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by Big Ten
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 173
Views: 9564

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

At least we still get a Kentucky Derby even if it messes up the schedule for the path to the Breeders' Cup and messes up the Haskell and Travers. I would still prioritize the Kentucky Derby over the BC event though the BC is more international and has more purse money and multiple days. The Kentucky...
by Big Ten
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3822
Views: 469830

Re: The VENT Thread

What a fantastic year we're all having.. SMH. Idris Elba and the actor who portrayed Tormund in Game of Thrones, Kristofer Hivju, have coronavirus. I went to a transmission repair shop today. Got a diagnostic for my car. Guy told me I need a new transmission and it will cost me between $3K to $5K. T...
by Big Ten
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 52
Views: 2220

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

For Justify fans, this Breyer looks fantastic. When he jumped in the Preakness... https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vXQAAOSwrj9eHGxd/s-l400.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/WaEAAOSwoQddytBX/s-l400.jpg I miss 2018 already because 2020 is not cool. But who knows, maybe Charlatan can make it up a little...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5354

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

Charlatan is a FREAK. https://youtu.be/8SNh7blOqpQ My only silver lining if the Kentucky Derby is postponed is we might actually have a dry track if held in June or September unlike the previous 3 runnings. Charlatan looks way better than Nadal. Game. Set. Match. Better than Authentic and I think Au...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

Charlatan ran a 106 BSF. This horse is starting off better than even Justify. And I wasn't sold on Justify until his 2018 Santa Anita Derby win. I still liked Bolt d'Oro. It was only when I saw Justify in person and then thinking to myself, "Yup, that's the one." I'll keep Charlatan as my #1 but who...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5354

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

I was actually a little surprised this race was even held yesterday. I just read MGM Resorts and Wynn in Las Vegas will temporarily close. Then again, Macau was closed for a couple weeks too. None of these race results really matter any way. There won't be a Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday of M...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 173
Views: 9564

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

I've been a horse racing fan since 1995. Been a NBA fan since 1990. My first love was actually baseball around 1987. I remember the Kirk Gibson home run in 1988 as a soon to be 8-year-old. Being mostly an NBA fan and LA Clippers fan since 1992 (was a Lakers fan from 1990-1992), this year really is t...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 52
Views: 2220

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

Hmm... December 26, 1995 was when I got into the sport but I actually went to Santa Anita around May earlier that year and won a quinella betting on an Eddie D. My grandfather hated Eddie D. He was so unlucky with him. I can't think of a race that got me hooked. Maybe when Serena's Song beat Exotic ...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 173
Views: 9564

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

My 2020 NBA season looks canceled with the CDC saying no events with more than 50 people for the next 60 days. The Kentucky Derby will definitely be postponed. The year of 2020 is just not a good year for everyone. The coronavirus killed sports. I don't even know if my cousin is still going to have ...
by Big Ten
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn
Replies: 60
Views: 5354

Re: Rebel Stakes Saturday @ Oaklawn

Authentic is still more impressive than Nadal and I'm not sold on Authentic yet.
by Big Ten
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus
Replies: 173
Views: 9564

Re: Kentucky Derby and the Coronavirus

Just a lousy year for entertainment for me. I've been an NBA fan since 1990 and I want 2020 to be over already. I don't want to have 20/20 vision when I look back at 2020. I want it to be a blur. Maybe it's time for me to drink again. I'm a lightweight though and only social drink. I just want to fo...
by Big Ten
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 2299

Re: Kentucky Derby Updates

None of us have to like it but all of us will just have to deal with it. It's either this or no 2020 Kentucky Derby. The latter won't help Louisville or the horse racing industry. At least Bovada is nice and is willing to refund my money back if the NBA season is cancelled. I lost a couple hundred d...
by Big Ten
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: When will the racing media turn on Baffert like cycling media did on Armstrong
Replies: 11
Views: 2074

Re: When will the racing media turn on Baffert like cycling media did on Armstrong

Deaths of seven horses is the most suspect. Arrogate is 2nd to me. I think American Pharoah and Justify was really based off natural ability especially the former. The latter was environmental contamination and really came out of nowhere. Like he naturally showed how fast he was early.. Going back t...
by Big Ten
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

King Guillermo, 99 BSF Authentic, 98 BSF King Guillermo impressed me more visually but no prep after the Tampa Bay Derby so I'm tossing him. I need to see more from Authentic. Not feeling it with him yet. Sole Volante (92 BSF) looks like a toss already unless an absolute meltdown happens which is ra...
by Big Ten
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

What a shame. Haskin's Derby Dozen It is really a shame that it appears MAXFIELD will come up just a bit short of making the Kentucky Derby, as he had made great strides in the morning. In his most recent work he breezed a half in a bullet :48.45, fastest of 41 works at the distance. Although his co...
by Big Ten
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Hall of Fame Nominees
Replies: 52
Views: 2945

Re: 2020 Hall of Fame Nominees

Wise Dan and Havre de Grace should be locks to get in. I need to thank Matt Converse for turning me into a Blind Luck fan by December 2009. I honestly don't care which trainer or if Corey Nakatani gets in. I actually like Corey but I understand why so many people including other jockeys don't like h...
by Big Ten
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 117
Views: 14395

Re: 2020 Three-Year-Olds

Maxfield is the 3YO I'm waiting the most to race next. He is born on 2/17/2017. The day I bought my LG G5 but shares the same birthday as my eldest cousin, Spectacular Bid, Michael Jordan, and Paris Hilton. My eldest cousin and The Bid share the same exact birthday, 2/17/1976, just like I have anoth...
by Big Ten
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

Charlatan: Derby contender or this week's flavor? https://www.vsin.com/charlatan-derby-contender-or-this-weeks-flavor/ The chances of another unraced 2YO after 2 years winning the Kentucky Derby really is trying to buck the trend again. Charlatan's comparisons at possibly being another Flashpoint a...
by Big Ten
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

Clearing Justify and Bob Baffert's name... https://sports.nbcsports.com/2019/09/25/story-behind-justify-positive-drug-test/ ^ Someone from the NY Times and the veterinarian is probably good friends with Mike Repole. It was environmental contamination. Still salty about Restoring Hope. _ I didn't thi...
by Big Ten
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10514

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

Most of these top 10 Derby lists, 90% of the horses listed will be the losers of the race. Or horses listed will be folks using them for the exotics underneath. I realized Futures from my online betting account is how I plan to bet the Kentucky Derby for now on. And those Futures are only betting wh...