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by arkle
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Royal Ascot
Replies: 93
Views: 7371

Re: 2018 Royal Ascot

With reference to our Kentucky Derby that fills with 20 entries, many are criticized for being no-hopers..... Geesh, how many no-hopers are there in some of these races, seems like half the field doesn't belong, no? The really large fields are usually handicaps, so they are all in with a chance. Th...
by arkle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Royal Ascot
Replies: 93
Views: 7371

Re: 2018 Royal Ascot

you didn't ask a question. you made a comment, the underlying message of which was that it was a foolish move on their part.... "Run 5th for pennies or run over here in the Manhattan for possible several hundred thousand. Ok." They gambled. The upside of the gamble, had it paid off, was more than pl...
by arkle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Royal Ascot
Replies: 93
Views: 7371

Re: 2018 Royal Ascot

Your're 100% right, pretty stupid of them to ship when they knew he was going to run 5th.
by arkle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Royal Ascot
Replies: 93
Views: 7371

Re: 2018 Royal Ascot

It's not just any G1, it's the Queen Anne G1. It's a very prestigious race. It looks a lot better on a stallion resume just about anywhere in the world, esp for a horse like this who has worldwide appeal as a stallion prospect giving his breeding.

They gave it a shot, they should be commended.
by arkle
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Royal Ascot
Replies: 93
Views: 7371

Re: 2018 Royal Ascot

Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:That was a really good effort by Yoshida to finish a pretty close fifth behind longshot winner Accidental Agent. He's a very nice horse.
Run 5th for pennies or run over here in the Manhattan for possible several hundred thousand. Ok.
Has he been gelded?
by arkle
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: TBC Breeders Cup Watch Party/Discussion Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 11288

Re: TBC Breeders Cup Watch Party/Discussion Thread

Does Pete Miller have any more runners today? May lump on if he does.
by arkle
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: BC Complaint Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 5856

Re: BC Complaint Thread

Del Mar turf course is a joke. May as well put their names in a hat and pick the winner/2nd/3rd that way.
by arkle
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Thee Longacres Mile
Replies: 1
Views: 532

Re: Thee Longacres Mile

Is this race no longer Graded?
Gone are the days when this race could give us a BC Classic winner.
by arkle
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Beverly D (G 1) – 08/12/2017 - Can RAIN GODDESS be stopped?
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Beverly D (G 1) – 08/12/2017 - Can RAIN GODDESS be stopp

Ryan Moore didn't exactly cover himself in glory there.

Dacita wins
by arkle
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Beverly D (G 1) – 08/12/2017 - Can RAIN GODDESS be stopped?
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Beverly D (G 1) – 08/12/2017 - Can RAIN GODDESS be stopp

They have cars racing on NBCSN, not horses.
by arkle
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Oscar Performance
Replies: 15
Views: 2024

Re: Oscar Performance

He looks promising. But hard to really tell. Taj Mahal, who was a used as a pacemaker in his last start, was only a couple of lengths off him today, though he fairness he was getting 7lb from the winner. BTW, why were OP and Permian giving away weight to the rest of the field? Seems odd in a G1.
by arkle
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 486
Views: 52258

Re: Across the pond

There are seven Classes. Class 1 - Group Races (called Graded Stakes stateside), Listed races etc. Class 2 - for horses rated 86-110 Class 3 - for horses rated 76-95 Class 4 - for horses rated 66-75 Class 5 - for horses rated 56-65 Class 6 - for horses rated 46-55 Class 7 - for horses rated 0-45 Don...
by arkle
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Does weight even matter?
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: Does weight even matter?

The amount of weight carried is irrelevant.
What matters is the amount weight conceded to the other runners.

Run of the mill 2yos in other other countries routinely carry 131lbs+, sometimes close to 140lbs.
No reason a horse can't carry that amount of weight.
by arkle
Sat May 06, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Replies: 197
Views: 15615

Re: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Man you miss a lot when you stop following for a while... Bal a Bali is running in the Calumet silks now I see.
by arkle
Sat May 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2017 TBC Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 61
Views: 6162

Re: The 2017 TBC Derby Pool Contest

Man you miss a lot when you stopping following for a while..... Bal a Bali is now running in the Calumet colours I see.
by arkle
Sat May 06, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Replies: 197
Views: 15615

Re: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Bal a Bali is running.
by arkle
Sat May 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party
Replies: 197
Views: 15615

Re: 2017 Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Someday they will learn to pronounce Donegal.
by arkle
Sat May 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Kentucky Derby Field
Replies: 65
Views: 7737

Re: The Kentucky Derby Field

I haven't been following this year's run up to the Derby at all.

So, I spent some time looking over the PPs, and just saw the current odds...... what is the story with McCracken? He's 7/1. Is there something not in his PPs that are driving those odds?
by arkle
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite race videos
Replies: 62
Views: 6627

Re: Favorite race videos

2001 Irish Champion Stakes
Galileo v Fantastic Light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQqD-0UBcI

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by arkle
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite race videos
Replies: 62
Views: 6627

Re: Favorite race videos

2006 King George
Hurricane Run (Arc Winner/Coolmore) v Electrocutionist (Dubai World Cup winner/Godolphin) v Heart's Cry (Japanese invader)
A ding dong three way battle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLEQJxE_c20



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