Some odds and ends…
In the 4th at Churchill Friday, Vicki Rose “went wrong” and was eventually “vanned off.” Nothing unusual there, of course. But there’s also this: Vicki “was fractious in the starting gate.” Perhaps the two-year-old – two-year-old – was trying to tell her exploiters, in the only way she knows how, something was wrong from the start.
Yesterday at Sam Houston, Runaway Match Race became the third “bled [from the lungs], vanned off” in two days at that track.
And finally, after waiving his right to a hearing, trainer Jorge Gonzalez was fined by the stewards at Remington for drug positives in his charge Eye On Politics after a race in May. The drugs in question: caffeine and theophylline, which, WebMD says, “is used to treat lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema” – in humans, of course. Eye On Politics continues to be under the yoke of Gonzalez.