Notes from the stewards at “The Legacy Chase” – “a family fun-filled day of steeplechase racing, picnicking, and tailgating” – Shawan Downs, Maryland, Sep 24:
race 1: “Carloun was scratched due to lameness.” Carloun is trained by the ugly – internally, of course – Keri Brion.
race 3: “Ludicrous Mode fell at the 4th fence [and] was transported back to the barn via the horse ambulance. The course vet reported later that the horse was uncomfortable but standing and able to walk.”
race 4: “Ljay was scratched due to lameness.” Ljay is also trained by Brion.
race 5: “Junior Senator appeared to be an out-of-control runaway when he fell at the third fence.”
race 6: “Coach Carter was scratched due to lameness; Gaye Breeze was scratched due to lameness; Western Crusader was scratched due to lameness.”
race 7: “Agitare was scratched due to lameness.”
Then this: “During the course of the afternoon, the stewards were informed by the course vet that trainer Keri Brion was posting videos of her pre-race exams on social media. Dr. Blakey said she felt that posting the videos was unprofessional and asked that they be taken down. The stewards…called Brion to request that she remove them. Brion was upset and refused to delete the videos.”