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by Curtis
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 86
Views: 3697

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

They’re both really nice horses who both accomplished a lot in ways unique to themselves. Justify impressed me more so he gets my vote.
by Curtis
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 86
Views: 3697

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Call me a tinfoil hatter, but Justify's win will always be a little tainted for me with the Audible situation and it bugs me that it fell out of people's minds so quickly. Maybe not enough to put an asterisk by his name in the list of Triple Crown winners, but combined with his drastically condense...
by Curtis
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 86
Views: 3697

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Private Thoughts wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:08 pm
First time for everything. First horse to beat the curse of Apollo, first horse to win the Arc and the B.C. Turf, first TC winner not to be HOY.
Don’t be dissin’ on Omaha.....he was the first.
by Curtis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 8697

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

I see that Game Winner sold for only $110,000 at Keeneland September last year. Is there anything in a horse's walk that tips off that it will "paddle" at a hard gallop? I'm sure it isn't a desirable feature--I used to cringe every time they showed little St. Trinian's from a head-on shot! Ha! He a...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis
Replies: 32
Views: 1795

Re: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis

That's good. There have been too many races named after great horses ( like the Lady's Secret :evil:) that have been changed to honor a more recent racer. Zen certainly deserves to have a race ( or two or three :P) named after her, but taking that honor away from the great Iron Lady is just wrong. ...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 39481

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

A grown woman... successful in both business and entertainment... dressing how she wants... scantily clad... on Halloween?? :roll: Good thing I stuck to my bonnet and butter churning costume. Yeah, but do you have photos........😉 She can do whatever she wants. I do think Bobby’s response would be p...
by Curtis
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 39481

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

stark wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:20 am
Curious what Bobby would have to say....

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Well, I dunno but I bet you couldn’t print it.
by Curtis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis
Replies: 32
Views: 1795

Re: Breeders' Cup Picks and Analysis

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:45 pm
"...the Lukas Classic didn't exist the last time the BC was held at Churchill."

Wasn't the Lukas Classic formerly known as the Alysheba?
The Alysheba still exists, it’s usually run on Oaks Day.
by Curtis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) - Nov 3rd

Flanders: Army Mule was injured, Bobby Abu Dhabi died, City of Light, Mind Your Biscuits are in other races on the BC card, Ransom the Moon is idk where . You can add XY Jet, who apparently needs some time off, to the list of really good sprinters who aren't in the race. I was actually wondering ab...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

Interesting that Mike did make that choice. I can't imagine that choosing West Coast here would have lost him the 2019 mount on McKinzie, assuming that one trains on. I think in my betting, I will have to make this a huge consideration when making tickets. If West Coast wasn't good enough for Mike ...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

I have watched his recent works. What did you not like about them? What did you think of Good Magic’s pre Travers work in comparison to the way he looked prior to other races and do you think the way he was working is the main reason he ran poorly? Your point is to not listen to others which is pret...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

Mike Smith did choose McKinzie for what that’s worth. I think people need to be careful with the “All Baffert horses work well” talk. It has to be taken in the context of the horse. A horse can work fast but not well. A lot of folks—Baffert included—talked themselves into Arrogate working well into...
by Curtis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 (Breeders' Cup) Marathon Stakes
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: 2018 (Breeders' Cup) Marathon Stakes

Did Imperative get transferred to Lukas? Maybe Loooch should to give him a break.😉
by Curtis
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd
Replies: 37
Views: 1933

Re: 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) - Nov 3rd

Mike Smith did choose McKinzie for what that’s worth. I think people need to be careful with the “All Baffert horses work well” talk. It has to be taken in the context of the horse. A horse can work fast but not well. A lot of folks—Baffert included—talked themselves into Arrogate working well into ...
by Curtis
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 breeder cup picks
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: 2018 breeder cup picks

So Don I wonder, what does your spreadsheet say about the chances the Earth may stop spinning? You might get pretty good odds in Vegas on that.😉
by Curtis
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Hoppertunity
Replies: 41
Views: 2470

Re: Hoppertunity

Kentucky wants Army Mule because despite having a rather unfashionable pedigree (at least IMHO), he was Precocious™ and Speedy™ and they can advertise him as Undefeated™. I once thought TB breeders must be smarter than dog breeders because of the costs involved. I've since been disabused of that si...
by Curtis
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Versus
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: Versus

I think Fager takes it, he does match up well with Slew but I don't see anyone beating him if he has the lead. I might give Slew an edge if its over a mile but Fager is next to invisible in that mile distance. Ruffian vs Dr Fager, 1 1/4 mile on dirt at Belmont. Fast track. THIS one is going to be a...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Versus
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: Versus

Just out of curiosity are these supposed to be match races or full field races? If they’re match races, I don’t see Zenyatta or Winx winning any of those proposed versus. Now if they were to come up against Silky Sullivan..... As for a match race, I think Dr. Fager vs. Seattle Slew, one-turn Mile wo...
by Curtis
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Versus
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: Versus

peeptoad wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:28 pm
Raven wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Justify vs Alydar Aqueduct 1 1/8 fst
Alydar ;)


Now I'll leave this thing alone since I do really like Justify actually, ha ha
It depends on if it comes down to a photo....Alydar was decidedly nonphotogentic in those situations.
by Curtis
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 17455

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Not as much as you think. Same species. Colts gain ground around time for the classics. Male hubris in the US runs deep. Of course, no mare could ever beat a stallion. Never happened, right? Winx.... Zenyatta.. Kinczem....all the others, all in our imagination, weren't they? All those studs must ha...