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by Curtis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 108
Views: 5182

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Well Baffert did dupe some people last year by talking up Justify going to Sunland while hoping that first level allowance would go the day after the San Felipe. I think Baffert thinks he’s got three fianalists for the Louisville Shuttle and as you say, to quote The Offspring, when Baffert’s 3yo’s ...
by Curtis
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 108
Views: 5182

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

There appears to be some form of brinkmanship going on with the Baffert and Hollendorfer barns. Baffert is talking about running both Game Winner and Improbable in the San Felipe despite his well established track record of keeping his good horses separated. It could be that Baffert is just running...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Filly who swished her tail
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Filly who swished her tail

Tizna was famous for that but that was a tad longer than 5-10 years ago.
by Curtis
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 108
Views: 5182

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Interesting team workout from Monday that BB is gearing up.... Roadster (remember him?) goes 6F in 1.10.2 from the gate. Next fastest worker of the morning was another Baffert in 1.12.2. 18 workers in total. Along side Roadster in the gate was the unraced Reedley going just 5F, but still highly tho...
by Curtis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf

I’ve noticed over the years that Spawr horses seem to get a lot of freshening, usually first off the claim. Seems like he has an inordinate amount of stock that suddenly develop breathing problems. They seem to comeback stronger than ever though. I try not to ask why, I just bet with confidence ;) ...
by Curtis
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 derby prep races.
Replies: 70
Views: 4236

Re: 2019 derby prep races.

Too bad Assmussen doesn’t have anything to enter.
by Curtis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4136

Re: Santa Anita 2019

G2 Santa Monica 7F $200,000 today 1 Paradise Woods (KY) 5/M L J Rosario 120 J A Shirreffs 7/2 N/A 2 Selcourt (KY) 5/M L J Talamo 120J W Sadler 3/1 N/A 3 Marley's Freedom (KY) 5/ML D Van Dyke 124 B Baffert 2/1 N/A 4 Dream Tree (KY) 4/F L M E Smith 124 B Baffert 4/1 N/A 5 Mopotism (KY) 5/ML M Gutierr...
by Curtis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 derby prep races.
Replies: 70
Views: 4236

Re: 2019 derby prep races.

I know it translates as "More Than Perfect," but it also brings back memories of learning French grammar! The plusque parfait is a verb tense--IIRC, the one that corresponds to "I had visited, I had seen," etc. 8-) Way back when there was a horse that ran in so. CA—he was pretty good on the turf, i...
by Curtis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

As for the other jock, you’re right he’ll probably not get in or ever be nominated. There are far too many ignorant about his demons and now that he’s at a stage in which age as well as lienency—deserved or not—is impeding a comeback, he’ll have to lie in the bed he’s made. Also for what it’s worth...
by Curtis
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

Speaking of crazy rules, how long has Kent D been a member? I dunno but if stiffing horses from minor placings is HOF worthy........ If baseball did what Racing does with it’s humans—allows active players entrance—Barry Bonds and Roger Clemons would have been inducted in the late ‘90’s and Pete Ros...
by Curtis
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

I think I can get behind American Pharoah and Bafferts best with Arrogate and Point Given completing the trifecta of talent. But when I think about races that I have loved and enjoyed over the years that contained Baffert runners I think that Silver Charm was in more of them than any of the others....
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

Speaking of crazy rules, how long has Kent D been a member? I dunno but if stiffing horses from minor placings is HOF worthy........ If baseball did what Racing does with it’s humans—allows active players entrance—Barry Bonds and Roger Clemons would have been inducted in the late ‘90’s and Pete Ros...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

If I were a voter I could see myself only voting for horses, since people seem to be more controversial. Gio Ponti and Royal Delta. Havre De Grace close third. Also, what is "yawn" about this? This won't go over well but none of these horses are exactly all time greats. The racing HOF is a joke. Wh...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

stark wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Speaking of surely. What are the odds of two conversations in same thread involving Ray Sibille?
Landaluce and Great Communicator were the triggers!
That was a sad day when Great Communicator went wrong. He also should have won the Eclipse in 1988. Never have been able to figure that one out.
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

Not intending to hijack the thread as I do find it interesting, what if we try a different trainer, is it any easier to pick the most talented in the barn? English Channel Horse $5,319,028 Ashado Mare $3,931,440 Stopchargingmaria Mare $3,014,000 Honey Ryder Mare $2,879,200 Palace Malice Horse $2,69...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: 2019 Hall of Fame Finalists

Royal Delta and Blind Luck. I could be talked into Gio Ponti, I suppose, he sure was a neat horse.
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

You're just kidding, right? Yes and no. I typed it as a joke but Gary did like to say that about a lot of horses. Other horses included in that list are Beholder and Rock Hard Ten and I know there were others. Well then, maybe it was me who was just kidding, but then again it's not funny if you hav...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

The only jock, that cones to mind, that never wavered much on their best ever was Pincay with Affirmed. For all others, I take it with a grain of salt. As I’ve often said because of Gary, I had to buy stock in Morton’s. He has said it about unraced 2yo’s. Whenever I hear him say it, my eyes immedia...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

Pretty sure I remember Gary Stevens saying Point Given was the best horse he ever rode, or the best horse to ever look thru a bridle, something like that. Pretty sure Stevens said that about every horse he rode. You're just kidding, right? The only jock, that cones to mind, that never wavered much ...
by Curtis
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee
Replies: 50
Views: 902

Re: Baffert's Most Talented Trainee

I would take Arrogate. The ability to win on the lead, the way he won the Travers, stalk and running down a very nice horse like Chrome in the BCC and getting left and then just gaining momentum throughout the rest of the race when he blasted Gun Runner in Dubai is incredibly special. It would have ...