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by Curtis
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 14310

Re: Older Horses - 2019

World of Trouble Retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/236262/world-of-trouble-retired-to-hill-n-dale-farms UGH. There has to be some sort of underlying issue with this, although I wonder why they're not mentioning it. That's concerning. If his issue was li...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 436593

Re: California Chrome

Good camera for photographing races? I know this might be off-topic, but I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good camera for photographing races? I've used my iPhone for simple snapshots, but I'd really like to have the capability of getting higher quality photos. From what I gather, one of the...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

stark wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Joel Rosario will ride McKinzie in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, trainer Bob Baffert said on Wednesday.
Interesting choice. Besides the whip, McKinzie must also hate the rail.
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 39
Views: 2792

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

awww Tiz the Law is so handsome! love that big white blaze - he is a big, sturdy looking boy too - he won that race so easy today - blew the doors off that field - would be lovely to see Mr Tagg in the KY Derby again with this talented colt - certainly going to be rooting for them all the way!! Do ...
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

after those races he won at Oaklawn earlier this year, it sure looked like he could get the 1 1/4 without any problem - would love to see him do it. Had he not gotten sick at Del Mar and been able to get in the Shared Belief and then the PA Derby. But I just don’t see Papa M doing that off of one s...
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 1970

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

are we sure Omaha is going to be retired at the end of this year? a couple of the tvg guys seemed to refer to him as being a monster next year - things like that - so I started to wonder - maybe Mr Porter plans on running him next year(?) - that would be fun. If he goes in the Sprint, I think they’...
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 1970

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Curtis wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Tessablue wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Really impressive, but hard to care knowing he won't be racing much longer.
You need to read my new book, “Zen and the Art of Handicapping.”😉
She ain't wrong though.
I like geldings, I spend a lot of time with them so I guess they’re the answer.
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

I don't know for sure what race Mr Mandella is going to point Omaha Beach to in the BC - but no matter what race it is... sprint, dirt mile, or the classic - I believe Omaha could take any one of them. that race he just ran in the santa anita sprint off his layoff, outstanding!!! as soon as he was ...
by Curtis
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 1970

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Really impressive, but hard to care knowing he won't be racing much longer.
You need to read my new book, “Zen and the Art of Handicapping.”😉
by Curtis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

It's early yet, but better than even money at this point that I'll be heading back to the hotel before post time of the Classic. That's completely boring. I'm disappointed. You are one of the few who should know that 'back to the hotel' is code-word for celebrating. And if you can get Netflix.........
by Curtis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

Somnambulist wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Why do people think the shitty fields Elate has been winning against make her a good candidate here?
All I can figure is the 10f or the fact she’s never lost to the Classic probables or both. Also there’s always the old chestnut, “They do it in Europe all the time.”
by Curtis
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1844

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

I also don't think he'll get 12f. I think Starine was talking about Catholic Boy for the Classic. As far as that goes it depends on whether they’re going to race him at 5. If not, maybe it’s not the worst stab in the world. If you plan on bringing him back, absolutely not, in fact I’d skip the BC a...
by Curtis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race

If he was racing that often, then he wasn't likely working. And if he had raced at Los Al and not worked at Santa Anita, then unfortunately, that is why he would not have been watched by the new committee at Santa Anita at more than a trot or walk. Santa Anita 09/08/2019 Dirt 4F 50.00 Handily 72/87...
by Curtis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race

If he was racing that often, then he wasn't likely working. And if he had raced at Los Al and not worked at Santa Anita, then unfortunately, that is why he would not have been watched by the new committee at Santa Anita at more than a trot or walk. He recorded a work at Santa Anita in early Septemb...
by Curtis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race
Replies: 15
Views: 776

Re: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race

From Another With Knowledge Of the Colt Who BD Saturday He Had Some Physical Issue s and Had Been Sidelined for at least a Year Then He Was Back Training And Then This Dam shame But Place the Blame In the Proper Place the Barn s Vet Cleared this Unfortunate Horse Was Cleared to Race Though He Was N...
by Curtis
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 1970

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Big, big weekend for Abel Cedillo. His star is certainly on the rise. There's a very good chance that Cedillo will be riding her in the BC Distaff. I understand that Shirreffs put Abel up on Paradise Woods because Mike Smith, her usual rider, is committed to Midnight Bisou ( no surprise ) for the D...
by Curtis
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 14310

Re: Older Horses - 2019

I'm not sure how fair it is, but I've never quite felt like McKinzie was as good as his reputation. He has four odds-on losses, five if you count last year's DQ, and it feels like 10f in particular is just a bit beyond his scope. Dirt Mile/ Cigar/ Pegasus sounds like a perfect gameplan for him. Mon...
by Curtis
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 14310

Re: Older Horses - 2019

So...Mongolian Groom. He has a decent resume of always showing up. He deserved that W. Why Mike didn’t just let McKINZIE go baffles me. I swear I was only half joking when I wondered if Johnny V could stay and ride I don’t think McKinzie was fully cranked—I didn’t get the impression any of Baffert’...
by Curtis
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 61
Views: 1970

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Emtech went down in a heap in the stretch of the 8th race...right in the middle of NBCSN's nationwide coverage. The screens are out on the track, and I fear we've lost Emtech, along with Santa Anita's decent safety record since early June. :( Decent since June? This is only the second day of racing...
by Curtis
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey Club Gold Cup
Replies: 34
Views: 1173

Re: Jockey Club Gold Cup

well come on.... if they used the excuse that vino came over several lanes, he did most of that when there wasn't another horse next to him - heck, jocks move their horse over all the time to eyeball another horse to the wire - now vino did bump CoH a couple of times once he did get close to him - ...