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by Diver52
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: American Pharoah's Children
Replies: 248
Views: 13223

Re: American Pharoah's Children

I just wish American Pharaoh and Harvey's Little Goil weren't in the same sentence. Ugh. Nice win, but that needs to go to the horrible names thread.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 6322

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Oh, I'm not saying there aren't much more attractive prospects even at $2000 or that the world needs his genes. (Love the comment about flying lead changes.) But it's the pricing that is ludicrous.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 20807

Re: Older Horses - 2019

Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan , who has encountered some stiffer competition since moving to the U.S., won the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe Stakes at Gulfstream this afternoon (12/8/19) with Irad Ortiz on board. Even though his impressive win streak came to a crashing conclusion in the Peg...
by Diver52
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 6322

Re: New Stallions of 2020

If he were offered at $2000 I don't think there would have been much criticism other than shrugs and "meh.".
by Diver52
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83335

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Short fields and all, it's an accomplishment to win five in a row as Baffert did at Los Alamitos, including both stakes and a powerful run by juvenile Ra'ad (Twirling Candy), who ran behind Futurity winner Thousand Words in the mutual debut.
by Diver52
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 83
Views: 7495

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:47 pm
Baffert swept the 2yo stakes at Los Al: Bast in the Starlet (G1) and Thousand Words in the Los Al Futurity (G2).
Both came back after being challenged; Anneau d'or appeared to pass Thousand Words but the latter re-rallied. Bast led all the way and turned back heavily favored Donna Veloce.
by Diver52
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Of course they have every right to make this business decision, but after all the "People's Horse" stuff (including getting God knows how many Chromies to pay for "special" status), it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I'm just glad my friend (one of those people) and I got to see him last year. :(
by Diver52
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5471
Views: 766321

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

honneerider wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:45 pm
4 - Scrambled, Gray or Roan Gelding, 4, by Tapit - Egg Drop by Alphabet Soup

Won a 4 1/2 f sprint at Los Alamitos on Sunday
"Breed the best to the best, and hope for the best." Operative word, "Hope."
by Diver52
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Is A Bully
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: PETA Is A Bully

I recently googled "wild horse mortality rates" just for fun. Of course the BLM says that activists overstate rates in order to argue that the wild horses should be protected; activists claim that the BLM lowballs rates to justify culling and capture. But the various estimates run up to 50% foal mor...
by Diver52
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5012
Views: 864576

Re: Stallion News

I think something like this here in Kentucky would be nice, they used to do this in years past, but now with the horse farm tours that charge to visit the farms, I doubt they would do this again. Our family used to go and it was nice to visit the farms and see our heroes. Not everything has to cost...
by Diver52
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2566
Views: 423868

Re: New Conformation Photos

Mylute wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:46 pm
Neorealism (Neo Universe x Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake)
Image
http://www.oaklandsstud.com/
Not impressed. (But the photo of Pariah and the parrot was amazing!)
by Diver52
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5471
Views: 766321

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Danon Pharaoh, AP x MGSW Crisp (exported in utero) broke his maiden in his second start in Japan. Sorry, got this from Coolmore on FB and don't remember the track!
by Diver52
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 6322

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Well, dang. Was hoping he would race another year. Racing Post @RacingPost Thunder Snow , the only dual winner of the Dubai World Cup i can guarantee it, no one remembers him for that reason, lol. granted, the real reason we remember him isn't what you'd use to advertise your horse :lol: :oops: I t...
by Diver52
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18635

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I turned to the man next to me and gave him the line from the Jack Nicholson/Shirley McClaine film "Terms of Endearment," where Jack is trying to slide out of any relationship with Shirley and doesn't quite make it--he says with a sickly grin something like "One step away from a clean getaway." The ...
by Diver52
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Dirt Mile
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: 2019 BC Dirt Mile

Giant Expectations flopped down on his side after getting fractious, then galloped okay. :o
by Diver52
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18635

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Pretty rough work from Eight Rings this morning (watch here: https://www.xbtv.com/video/bcworks19/eight-rings-outside-worked-4-furlongs-in-47-20-at-santa-anita-park-on-october-27th-2019/ ). Still a little hesistant towards Dennis' Moment, but right now it's hard to see anyone else in a field that i...
by Diver52
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 18635

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Per a TVG tweet in Paulick's Twitter window, American Theorem is not going to run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Bah; ;he was my longshot.
by Diver52
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 5938

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

I almost hate to say this, but on TVG a week or so ago they were saying some incredible things about Michael Dickinson's current version of Tapeta (Tapeta 10) in use at Woodbine and in the U.K. I just Googled it and the fatality statistics are so much lower than on dirt that maybe we need to take an...
by Diver52
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: American Pharoah's Children
Replies: 248
Views: 13223

Re: American Pharoah's Children

Princesa Caroline has a fever per TVG but Homeland was a very impressive winner.
by Diver52
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 5938

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

No, it's media blood lust pure and simple, and a prosecutor wanting news time. The Los Angeles Times can't be bothered to print SA entries but yesterday--before this came out--they printed a pointless photo of the "protesters." We can only hope a priest sex scandal pulls them off the scent.