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by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I don't think cantering and trotting in the wrong direction (only) wouldn't even it out enough when compared to working and racing since the effort is much higher. Horses also tend to have a strong and weak side (they can be left or right handed) so I suppose if their naturally weak side on top of e...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Greyhound racing has been banned in multiple states by now, it is somewhat naive to think that horse racing is any safer. Look at what happened in Florida, all they had to do was put it on the ballot (with confusing wording to boot) hidden in another bill, spin some tall tales about Greyhound racing...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

No one is saying SA is at fault, necessarily. My impression is more that with the BC choosing to stay at SA, it took a great risk in the optics of it. The media focus is on SA and Cali racing. If this had happened at Keeneland, it wouldn't be as big of a deal to the general public. It would still be...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Looking at the replay it looks like it could've been either or (i.e. break happened before contact, or just at the moment of contact). WoW did really well not to trip and stumble. I also hope that the connections will do what is best for the horse. Was supposed to go to a halloween party tonight (dr...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I hope the best for Mongolian groom but fear the worst. If he's euthanized the breeders cup board of directors is going to have a huge public outcry and shit show on their hands for refusing to relocate to another track. If Mongolian groom dies that'll be the third santa Anita death this week...I f...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I heard he wasn't training all that great :/ Damn, did he go down or just pull up? Pulled up at the top of the stretch. Hopefully that jock saved the horse's life. We've come a long way medically from the days of Ruffian and even Barbaro. I'm watching on the BC stream they said they would update as...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Good for Vino!
Yoshida never looked comfortable, McKinzie did way better than I expected all things considered.

Good for Elate, she could've had a better trip but loss absolutely nothing in defeat to the boys.

Hope Mongolian Groom will be ok. Pulled up is better than broke down... right? :cry:
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Yeah I doubt Japan will let go of BaM so easily, when his success on firm turf most closely resembles Japanese turf.
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Does anyone still have that photoshopped photo of the the mighty, if homely stallion, Tapir
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Poor Anthony Van Dyck, really got into a lot of traffic trouble. I feel like Ryan Moore often gets stuck in traffic in the US.
Incredible win by Bricks and Mortar!
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I feel bad saying it, but my hottest racing take- that Mike Smith is badly overrated in big races- is looking pretty toasty today. Hope his timing on Yoshida is a bit better than it was on Bisou and Omaha Beach. Breed her to Cairo Prince or Midnight Storm, since she's by a Storm Cat son and we know...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Breed her to Cairo Prince or Midnight Storm, since she's by a Storm Cat son and we know PotN over mares by sons of Storm Cat give us AP and Classic Empire lol.

@Som, 30 and up to 32 a fertility doctor recently told me is prime harvesting age.

Also I thought Smith was off Mckinzie.
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Good on Seregenti Empress really brave in defeat! Disappointed for Midnight Bisou but she had a bad trip and didn't look comfortable most of the way around so actually did better than I'd have thought coming in on the turn. Wonderful ride by Joe on Blue Prize - very happy for them! And when was the ...
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

The mile was an exciting race! Love the thrills when a filly and an older mare of certain talent square off like this!

Also re: Kumin... I know the question asked was with the term females but he could've just as easily responded "well, I do love the ladies"
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Happy for Whitmore he really gave it a good run - and Mitole what a horse!

And I agree about the Turf. I'm ok handicapping overseas and domestically but I can't figure out for the life of me when they collide.
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:03 pm
How precocious is that O'Brien offspring? Youngest jockey to win a BC race (aboard the late, lamented St, Nicholas Abbey in the Turf), and now the youngest trainer to win a BC race. :D
Well, in all fairness he was practically born with silks on his back and a stop watch in hand :D
by Treve
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The BC Picks and Analysis Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 854

Re: The BC Picks and Analysis Thread

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:29 am
I can’t think of any “other O’Briens” who did much in this event, and O’Brien himself has said that he only sent the horse over to give him some experience.
Great analysis TB!
Just so I can understand though - do you mean the ones AOB has entered this year haven't done much?
by Treve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 712
Views: 87929

Re: Across the pond

I've never known a breeder to keep a 10-month-old with his dam. He should have been weaned a ways back. I know a few. With new findings on behaviour and people seeking to emulate ethological patterns of wild horses people are weaning later. In there have been also occasional instances of observing ...
by Treve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Somnambulist wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Treve wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 pm
1 45-1
2 25-1
3 35-1

That's gotta be some kind of record in a BC race!
Where is my time machine
the fact that the 4 horse was 5-1 and of course the 5th was 80-1... I'll let you know if I find a time machine.
by Treve
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 11980

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

1 45-1
2 25-1
3 35-1

That's gotta be some kind of record in a BC race!