Hard-Knockers Line Up for BC Marathon

PJMIII
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Ever Rider, a 5-year-old son of Argentinian stallion Rider Stripes, qualified for the Breeders' Cup with a victory in the June 21 General Belgrano (Arg-II). Last year, Belgrano winner Calidoscopio, at age 9, catapulted himself to the headlines with a 4 1/4-length upset in the Marathon at odds of 17-1.

http://www.equibase.com/racingnews/article/View.cfm
PJMIII
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:22 am

I'd like to see Commander do well in this race. He didn't finish well in last year's Marathon.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:32 am

I know a lot of people don't like this race, but I think it is really fun.

I will be rooting for Pool Play and Old Time Hockey. I'm also giving a look to Worldly.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:10 pm

Love this race! Still my fav ... the 2009 Marathon ... Cloudy's Knight, a nine-year-old, ran his heart out for second place! To this day, I can't remember the winner's name ... nor do I care. Cloudy and Zenyatta made the 2009 BC a favorite of mine. :D
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:25 pm

I LOVE the Marathon, and I think it's an insult to those intrepid horses, owners, and trainers not to have the race televised.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:41 pm

Blue Jeans wrote:Love this race! Still my fav ... the 2009 Marathon ... Cloudy's Knight, a nine-year-old, ran his heart out for second place! To this day, I can't remember the winner's name ... nor do I care. Cloudy and Zenyatta made the 2009 BC a favorite of mine. :D
Man of Iron was the winner in the 2009 Marathon. Cloudy's Knight led most of the way but just got nosed out at the finish.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:45 pm

PJMIII wrote:
Blue Jeans wrote:Love this race! Still my fav ... the 2009 Marathon ... Cloudy's Knight, a nine-year-old, ran his heart out for second place! To this day, I can't remember the winner's name ... nor do I care. Cloudy and Zenyatta made the 2009 BC a favorite of mine. :D
Man of Iron was the winner in the 2009 Marathon. Cloudy's Knight led most of the way but just got nosed out at the finish.
Thanks. Yes, curiosity got me! Found the results at B-H:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... p-marathon

Nosed out is right! Cloudy lost by a nose ... hair! I loved that fella!
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:15 pm

The Marathon is a great and fun race - sorry for those who believe otherwise. How could anyone not be excited and moved
watching old Calidoscopio circle that field last year - and just to show folks he meant business - there was the Brooklyn.

I'm a fan of Worldly - and will be pulling for him...


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Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:37 pm

No favorite this year, so I'll just go with a younger pick this time.

#4 Ever Rider Gary Stevens

Wish 'em all a safe trip!
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:39 pm

I absolutely LOVE this race. Nothing else like it!

Ever Rider/Pool Play
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Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:52 pm

The way the track is playing, Commander will certainly give you a thrill for most if not all of the race, at least he'll be on the TV screen. Also, gotta give smart jock Mike Smith a chance with the unknown on the dirt, first time lasix just might get this guy in the photo.

3-Commander
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:28 pm

I'd like to see Old Time Hockey or Suns Out Guns Out.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:34 pm

I got burned by Commander last year, will let him beat me here. Pool Play, Suns Out Guns Out, Ever Rider.

The current odds for this race are hilarious- everyone under double digits except for Cease and the longest shot on the board, Pool Play (which.. what?) at a whopping 13-1.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Well, that was almost physically painful to watch.

Hope Ever Rider is okay.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:54 pm

I just love the marathon! The last few years it was always among my top 3 most exciting races of the card.

Was rooting for Blueskiesnrainbows! They all moved a bit too early IMO, but he held on gamely to finish second, nothing to be ashamed off at all. Oh and Mike had a niiiiiice workout on London Bridge, he sure had to earn this one. :D
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:55 pm

Nice call Stark.

Did ever after cross the wire?
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Jennywho wrote:Nice call Stark.

Did ever after cross the wire?
Don't think Ever Rider did, but he's fine. Just tired.

On the plus side, this will (probably incorrectly) convince some bettors that there isn't a speed bias. Small miracles!
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:58 pm

Jennywho wrote:Nice call Stark.

Did ever after cross the wire?
Thanks,
they said the vet said Stevens did the right thing, just pulled up an exhausted horse, nothing else apparetnly wrong.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:00 pm

Is it true?????

The first NY bred to ever win a BC race, is that what RDom just said?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:02 pm

* ever rider sorry
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