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Old 05-14-2019, 10:38 AM
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By the way, why does the suspension not include this weekend? Is that an attempt to push the suspension to Belmont day (where Saez has a couple horses that may enter the race - Global Campaign, Maximum Security and presumably mounts on horses in other races) but not include the Preakness (where Saez wonít be riding)?

And given the rule where the suspension is shortened if you donít appeal, the Belmont magically becomes available if Saez doesnít appeal it.

I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but this suspension stinks.
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:01 PM
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By the way, why does the suspension not include this weekend? Is that an attempt to push the suspension to Belmont day (where Saez has a couple horses that may enter the race - Global Campaign, Maximum Security and presumably mounts on horses in other races) but not include the Preakness (where Saez wonít be riding)?

And given the rule where the suspension is shortened if you donít appeal, the Belmont magically becomes available if Saez doesnít appeal it.

I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but this suspension stinks.
I believe that Saez has the right to appeal & therefore can ride until the the appeal is made and decision rendered. This may take some time and it would push back the dates to a better time frame for him to take the days if the appeal is not successful . - like during the winter at the big A .
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:21 AM
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While I agree with the DQ and thought the suspension was excessive...this article provides some food for thought.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/bl...suspension_123

I like Saez a lot as a rider and think heís one of the best right now. I also donít view him as being what I would consider reckless...but that is a lot of suspensions. So many layers to all of this.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:17 PM
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Sports Illustrated article on the possible options and strategies for Saez

https://www.si.com/horse-racing/2019...y-interference
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