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by pointgivenfan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1226

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. Great topic, though! My first thought was Congaree's third in the 2001 Kentucky Derby. He ran his heart out that day as the only horse w...
by pointgivenfan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 1226

Standout Losing Efforts

What are some losing races, but for whatever reason(s) those races have either always or have come over time to stand out for you personally? Stuff like Charismatic's Belmont, Carson Hollow's Test, and Zenyatta's 2010 Classic are assumed, naturally. For me, there are two that often come to mind, and...
by pointgivenfan
Tue May 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Met Mile
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Mylute wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 4:21 pm
Pavel has joined the fray.
Somebody has to finish fifth.
by pointgivenfan
Tue May 21, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Met Mile
Replies: 14
Views: 1107

Re: 2019 Met Mile

Looks like the Belmont might be War of Will vs. Tacitus for the most part. We haven't had a Preakness/Belmont double in a while, so I'm excited to see if we get one ( 2006 I think?). They're both bred for it, but Tacitus is rested, War of Will is on relatively short rest, and we'll get to find out ...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 18, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 10764

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Tessablue wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Ugh, why are they making Robin Thicke a thing again?
I was wondering the same thing.
by pointgivenfan
Wed May 08, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 9098

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

Do you happen to live in NY... specifically Long Island? Because I HATED driving out there for that reason. In the midwest, it's a bit better monitored. That's not to say that people don't speed, because they do (I mean, i go routinely 5-10 mph over the limit, but almost never more than that), but ...
by pointgivenfan
Wed May 08, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 9098

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

To me, that's like saying "some people break the speed limit when they drive so we should just do away with speed limits." Hopefully this means that there will be more consistency going forward. In many areas (and esp where I live, ugh) the speed limit is routinely and informally disregarded. One c...
by pointgivenfan
Mon May 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 10764

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Somnambulist wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:52 am
I now live in a world where people defend Jason Servis.
Why is he such a villain? I know nothing about him.
by pointgivenfan
Sun May 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Positive Outcomes From The Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Positive Outcomes From The Derby

Anyway, I've had three non-racing friends text me asking what on earth happened yesterday when they've otherwise never brought up racing.

Any press is good press, right?
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 18239

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Just learned that Improbable actually went off favored so at least one definitive thing we can say about this Derby is the favorites streak is well and truly broken, if only by a smidge.
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Triple Crown
Replies: 20
Views: 1114

Re: 2019 Triple Crown

So, hypothetically what would happen if Country House somehow manages to win the Preakness in Belmont? Besides hell freezing over and pigs sprouting wings. Glorious anarchy! Now that we've had one satisfying TC winner and one controversial one, I'm all-in on Team Chaos. I want them to dead heat in ...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 18239

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

What I mean is, when in discussion, people will always have to go back and say, "Well, Max actually won", and then that'll start up a debate. And then, similar to how for the longest we had to mention that the Derby was sponsored by Yum! in every mention of the event's name, we'll have to say this....
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Selections
Replies: 50
Views: 2449

Re: Kentucky Derby Selections

21. Bodexpress How's the pedigree? : What is it with all these young sires? Bodemeister could obviously get 10f, no idea if his offspring can . City Zip and Meadowlake underneath fail to provide confidence in this distance. Always Dreaming did. ;) WHOOPS. Oh man, I'm getting old. Bodemeister is sti...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 04, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Selections
Replies: 50
Views: 2449

Re: Kentucky Derby Selections

Tessablue wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:53 pm
21. Bodexpress

How's the pedigree?: What is it with all these young sires? Bodemeister could obviously get 10f, no idea if his offspring can. City Zip and Meadowlake underneath fail to provide confidence in this distance.
Always Dreaming did. ;)
by pointgivenfan
Fri May 03, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Oaks
Replies: 55
Views: 3081

Re: 2019 Kentucky Oaks

by pointgivenfan
Fri May 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Oaks
Replies: 55
Views: 3081

Re: 2019 Kentucky Oaks

Tessablue wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:45 pm
pointgivenfan wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Post time isn't until 5:12 local for the Oaks.
Which is 6:12 EST! Don't use your weird Midwestern times to freak us easterners out ;)
My Equibase app converted the times on me, my bad. :lol:
by pointgivenfan
Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Oaks
Replies: 55
Views: 3081

Re: 2019 Kentucky Oaks

Post time isn't until 5:12 local for the Oaks.
by pointgivenfan
Thu May 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 18239

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Mylute wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:03 pm
What do we think about Omaha Beach making the other two Classic races?
Not going to be a thing. Mandella is already planning his summer campaign, per HRN, etc.
by pointgivenfan
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 8087

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Yeah I miss Kennedy's list, with all the variables and sound reasoning. Would it have killed him to throw a winner or two in there with all his sound reasoning? :lol: If memory serves, the winner of the Derby fell into the top echelon of his analysis model almost always. If I'm wrong, maybe he'll a...
by pointgivenfan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 395
Views: 26886

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Improbable will add blinkers for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby, said his trainer, Bob Baffert. The mile and an eighth race will be run Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Anybody know off hand if he's been working in them? Santa Anita 4/5/2019 Dirt 6F 1:14.00 Handily 1/8 Santa Anita 3/30/2019 Dirt 6...