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by Turul
Sun May 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing is now officially a joke
Replies: 98
Views: 5064

Re: Horse Racing is now officially a joke

I hate the trainer of Maximum Security, believe he is a cheater, but the West family was robbed. Saez was robbed. The gambling public was robbed. And I bet Roadster. Nearly 20 minutes to make the wrong decision. The KY Stewards must be fired, not even for the atrocious decision, but for taking 20 m...
by Turul
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

I know Justify is a big flashy hunk, but I sometimes wonder if AP doesn't get the respect he deserves because he's such a plain package. But watching almost all his races in the (too long) promo video, at Coolmore, I couldn't help but recognize what an extraordinary stride he had. Not huge, just pe...
by Turul
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

^ My original response to Beyer's complaints included some reflection about the attitudes of people towards Secretariat vs Seattle Slew in the 70s and now American Pharoah vs Justify today. Lots of parallels between that decade and this one. Justify is this decade's Seattle Slew, American Pharoah i...
by Turul
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

He is incredibly talented! Racing only 6 times and winning the TC, while skipping the 2 yo season! Congratulation to Bob Baffert who recognized Justify's talent and to Mike Smith who made the most of it. Anyone has some insight what are the plans for the horse? I'd like to see him in the Classic onc...
by Turul
Sun May 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 25757

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

I don’t think it’s any secret that the SF in SF Bloodstock stands for Soros Fund. There's got to be a lot of wealth there to take on the likes of Darley and Coolmore in the bloodstock industry. I think the China Horse Club also had a share in Justify’s breeding rights, but I guess WinStar owns the ...
by Turul
Thu May 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

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Thank you for the magnificent photo, Ballerina.

He is aware of who he is. He is out of this world.
by Turul
Sun May 20, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

Ballerina wrote:Justify will win the Triple Crown. That's it. That's all I have to say.
Yes, I fully agree.
by Turul
Sat May 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Preakness Day
Replies: 136
Views: 9752

Re: Preakness Day

Miss Woodford wrote:Yeah no way Justify is getting 12 furlongs. Barely held on there.
He will, despite your "expert" guess.
by Turul
Sat May 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Preakness Day
Replies: 136
Views: 9752

Re: Preakness Day

Tessablue wrote:Well at least the weather made it interesting.

I don't think Justify is a Belmont winner.
Really? You should have spent the day somewhere else to spare you from disappointment.
by Turul
Mon May 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mendelssohn
Replies: 383
Views: 45496

Re: Mendelssohn

Apollo wrote: European racing is incomparably boring with a cotillion until a few hundred meters out and then a dash to the wire. I can't believe the United States is stupid enough to acknowledge that type of racing with several scattered on each card.
Correct.
by Turul
Sun May 06, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mendelssohn
Replies: 383
Views: 45496

Re: Mendelssohn

katmandu wrote:
Turul wrote:On the other hand there is nothing new in what he said. It has been known for decades, as others pointed out.
AOB pointed it out too. And then he qualified it.
Yes, I know, as I alluded to it and gave him credit.
by Turul
Sun May 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mendelssohn
Replies: 383
Views: 45496

Re: Mendelssohn

Ten things that Aidan O’Brien learnt from the Kentucky Derby https://www.racinguk.com/news/ten-things-that-aidan-o-brien-learnt-from-the-kentucky-derby AOB has a lot of class. Well, yes. On the other hand there is nothing new in what he said. It has been known for decades, as others pointed out. O'...
by Turul
Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

I just want to high-five everyone on this thread for believing in him. I believe in Ballerina's intuition. She's been in the game for years. She knows. The numbers backed it up. The intuition was just the cherry on top. I don't care if some Baffert haters are sick of Baffert. I'm not. I will never ...
by Turul
Fri May 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 120624

Re: Justify

Reporter: Justify, do you think it'll be intimidating to face 20 horses after seeing those short fields out west? Justify : Well, after that long post parade, once the gates open I don't plan on seeing any more than 3 or 4 horses at the most and once I get the lead I don't have eyes in the back of ...
by Turul
Tue May 23, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mastery
Replies: 15
Views: 3744

Re: Mastery

I read somewhere that Mastery is doing well. It said he would have the pins removed in mid-June then go to " the farm" to finish healing. No word on his racing vs. breeding future. Bob said in a recent interview that it takes about 6 months before you can tell if the horse can return to racing. Tha...
by Turul
Sun May 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 268
Views: 34791

Re: The Preakness

You remember how many ran when Secretariat won the Belmont? Only one horse ran, considering how fast the track was playing in 1973. I guess Sham gets an excuse for breaking down. Come to think of it, Sham gets an excuse for everything. But he had a big heart. We have to keep that in mind. If Chad B...
by Turul
Sun May 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 268
Views: 34791

Re: The Preakness

Sorry to disappoint you, but IMO the entry strategy to the TC races should be changed: only those should be allowed to contest them who enter all three, barring unforeseen circumstances. Again, the races are not actually associated with each other. But you want Pimlico and Belmont to agree to give ...
by Turul
Sun May 21, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 268
Views: 34791

Re: The Preakness

I didn't know Steve Coburn was a poster here. :P :lol: Seriously, it's a bad idea...not to mention both impractical and probably illegal...to limit the Preakness and Belmont to only horses that ran in the Derby. If that happened, by the time the Belmont rolled around, we might be down to only four ...
by Turul
Sun May 21, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 268
Views: 34791

Re: The Preakness

So where's the hate for Casse and World Approval, who won the Dixie earlier on the card and has been sitting in the barn since April 2? Or Moquett and Whitmore, who won the Maryland Sprint Stakes and has been sitting in the barn since April 15? Or Bill Mott and Yoshida, who won the James W. Murphy ...
by Turul
Sun May 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Preakness
Replies: 268
Views: 34791

Re: The Preakness

Cloud Computing was not exactly flying home. He edged past a very tired horse that actually showed heart and fought back as well as he could when collared and passed. I can't imagine this is going to be a very highly rated Preakness. Always Dreaming was under pressure on the inside. I don't think h...