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by Curtis
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Del Mar Pacific Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Del Mar Pacific Classic

Higher Power dominated. Draft Pick was second and Mongolian Groom was third. What kind of G1 is this? Lol. The kind in which four horses came out from the Midwest and East seeking easy money and got their hindquarters kicked. The kind in which two horses that just ran 1-2 in a G2 at Churchill would...
by Curtis
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: No Travers for Game Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: No Travers for Game Winner

I can’t see either of those horses being around next year so I’m just going to pretend like they are already retired. I’m with you on Game Winner. He’s already an Eclipse Champion and the West’s probably learned from West Coast. The latter earned a lot of money last year but didn’t add much to his ...
by Curtis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: No Travers for Game Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: No Travers for Game Winner

I have a hunch the same family will get the trophy. As long as the engraver gets the head’s up, all will be good. Gary & Mary only need to keep a straight course to the podium.😉 Rut-Roh! I was referring to the Eclipse Award Trophy. However, this probably means Servis ran out of duct tape and bubble...
by Curtis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: No Travers for Game Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: No Travers for Game Winner

I have a hunch the same family will get the trophy. As long as the engraver gets the head’s up, all will be good. Gary & Mary only need to keep a straight course to the podium.😉 You make it all sound so simple. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlz0he9rtKw As long as Saez isn't guiding them, they sho...
by Curtis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: No Travers for Game Winner
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: No Travers for Game Winner

stark wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:55 pm
They might have to cancel the 3YO HOY at the awards ceremony this year.
I have a hunch the same family will get the trophy. As long as the engraver gets the head’s up, all will be good. Gary & Mary only need to keep a straight course to the podium.😉
by Curtis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1106

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Honestly, Victory Gallop was so badly interfered-with in the stretch that his winning effort was the more impressive one- and it saved us all from a lot of drama. Yeah, Victory Gallop getting there saved a lot of controversy. Taking Real Quiet down would have been far more of a slam dunk than Max i...
by Curtis
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1106

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

No one has mentioned Real Quiet's Belmont, so I will. I read a conspiracy years ago that Real Quiet actually did win but the New York stewards didn't want a California guy (Baffert) to win the Triple Crown so they edited all the photos and footage. I don't necessarily subscribe to this but I will s...
by Curtis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1106

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

1989 BC Classic - the one and only Easy Goer. ^^ This..... always this. 3 strides past the wire..... *sigh. If wait all Day had left him a little less work to do... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ii3uxsveFk This^^^ Switch the jockeys and Easy Goer would have won by daylight. In the Preakness, too...
by Curtis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Del Mar Summer 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Del Mar Summer 2019

Starine wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:40 pm
Curtis wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Starine wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:52 pm


I just really liked the nickname Sleepy Kent ;)
I’ve always used ‘Meaux Money in that he owes me meaux money. He’s made stiffing over the last sixty yards an art.
That's a good one too. :lol:
‘Meaux Money, ‘Meaux Problems
by Curtis
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1106

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Being that they’re in it to win it, losses don’t do much for me except for handicapping purposes. A particular standout though, would be the 1938 Santa Anita Handicap. Seabiscuit was broadsided and mugged coming out of the gate. He had to sprint the better part of the race and then engaged in a head...
by Curtis
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Del Mar Pacific Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 506

Re: Del Mar Pacific Classic

What happened to Gift Box? I thought the reason Sadler ran him in the Foster was to prep for this.
by Curtis
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Del Mar Summer 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 1546

Re: Del Mar Summer 2019

Starine wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:52 pm
stark wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:13 pm
There always seems to be a plethora of photos and stories about KentD not riding 100% to the wire.
I just really liked the nickname Sleepy Kent ;)
I’ve always used ‘Meaux Money in that he owes me meaux money. He’s made stiffing over the last sixty yards an art.
by Curtis
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Arlington Million
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: The Arlington Million

Yeah why is the Secretariat a mile race now? I don't remember hearing anything about it being shortened. I guess to attract Euros since the mile is their "premiere distance". When the NYRA created the Turf Trinity this year...they fixed the race distances to match the distances the match the Triple...
by Curtis
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 47
Views: 3136

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

Izvestia wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:19 am
I just cannot get behind a horse who comes from a sire line of big, slower maturers and with a grandsire with zig-zag legs... who runs THAT fast. How long is he going to be around???
Smile and enjoy him while he’s here.
by Curtis
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Uh, Wrona was just fired
Replies: 81
Views: 11090

Re: Uh, Wrona was just fired

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 pm
But IIRC he also was slated to call at Oaklawn Park starting with their next meet. Will he be able to work there AND be a full-time caller at Los Al? :?
What happened to the Goof?
by Curtis
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Border Run is Thirty-One!
Replies: 21
Views: 1049

Re: Border Run is Thirty-One!

You've done an amazing job with this precious old guy. Pix? Patricia McQueen came and spent the better part of a day and a half with us last weekend and took lots of photos. She has posted some on Facebook. Since some of you have asked for photos of Border Run, here's the link. https://www.facebook...
by Curtis
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Big Saturday @ The Spa
Replies: 36
Views: 1311

Re: Big Saturday @ The Spa

I feel like finding trouble is a colloquial expression for being unlucky. It’s like beauty, it’s in the eye of the beholder. I would describe it as his skill set makes it makes it more difficult for him to avoid and or overcome trouble. But it is a whole lot easier, I guess, to say he finds trouble...
by Curtis
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Haskell Day
Replies: 53
Views: 2243

Re: Haskell Day

Maximum Security is the top 3yo male on dirt right now, pending the Travers and PA Derby of course. Only one horse has finished in front of him thus far in his career (a horse he justly beat in the Haskell) and he's the only 3yo to win more than 1 G1 route race (on dirt). He actually "won" 3, but w...
by Curtis
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Haskell Day
Replies: 53
Views: 2243

Re: Haskell Day

I thought running the stakes later was a good compromise. Living in South Florida I've never understood the need to start running at 12:30 in the summer when it's light til 8:00 anyway. Was very happy to see Maximum Security get another win, I don't see he did anything wrong, seemed to stay in his ...