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by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

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: 26370

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: 26370

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: 26370

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...
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

By the way, Game Winner was too far back and both he and Improbable finished well. It's never too late to start handicapping the Preakness.
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

This becomes confusing when we watch worse happen daily with nothing done. There is no uniform goal. Personally, I think CDI was making a point on this given the problems facing the sport. I agree, but the general public is going to hate this - there was no way Country House was passing him, even h...
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

The ceremony is going to be surreal.

I'm kind of queazy about this one. I was saying it was a foul and there should be a dq but I felt comfortable saying it since I didn't think there was a snowballs chance of it happening.
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Oh
My
God

In all of my days..
Beat me to it. I swear that is exactly what I said.
by Spahny
Sat May 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

This is taking a loooong time...

They have an excuse to leave him up since War of Will didn't run second... Honestly, I kind of agree with Mott. Shouldn't matter the race.
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 10778

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Game Winner is my pick and I don't think anything will change that. But he's not going to win by a lot. He is tough and tested and I can trust him to handle some adversity and the big crowd. It was interesting;Thoroughbred Daily News has been doing this 'Who Would You Ride?' series with retired joc...
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest- Results are In!
Replies: 55
Views: 3584

Re: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest

Game Winner
Tacitus
War of Will
Country House
Cutting Humor

2:03.72

1/2 length
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest- Results are In!
Replies: 55
Views: 3584

Re: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest

Matt Converse wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 am
A-Roadster
B-Maximum Security
C-By My Standards
D-Haikal
E-Bodexpress

This almost never happens--these are my five favorite horses in the race!
Hey rookie... Time and margin!
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 10778

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

It's hard to ignore that yet another wet Derby lie ahead. But I don't think it will change my top 3. Not very creative but it's how it looks to me. Game Winner Tacitus Roadster Finding somebody who might cherry pick late for 3rd or 4th seems like the challenge and I don't think I'm very good at that...
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Oaks
Replies: 55
Views: 4230

Re: 2019 Kentucky Oaks

They set it up for Street Band again.

Street Band
Bellafina
Restless Rider
by Spahny
Fri May 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 26370

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I liked the local rider Lanerie on Cutting Humor. I'll still use him but I don't really think this change was cool at all. And Baffert would have been crucified if he put MIke back on Roadster now.
by Spahny
Wed May 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Omaha Beach Scratched
Replies: 17
Views: 1484

Re: Omaha Beach Scratched

It's disappointing but the connections sound like they have every intention of running him this summer. Something to look forward to. Always something.
by Spahny
Wed May 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 132
Views: 10778

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Omaha Beach
Game Winner
Code of Honor
Tacitus
Cutting Humor
by Spahny
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 89
Views: 10398

Re: Roadster

Game Winner for me. He's run two very good seconds this year and he looks like he is coming into his best race. I didn't really like him starting the year but he's won me over.
by Spahny
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf
Replies: 16
Views: 1530

Re: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf

I wonder if Paradise Woods just liked the new, deep track at SA. New ballgame at the great race place. 1:51 is now fast. I don't know but I do think the track is a tremendous conditioning advantage, kind of like the on-deck batter swinging a lead weighted bat at Chavez Ravine. Used to be the Oaklaw...
by Spahny
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf
Replies: 16
Views: 1530

Re: 9th @ SA San Marcos $200K 1-1/4 Turf

I wonder if Paradise Woods just liked the new, deep track at SA. New ballgame at the great race place. 1:51 is now fast.