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06-09-2012, 11:52 AM
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... and likely done for good. That's too bad.
Aren't they mostly done racing by this age though anyway.

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What the hell man




They didn't want to be Eight Belles. Or Big Brown for that matter.
True.

Felt so bad for Big Brown, Rick Dutrow....not so much, didn't deserve a Triple Crown Winner...man was way too arrogant.

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06-09-2012, 11:57 AM
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I'm a terrible horse racing fan. I just want to see a triple crown winner in my life time. Since I started caring triple crown hopefuls are now 0-5. Too bad Barbaro killed himself at the Preakness. He easily would have won.
He could have won. The horse that won that Preakness in his place was no cupcake.


Dutrow tried to win the Triple Crown without regard for the horse, which is just one reason he's generally seen as a giant d-bag. That would have been a bigger deal back then given how much he dominated a bad 3YO crop of horses.

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Giant Ryan takes a spill in the True North. Supposedly fractured two sesimoid bones, but is being taken back to the barn. That's uh...good luck there...they'll need nothing short of an act of God.

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06-09-2012, 04:47 PM
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He could have won. The horse that won that Preakness in his place was no cupcake.


Dutrow tried to win the Triple Crown without regard for the horse, which is just one reason he's generally seen as a giant d-bag. That would have been a bigger deal back then given how much he dominated a bad 3YO crop of horses.
I doubt anybody touches Barbaro in the shorter Preakness. The way he dominated the Derby, the Preakness was going to be a walk in the park.

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06-09-2012, 04:51 PM
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Fantastic. NBC doesn't show the Woody Stephens and opts to replay the piece aired a few minutes ago on NBC Sports. NBC Sports showed races 7 and 8, therefore, NBC should be able to air races 9 and 10.

Edit: Race 10 was shown. It is odd that Race 9 was not aired.


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06-09-2012, 05:29 PM
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I doubt anybody touches Barbaro in the shorter Preakness. The way he dominated the Derby, the Preakness was going to be a walk in the park.
Could have. It wouldn't have been a sure thing though. Bernardini ended up being 3YO of the year, barely got touched himself the rest of that year, and only came up 2nd in the Breeders' Cup Classic to the Horse of the Year. The pall was cast over that Preakness, but Bernardini was legit. Only Curlin ran a faster time since 1997 in the Preakness.

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06-09-2012, 06:20 PM
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Apt analysis from Jerry Bailey considering he ran that race with no intention of winning it.

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06-09-2012, 06:22 PM
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Apt analysis from Jerry Bailey considering he ran that race with no intention of winning it.
Did it sound like Gary Stevens gave Desormeaux a little zing for the Real Quiet-Victory Gallop finish?

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06-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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Feels like a Union Rags day today.

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06-09-2012, 06:30 PM
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Did it sound like Gary Stevens gave Desormeaux a little zing for the Real Quiet-Victory Gallop finish?
Yes. I don't think there was a person on the planet who thought Victory Gallop would win at that point in the race.


Stewart Elliott had one of the all-time bad rides himself. Mike Watchmaker comments a lot on how he thinks it's dumb for out-of-town jockeys to not pick up extra mounts leading to the Belmont. Mario Guiterrez did, so that's a disappointment too.

The disappointment of this race makes me not really want to watch it, although I'll be rooting for one of Rosie/Julien or Union Rags.

Last year I have the Mayor, John Hoven the hockey hunch play and then didn't take the horse, so I'm not letting myself do that again. Five Sixteen on top of Union Rags and My Adonis. And then hope it's one of the all-time great sports days in ever in (my) life.


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06-09-2012, 06:39 PM
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06-09-2012, 06:40 PM
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Really entertaining race

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Union Rags chips away at Paynter

Mike Smith and Bob Baffert 2nd again

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Even with the cloud of I'll Have Another's injury, and amazing early retirement hanging over the Belmont, this triple crown series was as entertianing, and formful as could be.

The Belmont was another thrilling race.
Johnny V gave Union Rags the letter perfect trip. He broke on top, established his position, then never panicked, knowing he had the horse to get it done.
A brilliant ride, absolutely brilliant.

Baffert proved once again that he is unmatched on getting a horse ready for a top effort.
Paynter, like Bodemeister, ran his eyes out.
Atigun loomed boldly at the 1/8 pole, but lacked a late run.

The rest were not a factor at the distance with Street Cry picking up the final 4th place prize.

On to the Travers!!!!!!!

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06-10-2012, 01:36 AM
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Great day overall today.

Took my son to the races (Monmouth) for the first time, he's only 8 months, but he loved it - social butterfly, just ate up the attention. The look on his face while we stood at the rail for the start of a mile, right at the gate was priceless.

Very happy to see Union Rags finally get a trip he deserved, fantastic run. Can't wait to see who's going where between the Haskell and the Travers, though this year they are far enough apart where horses can do both, but doubt it'll happen. July 29th is the Haskell, Travers is August 25th

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There's a temptation to put in a bid just for the sake of doing so.

Perhaps Zito could restructure the past by giving the trophy a proper home and ameliorate the image and rumor of Strike being sent to a slaughterhouse. Thankfully, that never transpired. Strike had a long life. Good times, I bought a TV with the Derby win. That Blue Grass was pretty special, too, with Chris Antley's first ride on Strike beating a 2-5 favorite in Fly So Free.



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The trophy that was awarded to the connections of 1991 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Strike the Gold will be offered at public auction on June 25 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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After standing at Vinery in Lexington for four seasons, Strike the Gold was sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey in 1998, where he became a leading sire. He died in December at age 23.

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In post order, with weights and riders, this is the field for the 31st Stephen Foster:
Nates Mineshaft, 118, Jesse Campbell; Fort Larned, 117, Julien Leparoux; Wise Dan, 123, John Velazquez; Nehro, 116, Corey Nakatani; Ron the Greek, 119, Lezcano; Rogue Romance, 115, Manny Cruz; Mission Impazible, 116, Javier Castellano; Alternation, 122, Luis Quinonez; and Successful Dan, 119, Velazquez on a double call.
  • Nates Mineshaft, 118, Jesse Campbell;
  • Fort Larned, 117, Julien Leparoux;
  • Wise Dan, 123, John Velazquez;
  • Nehro, 116, Corey Nakatani;
  • Ron the Greek, 119,Jose Lezcano;
  • Rogue Romance, 115, Manny Cruz;
  • Mission Impazible, 116, Javier Castellano;
  • Alternation, 122, Luis Quinonez;
  • Successful Dan, 119, Velazquez on a double call

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* Grade 3, $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (race 5): Only five 3-year-olds were entered in this 1 1/16-mile race: Macho Macho, Stealcase, Right to Vote, Neck n Neck, and Master Rick.

* Grade 3, $100,000 Regret Stakes (race 6): Eleven well-matched 3-year-old fillies were entered in a terrific renewal of this 1 1/16-mile turf race, perhaps the deepest of the four stakes. Contenders include Colonial Flag, Coup, Left a Message, and Silver Hustler.

* Grade 2, $150,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (race 7): Royal Delta, with Mike Smith to ride, got post 5 as the 123-pound highweight and solid favorite in a field of six fillies and mares entered in this 1 1/8-mile race.

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Giant Ryan was euthanized

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  • Nates Mineshaft, 118, Jesse Campbell;
  • Fort Larned, 117, Julien Leparoux;
  • Wise Dan, 123, John Velazquez;
  • Nehro, 116, Corey Nakatani;
  • Ron the Greek, 119,Jose Lezcano;
  • Rogue Romance, 115, Manny Cruz;
  • Mission Impazible, 116, Javier Castellano;
  • Alternation, 122, Luis Quinonez;
  • Successful Dan, 119, Velazquez on a double call
How does a jockey ride two horses in one race?

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How does a jockey ride two horses in one race?
Only one of the horses will be entered in the race but they are paired as entry mates for paperwork purposes.

Wise Dan will run and at some point Successful Dan will be scratched because the connections likely don't want them running against each other.

Johnny V. will ride Wise Dan as he has the last couple of times.

Successful Dan could run next in July at Belmont. That was one possibility.

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