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by The Shadow
Sat May 04, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest- Results are In!
Replies: 55
Views: 4641

Re: The 2019 Derby Pool Contest

Thanks for organizing Tessablue! Great to see this contest still going!

Winner
Security
Will
House
Humour

1/2 length

2:03 2/5
by The Shadow
Mon May 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 66
Views: 8910

Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!

Great work everyone!

Thanks for organizing Tessablue! Couldnt get my act together in time to actually enter some picks, but still had fun following along.
by The Shadow
Sat May 06, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2017 TBC Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 61
Views: 9861

Re: The 2017 TBC Derby Pool Contest

Thanks for organizing! Great to see this tradition live on.

The Shadow pix:

Cry
Girvin
Midway
Snow
Accurate
by The Shadow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arrogate vs American Pharoah
Replies: 68
Views: 9841

Re: Arrogate vs American Pharoah

Honestly, I can't compare them. We didn't see what Arrogate was like during the Triple Crown trail and we didnt get to see what American Pharoah was like as a 4 year old. Both horses are amazing and give me goosebumps! American Pharoah was the first Triple Crown winner I have ever seen while I was ...
by The Shadow
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arrogate vs American Pharoah
Replies: 68
Views: 9841

Arrogate vs American Pharoah

Yeah.... i went there.

We've been treated to two great horses in a very short period of time. Lots of ways to do the comparison of course. I'll keep it open ended.

What are your thoughts on how these two stack up against each other?
by The Shadow
Sat May 07, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2016 Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 55
Views: 7855

Re: The 2016 Derby Pool Contest

Thanks for organizing Tessablue and Insane Crazy! Great to see this still going!

Here's my pix:

A: Nyquist
B: Destin
C: Mo Tom
D: Whitmore
E: Tom's Ready

I predict a 1/2 length for the winner and 2:03 flat for the time.

Enjoy the day everyone!
by The Shadow
Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Where does AP fit among the greats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11938

Re: Where does AP fit among the greats?

Big Ten, it's been lovely reading your postings. Thank you for the time you're putting into these. I, for one, have enjoyed them. Agreed. When i started this thread I was hoping (fingers crossed) that we'd get some thoughtful early musings rather than nasty arguing. Definitely some very interesting...
by The Shadow
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Where does AP fit among the greats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11938

Re: Where does AP fit among the greats?

Trust me I've been around this board long enough to know there would be a wide range of opinions on a big open ended subjective question like this. But at this early stage in the aftermath of his career, that's precisely what I was curious about: how are opinions/analysis forming around where he fit...
by The Shadow
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Where does AP fit among the greats?
Replies: 122
Views: 11938

Where does AP fit among the greats?

Can't help it folks. I gotta ask your opinions on this...

Where do you rank AP among the greatest thoroughbreds all time?
by The Shadow
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 TBC Breeders' Cup Contest - Results are in!
Replies: 90
Views: 7010

Re: 2015 TBC Breeders' Cup Contest - Results are in!

Very sorry I missed this. Excellent idea IC! Congrats to the top finishers and I look forward to participating next year!
by The Shadow
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: If Beholder...
Replies: 72
Views: 9903

Re: If Beholder...

Winner of the Classic should get the HOY belt. Voting awards are terrible. If she wins the BCC, shes the HOY; same with APP and the rest that make the gate. Done!
by The Shadow
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Best 3 Yr Crop Since 1980?
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Best 3 Yr Crop Since 1980?

Which do you consider the best 3 yr old crop since 1980?

I've been thinking about where AP's 3 yr old crop might stack up, and seems to me there's been a number of years where the crop has been stronger. For me 87, 89 and more recently 07 were pretty good...
by The Shadow
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 322907

Re: American Pharoah

Hey folks, i'm wondering how big AP is relative to the other horses on the TC trail? I read a quote, i think from Baffert, where he described AP as "little," or something like that. AP looks like a light, lean horse, and compared to Smokey there he looks quite tall. But, i realize Smokey is probably...
by The Shadow
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 12th Triple Crown winner
Replies: 230
Views: 24626

Re: The 12th Triple Crown winner

Don't waste your time with this person. Seriously.
by The Shadow
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: This is the best day
Replies: 44
Views: 6410

Re: This is the best day

I was an obsessed horse racing (triple crown hyper-obsessed) fan starting with Ferdinand's Derby win. As an elementary school kid, I loved Alysheba and Sunday Silence, and watching them lose the Belmont was absolutely devastating for me. I used to enter speech competitions and talk about horse racin...
by The Shadow
Wed May 06, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
Replies: 301
Views: 35838

Re: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?

Been down this road before too many times. Ain't happening. Competitors are too good. TC will be won in a weak year by an exceptional horse.
by The Shadow
Sat May 02, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2015 Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 77
Views: 7109

Re: The 2015 Derby Pool Contest

Sorry forgot my time and winning margin.

2.5 length
2:01 flat
by The Shadow
Sat May 02, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2015 Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 77
Views: 7109

Re: The 2015 Derby Pool Contest

Thanks for taking the torch Tessablue!!

My pix are:

Dortmund
Upstart
Danzig Moon
Far Right
War Story
by The Shadow
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Victor choked!
Replies: 112
Views: 11635

Re: Victor choked!

Didn't Victor say he felt that he had no horse from the beginning and that is why he took him back, rather than go for the lead?

To me that reads like a jock adjustng to what he has to work with.

Chrome wasn't winning the race. Doesn't matter where he was placed.
by The Shadow
Fri May 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2014 Derby Pool Contest- Results
Replies: 72
Views: 7898

Re: The 2014 Derby Pool Contest- Results

Hey Folks I'm late getting myself signed up on the new board here, but i've been coming to the site regulary to read your Triple Crown commentary/analysis. It's been great, as always. Thanks Tessablue for organizing another edition of the Derby Pool! It was great to see it keep going as part of the ...