Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Kentucky Derby is Approaching

The recent deaths of all those poor Polo Ponies sparked my interest in these following articles. Also I want our readers and listeners of the our Uncooperative Radio show to read between the lines and notice how different news organizations spin the same story a different way. Learn how to be uncooperative readers.

From the Daily News:

LOUISVILLE - A year ago, the winner of the Kentucky Derby became famous for more than just finishing first in America's most famous race. Big Brown also made headlines when his trainer, Rick Dutrow Jr., told the Daily News he had given the colt the steroid Winstrol on the 15th of every month.

At the time, Winstrol was legal in Kentucky, but in the furor that ensued, the use of anabolic steroids was banned, and this year, no horse will compete on steroids in the Triple Crown series that begins on Saturday with the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The steroid ban went into effect on Jan. 1 in almost every racing jurisdiction and had already been adopted by California for last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita in October.

"I'm all into it," Dutrow said of the ban. "I don't notice it at all now. Steroids never meant nothing."

Now from the "Old Grey Corrupted Lady;

The New York Times:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The death of the filly Eight Belles at last year’s Kentucky Derby, along with the revelation that Big Brown had been treated with steroids before his dazzling victory, spurred pledges of reform and accountability for the welfare of the American thoroughbred. But as racing prepares for its biggest show on Saturday, many top owners and trainers still resist discussing what legal medications their horses are receiving.Of the 20 owners or their trainers who as of Monday intended to run a horse in the Derby, only three shared their veterinary records with The New York Times.

Same story totally different angles. And notice; just because these owners wouldn't talk to the New York Times they must be corrupt. What a rag. Who the hellll do the writers think they are. Oh I know, the mouth piece for the Commie Left. I wouldn't give those jokers my shoe size. Why do people still buy their paper. I use it as an example of how not to be a journalist. I guess they think they are the investigative wing of President Obamanation's cabinet.

Now the story about the poor Polo Ponies.

From Fox News:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida pharmacy said Thursday that it incorrectly prepared a supplement given to 21 polo horses that died over the weekend while preparing to play in a championship match.

Unable to legally bring a supplement into the U.S. to make their horses more resilient, a Venezuelan polo team had the pharmacy mix up the concoction.

What happened next, though, was disastrous. The chemicals were mixed wrong, and the 21 horses given the brew died in rapid succession, some collapsing just before taking the field in a championship polo match. The others fell soon after, one by one, shocking a well-heeled crowd gathered to watch the U.S. Open at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington.
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