Belmont Saturday Watchalong thread

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:54 pm

That was a horse race! I was hoping for a dead heat, neither of them deserved to lose that race.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:58 pm

Discreet Lover was vanned off
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Huh, that Runhappy spot is the first time I've seen a stallion commercial on network TV.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:04 pm

I'm happy for Chuck Fipke and his stallion, Jersey Town. Yep, he's a homebred.

Biscuits didn't deserve to lose.

Claire (Novak) Crosby @BH_CNovak
7m7 minutes ago
Discreet Lover walked onto the equine ambulance under his own power.
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CoronadosQuest
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:05 pm

Okay the kid was adorable petting Justify in that piece
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Horse Racing FanSite @HorseRaceSite
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That's what separated Bee Jersey and Mind Your Biscuits in prestigious Met Mile! Another training masterpiece by Steve Asmussen @keithasm7 @joyann_williams and deserved kudos to Chad @horsesummers as well!
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Anyone happen to catch the "Tale of the tape" that NBC did comparing Justify to American Pharoah physically? I know Justify weighs more, but just curious about height comparison, etc...
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Bolt needs a drop in class to get his confidence back...

Updates on Discreet Lover are appreciated
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:08 pm

tcw wrote:Anyone happen to catch the "Tale of the tape" that NBC did comparing Justify to American Pharoah physically? I know Justify weighs more, but just curious about height comparison, etc...
Pharoah is 16.1, Justify 16.3
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:09 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:Huh, that Runhappy spot is the first time I've seen a stallion commercial on network TV.
Really? A couple years back I seem to remember there were Palace Malice commercials at every NBC broadcast with this hilarious over the top dramatic voice that I loved. I've also seen spots for Pioneerof the Nile, Outwork and Runhappy (different commercial than this one). I've also seen several miscellaneous ones over the years but the aforementioned are all adds I saw regularly.

@Sparrow thanks! I have to say my affection for Fipke as an owner and breeder kinda increases quietly over time.

Hopefully that's a good sign for Discreet Lover, hoping for nothing serious or life threatening.
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 Jun 09, 2018 5:11 pm

Hopefully Discreer Lover just has heat exhaustion. It's quite hot in the sun and he is not robust in the least. Fingers crossed for updates.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:17 pm

Ingrid wrote:
tcw wrote:Anyone happen to catch the "Tale of the tape" that NBC did comparing Justify to American Pharoah physically? I know Justify weighs more, but just curious about height comparison, etc...
Pharoah is 16.1, Justify 16.3
Which, as they informed the television audience of millions, is about 8".
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:18 pm

I think he finished a hard-trying fourth, but haven't seen the order of finish yet.

Bryan Langlois, DVM @Animalsheltrdoc
13m13 minutes ago
Discreet Lover walked into ambulance on own power. From my view looked to be possible case of exhaustion or slight overheating. No lameness noted...

Oh here it is.
Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
8m8 minutes ago
Full Met Mile order of finish:

Bee Jersey
Mind Your Biscuits
Limousine Liberal
Discreet Lover
Ransom the Moon
McCraken
Good Samaritan
Awesome Slew
One Liner
Warrior's Club
Bolt d'Oro
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Treve wrote:
Miss Woodford wrote:Huh, that Runhappy spot is the first time I've seen a stallion commercial on network TV.
Really? A couple years back I seem to remember there were Palace Malice commercials at every NBC broadcast with this hilarious over the top dramatic voice that I loved. I've also seen spots for Pioneerof the Nile, Outwork and Runhappy (different commercial than this one). I've also seen several miscellaneous ones over the years but the aforementioned are all adds I saw regularly.

@Sparrow thanks! I have to say my affection for Fipke as an owner and breeder kinda increases quietly over time.

Hopefully that's a good sign for Discreet Lover, hoping for nothing serious or life threatening.
I only recall seeing them on NBCSN, not the network.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:22 pm

Well NBC's 'how they think the race will go' has Hofburg winning by like a neck over Justify
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:24 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:
Treve wrote:
Miss Woodford wrote:Huh, that Runhappy spot is the first time I've seen a stallion commercial on network TV.
Really? A couple years back I seem to remember there were Palace Malice commercials at every NBC broadcast with this hilarious over the top dramatic voice that I loved. I've also seen spots for Pioneerof the Nile, Outwork and Runhappy (different commercial than this one). I've also seen several miscellaneous ones over the years but the aforementioned are all adds I saw regularly.

@Sparrow thanks! I have to say my affection for Fipke as an owner and breeder kinda increases quietly over time.

Hopefully that's a good sign for Discreet Lover, hoping for nothing serious or life threatening.
I only recall seeing them on NBCSN, not the network.
I don't have NBCSN but I am thinking it's also possible the ads vary regionally?
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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So we'll have to wait and see.

David Grening @DRFGrening
2m2 minutes ago
Discreet Lover, who finished 4th in the Met Mile, was vanned off. Jockey Manny Franco said the horse felt sore to him galloping back to be unsaddled after the race.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:36 pm

Katewerk wrote:
Ingrid wrote:
tcw wrote:Anyone happen to catch the "Tale of the tape" that NBC did comparing Justify to American Pharoah physically? I know Justify weighs more, but just curious about height comparison, etc...
Pharoah is 16.1, Justify 16.3
Which, as they informed the television audience of millions, is about 8".
Thanks!
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:43 pm

tcw wrote:
Katewerk wrote:
Ingrid wrote:
Pharoah is 16.1, Justify 16.3
Which, as they informed the television audience of millions, is about 8".
Thanks!
8 inches? I'm fairly certain a hand is 4 inches... so that's 2 inches between them... did they mean 17.3 hahaha!? :lol:
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 Jun 09, 2018 5:46 pm

Is NBC using their drone technology?

some good angles!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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