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by Spahny
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 1449

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

Omaha Beach. No passing allowed.
by Spahny
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars
Replies: 46
Views: 1449

Re: Arkansas Derby G1 Million Dollars

I still like Galilean. He'll probably go off at around the 10-1 ML. Worth a shot.
by Spahny
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 1176

Re: Santa Anita Derby

Hey, according to this news release ( https://www.kentuckyderby.com/uploads/wysiwyg/assets/uploads/20190407_KDFW_Pool_4_Recap.pdf ), Roadster is the highest-price favorite in the final future pool since... 2004! In retrospect, the fact that we have a six-way battle for favoritism, vs. all others be...
by Spahny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Great Big Cap goes to Gift Box.

Really terrific rides by both Rosario and Smith. Felt like 1987.

2:03!
by Spahny
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 4996
Views: 598563

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

After watching the races today nobody can say that they haven't made changed to the main track. When's the last time a SA Derby was won in 1:51? And an impressive 1:51.
by Spahny
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I'll take 3-1 on Instagrand 2nd off the layoff is the SA Derby. And Nolo Contesto is very interesting at 6-1.

And so I don't seem completely anti-Baffy I do like Flor de La Mar for an upset in the Oaks.

I don't agree with closing down the downhill course. Over reaction. The course is not unsafe.
by Spahny
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Thoroughbred racing has been on a steady decline for the last few decades and it's hard to believe anything can reverse the trend. You can't blame PETA for that. And the sports bad rep isn't PETA's fault either. They used to shoot them, remember? And if you really want to get disgusted about horse r...
by Spahny
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Birding?
Replies: 81
Views: 17994

Re: Birding?

Bald Eagle week news. The veteran couple of the Two Harbors nest on Catalina Island have a new baby and another one breaking through as I speak. The popular reality t.v. eagle couple, Chase and Cholyn, have been mates on this nest since 2003. Both are out of the San Francisco zoo and were born in 19...
by Spahny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 125
Views: 3454

Re: The Florida Derby

I can't get too worked up about Derby odds at this point. But for now at least it does appear to me that the favorite could be 9-2 or thereabouts. I don't make a study of this sort of thing though. I'm thinking Roadster might have something to say about all of that. I am also looking forward to Ins...
by Spahny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 125
Views: 3454

Re: The Florida Derby

I can't get too worked up about Derby odds at this point. But for now at least it does appear to me that the favorite could be 9-2 or thereabouts. I don't make a study of this sort of thing though. I'm thinking Roadster might have something to say about all of that. I am also looking forward to Ins...
by Spahny
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 125
Views: 3454

Re: The Florida Derby

I can't get too worked up about Derby odds at this point. But for now at least it does appear to me that the favorite could be 9-2 or thereabouts. I don't make a study of this sort of thing though. I'm thinking Roadster might have something to say about all of that. I am also looking forward to Inst...
by Spahny
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Florida Derby
Replies: 125
Views: 3454

Re: The Florida Derby

I'll go out on a limb and say there are probably a couple more surprises still to come.
by Spahny
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Million Dollar Louisiana Derby
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: Million Dollar Louisiana Derby

Casse can't catch a break. First Classic Empire and now this.

War of Will has the look of a Classic winner. I hope he gets a chance.
by Spahny
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Rebel Parts I and II
Replies: 60
Views: 1875

Re: The Rebel Parts I and II

I'm not sure it matters who finished 3rd in this race. The top two were much the best. Omaha Beach moves way up on everyone's list now. Oh I was just talking from the perspective of my wallet! Had a lot of horses there, but not that one. From a performance perspective that race could well have been...
by Spahny
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Rebel Parts I and II
Replies: 60
Views: 1875

Re: The Rebel Parts I and II

I'm not sure it matters who finished 3rd in this race. The top two were much the best. Omaha Beach moves way up on everyone's list now.
by Spahny
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Oh Spahny... yes, Spook Express. I remember that as well. horrible. I will never forget the photo of her trainer (sorry, I cannot remember his name) being consoled after losing her, by the trainer of the winning horse, Bobby Frankel. Frankel felt so bad for that man. Spook Express's trainer was cry...
by Spahny
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

For my part, I may not want to watch for a while. I was at the track one for a major break down that occurred on the Hollywood Park turf course. It happened in the stretch and it was sickening. I don't ever want to see that sort of thing again. It can make you want to walk away from the sport. I'm ...
by Spahny
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Mostly I want to stay out of this discussion because I am no expert on breakdowns. I feel compelled to say something but I want to be careful not to just be grand standing. There just isn't much I can offer that would help in any way. I would agree that some of the tragic deaths were from other caus...
by Spahny
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 761
Views: 22668

Re: Santa Anita 2019

This is a 1987 documentary on the Santa Anita Handicap.

You can turn this on at about 4pm on Saturday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgBLmub ... pQ&index=2
by Spahny
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 311
Views: 13086

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Well Baffert did dupe some people last year by talking up Justify going to Sunland while hoping that first level allowance would go the day after the San Felipe. I think Baffert thinks he’s got three fianalists for the Louisville Shuttle and as you say, to quote The Offspring, when Baffert’s 3yo’s ...