group is such a unique situation where where I mean, we're out here in the morning at six o'clock and adversaries or practicing. Us practice for workouts, together, what you'd ever see that in any other sports and then in the afternoon, I mean, the jockeys are in the same room competing against each other. And I it's just amazing how everyone gets along in the off time and then the afternoon they have their competition. So that's a close knit group here and that works that works good in times of crisis. Like this. Everybody sent tends to pull together, and I have the relationship with with it. It's kind of a stretch at in in a way. But it's not with the fire that happened. You know, fifteen sixteen months ago down there where it was something that needed drastic attention. Everybody jumped in and made sure that we got out the other side, and I kinda have that feeling here. Now that monks the tenseness that's going on here that you feel when you actually walk in the racetrack. Everyone's here to help everybody else. Everybody wants to get through this thing together and. Hopefully, hard parts done. And and I know the horsemen and all the groups the owners breeders, they're willing to do whatever it takes. And you just need this need some direction and communication to get through the other side. Well, I think that that has been. Certainly when when we first started discussing this over a month ago that was the point we tried to drive home that a different direction that. Ended up resulting and you being pushed out, and then it's more leaving. And you know, it's funny. How? Here. It is what five months later give or take..
"strana group" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"It's again, one of the unintended consequences of that. You know a. Policy and an approach to the situation by strana group to to change the discussion, and you know, for for the people that that feel like this is this this discussion should be advanced. There's nothing wrong. And I said this from day one. There's nothing wrong with advancing that discussion, and but it would be nice and Graham motion made this point in his letter. We're happy to have this discussion as an industry, let's do it in a measured coherent fashion, not under this this cloud of confusion crisis. And what what I'm going to get back to again. And frankly said and wreck and Gary young is sitting to the side. One of the things that's amazing is to hear from from Petah suggestion and from Dianne Feinstein of all people to say to say about having about having a thorough examination of how this all transpired. Frankly, if if the Stronach group had done that from word go, and Jay Primin is driven this point home. If they had said, there's a bunch of things just like New York in with in twenty twelve and the task force. There's a bunch of things at work here, we need to get to the bottom of it. Let's let's put all our heads together. Collectively? Because we this is this is this can't go forward. Like this. Let's understand what the tributing factors were. But instead instead of just addressing the problem, they tried to create a different dialogue. And so now three weeks later since since the oath. Open. Belinda Stronach letter. You're you've arrived back at the place where you should have started which was addressing the twenty two fatalities. And in spite by trying to avoid that discussion. All you've all been done is make this all more confusing and difficult and created more of a pressure cooker. Yeah. Absolutely absolutely by trying to evade responsibility. They've they've only made this worse, and they're still going to have to take the responsibility..
"strana group" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Of course with the the tragedies and the twenty two horse deaths in the investigation into the race track. At Santa Anita. They've been working diligently to get the race track. Correct. And then of course, the announcement by the Stronach group that they would institute a zero race day medication policy. So from the jockey club perspective, what's been happening on your side of things. Well, just I talk about what the strana group did you mentioned race day medications, but it was a lot more than that what they've done in effect is embraced a standard. That is applied internationally on a lot of the rules. They've moved back. They're going to be embracing moving back and tie inflammatory non steroidal drugs as well. Administration of those it called for a great deal more out of competition testing. That taken a very bold stand on whipping, and obviously the rest of the world doesn't race on on race day. Medication? So that's part of the basket of reforms that they've proposed. But I think it's also important to note that they really did address to the best of their ability the track surface I and by bringing Dennis Moore back by engaging Nick Peterson to the way that they have. So it was kind of a number of different things that they've been looking at following that, you know, those tragedies. Yeah. And it's unprecedented that a race track would take this. I'll call it a drastic step because it is. It's a drastic step in terms of of saying, okay, we're gonna raise medication free. And then they they got the thoroughbred owners of California on board and reach that agreement. So this is something that is moving forward. Does this Jim somehow give us a guideline of? The way that this might be accomplished in the sport on a state to state basis. Yeah, I think it does. I think when you when you look at race day medication. I don't want it to well on it too much, but that's been a heavily debated topic. But it's also been a, you know, a big part of racing in America for the past thirty years. So I think the measured steps that. They're taking two year olds makes a lot of sense. That's a that's ten percent of our racing crop. I think there's going to be some very valuable things. Learn once they start that next year. And you know, hopefully that will help us put in place the right the right measures that we can begin to phase that in phase that out in future years. All right. So where do things stand now with the horse racing integrity act that I had mentioned this introduced by representatives Paul Tonko in Andy bar. Oh, thanks. That's the that's the third congress. We've introduced it congress sits for two years at a time. And it's reset every time. There's a elections. In house of representatives. So this is the same Bill essentially that we had introduced in two thousand seventeen and very similar to the one in two thousand fifteen again, Paul Tonko and Andy bar, the leads because the Democrats control the house. They flip flopped. And now Paul's the is the principal sponsor of the Bill last congress. We had about one hundred thirty cosponsors out of one hundred thirty five we expect you know to to get close to that two hundred Mark probably by midsummer wires, a lot of work on our our part and the fellow supporters of the coalition. We'll do down to Washington we'll talk to legislators will do so with, you know, our colleagues in the coalition, including some of the animal welfare groups that have embraced this legislation. And also that for the first time, we'll have a Senate version of this Bill sometime before the Kentucky Derby this. Here. You know, they're going to be plenty of people Jim that have a differing opinion..
"strana group" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Seventy four forty one w CBS news time one of three Michael Philip Kelly and the six eighty WCBS Marilyn newscenter. The owner of Pimlico race course says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness stakes race in Baltimore. Despite what mayor Catherine Pugh is said the Baltimore Sun reports. Pugh told members of the legislative black caucus yesterday her team successively successfully negotiated to keep the race of Pimlico. But the racecourse owner strana group says that's not true. The company says it has met with you and other city officials, but there was never a proposed plan that was financially feasible. Well, governor Larry HOGAN isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Trump. He says it currently doesn't make any sense at all HOGAN said yesterday. He doesn't see a political path at the moment for challenging the president and the primary because of Trump's approval rating among Republicans still HOGAN says, it's unknown. What that might look like several months from now. And there was a major shake-up yesterday in the ongoing scandal of the university of Maryland medical system board and contracting practices. MS president and CEO Robert is taking temporary leave of absence effective on Monday. In sports. College hoops, the spotlight of the NC double A, tournament's shifts to number one overall seed Duke today along with the other thirty one teams playing in first round games. But there won't be more. Attention on anybody then on Deb blue star freshman Zion. Williamson Duke opens against sixteen seated North Dakota state in his home state of South Carolina, your Weather Channel forecast is next. If you have lost a loved one, you know that probate and poor planning can Tara family apart siblings. Don't tend to fight over money. It's usually something much smaller or sentimental.
"strana group" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I'm Michael Philip Kelly in the six eighty WCBS Maryland news center at the news at four thirty one. President Donald Trump says he believes special counsel, Robert Muller's reports should be released to the public even after he disparaged it, and it's very existence is ridiculous. Trump says let it come out. Let people see it, and let's see whether or not. It's legit Muller is expected to present a report to the Justice department any day now outlying the findings of his nearly two year investigation. The Pentagon's inspector general says it will investigate a watchdog groups allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer employer. Boeing corporation spokesman for the inspector general said today that Shanahan has been informed of the investigation. A watchdog group called citizens for responsibility and ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaint with the Pentagon's inspector general about a week ago. In Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh is suing the. The owners of Pimlico race course on behalf of the city in an effort to seize the race track and blocked. The move of the Preakness stakes out of the city. A one thousand nine hundred eighty seven Maryland law bars, the Preakness from leaving Pimlico unless in case of a disaster or emergency. The lawsuit accuses the strana group of essentially manufacturing a disaster by under investigate under investing in Pimlico instead spending the majority of the state aid. It receives at laurel park. The strana group called the lawsuit premature and unfounded. It's fifty two degrees in Baltimore reporting, a four thirty two, I'm Michael Philip Pelley. Six eighty WCBS news. The FOX business report brought to you. By audiology associates when silence is not golden. Call audiology associates four ten nine four four thirty one hundred from the FOX business network. All Wall Street, the major averages closing mixed after the Federal Reserve said it's leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes for this.
"strana group" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"And you know, we gotta fix that on road when our own, but when you got a road route out there that wants to do it their way and claim that they're doing and everybody should follow that they're doing is a prescription for disaster. One of the questions I asked Steve before we wrapped up was whether this. Last few weeks and and yesterday's yesterday's proposals. How it will impact potentially galvanize interest and support for the? Tonko bar of what your thoughts on that out. Well, I mean, if I were on the other side, they got an opportunity here. I would drive a truck through even though it's in my opinion, irresponsible. They their goal is to eliminate the use of medication, and they have found someone willing to take the chart the lead for them year. And they partnered up and they're going to take advantage of this situation in California, which is about breakdowns and use it to their advantage, and it's going to divide the industry further and the industry's not going to unite behind. We gotta get rid of six that's the answer to this situation. What I would hope the industry might rally around is take a look at mid Atlantic is working for two years probably were too long with a very detailed strategic plan on reducing waste, whereas the talent which has weren't food as we'd been implemented new forms here and the result. Speak for themselves and hook that the rest of the industry will look at those names rather than what's been proposed yesterday that most people who are signing onto don't even realize that a lot of it's already affect the strana group wants to contribute additional substantial investments and diagnostic within let's have. Let's do that. That's happiness. But you know, they propose years ago. They were going to have those a pharmacy for racing and never going to dispense drugs for everybody. Whatever their form. So, you know, trying these these points that may make appeal to animal rights groups in the public. It sounds great. But there's no substance to whatsoever. And if there is because the industry's already doing it and of California's doing something better than the rest of us that we can learn from. But you can't do it in this environment. Where with there's no willingness to let anybody outside of their own cocoon, take a look. What's going on? And try to learn from it. Alad Forman the TA and Alan I appreciate the opportunity to get the the immediate reaction. And this will of course, this will morph and and go in whatever direction that goes just heard from Jim Cassidy who wants to hold off until Monday. He's going to be having weekend get togethers with owners, and and with his his traitors that he represents the tea and so we'll talk to Jim Cassidy on Monday. And. Alan I will look forward to seeing you next week. Great. We'll see at the middle of the Mets absolutely Thursday and t h a racing to follow on. Twitter and appreciate the tom'll Merrick. Or does a lot of the lot of the back work on the publicity side for the TH a tracks. And. The website that they put together, which is absolutely a tremendous resource. And we don't mention it enough. And how how helpful it is. So the and the for those of you that don't necessarily understand the the as teasha famously called it the alphabet soup. Thoroughbred horsemen's association, which basically serves as a similar the more function as the HP as and representing the horsemen in dealings with the racetracks and Alan and his members in the association, and of course, H E P A's that than California. It's even even a different entity when it comes to the te'o see, but the rest of the country is represented the horsemen in the two entities HP as and and the so THE racing dot com..
"strana group" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"But I guess we'd blew it. I didn't realize that the problem was six in the use of the whip. We've just yesterday thanks to the strong. You know, it's incredibly disheartening than I saw that statement yesterday on number of levels. Remember one? These breakdowns were not of the use of Lasix. If that was the case would be breaking down all the country alarming rates, and we would have the kind of national emergency that strana group wants to create here that doesn't exist, but Lasix, and I don't wanna say more about Lasix this descending now into the Lasix debate. And I know that. The folks who are on the other side of the debate for me who are pushing very hard for federal legislation that would accomplish that very goal just refuse to have knowledge that lay succes in very safe and effective drug. And if for the worse, and if we were to deprive the worse of that in this country, it would create a help they'll fair issue where the worst in addition to race. And I thought that the goal here was to try to address the welfare issues and to do what's best for the horse. So it is a absolute diversion. It's got I don't believe anything to do with these breakdowns anymore that when we investigated the rash of Taliban New York back in twenty twelve we looked dairy extensively at the Lasix issue. And concluded it had absolutely nothing to do with in. And and there is no science not a single scientific paper that indicates that Lasix is haunted to the. Worse were would contribute, to course to tallies. So that needs to come off the table right away. It's a red herring. It was done as a diversionary tactic. And it's and it's really responsible for that would be a part of this discussion. You know with anybody that I went to answer your question of LA's. And I couldn't Chris got away. I heard his his comments, and I think he just thinking it. I don't think you'd see what he'd said because he got it right and say, well, we're all looking at the use of the whip in today's world the public doesn't understand necessarily the use of the whip. And we are looking at strategies to deal with that. But just to out out being it. It's having something to do with what's going on again without investigation without knowing whether that contributed to one of these tallies, again, you're responsible and diversions. From from the standpoint Allen of. Of the public and the seeming. Eagerness to to placate critics. What what should the rest of the industry be doing? Because basically, it's it's inherited this circumstance from the strong at group and what what should everybody else be doing? What do you? And I know you've got a important group meeting next week. And I'm sure you know, this'll be front and center, but what what should the rest of the industry? Do what you expect the rest of the industry to do in response. Well, first of all. We know that there were we know three facts there were twenty two tallies. We had an unusual weather situation in southern California this winter and the track surface appears to have been a problem. We don't know very much else. And to me, it is absolutely irresponsible. That there is not some independent investigation conducted every level to determine what were contributing factors. Just as was done in Newark, where they didn't shut racing down in New York that they knew very aggressively to investigate, and it was no starring stone left unturned. I guarantee you their issues with the racing office. I guarantee you that there. There are concerns about medication. You can't make those allegations. Knowing fact, low if any that medication may have played there are protocols that we believe in. Place in California. Does anybody know what those protocols were do we know what role the jockeys play? Do. We know if the jockeys had in issues, we we talked about the weather are there needs to be. I think the public ought to understand what was in bothered one of these twenty two their risk factors..
"strana group" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Santa Anita has announced a major change to protect horses. Strana group c o. Tim Ridvan says the track is going to ban medicating horses on race day changes hot. But the love, of course, supersedes all else animal rights groups say medicating injured horses has led to fatal injuries twenty two horses of died. At Santa Anita since the end of December. The track is not announced a date for racing to start up again. A watchdog group claims the DWP's billing scandal is about more than overcharges. Consumer watchdog says the state's attorney general should take a look into public corruption billionaire problems that were supposed to be solved in a lawsuit settlement two years ago have not been solved consumer watchdog, Jamie court accuses the city attorney's office of playing both sides of the legal battle and preventing ratepayers from getting with deserve. Believe me. This is a public eruption. This may be the biggest public corruption case ever. The attorney general has not responded. To the request is step in Andrew mollenbeck, KFI news. A group of activists has appealed to a higher power in LA to stop construction of a skyscraper development in Hollywood trying to get district. Attorney Jackie Lacey to take a closer, look at the crossroads. Triple skyscraper proposal that was approved by the city council in January because there's a lot of dirty activity going on around. It. Jill Stuart with coalition to preserve L A referred to a pay to play report submitted to the city's ethics commission, the report outlined donations and backroom meetings between the developer and city officials. Stuart says who group has also asked the LA county. Civil grand jury to open an inquiry into the deal, the company that made the gun that news used to kill twenty children and six adults at sandy hook elementary in Connecticut can be sued for the massacre of four three ruling from the Connecticut supreme court has reinstated. A wrongful death lawsuit against Remington. Aaron Katersky reports the lawsuit centers on the marketing of the rifle the killer used in. In two thousand twelve the families believe the weapon was marketed to civilian consumers when it suitable only for use by the military or law enforcement personnel. Remington argued federal law immunizes gun manufacturers from liability mother of one of the murdered first degree first graders. I should say says Remington needs to stop gearing its advertising toward trouble. Young men..
"strana group" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"How does that impact the a lot of these factors that you've cited that go into overtraining overrunning over scheduling races at tracks. Business. And that's what puts a lot of pressure on everybody to Santa anita's own by the strana group. They've dozen through so tracks or fulltime race track operators, they sent Tim rid FU who's their trouble shooter out, the Santa Anita. And the first thing he did he said, we gotta be more profitable. So you gotta get your horses out of the barn. More often to run more races. So we can attract more betters who bet more money, and you know, that's pressure. One second you got the trainer who's the eyes and ears really the health. Of course, he's got an owner. Who says look I'm paying you hundred ten dollars a day and my horse hadn't run in six weeks. So let's get him in a race. And let's not only get them in a race. Let's win a race because that's gonna offset the money on paying you. So you know, there's pressure on that way. You know, it's it's sort of the tension between the the economic realities. And the fact that this is no longer the sport a king. She don't win horse race was in its heyday. When it was, you know, it's America's old the sport, it truly was sport of kings. I in Europe and in America was old families like the Phipps the vanderbilts who really just raised horses to race them didn't really need the money. They just kind of random for the sport of things invest no longer the case. And then the third thing that nobody really talks about is two states involved. Every state New York, California. They're taking tax dollars out of this. They're taking up to fifteen percent out of the that stick go in the person that go out. So you know, you got too many mouths to feed with two little horses to to few horses. So the jockey club keeps track of statistics on fatalities. And according to their numbers since two thousand nine and the most recent numbers were for two thousand and seventeen. There's been a twenty percent drop in the risk of fatal injury across all surfaces. Seventeen percent drop on dirt thirty percent drop on turf. In my view, the Santa Anita clustered here. And I think it's fair to call it that it's like an epidemiological cluster of of deaths, and you want to look into what caused it, and what can be done to prevent it. But you know, we're talking about it. It's gotten a lot of attention. I think it's shocking to people just what's normal, and it brings attention to the fact that yes, a lot of horses die. Stephan. Put that in the introduction. The numbers last year is almost four figures, right? But if you actually look into the statistics of the jockey club has and the fact that it's getting better the fatalities or going down that's kind of confusing thing to wrap your head around. When I think most people aren't aware that the numbers are so high to begin with, and, but I think it's important also point out Joe that Santa Anita has had traditionally a higher rate of deaths. I was looking at the California horse for horse racing board statistics Santa anita's averaged about fifty deaths a year from two thousand seven to two thousand eighteen so it's all ready elevated there, and then this cluster this -demia logical cluster brings it into sharper, focus that maybe there's something wrong with the way this track. Or this company is running this business. You You know? know, it's just that Yarmuth suggests though it's the way horses are treated by many trainers at many racetracks, the numbers have come down. Because more restrictions have been put in Fettes have to look at him around the clock. One of the things they're going to do now that started this morning. And in fact, is they are going to vet each horse for workouts in the morning, Rick Arthur, the medical director at Santa Anita told me last week that in the afternoon when the horses race they have multiple examinations. The drug flow is regulated. It's safe warm in the morning. He said we let the trainers training the private vets vet, and so what happens is they do push these horses in the morning..
"strana group" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Increasing the awareness of what the the live the live money. Format. What it what it could do? Because there is that there is that response to. To the contest seen that from for a certain period. You know, it seemed there was the uncertainty. What it was bring to the party. And this is I get more tangible for me. It didn't matter if it was a mythical bankroll and people playing along outside of the pools, it was still a positive because plenty of plenty of people that were playing that way. We're we're also involved in the in the pools, and it never made sense to me that you know, there were there were segments of the industry that that were uncertain as to the value of the of the contest element. But the bankroll really answers that the live money. I hope that that makes it very tangible to everybody as to what this what this offers. The numbers are overwhelming when you look at an event like Breeders Cup as big of a deal is that is as many thousands of people are there. Fifteen percent of the Amtrak handle in a typical year is coming just. From the players in that contest room. Now that doesn't even account for the fact that those same players are also playing outside the contest, I think the estimates. I heard back in the day where about another six percent is probably the contest players and they're pals sitting with them, and they're making in pick three in the pick six aren't counted in the contest, and the the it's all the better because this is money where the industry gets hold of that golden dollar. They make so much more money for the money bet on track. No doubt that the live bankroll contests. Give us a chance. Exactly. Like you said Steve to quantify that make it tangible. And I mean, the numbers we saw world horse player, store pilots. Still amazed me in three days. At Santa Anita. The here's we brought in. It was about eighty five players. They've been a million dollars. I mean, this is a million dollars of golden dollar on track handle. Coming from the contest world, folks, really need to pay attention. If they're not already in the industry pay attention to what contests can mean. In terms of giving them the shot in the arm and lifting the lifting the horse players, but not just players also the tracks and therefore everybody in the horsemen everybody in industry in benefit from putting an emphasis on this stuff and golf stream have shown strana group have done a great job getting it done and getting the Pegasus contests off the ground..
"strana group" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Then. He had the addition to the now new Lingle room upstairs should be tremendous place where then show we're looking forward to. Billion handing the grounds of the area, upgrading rationing. We also have a brand new turquoise out there, which is gonna help for the future. Looking forward to bigger several the horsemen commented about how great the turf looks phenomenal job on that what really excited about that? Yeah. Yeah. Well, is you know, it was doing now four match definitely changed over years years years. It's almost fifty fifty Turkey. And obviously people love betting on turf ratios law rolling largest fields. To the hand rises. It's a win win for everyone. Yeah. It's kind of a lot different. You treat horses for many years and were very successful at it. And in the old days like if you had a flow horse you run on the turf now, it's a whole different kettle of fish. I mean he coming over from Europe. And they're they're so good and people become big fans of of a lot of the turf ses. So and that when you Gulfstream you always think of the great turf racing during the winter, which is amazing back. Back. It's a good thing. You brought up because what I was trading. You came down here with the turf wars with a maiden were lucky to run them. One time you got excluded. You got excluded. You got excluded might run the last part of the meat ninety seven hundred. And that's when they only had like a, you know one made especially turf race AB every two or three weeks. Now, see the game changed. You know, everybody wants to we have we have people that enter terfel with first time starters. It's it's a different era. And it's good for racing. You know 'cause everybody chance and certainly for our year round product it a broadens the scope of racist for the guys that are stay here year round with the fifteen twenty sixteen thousand dollar horses gives everybody a chance. Yeah. Well, you know, isn't that one of the hallmarks of of strana group? And in the way that Gulfstream does things is changed with the business. Isn't that what they're what they're focused? Yes. Definitely. And you know, one of Tim Ripa came and took oh things over and just, you know, broaden everything up, and when we had to came to, you know, year round racing here in two hundred forty days a racing a year you had to you had to kind of do something. And then he was quick to broaden the turf racing out and give it everybody chance spectators love turf racing. You can tell you talk to the fans whether they're Nava season handicapper. Or they everybody loves turf race. Right. Well, when you go to handicap the race is guys. Well, does two three four five. Right. A lot of patience type. We all end up together at the end of the big for an exciting race. Hopefully, you're on the right into the photo. So we got Pegasus coming up to talk about that a little bit the new race, right? I think. We have we had talked about, you know, get, you know. Breaking in turf race feet, wet with the Pegasus. So we've already got quite a few interested in the racial ready. I think it's going to be coalfield got people from Europe, we might have Japanese horse race. So, yeah, it's you know. Still at the same token still putting the sixty million dollars to. It's going to be a bigger event issue. Never before without a doubt. Some good was already. Yeah. Year. Pretty yeah. We'll have those horseshoe. First inaugural race this year. I think a little bit better to upside gives a lot more horses better chance in the race for sure. She shows up quite possibly the best road to the Kentucky Derby, well, free talk about. Oh, yeah. We're. No are still for the prep to the derby phenomenally..
"strana group" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I'm wondering if these two people are seeing the same issue the same problem because mayor pews world it's all roses and sunshine and the strana group right now is pretty much like race day was fog and clouds and rain so they're onto their in two separate worlds right now and i think the most telling component there is when he talks about even the city won't be able to afford to keep the race there the state's going to have to come in well you're talking about a lot of money for a racetrack and let's face it horseracing in general at least in this state unfortunately i think as far as tendences concern has been declining for a number of years it's going to be interesting to see with all the improvements they're making it laurel whether that will increase interest in attendance the racers in laurel once the renovations down in laurel are completed but when you're talking about three hundred to five hundred million dollars you have to consider the fact that in baltimore they were able to build two stadiums for less than three hundred million dollars camden yards only cost was one hundred and ten million dollars and that's a that's a steal compared to what they're talking about to build a racetrack at pimlico so i don't think look if the state is going to put up any money i don't think they're going to put out that kind of money now i think you're right and that's something that throw it out there and you can weigh in on it do you think that the city and state should come in and do everything they can spend everything ganga's that's going to be taxed dollars to keep the preakness at pimlico or would you be okay with moving into laurels long as it stays in maryland gives call us no fourteen.
"strana group" Discussed on In The Gate
"Of luck jamie osborne thank you so much for a few minutes my pleasure thank you bye we're going to take a short break here on in the gate but when we come back sometimes rules aren't really rules they're just mere suggestions and the implications well there may not be any implications that's part of the issue and we'll have all that and more when we come back welcome back to the in the gate podcast just before the start of said a need is eighty third racing season tim rip vote chief operating officer for the strana group which owns santa anita amongst other tracked revealed in an interview with the los angeles times that he had conducted a survey amongst trainers to get a better sense of who the horsemen and horses actually work who were running there one of the points rid both found was that only twenty nine percent of those who responded had more than twenty horses in their barn with santa anita having trouble filling races and race cards rip vote proposed a number of unique incentives one of those incentives was two right races specifically for trainers with fewer than twenty horses and their barnes and ostensible idea in theory but on january seven here was the finish of the sixth race at santa anita which was restricted to horses four years and up trained by conditioners with twenty or fewer horses in their care in california and file just in front of of akaba who's going let him nike away from rim date cherokee dynasty an individual does next a stick they think i would say airfoil on the outside of mcdonough and foil trying to overcome mcconaughey james kicking on the side has buried airfoil out just a couple of hours later the owner of the second place horse in that race airfoil the owner is treason jocular protested he said that the winning trainer charles trees had more than twenty horses in his care at los alaminos down the road and cypress california john tucker also wrote in his protest that another trainer who had a horse in this particular race hey sousse new year's trains operative seventy horses oh well earlier that week the raising secretariat said anita need a rick hambur lee said that the twenty.