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by Apollo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Sad news. I regret that I never attended, despite being in the area so many times. I guess I don't think of New England in terms of horse racing so I never targeted that track during a trip. I did attend that harness racing track that used to be adjacent to Foxboro Stadium. That line from the race c...
by Apollo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Welcome to Arizona Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Welcome to Arizona Downs

I hope they got their $7 million worth.

I read with interest whenever tracks reopen, like this one or Colonial Downs. But I keep thinking I'd short the heck out of it in market conditions.
by Apollo
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Affirmed Stakes GRIII
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Affirmed Stakes GRIII

Roadster still looks very thin to me and a bit dull before the race Yes, he looks thin and he needs things to break his way. That didn't threaten to happen today with such a slow pace and a classy stablemate several lengths ahead of him with the jockey hand riding and looking around. Still not a ba...
by Apollo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

if there is a more bland venue for racing than Laurel, I haven't visited it yet. Likewise. I've made that point here and elsewhere. It was so bland when I visited a few years ago I had absolutely no desire to ever visit again. It looks like the type of venue that is so boring in basic layout that y...
by Apollo
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7921

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Does West have a son we can marry off to Feinstein? Then we can send them all off to Elba, and cut the phone lines. Feinstein does a fantastic job. For one thing, she is not beholden to lies and fear. It would be priceless to come back in a century and see how this era in American history is viewed...
by Apollo
Wed May 29, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 42458

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Back in the day before the internet in Southern California, AM radio station 1070 was the friend of the racing fan. Every thirty minutes like clockwork they would bring the stretch call of the latest race at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. It was the easiest, fastest way to find out if you...
by Apollo
Sat May 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 42458

Re: Santa Anita 2019

The loss of any racehorse is a tragedy, but the timing isn't great. The filly, Congrats Gal, collapsed on the track and died after crossing the wire in the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico earlier today. In front of a national audience watching NBCSN's coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan day of racing...
by Apollo
Thu May 16, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7921

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

The most pivotal aspect of this Derby was that the field never separated. Bob Baffert was the only one who correctly emphasized that. He is incredibly sharp. That's why he deserves to stand apart in this era. Every one of Baffert's post-Derby comments was smack on the money. He compared this year's ...
by Apollo
Tue May 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

Who cares if I threw in an extra word? I was surprised she looked many years older than my estimate based on television. If it had been a male who looked older I would have said the same thing. I remember mentioning here after Always Dreaming won the Florida Derby that likewise Todd Pletcher walked ...
by Apollo
Sat May 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7921

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

stark wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:39 pm
One thing is for certain..... If Tyler would have taken the Calvin Borail trip on the inside none of this would have happened, heck he might've even won the race!
My apologies stark. I just make exactly the same point within a very long post. I hadn't seen yours.
by Apollo
Sat May 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7921

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

I'm not surprised by that video. I never understood how Gaffalione was credited for saving anything. I watched the Derby over and over again last weekend because I had so many matchup wagers. I always go back and isolate each matchup and see how the two horses fared at various stages. The aspect tha...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 19
Views: 1355

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

I would have not been opposed to a move to Laurel, until I actually visited Laurel a couple of years ago. No character whatsoever. Probably the worst track I have ever visited in that regard. Miles below Pimlico. You might as well run the Preakness at an old worn out outlet mall. Everything about th...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Appeal denied
Replies: 11
Views: 908

Re: Appeal denied

Ray Paulick @raypaulick 22m22 minutes ago War of Will 's trainer @markecasse sent 16 still photos of NBC video from approaching the far turn to the top of the stretch he used to analyze the route taken aboard Maximum Security by Luis Saez. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6E04s_UEAE1QAk.jpg Casse: If A...
by Apollo
Wed May 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?
Replies: 151
Views: 7921

Re: Kentucky Derby : Do you agree with the stewards decision?

Q. What is your opinion about the DQ in the 2019 Derby? Should this lead to talk about standardized rules in racing and maybe a commissioner? A. I am glad you asked this question because I feel strongly about the issue: Maximum Security should not have been disqualified. Many sets of racing rules w...
by Apollo
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 471
Views: 15371

Re: 2019 Kentucky Derby

I'm gone for the Preakness and Belmont but I have watched the Derby a few more times. I can't get over how moronic Geroux was on Roadster. He has French Soup for brains. Either that or he has never studied angles or geometry for 5 seconds. Geroux not only wiped out Game Winner at the break but he ga...
by Apollo
Tue May 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 9436

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Priceless. I may not stop laughing for 2 weeks.

I'll pay no attention to the Preakness and I'll have plenty of company.

They should saddle up that female chief steward from Churchill Downs and parade her at Pimlico. After all, she's the lead domino.
by Apollo
Mon May 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 9436

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

Awesome decision to allow this edition the obscurity it deserves
by Apollo
Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What race was Gary West watching?
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: What race was Gary West watching?

Mylute wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:44 pm

I thought they were supposed to be gracious in defeat...
It undoubtedly would have played out that way
by Apollo
Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Positive Outcomes From The Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 848

Re: Positive Outcomes From The Derby

I suppose, even the Donald is weighing in: "The Kentucky Derby decision was not a good one. It was a rough & tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky...
by Apollo
Mon May 06, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 196
Views: 9436

Re: 2019 Preakness Stakes

I hope Maximum Security does not run. This may seem bitter but that is okay. Thoroughbred racing does not deserve a brief surge of attention from unlikely fans, similar to the 1994 Winter Olympics with the Tonya/Nancy situation. This sport yesterday may have prided itself in what it considers a righ...