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(Courier-Journal)   Kentucky Derby to use NASCAR-like point system to determine entries for 2013 race. Unclear if horses will be required to pit as they come around the backstretch   (courier-journal.com) divider line 51
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2012-06-14 08:30:39 AM
People only go to those things because they want to see the horses crash. (Big fan of steeplechases here).
 
2012-06-14 08:41:08 AM
Next they'll start throwing competition yellow flags
 
2012-06-14 11:55:21 AM
Make 'em switch from prime horseshoes to option horseshoes halfway through the race.
 
2012-06-14 11:56:19 AM
Then comes the shaving and dying of the horses hair for their sponsers.
 
2012-06-14 11:56:59 AM
Pacedog will be a greyhound.
 
2012-06-14 11:57:38 AM
Pit, no. Poot, yes.
 
2012-06-14 11:57:39 AM
Are they going to shoot t-shirts at people?
 
2012-06-14 11:58:33 AM
SO, this will stop really rich people from getting their horse in the derby even when it is not qualified? Riggggggghhhhhhhhhhhht.
 
2012-06-14 11:58:48 AM
Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?
 
2012-06-14 11:59:52 AM
Like most anything, this could be improved if the little things would hit each other more often.
 
2012-06-14 12:01:52 PM
Makes sense... they only turn left.
 
2012-06-14 12:02:43 PM
but if a horse cuts you off and doesn't give you "the wave" are you allowed to get up behind, get em loose, and put em into the rail?
 
2012-06-14 12:08:53 PM
I foresee some issues.

www.freakingnews.com

/hot
 
2012-06-14 12:09:07 PM

Sticky Hands: Like most anything, this could be improved if the little things would hit each other more often.


The jockeys?
 
2012-06-14 12:10:47 PM

2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?


I hate myself for laughing.

So to make it up to me, have a month of TF.
 
2012-06-14 12:13:29 PM
1. They don't pit on the backstretch except at Bristol. Horses or not.

2. They don't pit in qualifying. Only once at this year's All-Star Event

So, Ya'll only watch the All-Star Race? Stick with horses, they're more your speed

/ #3 horse puts the others in the wall
//the only turds on the track are named Busch
 
2012-06-14 12:16:25 PM
DEBRIS ON THE TRACK!... Bunch 'em back up, Buford.
 
2012-06-14 12:25:00 PM
I just had a funny visual of a horse skidding into the the pits, being lifted up on a tall jack, and a team of mechanics farriers swap out the horseshoes.
 
2012-06-14 12:26:30 PM

King Something: Make 'em switch from prime horseshoes to option horseshoes halfway through the race.


Are you going to offer up Horsie-DRS as your next brilliant "NASCAR-is-like-horse-racing" joke?
 
2012-06-14 12:28:05 PM
What Restrictor Plate horse racing might look like:

www.tierrescue.org
 
2012-06-14 12:32:40 PM
Horse racing trifecta (ha!) now in play.
 
2012-06-14 12:37:06 PM
Great, jockey fights will now take place in the pits and there will be one hot lady jockey who'll never win a race, but will still get all the media attention.
 
2012-06-14 12:37:44 PM
Every time I watch horse racing, either live or on TV, I make engine-revving noises, so I'm getting a kick....

Obvious next step:

i.telegraph.co.uk

"But now, we must hand the reins over to our tame horse racing jockey...."
 
2012-06-14 12:40:29 PM

Sticky Hands: Like most anything, this could be improved if the little things would hit each other more often.


Sarah Jessica Parker not available for comment.
 
2012-06-14 12:44:43 PM

WhiskeySticks: Great, jockey fights will now take place in the pits and there will be one hot lady jockey who'll never win a race, but will still get all the media attention.


On the plus side, there are hot female jockeys and female jockeys who are quite successful. Sometimes both.

I'll just leave this (NSFW) here.
 
2012-06-14 12:44:52 PM

2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?


Well, the race is not official until that point...
 
2012-06-14 12:49:03 PM
The 48 horse is being given PEDs by his owner and trainer who never get busted.

Meanwhile the 42 horse runs full speed into the back of the tractor grooming the track.
 
2012-06-14 12:49:23 PM

CAADbury: What Restrictor Plate horse racing might look like:


Wow...talk about a horse being over at the knees...
 
2012-06-14 12:51:30 PM
This will all lead to Kurt Busch simultaneously ending his professional racing career, but locking up the role of Mongo in the remake of "Blazing Saddles".
 
2012-06-14 12:54:28 PM
I was watching a horse race on TV when a friend who likes NASCAR said "I think horse racing is cruel to animals. It would be more interesting if they ran free without jockeys and whips."

I said, "You know what would make NASCAR more interesting? Potholes."
 
2012-06-14 12:55:38 PM

Mikeyworld: 1. They don't pit on the backstretch except at Bristol and Martinsville. Horses or not.

2. They don't pit in qualifying. Only once at this year's All-Star Event

So, Ya'll only watch the All-Star Race? Stick with horses, they're more your speed

/ #3 horse puts the others in the wall
//the only turds on the track are named Busch

 
2012-06-14 12:56:35 PM
Jockey forgets to wash hands after using the bathroom- $40,000 fine for Actions Detrimental to Stock Horse Racing.
 
2012-06-14 01:08:16 PM

Ponzholio: 2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?

I hate myself for laughing.

So to make it up to me, have a month of TF.


Thanks! You made my day...errrr... month!


Really!

/actually a Dale fan.
 
2012-06-14 01:15:28 PM

Land Ark: Mikeyworld: 1. They don't pit on the backstretch except at Bristol and Martinsville. Horses or not.

2. They don't pit in qualifying. Only once at this year's All-Star Event

So, Ya'll watched only the one All-Star Race?

/ #3 horse puts the others in the wall
//the only turds on the track are named Busch


Nope.Martinsville's pits go from turn 3 all-the-way-around to the exit of turn 2. The backstretch is the accerate/brake zone, as well as the passing lane.
 
2012-06-14 01:39:54 PM

2 grams: Ponzholio: 2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?

I hate myself for laughing.

So to make it up to me, have a month of TF.

Thanks! You made my day...errrr... month!


Really!

/actually a Dale fan.


You're welcome, that post caught my funnybone.

I wonder how many horses would blow up racing 2.5-milers Daytona, Pocono and Indy, or the 2.6 Talladega... hell, a road course could be fun too.
 
2012-06-14 02:02:48 PM
Steeplechases routinely cover 5 miles. Let's see those NASCAR boys take their cars over a series of jumps in the race.
 
2012-06-14 02:12:00 PM

2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?


i just about spit my chicken soup onto the monitor.

post of the day, right here...maybe of the week. well done.
 
2012-06-14 02:22:41 PM
Screw the oval tracks... horses on Das Ring!

www.roadfly.com
 
2012-06-14 02:55:43 PM

Mikeyworld: Land Ark: Mikeyworld: 1. They don't pit on the backstretch except at Bristol and Martinsville. Horses or not.

2. They don't pit in qualifying. Only once at this year's All-Star Event

So, Ya'll watched only the one All-Star Race?

/ #3 horse puts the others in the wall
//the only turds on the track are named Busch

Nope.Martinsville's pits go from turn 3 all-the-way-around to the exit of turn 2. The backstretch is the accerate/brake zone, as well as the passing lane.


You used to pit on the backstretch at Martinsville, but they somehow crammed in a pit road that wraps around the track from Turn 1 to Turn 4. I think they even have a pedestrian tunnel under the track now. Back in my day, you had to run across the track in between the cars.
 
2012-06-14 02:56:38 PM
The big problem is going to be getting all the horses to pass the templates during pre-race inspection.
 
2012-06-14 02:58:20 PM
So I guess no black jockeys then?
 
2012-06-14 03:20:35 PM
In all seriousness, I'm a bit worried that this could lead to some overracing of horses. They're living animals (and pretty delicate animals at that), not cars, and really it's only healthy for them to run after certain intervals of time.

We'll see if this leads to an increase in injuries to thoroughbreds next year. I hope not.
 
2012-06-14 03:31:39 PM

Supes: In all seriousness, I'm a bit worried that this could lead to some overracing of horses. They're living animals (and pretty delicate animals at that), not cars, and really it's only healthy for them to run after certain intervals of time.


You can only race what you brung to the track...
 
2012-06-14 03:32:17 PM

2 grams: So I guess no black jockeys then?


Have you ever seen what their lips do in the breeze?!?
 
2012-06-14 04:23:11 PM

2 grams: So I guess no black jockeys then?


At one time, most jockeys were black.

Link
 
2012-06-14 04:40:56 PM

mikaloyd: The 48 horse is being given PEDs by his owner and trainer who never get busted.

Meanwhile the 42 horse runs full speed into the back of the tractor grooming the track.


So we would need an idol for the #48 horse, but in the event of something blowing up, it'd get messy and smelly.

Would the tractor asplode if hit by a horse?
 
2012-06-14 04:47:16 PM

Ponzholio: 2 grams: Why does the #3 horse keep running into the wall?

I hate myself for laughing.

So to make it up to me, have a month of TF.


Dale Earnhardt Approves™
 
2012-06-14 04:47:29 PM
Wow of all the points systems out there, they're going to use the one that gets tweaked every 3 years because everyone hates it?
 
2012-06-14 06:23:15 PM
www.lawnjock.com
 
2012-06-14 11:38:28 PM

Supes: In all seriousness, I'm a bit worried that this could lead to some overracing of horses. They're living animals (and pretty delicate animals at that), not cars, and really it's only healthy for them to run after certain intervals of time.

We'll see if this leads to an increase in injuries to thoroughbreds next year. I hope not.


Yes , it could lead to more injuries, but part of that problem is the current favored bloodlines.
I'm thinking that it may require more horses to have more than 5 races. Maybe 3 to 5 races as a 2 year old and at least 1 or 2 as a 3 year old. This would require that horses be bred for more stamina instead of primarily for speed.

Maybe we would finally end the streaks of horses like 'I'll Have Another', 'Barbaro', and 'Big Brown' and return to streaks of horses like 'Secretariat', 'Seattle Slew', and 'Affirmed'.

Another change they ought to make is that there is a purse for the winner of the Triple Crown, separate from the race purses. It should just roll over and grow larger each year until the Crown is won.

.
 
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