The 12th Triple Crown winner

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Turul
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:25 pm

So we are adding a new member to the Club. I was screaming so loud that my cat Zeus hid behind the sofa. I could not believe how easily he opened up and won.

What are everyone's thoughts on the new TC winner?
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Flanders
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:26 pm

I've loved him since he won the Del Mar Futurity. Immensely talented horse.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:28 pm

Flanders wrote:I've loved him since he won the Del Mar Futurity. Immensely talented horse.

Same here.

I was actually in such awe and shock of what was actually happening...I couldn't say anything.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:30 pm

I love this horse. I've loved a lot of TC bids, but this is high up there in how much I appreciate the animal specifically, outside of any connections or scenario. Watching him gallop this week he's seemed so...ephemeral, almost. Just a good horse doing his job and loving it.

I was a bit against him in the TC at first because I was sure two preps would never be enough (though I liked him), but once he won that Derby, I was all-in. The Preakness, and the rain, sealed the deal. And then...

I'm so, so happy.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:30 pm

We caught the TV before it hit the floor. Tuffy attacked it, Bill and I were screaming so loud, she thought the horses were coming after us.

How cool is this? I believe it's the 2nd fastest time in Belmont Stakes history? The horse looked like he could run another 1/2 mile.

Very, very happy. Materiality screwed up my superfecta. What the heck happened to him? Pletcher virus?
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:31 pm

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I've worn it for each Triple Crown race. :)
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:32 pm

I'm so happy now! He is indeed a special horse. His name will look great among the list of Triple Crown winners.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:33 pm

Ballerina wrote:We caught the TV before it hit the floor. Tuffy attacked it, Bill and I were screaming so loud, she thought the horses were coming after us.

How cool is this? I believe it's the 2nd fastest time in Belmont Stakes history?
2nd fasted Belmont from a Triple Crown winner.
There were a number of Belmont winners that were faster, though most not by much, except for the big Chestnut that did in 2:24.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:34 pm

I like te horse. I was all for him to win. But I admit he wasn't my love, nor any others on this trail.

I think he is a good solid horse. So far. He may actually get better, though, so we'll see.

My general opinion so far is he is about in the Sir Barton/Omaha level, maybe Assault.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:34 pm

I hope he gets an extra-long bath and all the carrots/peppermints/treats of his choice and nothing to do for a week but graze and roll around in the sand pit.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:35 pm

The horse? He's great and deserves it. I'll be honest, I did NOT expect him to win this easily and in this time. I like him, didn't root hard for him as I did for previous horses that tried it, but still very happy that he did it!

As long as I don't have to listen to A. Zayat day in and day out from now on, because they will interview him every year, I'll be happy. :lol:
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:36 pm

arkle wrote:
Ballerina wrote:We caught the TV before it hit the floor. Tuffy attacked it, Bill and I were screaming so loud, she thought the horses were coming after us.

How cool is this? I believe it's the 2nd fastest time in Belmont Stakes history?
2nd fasted Belmont from a Triple Crown winner.
There were a number of Belmont winners that were faster, though most not by much, except for the big Chestnut that did in 2:24.
Actually only a few, definitely Easy Goer and Risen Star and AP Indy.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:36 pm

after so many near misses, i was convinced i just wouldn't see it, and refused to let myself get optimistic. i wanted him to win more than anything, but i was making a list of "i'll forgive you" horses in the event he lost.

he raced in my back yard leading up to the derby, and i could not be happier if you paid me.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:37 pm

Not to discount in any way AP's attributes of speed and stamina, but like nearly every other TC winner was able to do in winning from wire-to-wire and from off the pace, and as Randy Moss adeptly pointed out more than once, it's AP's VERSATILITY that makes him truly special.

And by the way, AP had never raced at Belmont Park before... then again, the truly great ones don't have to take a track, any track, with them.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:38 pm

Times in 5ths: :24 :484 1:132 1:374 2:021 2:263

Times in 100ths: :24.06 :48.83 1:13.41 1:37.99 2:02.33 2:26.65

^^ from DRF
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:41 pm

sweettalk wrote:after so many near misses, i was convinced i just wouldn't see it, and refused to let myself get optimistic. i wanted him to win more than anything, but i was making a list of "i'll forgive you" horses in the event he lost.

he raced in my back yard leading up to the derby, and i could not be happier if you paid me.
See, I told you being sad in advance was silly! :D Happy for you. Hell, happy for me. Happy for racing today. Yes, yes, yes.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:42 pm

tcw wrote:Not to discount in any way AP's attributes of speed and stamina, but like nearly every other TC winner was able to do in winning from wire-to-wire and from off the pace, and as Randy Moss adeptly pointed out more than once, it's AP's VERSATILITY that makes him truly special.

And by the way, AP had never raced at Belmont Park before... then again, the truly great ones don't have to take a track, any track, with them.
Only Triple Crown winner to have not ever had a race at Belmont prior to the 3rd leg of the TC.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:43 pm

the olline rebel wrote:I like te horse. I was all for him to win. But I admit he wasn't my love, nor any others on this trail.

I think he is a good solid horse. So far. He may actually get better, though, so we'll see.

My general opinion so far is he is about in the Sir Barton/Omaha level, maybe Assault.
You are just so hard to please. I think AP would eat Affirmed for lunch, like Slew did.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:45 pm

He is such an efficient mover and he seems to LOVE what he does. Galloping is so easy for him. What a happy happy day. I have finally stopped weeping, although I rewatched the race and started weeping again. I. JUST. CAN'T. BELIEVE. IT.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:47 pm

So, when is the movie coming out? Already looking forward to the chewing off the tail scene and the Preakness and Belmont scenes of the movie that is inevitable!
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