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Friday, September 22, 2006

Walkovers

- I did some research on walkovers, and found that there was one as recently as July, 2005, at Colonial Downs. Liveinthepresent was the only one of five original entrants to make it to the post; all the scratches were by the vet according to the account on this page. It also says that the horse started to bolt down the backstretch; that would be something if a horse in a walkover doesn't finish!

As far as Sharp Cat goes, her walkover was on December 7, 1997, at Hollywood Park. I found the program having been offered for sale on Ebay. Not only was there a walkover that day, but later in the program, there was a triple dead heat. Quite an odd day at the races. Here's the program page; there were three entered originally in the Bayakoa Handicap as you can see. Sharp Cat was 1-5 morning line, so I suppose no one was really anxious to face her anyway. We could see a similar scenario with Discreet Cat on Oct 1.

1 Comment:

Tote Board Brad said...

great post. I've always wondered if these still happened.