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Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:04 am

I don't know why, but I'm like oh great, not him too.

Thankfully it wasn't that serious.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:08 am

Somnambulist wrote:I don't know why, but I'm like oh great, not him too.

Thankfully it wasn't that serious.
That was my initial thought too.

I also enjoy how Chrome's stat line is 1-0-1-1. Maths is hard.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:55 am

Awright, I'll admit I'm a huge fan of the big fellow.
The preps have been pretty boring this year, with the exception of the Robbie Lewis.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:09 am

gravano wrote:Awright, I'll admit I'm a huge fan of the big fellow.
The preps have been pretty boring this year, with the exception of the Robbie Lewis.
Do you mean San Felipe?

How can you not like him? The one picture on Bloodhorse where he towers over Bob Baffert is priceless.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:12 pm

No, I meant the Robbie Lewis. The Felipe was a nice field, but in the Lewis you got to see a horse figuring things out in a great stretch duel.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:08 pm

This horse is really growing on me and idk why. I was never a Big Brown fan. Maybe he reminds me of Point Given with the bright red coat, size, build, the way he moves on the track and Baffert being his trainer. I think his stable mate has more potential to be that type of talented though. Feels like 2001 with Baffert and having two talented and top Derby horses. Pretty cool.
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Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:38 pm

I have dubbed him Dortzilla. :lol:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I have dubbed him Dortzilla. :lol:
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Wire to wire win in the Santa Anita Derby. I LOVE this horse from the time of his maiden win which I coincidentally watched because of another horse in the race that we had seen at Saratoga. If he should win the Kentucky Derby, I believe he would be only the 2nd undefeated horse to do so - the first being Seattle Slew.

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Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:17 am

Smarty Jones was the second.
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Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:20 am

If he won the triple crown he'd be the second. Recent undefeated derby winners that come to mind - Big Brown, Smarty, Barbaro. :)
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Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:40 am

Smarty Deb wrote:If he won the triple crown he'd be the second. Recent undefeated derby winners that come to mind - Big Brown, Smarty, Barbaro. :)
But of course. DUH! :oops: Probably thinking of the TC - but probably didn't want to get too far ahead of myself and tempt fate. ;) Other than Slew, was there a TC winner who was undefeated? I know Citation, Secretariat, and Affirmed came close.
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Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:57 am

I think Slew is the only one. I know what you mean about the TC, but how great would that be if Dortmund could do it. I was cleaning my desk recently and found my "Go Big Brown" UPS button. I begged our driver for one and about six weeks after the Belmont he found one for me.
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Smarty Deb wrote:I think Slew is the only one. I know what you mean about the TC, but how great would that be if Dortmund could do it. I was cleaning my desk recently and found my "Go Big Brown" UPS button. I begged our driver for one and about six weeks after the Belmont he found one for me.
That is so weird, because I recently just found my button. Our UPS driver at the time was a horse racing fan and grabbed one for me :D

The more I see of Dortmund, the more I like him.
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Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:09 am

I haven't posted in this thread? Shame on me. :D Utterly monstrous plain chestnut who keeps on winning in interesting ways? Sign me up. This dude is my Derby heart throb. It might even be time to change my icon...
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Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:36 am

Wouldn't it be nice if Big Brown's son could do what his sire couldn't? I love this horse and not just because he's Big Brown's son. I just think, based upon what I've seen, that he is a monster - toying with his competition.
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Ballerina wrote:Wouldn't it be nice if Big Brown's son could do what his sire couldn't? I love this horse and not just because he's Big Brown's son. I just think, based upon what I've seen, that he is a monster - toying with his competition.
I honestly wasn't a fan of Big Brown when he ran, but I've warmed up to him over time and Dortmund has actually played a part in that. I do worry about distance limitations and whatnot, but it could be very interesting to see what the big dude can do considering his papa's legacy.
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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Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:35 am

Just to show that I'm perfectly willing to read and take into consideration an opposing opinion. I read it. I took it into consideration. I still say Dortmund is going to be a factor to reckon with in the Derby.

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Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:55 am

Seems like a fair opinion. The preps this year haven't been dogfights (except the Robbie Lewis), and those with the big talent probably haven't wanted to empty it if they didn't have to.
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