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by Curtis
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 12736

Re: In memoriam 2020

Pat McDowell who was Jerry Lambert’s long time jock agent during the Native Diver and then later Convenience days as well as Russell Baze’s agent when he tried so. CA in 1989-‘90, passed on March 20. He was a real character who, for several years, had been the paddock judge at Emerald Downs through ...
by Curtis
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life

stark wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:37 pm
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Ken and Bob and then Ken and Barkley. The former claimed that the station’s call letters stood for “Ken and Bob Company. For me it was the “Home of the Dodgers”, the first AM station on my first car’s preset.
by Curtis
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 90
Views: 1989

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

Make me the boss, here's what I'd do...... I'd immediately give up on the idea of trying to reschedule the Santa Anita Derby squeezing it in sometime before the scheduled closing date of June 23. I'd get on the phone with Del Mar racetrack and negotiate doing what's right for the industry. Schedule...
by Curtis
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby

[quote=Missbeholder post_id=224269 time=1586025098 Was it Riva Ridge in 1972 and Tabasco Cat in 1994?
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Correct! Riva Ridge was mismanaged periodically throughout his 3 and 4yo seasons but never as bad as the second half of 1972.
by Curtis
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby

Bob Costas has waxed poetically about the first time his father took him to Yankee Stadium. About how the world he knew was the muted grays from black and white television and how the color overcame him. It was like that for me when my grandparents took me to the 1969 SA Derby and I saw the impossi...
by Curtis
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: Your Favorite Santa Anita Derby

Bob Costas has waxed poetically about the first time his father took him to Yankee Stadium. About how the world he knew was the muted grays from black and white television and how the color overcame him. It was like that for me when my grandparents took me to the 1969 SA Derby and I saw the impossib...
by Curtis
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Sad that this thread intended to honor Secretariat's 50th birthday got hijacked by a totally irrelevant subject. Secretariat, the horse who still owns the record for all three Triple Crown races. Secretariat who set a then world record for 1 1/8ths miles of 1:45 ​2⁄5 in the Marlboro Cup while defea...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

BallyAche60 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:26 pm
Ancient Title
Ding, ding, ding, ding......we have a winnah!! Had they been able to run a 10f race at Del Mar in 1977, Ancient Title would be the current WR holder. See Stark about your tickets.
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 90
Views: 1989

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

I think they should move the Derby to Los Alamitos, let these colts run as they are ready to run while trying to get SA reopened. Honestly, the Affirmed should have been moved up with a bumped up purse and scheduled this Saturday--a moot point now I know--and the SA Derby moved to the end of the me...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

I remember that Santa Anita Handicap Terrang won, since he beat Hillsdale, the horse who got me into racing as a kid. Five horses swept the now defunct Strub Series which, not unlike the Triple Crown, had no such name in the beginning as what would become to be known as the Charles H. Strub Stakes ...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 90
Views: 1989

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

I think they should move the Derby to Los Alamitos, let these colts run as they are ready to run while trying to get SA reopened. Honestly, the Affirmed should have been moved up with a bumped up purse and scheduled this Saturday--a moot point now I know--and the SA Derby moved to the end of the me...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Yeah I juat found it strange that the rest were all great horses and then those two. No doubt they had to be very good and Silky Sullivan is a horse that comes up because of being such an insanely deep closer. Terrang is just a horse that never comes up. Its kind of sad if he was a very good horse ...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

I may have been a stooper those days! Santa Anita Derby 1956 Terrang 3 Bill Shoemaker Mesh Tenney Rex C. Ellsworth ​1 1⁄8 1:51.00 Santa Anita Handicap 1959 Terrang 6 William Boland Carl A. Roles Poltex Stable & R. Bond 2.00.00 I remember that Santa Anita Handicap Terrang won, since he beat Hillsdal...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

When I was young and before my knowledge of horse racing was expanded by reading alot. I viewed the Breyer racehorses, as Thoroughbreds that must have been very special. To me almost all of them made sense because they were important race horses and then there are just 2 random ones, imo. Silky Sul...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Seabiscuit was “declared” before the 1940 SA Handicap, a common practice then. That was well known and once Haas, secured second with Kayak he didn’t ride as hard. Still, Seabiscuit did set a track record that day and there were others in the race. Had the horse not been cast off, Seabiscuit would p...
by Curtis
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 37
Views: 652

Re: Secretariat at 50...

You truly become a legend when yours is a household name. Have any other horses reached that pinnacle? Possibly, Seabiscuit. Was Seabiscuit really the transcendent legend that the movie made him out to be? I was 18 when Secretariat won the Triple Crown and I'm pretty sure I knew that Man O' War had...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 5150

Re: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder

I think Machmer Hall tries to get their produce back after retirement or helps them find homes. I remember them trying to get Unstoppable U out of Puerto Rico but his owners there said no, only for the hurricanes to ultimately destroy him. I think the best solution would be to make all claiming rac...
by Curtis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 90
Views: 1989

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

Starine wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:27 pm
Didn't she grumble something about the horse having more class than some of the people at the table?
You’re right. The Canani talk was more mid-‘90’s when Jenine had Fastness and Elmhurst.
by Curtis
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 90
Views: 1989

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

https://twitter.com/jenine_sahadi Seems like she's quite the advocate, trying to expose PETA and keep horse racing on the map. I realize that many of you aren't old enough to remember Jenine from the 2000 Derby hoopla, but maybe somebody here with a more detailed memory than me can retell the story...
by Curtis
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Worth watching these again
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: Worth watching these again

So here's a question, who was MC Hammer's Derby horse? I know his venture into thoroughbred racing is remembered most by a favorite of mine, Lite Light. But he had a Derby horse too and his name is escaping me. Technology jumped into my head but I know that isn't right. Media Plan was on the Derby ...