Breeders Cup Discussion?

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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Wow this Brad McKinzie piece is making it rain in my room.
Yaaaaaa, I will be happy if he wins for her.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 pm

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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Yeah, I love reliving this stuff and telling newer people about it! I'm pretty sure somebody archived that thread (come through for us pgf), but I can't find it yet. In the meantime, here's a video from the thread starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_tX3KfdNl8

2007 had a lot of great 3yos and a lot of divided loyalties. People did not enjoy Curlin's foray onto the turf, and his relatively workmanlike performances at 4 annoyed quite a few people who felt that his quest for 10 million was way overhyped. It's funny because he wasn't that unpopular at 3, a lot of people really liked him but turned on him at 4. Meanwhile, hardcore Curlin fans tended to be very loud in threads, so it got pretty heated.
I wish that went viral man that video is golden. I've read that thread on an archive so it's around somewhere.. I think I may have witnessed it "live" as well. lol

I liked Curlin (but not as first)... and his adventures on the turf.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:14 pm

I think the biggest joke I've experienced on here so far is the "horse racing is now officially a joke" thread itself, unless I'm forgetting something.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:14 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Yeah, I love reliving this stuff and telling newer people about it! I'm pretty sure somebody archived that thread (come through for us pgf), but I can't find it yet. In the meantime, here's a video from the thread starter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_tX3KfdNl8

2007 had a lot of great 3yos and a lot of divided loyalties. People did not enjoy Curlin's foray onto the turf, and his relatively workmanlike performances at 4 annoyed quite a few people who felt that his quest for 10 million was way overhyped. It's funny because he wasn't that unpopular at 3, a lot of people really liked him but turned on him at 4. Meanwhile, hardcore Curlin fans tended to be very loud in threads, so it got pretty heated.
I actually thought he acquitted himself well on the turf but bypassing the Arc was clearly the correct decision.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:15 pm

That piece on Seeking the Soul reminded me of the absolute travesty that was his not getting to run at his favorite track in the Classic last year.

Grrrrrrr.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm

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Remember that thread we turned into a cinnamon roll discussion
i started that!! there were some excellent recipes in there i never made but meant to.
if anyone can dig THAT up, now that i'm into baking, i'll get on that.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 pm

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2007 was a pinnacle year for Derby contenders... part of it is that you have to understand how passionate some of us were about Street Sense and Hard Spun (the founder of this forum is part of FhF). I think there was just a lot of bias and passion around it.

I ended up with the worst hangover of my life after Street Sense lost the Preakness. I was just so upset. To this day I can't drink vodka.
2007 was just a great year of racing.

LOL Som I got drunk after the Belmont, cause Rags To Riches beat Curlin. I was soooo happy. Loved that filly!
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I ended up with the worst hangover of my life after Street Sense lost the Preakness. I was just so upset. To this day I can't drink vodka.
Oh man that beat was so terrible. In retrospect it resulted in one of the best Belmonts in history, but that didn't help make that Sunday any easier. People were so mean about Street Sense that year! He couldn't help who he raced against at Saratoga!

RE: Curlin and the turf, I think people thought he was ducking the big dirt races? It was hard to keep track of all the yelling.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:19 pm

I saved the Curlin vs Jesus thread, but lost it in a computer crash sadly. :cry:
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm

I am hoping Elate gets it done!
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Charlie wrote:
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I liked Curlin (but not as first)... and his adventures on the turf.
He barely lost to a future Turf winner! It was pretty crazy. Jackson was so sporting. In retrospect I regret hating him. He put his horses in some crazy spots and they always did well.

As for this upcoming Classic.. now that I'm into it it's a lot more competitive than I thought. Does Mongolian Groom bounce off that last high? There are so many horses who are actually bred to graduate from 1 1/8 to 1 1/4.

I'll let Enable beat me. Shitty restricted races with subpar figures don't tickle me.

Higher Power's lifetime best is at this distance.. I'm willing to hedge on him. I'll key him underneath with VR, WoW, and I think Yoshida. That last one has been running sneaky well
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sweettalk wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
pointgivenfan wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Remember that thread we turned into a cinnamon roll discussion
i started that!! there were some excellent recipes in there i never made but meant to.
if anyone can dig THAT up, now that i'm into baking, i'll get on that.
I feel like that was 100% me. I'm very food driven..
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 pm

Does anyone still have that photoshopped photo of the the mighty, if homely stallion, Tapir
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 pm

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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Only way BaM comes back is if

1. Those 1 year leases become popular and Shadai sends him off the year his babies hit the track.

2. He bombs in Japan.

3. 1 year lease anyway because having international runners do well looks superb.
Can't see it.
They had a lot of success with that HOTY they bought 30 years ago.....
Just a shame they'll breed the ever loving heck out of this one, trying to replace Deep Impact and King Kamehamaha :|
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:22 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm
sweettalk wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm
pointgivenfan wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Remember that thread we turned into a cinnamon roll discussion
i started that!! there were some excellent recipes in there i never made but meant to.
if anyone can dig THAT up, now that i'm into baking, i'll get on that.
I feel like that was 100% me. I'm very food driven..
i stole it from another poster on another forum that used that exact line to diffuse an argument. it worked there, so i gave it a whirl.
it was the World of Warcraft forums, oddly enough.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 pm

Yeah I doubt Japan will let go of BaM so easily, when his success on firm turf most closely resembles Japanese turf.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 pm

I too am curious about Higher Power.

He ran third last out but I feel slightly better about that than say, winning by 10. Don't want to take it all out of them before the big day. He also has the distance question covered.

It'd sure be nice for his family if he won. He's half to promising sire Alternation, which makes brave Distaff third Serengeti Empress his niece.
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm

Any Giants Causeway stallions being successful in Japan?
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sweettalk wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm
sweettalk wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:16 pm


i started that!! there were some excellent recipes in there i never made but meant to.
if anyone can dig THAT up, now that i'm into baking, i'll get on that.
I feel like that was 100% me. I'm very food driven..
i stole it from another poster on another forum that used that exact line to diffuse an argument. it worked there, so i gave it a whirl.
it was the World of Warcraft forums, oddly enough.
viewtopic.php?p=23956#p23956

HECK YES BRB BAKING STUFF
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Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:25 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Charlie wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:13 pm
I liked Curlin (but not as first)... and his adventures on the turf.
He barely lost to a future Turf winner! It was pretty crazy. Jackson was so sporting. In retrospect I regret hating him. He put his horses in some crazy spots and they always did well.
Ugh same. At least I had enough sense to enjoy Zenyatta... during her final year.

Go Owen!! I feel like throwing just a few dollars on Math Wizard too, for literally no reason.
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