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by pointgivenfan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Pacific Classic @ Del Mar G1 $1MM
Replies: 53
Views: 2800

Re: 2018 Pacific Classic @ Del Mar G1 $1MM

Absolutely fantastic stuff, Curtis. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'll check out that book you mentioned for sure, but there's nothing like talking with people directly about these things. I could listen to this all day. Aside from Vigors, who features pretty prominently in A Decade of Champion...
by pointgivenfan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Welcome to Del Mar 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4153

Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Put kindly, the photographers' agreement as it currently sits is a joke.

https://twitter.com/BH_JBalan/status/10 ... 7664201730
by pointgivenfan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Early Belmont race prediction.
Replies: 64
Views: 4520

Re: Early Belmont race prediction.

I told myself that having American Pharoah win it all makes this less nerve-wracking but that is turning out to be a total lie.
by pointgivenfan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:
pointgivenfan wrote: This is something I'm hoping that my mother never discovers.
Ha, oh man... good luck!
Update: she discovered it.
by pointgivenfan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:On a scale of 1-10 how disinterested is everyone on answering.
Between this and all that "if" yelling in the other thread, I think stark is working through some issues in light of the revelation that George Soros owns part of Justify.
This is something I'm hoping that my mother never discovers.
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:Justify on the rail. Doubt Baffert is happy, or even indifferent, about that.
Is it weird if I had a gut feeling he would end up there like, after the first horse was drawn?
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

1 Justify
2 Free Drop Billy
3 Bravazo
4 Hofburg
5 Restoring Hope
6 Gronkowski
7 Tenfold
8 Vino Rosso
9 Noble Indy
10 Blended Citizen
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Girl you weren't at Keeneland on Blue Grass Day in the snow. Ha, no but that sounds kind of amazing! For sporting events I would raise you all the Patriots night games I've been to, but I know you've spent too much time in Chicago to be impressed by that :D Oh it was certainly magical but I was nev...
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17792

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Rain and the Belmont always reminds me of Smarty Jones' Belmont. What a weird day that was, rain all day, people cooped up inside, occupying any available free space, in corners of the building that hadn't been used all year, Reagan dying earlier in the day, the frenzy as he came down the stretch, ...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Preakness Day
Replies: 136
Views: 5623

Re: Preakness Day

Many thanks to Justify for keeping my perfect record of attending weddings on Belmont day with Triple Crowns on the line intact.
by pointgivenfan
Fri May 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 328
Views: 16986

Re: 2018 Preakness Stakes

The one and only Sunday Silence! $315.55 later and no schedule confirming my boyfriend definitely has off (my sister doesn't know she's plan B) and we are Belmont bound... which definitely means that Justify will not win tomorrow . Somehow. If he wants to do that he'll have to break the heretofore ...
by pointgivenfan
Sun May 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 81099

Re: Justify

45.77 (3rd fastest Derby half mile ever) I've seen this all over the place, where is it coming from? It is completely untrue, there have been three faster opening halves in the past decade alone. This list from 2011 doesn't even put it in the top five. The points system may have eliminated most of ...
by pointgivenfan
Sun May 06, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

I said earlier that I hoped Magnum Moon came in last. OK - I'll settle for next to last, but wasn't it Magnum Moon who slammed Mendelssohn? He should be relegated to last. :x why do you hate MM so much? what's wrong with him? It's not the horse - although he's not that good. It's the owners - the L...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Mendelssohn got body-slammed when the 15 turned left into him, and then the horse ran into him again just when it looked like Mend' might recover. I wouldn't be surprised if he's really body-sore tomorrow. If he were a human athlete, he'd be headed for an ice tub right about now. :( Yeah, the 14 po...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Mendelssohn got body-slammed when the 15 turned left into him, and then the horse ran into him again just when it looked like Mend' might recover. I wouldn't be surprised if he's really body-sore tomorrow. If he were a human athlete, he'd be headed for an ice tub right about now. :( Yeah, the 14 po...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Somnambulist wrote:
I am attending a wedding on Belmont day and I am sitting at 2 for 2 for TC attempts happening while I'm at weddings.
So what we're saying.. is that this is the year.
Clearly.

For those who play way ahead, I also have a wedding on Belmont day 2019.
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

So onto to Preakness now? Who else goes? Who waits for the Belmont? It'll be a TC because this is the first year since 2012 I'm not going to the Belmont. Oh well, I saw 2015 in person. I guess I can do it on my couch. I am attending a wedding on Belmont day and I am sitting at 2 for 2 for TC attemp...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

I'm sure I've said this before but Judd was a good choice by NBC.
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Tessablue wrote:
pointgivenfan wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Pletcher's two wins are in the slop, anyone want to start a conspiracy theory with me?
*raises hand violently*
YES. Okay, it actually has nothing to do with the shoes, it's just that Pletcher is a lizard person who prefers this weather. Spread the word!
YESSIRGENERALSIR
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Day Watch-along
Replies: 299
Views: 9091

Re: Derby Day Watch-along

Tessablue wrote:Pletcher's two wins are in the slop, anyone want to start a conspiracy theory with me?
*raises hand violently*