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by Spahny
Mon May 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Three G1s Monday @ Santa Anita
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Three G1s Monday @ Santa Anita

Bolo in the Shoemaker. Oh my.
by Spahny
Tue May 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Met Mile
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: 2019 Met Mile

The field isn't set yet but Game Winner and Global Campaign are both good enough to win it. I think the Belmont could be a very interesting race. Even without the mighty Country House.
by Spahny
Sat May 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 7998

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Barber should take West up on his gracious offer.
by Spahny
Mon May 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 147
Views: 6457

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

On the subject of tough dq's... At the Hardrock 100 last year French runner Xavier Thevnard was disqualified from the race for accepting aid from his own crew support team. The aid was given at a highway crossing and outside of a designated aid station. No runner aid is allowed outside of the offici...
by Spahny
Sat May 11, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 147
Views: 6457

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Some of you might be too young to remember the Zapruder film. This is starting to feel a little like that to me, on a different scale of course.
As a proud Zapruder Gen myself I kind of like the irony of it.
by Spahny
Sat May 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 147
Views: 6457

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

This is now becoming a kind of weak episode of Law And Order where we get to see the defense give one interpretation of the crime video and then the prosecution giving a completely different reading of the exact same footage...Both sides telling you what to look at and what it means... Otherwise kno...
by Spahny
Tue May 07, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 7998

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

If all that's left now is one hypothetical after another then I guess the issue is settled.

Next page; Preakness.
by Spahny
Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 147
Views: 6457

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Ok. Let them play. I get it. If they are leaning on each other down the lane like Freehouse and Sliver Charm in the Preakness, or PVal and Sunday Silence keeping Day and Easy Goer on the rail after he shut them off on the back stretch... That's competition. And great history. All for it. Maximum Sec...
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 7998

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Sounds like War of Will is feeling just fine today. Here's Casse...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BOfZHPfVdQ
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

No doubt WOW headed for a spot that didn't exist for long, if Borel would've ridden him he would've won the race with rail skimming ride. After watching the race again I think WOW had a lot of run in him and might well have had a say in the outcome had Gaffalione waitied a little longer for the rai...
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest- Results are In!
Replies: 55
Views: 1557

Re: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest- Results are In!

Oh my god now I have to leave the game again. Will it never end?

Wait a minute this means I move up in the results.

Ok. I'm back again.
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing is now officially a joke
Replies: 98
Views: 2826

Re: Horse Racing is now officially a joke

The amount of press we are getting over this is insane. All over ESPN, morning news shows, all over talk radio, Donald Trump is commenting on it... this might not be a bad thing. The point some of us were trying to make yesterday. And much better that the attention is over an official decision rath...
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

luvsgeldings wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:33 am
just heard something interesting on local SoCal TB radio show - someone wondering if maybe they could have left the winning horse up in the Derby and just penalize the jock for the ride.
That would have been far worse.
by Spahny
Sun May 05, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I left the game for good last night but then felt better this morning so I decided to come back. Just thought the world needed to know.
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I think the jurisdiction matters more than the name of the trainer. Kentucky is a 'rules are rules' state. I had a horse put up a few years back on Derby day because he was whipped across the nose. He was 2nd and trying in vain to run down the leader as there were approaching the finish line. The ho...
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Also, here's a picture from that twitter thread CQ posted (specifically from https://twitter.com/papabear11865/status/1124822774952988676 ): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5wsWbLWAAENRw_.jpg Terrifying. War of Will is a little star-crossed, isn't he? That was very close to being very, very bad. He's ...
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Tessablue wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Wait I just realized I have no idea how to score the Derby Pool contest now. I suddenly disagree with the decision!!
I looked at it and you have one clear winner that had the trifecta.

I was wondering what would happen if you had to go to the margin of victory tie breaker?
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

What's not being considered is that War of Will appeared to be moving well before he was impeded. It's impossible to say that without the foul he would have placed better but there is no doubt he was improving his position before Maximum Security took his path away. Agreed. If anyone had a right to...
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

What's not being considered is that War of Will appeared to be moving well before he was impeded. It's impossible to say that without the foul he would have placed better but there is no doubt he was improving his position before Maximum Security took his path away.
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 12515

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

We were inches away from a pileup that would've all but ended the sport but now there's gonna be an asterisk by Country House and Maximum Security every time their name is mentioned, every time the 2019 Derby is mentioned, an asterisk on the Wikipedia page, and we'll now be hearing about this forev...