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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    I agree. I didn't think they were looking for a DQ at all. In fact it sounded to me as if they were hoping it didn't happen.
    Thing I didn't like about the commentators is that they all said "no change" before the ruling and then after the ruling, they kept showing replays and said "Oh yes, he has to be disqualified." Stick to your guns.
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    As soon as I saw MS drifting so wide, I was afraid he might get DQed, ruining an otherwise superb/gutsy run. The jockey said the horse got spooked by the crowd noise (only its fifth race, and Churchill Downs on Derby Day is super-loud)
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    For Maximum Security, it was unfortunate that the stewards at Churchill Downs yesterday were not USATF or IAAF officials, who most assuredly would have said "incidental contact"
    and would not have DQ'd any horse.

    There are no lanes in horse racing, which seems to be news to some, and the natural tendency for horses is to drift together as they run, not away from each other.
    Horses drift all the time without being DQ'd. The very same jostling for position occurs at the start of the race with 20 horses angling in.
    This DQ was a first in the Derby for good reason, it happens all the time in horse racing. Why now? a sport that has had a bad past two years needs something to generate interest. Sound familiar?
    And yes, the build up to the Preakness will feature this story, along with the Pimilico Track troubles in Baltimore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    In 2019 with dozens of HD cameras covering every major sporting event, I guess there is no sport that hasn't been touched by controversies created by instant replay, but I guess that's the price of progress.
    I agree, without instant replay this would be "incidental contact."
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    What DJG said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    What DJG said.
    yeah, for someone like me, a novice that knows two words seabiscuit and secretariat, .. that post was solid horse racing gold!
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    #28
    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    What DJG said.
    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    yeah, for someone like me, a novice that knows two words seabiscuit and secretariat, .. that post was solid horse racing gold!

    Gentlemen, you are too kind! Just one man's opinion which doesn't amount to much in this
    Crazy world of ours......too kind, user and lonelyWolf!
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    Meanwhile... the story of the dq of Dancer's Image in 1968..

    Dancerís Image, drugs and MLK: The enduring mystery of the 1968 Kentucky Derby

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.ebfc44440d71
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-05-2019 at 11:33 PM.
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    #30
    Also from the Washington Post:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.a62ee91bdd50

    Headline: Forget Maximum Security’s misstep; the whole of horse racing is a foul
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