27 Apr 2006 01:22:58
Mustang5
Cuppy Track


What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?





26 Apr 2006 22:40:41
Scott McPhillips [MVP]
Re: Cuppy Track

Mustang5 wrote:
> What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?

It means their horse lost and they are groping for an excuse.



27 Apr 2006 02:52:43
Mustang5
Re: Cuppy Track


Scott McPhillips [MVP] <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp > wrote in message
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> Mustang5 wrote:
> > What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
>
> It means their horse lost and they are groping for an excuse.
>
Is it possible to get the definition of a cuppy track now?




27 Apr 2006 00:57:08
MMcC
Re: Cuppy Track

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 02:52:43 GMT, "Mustang5" <[email protected] >
wrote:

>
>Scott McPhillips [MVP] <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>> Mustang5 wrote:
>> > What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
>>
>> It means their horse lost and they are groping for an excuse.
>>
>Is it possible to get the definition of a cuppy track now?

It means the dirt is loose to the point where the horse's hooves leave
indentions in the track, like little cups. It generally results in
slower times as it tires the horses out quicker because they're
sinking deeper with less traction and hence impulsion.
Some horses handle it better than other obviously, but in general it's
not a prefered surface and can lead to injuries due to the horse
getting fatigued quicker and anaerobic build up of lactic acid in the
muscle puts more stress on tendons.

Imagine running across loose sand dunes and the impressions your feet
leave and how tiring it is.


27 Apr 2006 07:03:14
Mustang5
Re: Cuppy Track


MMcC <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 02:52:43 GMT, "Mustang5" <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >Scott McPhillips [MVP] <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp> wrote in message
> >news:[email protected]
> >> Mustang5 wrote:
> >> > What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
> >>
> >> It means their horse lost and they are groping for an excuse.
> >>
> >Is it possible to get the definition of a cuppy track now?
>
> It means the dirt is loose to the point where the horse's hooves leave
> indentions in the track, like little cups. It generally results in
> slower times as it tires the horses out quicker because they're
> sinking deeper with less traction and hence impulsion.
> Some horses handle it better than other obviously, but in general it's
> not a prefered surface and can lead to injuries due to the horse
> getting fatigued quicker and anaerobic build up of lactic acid in the
> muscle puts more stress on tendons.
>
> Imagine running across loose sand dunes and the impressions your feet
> leave and how tiring it is.

Thank you for the detailed explanation. Makes it much easier to understand
now. "-)




28 Apr 2006 10:52:22
ellis_jay
Re: Cuppy Track

Mustang5 wrote:
> MMcC <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 02:52:43 GMT, "Mustang5" <[email protected]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Scott McPhillips [MVP] <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Mustang5 wrote:
>>>>> What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
>>>>
>>>> It means their horse lost and they are groping for an excuse.
>>>>
>>> Is it possible to get the definition of a cuppy track now?
>>
>> It means the dirt is loose to the point where the horse's hooves
>> leave indentions in the track, like little cups. It generally
>> results in slower times as it tires the horses out quicker because
>> they're sinking deeper with less traction and hence impulsion.
>> Some horses handle it better than other obviously, but in general
>> it's not a prefered surface and can lead to injuries due to the horse
>> getting fatigued quicker and anaerobic build up of lactic acid in the
>> muscle puts more stress on tendons.
>>
>> Imagine running across loose sand dunes and the impressions your feet
>> leave and how tiring it is.
>
> Thank you for the detailed explanation. Makes it much easier to
> understand now. "-)

Yeah, kinda like strawberry shortcake without the strawberries!!

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Ellis_Jay





29 Apr 2006 17:36:37
Danzig
Re: Cuppy Track

Mustang5 wrote:
> What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
>
>
>
ever stick your foot into gooey mud and there is a bit
of suction on removing it? same thing to varying degrees.


29 Apr 2006 20:19:30
Mustang5
Re: Cuppy Track


Danzig <[email protected] > wrote in message
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> Mustang5 wrote:
> > What does it mean when they say the track is cuppy?
> >
> >
> >
> ever stick your foot into gooey mud and there is a bit
> of suction on removing it? same thing to varying degrees.

Yuk, must be fun running in that.