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by Curtis
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7515

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Not as much as you think. Same species. Colts gain ground around time for the classics. Male hubris in the US runs deep. Of course, no mare could ever beat a stallion. Never happened, right? Winx.... Zenyatta.. Kinczem....all the others, all in our imagination, weren't they? All those studs must ha...
by Curtis
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 108
Views: 7515

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Yes...having the females mature quickly ensures that the species will continue. Having the males mature quickly isn't necessary, as it just takes a few of them to keep the females preggers. :P :oops: If you've ever watched Quarter Horse racing, the fillies often kick butt, and not just occasionally...
by Curtis
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Keeneland
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Keeneland

Always fun to see Harley back enjoying his work! When our daughter, Anna, was in High School we bought her an over-trained QH whose registered name is Only in My Hotrod. His barn name is Harley. He had been trained to do Western Pleasure and his hocks were a mess. I figured if she taught him to be ...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Gelding Thread
Replies: 1450
Views: 161791

Re: The Gelding Thread

I've never heard of Fresno. It's part of the California Fairs circuit that seems to be always fighting with Stronach (Goldren Gate) on various issues each year, eg stabling, simulcast, dates. I guess we haven't been posting enough of those articles. http://www.calfairs.com/fairs.htm The Fresno fair...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018

Accelerate will be a fairly tepid favorite over West Coast, I believe. After Saturday, I’m partial to West Coast marginally over Thunder Snow. I think the two the latter split in the JCGC are bounce candidates for the Classic with the winner bouncing higher—provided he makes his way off the Vet’s L...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018

Curtis, I think you've got the right two on top, but in reverse order. The name recognition along with their training records will make Baffert's WestCoast the fan's betting favorite over Sadler's Accelerate, especially since the race is not in California. Pretty sure the Vegas steam, the Sheet's w...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018

IMHO this is the best Classic assembled in some years. This entire Breeders Cup is one of the best. But I'm really not sure...tons of quality but so many factors that make it wide open. Thunder Snow? Simple question.......who will be the betting favorite in the Classic? https://twitter.com/andyserl...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: Congratulations re: BreedersCup 2018

IMHO this is the best Classic assembled in some years. This entire Breeders Cup is one of the best. But I'm really not sure...tons of quality but so many factors that make it wide open. Thunder Snow? The most competitive or the best? In the whole vast configuration of all things thoroughbred, I don...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2018
Replies: 355
Views: 32625

Re: Older Horses - 2018

https://cdn-images.bloodhorse.com/i/bloodhorse-images/2018/09/c1a73b7525d042eaac28d6bdc80496c3.jpg?width=450&maxheight=297&mode=max [/quote] I just learned that Accelerate is chestnut. I thought he was like a light bay this entire time. Because he’s by Lookin’ at Lucky........? I don't know. In pic...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2018
Replies: 355
Views: 32625

Re: Older Horses - 2018

Mylute wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:16 am
I just learned that Accelerate is chestnut. I thought he was like a light bay this entire time.
Because he’s by Lookin’ at Lucky........?
by Curtis
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 4665
Views: 501660

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

My Pop taught me the meaning of all those terms. Of course he was around to witness the invention of dirt.😉
by Curtis
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 32043

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

If true, I can think of a few things that might be in play here: I know SoCal is expensive, but I'm under the impression that NY is worse. :shock: Our traffic sucks but, after reading some of the posts from TBC members who live in the area, maybe NY's sucks more? :? There may be more racing along t...
by Curtis
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 395
Views: 32043

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

If true, I can think of a few things that might be in play here: I know SoCal is expensive, but I'm under the impression that NY is worse. :shock: Our traffic sucks but, after reading some of the posts from TBC members who live in the area, maybe NY's sucks more? :? There may be more racing along t...
by Curtis
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Munnings foals
Replies: 232
Views: 37068

Re: Munnings foals

Barkley would have absolutely dominated the older horse division at Emerald Downs this year if it wasn't for that pesky Riser. As it is, tho, he got two wins, including the G3 Longacres Mile; 2 seconds (to Riser); and one 4th (again, losing to Riser). He actually got 5th but Riser got disqualified ...
by Curtis
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mccallshorseracing
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Mccallshorseracing

As long as he's not threatening Wrona, Dinerman, Colmus, etc. I would consider that improvement. Baby steps. He contacts me periodically through FB wanting to friend me. I've heard it said that one can never have too many friends. This would be the exception that proves the rule.
by Curtis
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 29 at Belmont
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 29 at Belmont

I'm not disputing that Ryan Moore is an internationally-renowned champion rider, but... Does anyone else wish that Aiden had tapped a top NY jockey who is intimately familiar with Big Sandy and its challenges to ride Mendelssohn? The challenges lie in the competition. If Mendelssohn’s good enough, ...
by Curtis
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2018
Replies: 355
Views: 32625

Re: Older Horses - 2018

We would all like stakes races to be full of quality contenders, but IMHO removing the Awesome Again as a prep for the Classic isn't a great idea. The present schedule gives west coast horses a prep in the AA, and the east coast horses a prep in the JCGC. Remove one of those, and you might as well ...
by Curtis
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2018
Replies: 355
Views: 32625

Re: Older Horses - 2018

Pretty lame field in terms of size... not that the juvenile preps are any better. One of my main points of contention about the Breeder’s Cup........ I was at Del Mar when Tale of the Union broke his maiden. Looks like a real runner. Wasn’t he supposed to go in the Norf..., I mean Front Run...., I ...
by Curtis
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Two-year-olds
Replies: 174
Views: 12197

Re: 2018 Two-year-olds

Reading that article, I didn't get the impression that he has no respect for colts like American Pharoah. But apparently he does feel that the whole Triple Crown grind is too hard on young horses. As pointed out in the article: "Five of the 20 horses who participated in the 2018 Kentucky Derby have...
by Curtis
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Pegasus
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: 2019 Pegasus

I think the inflation of purses for these mega-races have both caused short careers and turned horses into specialists. The Breeder’s Cup began the process and races like the DWC and the Pegasus are now contributing to it further. In between yelling at kids to get off of my lawn, I try not to yearn ...