2019 Preakness Stakes

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stark
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Thu May 16, 2019 10:54 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Thu May 16, 2019 9:17 pm

Going for 4th Preakness victory in a row.

Should add nose pads.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC_oDXI ... e=youtu.be
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Gemini
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Thu May 16, 2019 11:08 pm

I prefer the horses coming out of the Derby. Then Alwaysmining is a sentimental choice.
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Fri May 17, 2019 12:44 am

From Caroline Bentley (Runnymede Racing, owners of Alwaysmining) at Pimlico's annual Alibi Breakfast
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Fri May 17, 2019 6:37 pm

I like Owendale. War of Will looks good too. Improbable...meh...knowing him he'll probably be 2nd or 3rd. Bourbon War looks good with the speed here but no way he'll be 12-1, more like 7-1. There's so many horses in this race capable of a 95-98 Beyer on their best day.
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Fri May 17, 2019 10:59 pm

I really am curious about Owendale. The first time I ever heard of him was in the Future Pool #2, the first of the 3 3yo future pools presented by Churchill Downs.
I had no idea who this horse was, and couldn't figure out why he had a place at the table in that first future pool. I wasn't the only one, because he closed in that pool at 99/1!

He dropped off the pools in the next two rounds, drifting off to obscurity. Then he shows up 3 weeks before the Derby in the Lexington, and wins with a pretty impressive performance. He didn't run in the Derby because he didn't have the points, and now he shows up in the Preakness. I'm not sure I know what to do with him.

To tell the truth, I'm mostly curious about why he was one of the individual interests in that first 3yo future pool when he had accomplished absolutely nothing at that point.

Given the questions, his Lexington win make it hard to leave him out of the mix in this Preakness.
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Sat May 18, 2019 11:00 am

Planning on tuning in right before the race so I don't have to listen to or watch like and hour and a half of reeeeing about the Derby.
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Sat May 18, 2019 1:17 pm

MySaladDays wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 8:55 pm
I love bodexpress but thinking he was hard used going from post 19 and not sure I can back a maiden on such short rest.
Glad to see laughing fox made the gate.
I will be using 2 horses for sure in every spot on my exotics, (who just happen to have good double digit odds) but now just have to find 2 or 3 more.
Will be intersted in reading everyon'es thoughts.
those 2 horses in every spot are win win win 13 & warriors charge 3. Probably just do a w/p/s ticket on them.

Playing around with a boxed exotic 13, 3, 4, 12 & 8 bx
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Sat May 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Let's get back to basics and watch California's impact on the Triple Crown.

Exacta box 4-12 .... 12-4
And a win bet on the 12.

Safe trip.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
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Sat May 18, 2019 2:07 pm

We need a pinch hitter on NBC for Jerry Bailey.

Gary Stevens?
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Sat May 18, 2019 2:09 pm

stark wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 2:07 pm
We need a pinch hitter on NBC for Jerry Bailey.

Gary Stevens?
That would be nice.
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Sat May 18, 2019 4:48 pm

Lexitonian (Speightstown) and English Bee (English Channel) make two stakes wins for Calumet Farm as owner/breeder today. Lexitonian just took the G3 Chick Lang and English Bee took the James Murphy earlier on the card.

They are also doing well as English Channel is the sire of two stakes winners this weekend, English Bee and Mitchell Road (G2 Gallorette).
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Sat May 18, 2019 4:55 pm

Twist drew perfect here, love him in this race.

Bourbon War (who apparently is no secret, no value on him), War of Will, and Owendale underneath. I'll pass on Improbable because I don't think he ran that well in the Derby and Baffert's b-listers don't tend to do much in this race.
carole
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:21 pm

Lol at that NBC segment :lol:

Gary West after the Derby: I respect the stewards decision.

Do you Gary :?
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:27 pm

During the NBCSN coverage, they discussed WHY Luis Saez received that lengthy 15-day suspension. He has had 17 reckless riding infractions in (IIRC) the last 7-8 years, so he has a bad reputation, his days suspended have been gradually increasing, and now, from the stewards point of view, he apparently hasn't adjusted his aggressive riding style.
So, more days for his 17th foul. :oops:
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm

If somebody made a drinking game about how often the Derby would be brought up on NBCSports/NBC, they'd be dead from alcohol poisoning by now. I really hope there is a brilliant performance today so we can focus on that instead.
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:35 pm

Okay, I'm on board with Alwaysmining's story now. Go science teacher lady!
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:45 pm

Re: Saez: I forgot to mention that the NBC commentators also surmised that the stewards were NOT happy with Luis because he still refuses to admit either he or his horse did anything wrong. An admission of the interference and an apology might have softened the stews' attitudes. And maybe Saez wouldn't be looking at missing the big Belmont card while he's sitting out that suspension. :roll:
carole
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:47 pm

Saez is half right though, he didn’t do anything wrong. In fact he did everything right to put the horse back on track, if the stewards gave him such a long suspension because he didn’t apologise then that’s even worse tbh.
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Sat May 18, 2019 5:49 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Re: Saez: I forgot to mention that the NBC commentators also surmised that the stewards were NOT happy with Luis because he still refuses to admit either he or his horse did anything wrong. An admission of the interference and an apology might have softened the stews' attitudes. And maybe Saez wouldn't be looking at missing the big Belmont card while he's sitting out that suspension. :roll:
Why would you apologize for something you didn't do?

It's also just talking heads.
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