The Preakness

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Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:Omg listening to them is my life.

I hope they win it.
Just imagine the composition of the Belmont crowd!
My momma grew up not far from them. My whole family comes from Brooklyn. Half still live there. So Probably insane! That's why I hope.
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:13 pm

The track has been upgraded to 'fast.'
:D
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Somnambulist wrote:My momma grew up not far from them. My whole family comes from Brooklyn. Half still live there. So Probably insane! That's why I hope.
It's been fourteen years since Funny Cide and most of my memories are of hypothermia, so I could really go for an NY Belmont this year!

Honestly a little surprised by the lack of respect he's getting at the windows.
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:21 pm

DRINK
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:22 pm

Why are they hyping up CI so much more than the Derby winner? Is one of them more marketable? AD was seriously impressive in the Derby, if he runs back to that performance he'll win over a perfect trip from CI.
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Miss Woodford wrote:Why are they hyping up CI so much more than the Derby winner? Is one of them more marketable? AD was seriously impressive in the Derby, if he runs back to that performance he'll win over a perfect trip from CI.
I think they want to hype up the rivalry to make it a more marketable race, but they are going way overboard. It's already a great matchup. I think the only person who has mentioned the Derby pace all day is Tom Durkin, like three hours ago, and it's frustrating to see very little acknowledgement of how good Always Dreaming was two weeks ago.
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:28 pm

my only pre-race analysis is that Channing Hill is the cutest jockey this side of Gary Stevens
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Also someone needs to tell Pletcher and Asmussen that they need to dye their mustaches white as well
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After learning that Pletcher grew the goatee because someone at an airport mistook him for Baffert, I'm in favor of it.
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Classic Empire looks like he's grown a bit.
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Tessablue wrote:After learning that Pletcher grew the goatee because someone at an airport mistook him for Baffert, I'm in favor of it.
Him, Lukas, Baffert, Asmussen and Zito were all grown in the same white-haired supertrainer clone farm.
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Christmas tree o Christmas tree!!!
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Christmas tree o Christmas tree!!!
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:40 pm

Huh. Did Kevin Spacey follow Vinnie Viola to the Preakness, or were they a package deal, or is there stalking going on...?

:lol:


/inside hockey joke
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:41 pm

DRIIIIIINK
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I'm using Hence and Gunnevera as my keys. Longshots to win the Preakness
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Miss Woodford
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Somnambulist wrote:Christmas tree o Christmas tree!!!
Both are O Tannenbaum, however MMM wins bonus points for being written as a pro-Confederate propaganda song
[quote="James Ryder Randall, "Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause"]
The despot's heel is on thy shore,
Maryland!
His torch is at thy temple door,
Maryland!
Avenge the patriotic gore
That flecked the streets of Baltimore,
And be the battle queen of yore,
Maryland! My Maryland!
II

Hark to an exiled son's appeal,
Maryland!
My mother State! to thee I kneel,
Maryland!
For life and death, for woe and weal,
Thy peerless chivalry reveal,
And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel,
Maryland! My Maryland!
III

Thou wilt not cower in the dust,
Maryland!
Thy beaming sword shall never rust,
Maryland!
Remember Carroll's sacred trust,
Remember Howard's warlike thrust,-
And all thy slumberers with the just,
Maryland! My Maryland!
IV

Come! 'tis the red dawn of the day,
Maryland!
Come with thy panoplied array,
Maryland!
With Ringgold's spirit for the fray,
With Watson's blood at Monterey,
With fearless Lowe and dashing May,
Maryland! My Maryland!
V

Come! for thy shield is bright and strong,
Maryland!
Come! for thy dalliance does thee wrong,
Maryland!
Come to thine own anointed throng,
Stalking with Liberty along,
And sing thy dauntless slogan song,
Maryland! My Maryland!
VI

Dear Mother! burst the tyrant's chain,
Maryland!
Virginia should not call in vain,
Maryland!
She meets her sisters on the plain-
"Sic semper!" 'tis the proud refrain
That baffles minions back amain,
Maryland! My Maryland!
VII

I see the blush upon thy cheek,
Maryland!
For thou wast ever bravely meek,
Maryland!
But lo! there surges forth a shriek,
From hill to hill, from creek to creek-
Potomac calls to Chesapeake,
Maryland! My Maryland!
VIII

Thou wilt not yield the Vandal toll,
Maryland!
Thou wilt not crook to his control,
Maryland!
Better the fire upon thee roll,
Better the blade, the shot, the bowl,
Than crucifixion of the soul,
Maryland! My Maryland!
IX

I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland!
The Old Line's bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! she spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! she burns! she'll come! she'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland![/quote]

Take a wild guess who they are calling the "tyrant" "vandal" and "despot".
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Term of Art is pretty as a picture. All that bling. : )))))
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:47 pm

Miss Woodford wrote: Remember Carroll's sacred trust,
This guy is like my great great great great great grandfather or something, so I have a bit of a soft spot for the race... but uhhhh yeah, I probably shouldn't :/
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Sat May 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Neither Hedge Fund losing earlier today (DQ) or looking at the toteboard will dictate my wagers today.

My 2017 Preakness Final Wager

$1 Exacta Box ($48)
1,2,4
1,3,4
1,4,5
1,4,6
1,4,7
1,4,8
1,4,9
1,4,10

$32 Exacta
4 w/ 5

$22 Exacta
4 w/ 10

$12 Exacta
4 w/ 1

$40 Win
1

Cost = $154

AD w/ CE x 16.5
AD w/ CMM x 11.5
AD w/ Multiplier x 7
Multiplier 19 x 20

Let's rock!
Rock Hard Ten. Free House. Soul Of The Matter. Lit de Justice. Zenyatta. Justify. Cigar. Ghostzapper. Lava Man. Silver Charm.
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