SUPURRR~DERBY~SATURDAY *RESULTS* @ CHURCHILL 5.06.2017

SUPURRR~DERBY~SATURDAY *RESULTS* @ CHURCHILL 5.06.2017

Postby RUFFIAN » Mon May 08, 2017 1:18 pm

**RESULTS @ CHURCHILL**


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GOOD AFTERNOON & WELCOME TO
SUPURR~SPECIAL~SATURDAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS

OUR FEATURE EVENT WILL BE
THE 'DERBY ANTICIPATION' STAKES


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WE HAVE 11 TO CHALLENGE DEFENDING CHAMP, 'STARK-THE-SHARK'
WHO KEEPS ON PROVING -- THAT SHARKS CAN ALSO BE DANGEROUS
ON LAND NOT JUST AT SEA!
(MEMORIES OF SNL LAND SHARK!) - :lol:

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THE 'DERBY DOZEN' ARE ALL IN THE GATE AS WE ARE READY TO RUN


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AND AWAAAAAAAAAAAY THEY GO....

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LIKE A JUNGLE CAT AFTER PREY, RUFFIAN HAS TURNED HER
'INNER CHEETAH' LOOSE RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE
TAKING A HUGE LEAD OVER THE FIELD

A FRISKY FOURSOME IS CLOSING QUICKLY
AS CIGARSHOP, EL PRADO, THUNDER CAT -&- PEEPTOAD
ARE NOW ONLY A LENGTH BEHIND THE FRONT RUNNING FILLY

STARK, TIGER DANCER -&- BLUNNY MAKE UP THE NEXT TIER
ABOUT 4 LENGTHS BACK -- AS THE REST OF THE FIELD ARE
TAKING THEIR TIME OR POSSIBLY HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE MUD

TRAILING IN THE EARLY GOING:
REAL QUIET ~ DUSTY ~ CATALINA -&- POST TIME MIKE

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OUT OF THE TURN THEY COME


IT'S TIGHTLY BUNCHED AT THE FRONT
WITH CIGARSHOP -&- THUNDER CAT
JUST A HALF-LENGTH IN FRONT OF
PEEPTOAD -&- EL PRADO

RUFFIAN DID NOT HANDLE THE TURN AT ALL
SLIPPING AND SLIDING IN THE SLOP
AND NOW LOSING GROUND QUICKLY


THEY'RE AT THE TOP OF THE STRETCH


CIGARSHOP ~ THUNDER CAT -&- PEEPTOAD
IN A LINE ACROSS THE TRACK
AS EL PRADO -- WHO ALSO DID NOT HANDLE THE
SLOPPY SURFACE -- HAS LOST HER MOMENTUM
AND IS DROPPING BACK

REAL QUIET ~ TIGER DANCER AND RUFFIAN ARE NEXT
ABOUT 5 LENGTHS BACK JUST IN FRONT OF POST TIME MIKE

TRAILING THE FIELD ARE STARK ~ DUSTY ~ BLUNNY -&- CATALINA


AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME


CIGARSHOP -&- THUNDER CAT
HAVE NOW TURNED THIS INTO A MATCH RACE
--- STRIDE FOR STRIDE --- NECK & NECK

PEEPTOAD HAS LOST GROUND AND IS BACK RUNNING IN 3rd


... SUDDENLY A HUGE ROAR HAS ERUPTED FROM THE CROWD

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A BLUR OF SPEED IS FLYING UP THE RAIL BUT HARD TO SEE
WHO IT IS --- AS THE SKIES HAVE OPENED UP AGAIN
AND THE RAIN IS MAKING VISIBILITY DIFFICULT

AH YES ~ NOW I CAN SEE WHO IS CAUSING THE UPROAR

IT'S DUSTY -- FLYING FROM THE CLOUDS PASSING EVERYONE
AND APPARENTLY LOVING THE RAIN SOAKED TRACK!

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THE MUD AND RAIN HAVE DONE NOTHING TO SLOW THIS
FIERCE FILLY FROM TAKING COMMAND AS SHE FLIES RIGHT
PAST CIGARSHOP AND THUNDER CAT HEADING TO THE WIRE

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JUST WHEN YA THINK YOU KNOW WHO WILL WIN ~
OR AT LEAST ONE OF THE 2 FRONT RUNNERS ~
ALONG COMES THE SHOCKER OF A CLOSING RUN
STIRRING MEMORIES OF THE GREAT 'ZENYATTA'

AND AWAY SHE GOES LEAVING THE REST IN HER WAKE
WINNING BY DAYLIGHT ~ COVERED IN MUD BUT HAPPY

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CIGARSHOP WITH A LAST SUDDEN SURGE OF SPEED
TAKES 2nd -- AS THUNDER CAT HOLDS ON FOR THE SHOW
PEEPTOAD EARNS THE PRECIOUS IN 4th

"WOW" -- THE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE WHAT WE JUST SAW!!

WITH TORRENTIAL RAIN ~ SLOPPY TRACK ~
WINNING IMPOSSIBLE ~ FROM THAT FAR BACK

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THE IMPOSSIBLE BECAME REALITY
AS DUSTY HAS THE CROWD UP ON THEIR FEET
CHEERING THIS FANTASTIC FILLY!

IT JUST GOES TO PROVE THAT OLD SAYING
'IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE BIG BONED LADY SINGS'

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$$-OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH-$$


1st ~ DUSTY ============ $125.60
Image ~WINNER / "QUEEN OF THE DERBY"~
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2nd ~ CIGARSHOP ========== $90.80
Image ~RUNNER-UP / BRIDESMAID~


3rd ~ THUNDER CAT ======== $84.20
Image ~FLOWER-BEARER~


4th ~ PEEPTOAD =========== $66.60 => (Devil Made Her Do It) - :twisted:
Image ~RING-BEARER~
..... Hiding from Gollum!!!
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=== ALSO RAN ===


REAL QUIET ========= $58.40

TIGER DANCER ======= $56.80

RUFFIAN =========== $56.40

POST TIME MIKE ====== $41.80

EL PRADO ========== $38.80

(DC) STARK ========= $38.00

BLUNNY ============ $35.40

CATALINA ========== $25.40
*HAPPILY LEAVING THE RAIN -&- SLOP
HEADING FOR HER MODERN-CONTEMPORARY CAT-HOUSE
AND A FANCY FEAST OF CAT CHOW -&- CATNIP

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WE NOW BID YOU A FOND FAREWELL
AND A REMINDER TO BE 'ALWAYS DREAMING'
BECAUSE SOMETIMES DREAMS DO COME TRUE
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Image ~Graphics By: TIGER DANCER~
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MAY THE PURRRRRRRRR BE WITH YOU
=^,,^=

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