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by Big Ten
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

For me, Justify winning HotY is more about honoring Team Baffert. Bob Baffert = GOAT horse trainer I know not everyone likes this man, but say Baffert is dead 5-10 years from now? Those same people saying negative things about him now will be praising him when he's dead. Think Bobby Frankel (or even...
by Big Ten
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I'll echo Steve Haskin's sentiments from over a week ago by saying to not take the Triple Crown for granted just because American Pharoah won it in 2015. Justify should be the 2018 HotY. There will be a BC Classic winner every year. Justify provided us with great joy and made 2018 a year for the his...
by Big Ten
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Whoever wins HotY, it's not like robbery since it isn't exactly lopsided. It's like Rachel vs Zenyatta or Zenyatta vs Blame. No problem with either to me. This ain't no Dances With Wolves beating Goodfellas for Best Picture for 1990! Accelerate and Justify are from California, so no East vs West riv...
by Big Ten
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 67
Views: 4124

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

WTF?

I don't like that. I enjoy Wrona. I love Santa Anita but I don't know what's going on over there with their management after reading those comments.
by Big Ten
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Had Justify won the Triple Crown in 2014, he'd be Horse of the Year. But since AP already did it in 2015, he gets penalized since we already saw AP do it. California Chrome was the 2014 HotY and he failed to win the Belmont and didn't win a dirt race again after the Preakness until 5. Winning a Trip...
by Big Ten
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Elliott Walden is echoing alot of what I said already. And it's true. Look at Secretariat who lost two of three against elders on dirt. Didn't even run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Seattle Slew didn't have a second half of 1977. Lost badly to JO Tobin after that boneheaded, greedy decision by his ow...
by Big Ten
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Triple Crown winners DRF PPs Who I think should win HotY?  Accelerate Who I want to win? Justify  Who I think the voters will pick? Justify  Justify will have the East Coast voters winning in Kentucky, Maryland, and New York (minus Mike Repole) the same way Zenyatta had the NY vote after Blame ran ...
by Big Ten
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I hate going to Del Mar. Arrogate probably felt the same way. "HE BLEW IT, MAN! HE BLEW IT!" https://youtu.be/lMjKEETJLQc That was a worse performance than Cigar getting upset by Dare and Go. At least Cigar had a reason to lose chasing Siphon early. Justify 1st - February maiden 1st - March allowanc...
by Big Ten
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

https://184cda7661b9609f94b0-f196c43f59505ef65734afae659eea38.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/Justify_workout_Belmont_2018_615x400_1_orig.jpg Justify can still win Horse of the Year based on sentimental reasons. Before the BC Classic, did most people remember or even watched Accelerate's previous wins this yea...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Twenty years ago from now, fans will remember that Justify's biggest roadblock from winning the 2018 HotY came from his owners and the breeders who bought him. All this crap gets too political and sometimes personal anyway. BTW, I'm Team Red. #MAGA. And I live in a state full of liberals. I hate the...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

To Justify's credit, Mendelssohn ran a nice race. Accelerate didn't exactly blow this field away. The same Mendy that Justify humiliated at Churchill six months prior. I'm usually objective each year and most Eclipse voters get it right better than the Academy Awards for Best Picture. Some of the Os...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 167
Views: 12733

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Accelerate and only because it encourages owners to race their horses all season. Not stop in June thinking they have it in the bag. Justify wouldn't care what a HotY award is. It's like Rachel and Zenyatta, they DGAF. Justify won the most elusive American racing crown already. Foal crop 2013 BCC TH...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 15806

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

Let the Justify vs Accelerate HotY debate begin...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 15806

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

As I expected. Coming from a big Justify fan, Accelerate should be HotY. Owners need to compete all year. Not think they have it in the bag and stopping in June. It's unprecedented that a Triple Crown winner will be denied HotY but it needs to happen this year. For Justify fans, just be grateful he ...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis
Replies: 32
Views: 2504

Re: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis

Among the two Baffert horses in the Classic, I'm leaning towards West Coast because he happens to be older, has won outside CA, and his last race was just a tune-up after a long layoff. I don't think WC was ever on the level of AP, Arrogate, or even Justify. I think he is more like Captain Steve and...
by Big Ten
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis
Replies: 32
Views: 2504

Re: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis

I was thinking yesterday that Accelerate should be HotY if he wins the Classic today. Send a message that just because a horse won the Triple Crown doesn't mean they're a mortal lock to win HotY. I love Justify but it doesn't mean HotY should be an afterthought considering he didn't run all year. At...
by Big Ten
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 2720

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

Varied top picks. https://www.americasbestracing.net/gambling/2018-big-race-showdown-2018-breeders-cup-selections I ended up getting free money from Bovada to use. It was only $26.59. Instead of the WWE-staged NBA where social media is BSPN's clickbait, I decided to put the money on Catholic Boy and...
by Big Ten
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 2720

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

I might add - $10 exacta 14 w/ 1, 3. I think Accelerate has shown more brilliance and dominance than Lava Man did in most of 2006. His class and guts is tough to ignore. The chalk + an 8-1 & 12-1 should still pay nicely. Even $30-$40 minimum x 5 is decent. I like this losing effort by him. City of L...
by Big Ten
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 2720

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

My final bet could look something like this - $20 Win - #3 Catholic Boy $10 Win - #1 Thunder Snow I might play Accelerate over Catholic Boy, Thunder Snow, McKinzie, and Yoshida exacta but it's a tricky race that ends up being more costly because like I mentioned before, half the field (7 horses) cou...
by Big Ten
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 2720

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

Accelerate is the class of the field. He has been getting 110+ BSFs all year. With that said, I'll try to beat him with Catholic Boy with a smaller side bet on Thunder Snow. 117 - West Coast 115 - Accelerate 111 - Thunder Snow 108 - Mind Your Biscuits 107 - McKinzie 104 - Catholic Boy 102 - Yoshida ...