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by Curtis
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Rick1323 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Put Justify against any other crop of the last 20 years and he would be lucky to win one TC race. He is a very good horse who was born in the right year..................
As they say, everyone is entitled to an opinion......and that certainly is one.
by Curtis
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4359

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

I'm glad to see that the LA Times John Cherwa reads this forum before writing his articles. Excerpt from today's entry..... If you look at Santa Anita’s decision to change programs, which is under discussion for the upcoming meeting, Stronach racing boss Tim Ritvo wanted to get more betting informa...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: We Have A Star In Our Midst
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: We Have A Star In Our Midst

To paraphrase Forest Gump, the stories and the artwork are like peas and carrots. Thanks for the kind words.
by Curtis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ziconic
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Ziconic

TapitsGal wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Is he officially retired? No race since February
Seems like I read over the summer a quote from Shirreffs along the lines that they were giving him time off and then they would see if he still wanted to be a racehorse.
by Curtis
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4359

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

I'm glad to see that the LA Times John Cherwa reads this forum before writing his articles. Excerpt from today's entry..... If you look at Santa Anita’s decision to change programs, which is under discussion for the upcoming meeting, Stronach racing boss Tim Ritvo wanted to get more betting informa...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Two-year-olds
Replies: 242
Views: 24947

Re: 2018 Two-year-olds

Bates Motel was somewhat similar to Cigar. He was bred to be a grass horse—Sir Ivor out of a TV Lark mare—but just never took to turf racing. He was huge—17h at least. Once he was put back on the dirt, his career took off. There was a former poster here, who was John Gosden’s assistant in those days...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4359

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Fairly certain that Wrona, much like Denman, would not be receptive to handicapping races if given the chance as they've both indicated it's not their forte on numerous occasions. Should have gone with Vic Stauffer then. Miss his calls and he loves to handicap. ;) Given the way Goof was relieved of...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4359

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Diver52 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:46 pm
"Expanded role?" Well, they're certainly getting an expanded waistline.
Now, there’s a classy blow below or perhaps at the belt.
by Curtis
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4359

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

Mylute wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:00 pm
They probably want Mirahmadi because the impressions will make him the Santa Anita Funnyman™.
He really doesn’t do impressions all that often.
by Curtis
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 438
Views: 47508

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Wishing a happy healthy retirement for GStevens...again. Just one mystery question. How in the heck did he win a substantial workers comp claim for his bad knees and then return to the saddle once the check cleared? One more question. I wonder who is the best horse ever really was? Seabiscuit
by Curtis
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Vox Populi Award
Replies: 14
Views: 1677

Re: 2018 Vox Populi Award

I’d write in Staythirstymyamigo—do you suppose she doesn’t often drink beer but when she does she prefers Dos Equis?—or Solid Wager as both are high on my list right now. Tune in next week though, it could always change.
by Curtis
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Retirements 2018
Replies: 135
Views: 19598

Re: Retirements 2018

Jay Privman , Del Mar , 2018-11-12 , Race 6 - DRF Live Posted : 12 mins ago $500,000 earner Point Piper , 2016 Longacres Mile winner, claimed for $10,000 by Wong Point Piper, a former stakes-class runner, who has raced primarily in claiming races this year at age 8, was claimed for $10,000 on Monda...
by Curtis
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I just wondered. Bettors form opinions in different ways than those that don’t, I’ve found. Not better—no pun intended but I’ll take credit if you liked it—but different. Secretariat, his son Border Run greatly influences my opinion—he headbutts if you don’t agree with him, is the best horse I’ve ev...
by Curtis
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

But at the same time, don’t reward Team Hronis and penalize the Evil Empire of Justify for business decisions. After all, it’s not personal......it’s business. I don't think the point of "rewarding" is to say one is a business decision and one isn't. . . . I’m not sure everyone sees that distinctio...
by Curtis
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Peeptoad, I didn’t completely finish my point regarding Accelerate and the fact the best horses of his crop having been retired. I’ve seen the argument bouncing around that Accelerate should win HOY to send a message to various connections that retire their horses at a time some deem as early. I was...
by Curtis
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Your eyes? Well, you should have started with that. In my opinion, he bounced in the Preakness and if I had a nickel for every time a horse I bet on would have won a race if it were a few feet shorter or longer, I’d be swimming in nickels. Good Magic came at him pretty good in both the Derby and Pr...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Some mentioned what would have happened if Justify had his own "Sham"? Well if he had someone pushing him like that, he wouldn't be a triple crown winner. [/quot Proof? My eyes? You don't have to agree with me, but we saw what happens when Justify is pushed, it happened in the Preakness and he bare...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Slew’s times were not eye opening but his Derby and Preakness were. Had Secretariat not existed, Slew wouldn’t have needed the campaign at four to be great. On the topic of time, the horse that owns the fastest two-turn dirt mile in history was in for 10k on Monday at Del Mar and was claimed. It’s a...
by Curtis
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Some mentioned what would have happened if Justify had his own "Sham"? Well if he had someone pushing him like that, he wouldn't be a triple crown winner. Proof? All things are to be taken in context. There is no real way to judge this crop of 3yo’s until next year around this time. Accelerate stuc...
by Curtis
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 170
Views: 13363

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

They’re both really nice horses who both accomplished a lot in ways unique to themselves. Justify impressed me more so he gets my vote.