Suspensions Magic Millions Hopefuls Eagle Farm Boondoggle
Today’s racing news is a mashup of stories from all over, as there is no much happening at the moment, at least so far as major racing is concerned.
Things will be quiet until January, with a few exceptions, so here is some information gathered to fill the time between now and then.
Jockey Ben Thompson incurred a 12-meeting suspension during his workday at Caulfield this past Saturday. He is going to appeal the suspension and its severity. He rode two winners at the meeting, but the suspension was the result of interference when he was riding Written In Stone and his riding checked Good Therapy.
Thompson’s appeal will be heard Wednesday morning. He hopes that his penalty is not written in stone, or might be in need of good therapy.
Ahead of the Magic Millions, Gai Waterhouse and training partner Adrian Bott might have a surprise for the 2YO Classic in Terminology. He will make his debut in a couple of days when he jumps in the Magic Million Wyong 2YO Classic. Terminology is currently on the third line so far as Magic Millions betting is concerned, quoted in the area of $9.
The situation at Eagle Farm does not seem to be improving much and the news that it may not be fixed until the winter carnival wasexasperating to many. Hopefully, the track will be fixed and fixed correctly at some point. Forget about the When and focus on the How.
Anyone with a spare $US 1 million might be able to catch a good bargain at Gulfstream Park in Florida, where the deadline for entries in the 2018 Pegasus World Cup has passed with only nine of the 12 available starting positions taken. The race was lifted from $12 million in prizemoney to $16, but some lucky galloper might get in at a bargain rate.
Unlike The Everest, the group responsible for staging the Pegasus World Cup did not require a three-year commitment.