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by Tessablue
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 37
Views: 858

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Honestly, Victory Gallop was so badly interfered-with in the stretch that his winning effort was the more impressive one- and it saved us all from a lot of drama. Great topic, though! My first thought was Congaree's third in the 2001 Kentucky Derby. He ran his heart out that day as the only horse wh...
by Tessablue
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 'Runs Like a Girl' thread
Replies: 61
Views: 5650

Re: The 'Runs Like a Girl' thread

Got Stormy was magnificent in the Fourstardave! Crushed the course record by over a second, albeit with help from an insane pace set by Gidu.

Two Saratoga stakes wins in one week... what a filly.
by Tessablue
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Big Saturday @ The Spa
Replies: 36
Views: 1303

Re: Big Saturday @ The Spa

I feel like finding trouble is a colloquial expression for being unlucky. I think it is for some people, but I have seen a lot of bizarre criticism leveled specificially at Tacitus on other sites. There do seem to be a lot of people who legitimately believe he's at fault for the problems he has enc...
by Tessablue
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Big Saturday @ The Spa
Replies: 36
Views: 1303

Re: Big Saturday @ The Spa

I would be very surprised if Tacitus is not 3yo champ. That was a disastrous trip and he had no right to run as well as he did.
by Tessablue
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Big Saturday @ The Spa
Replies: 36
Views: 1303

Re: Big Saturday @ The Spa

I love that little pony SO much. Thought his best was behind him, but that was the best he's ever been! What a performance!!
by Tessablue
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Big Saturday @ The Spa
Replies: 36
Views: 1303

Re: Big Saturday @ The Spa

IMPERIAL HINT!!
by Tessablue
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: PETA
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: PETA

First off, PETA's only concerns are money and notoriety. Animals don't have much to do with it, so there isn't any real need to consider anything from their point of view. I am certainly happy to talk about zoos and aquariums, however, having been very involved in research from that perspective. It'...
by Tessablue
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Haskell Day
Replies: 53
Views: 2221

Re: Haskell Day

katmandu wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Give a horse a shot of Lasix to dehydrate them and then run them in this weather. What a great idea.
EIPH is significantly increased by heat and humidity. What else are they supposed to do?

Besides not running, which would seem to be the prudent option.
by Tessablue
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3752
Views: 366540

Re: The VENT Thread

Who are these people? In total there are 96 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 93 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes) Most users ever online was 227 on Sat May 04, 2019 3:21 pm I've wondered that myself. Most are probably the curious lurkers, but considering the climate t...
by Tessablue
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Suburban at Belmont
Replies: 17
Views: 733

Re: Suburban at Belmont

They took it slow with this horse and it's nice to see it paying off. He was fantastic today. 108 beyer and it looks like the sky is the limit. Catholic Boy ran fine, it was a savvy move to move for the lead on that slow pace, but in two starts this year it doesn't quite feel like he's made the nece...
by Tessablue
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Belmont Derby
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: The Belmont Derby

Not sure how to diagnose this... https://twitter.com/sidgustafson/status/1147631339564359681 A remarkably irresponsible tweet. DMSO is used for a ton of things and the horse got a perfect groundsaving trip after a season of troubled ones. DMSO absolutely should not be used without reason, but wild ...
by Tessablue
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Ah, that makes sense. I couldn't really hear the announcements from the rail (although I did hear that comment, which was great). The lines were really bad and I did most of my betting through my phone (what a world we live in), but I still got some souvenir bets in for the last race, by which point...
by Tessablue
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Today was so much better, and ended up serving as a pretty fitting metaphor for the track itself. Beautiful sunny skies for the first few races gave way to another thunderstorm early in the card, and the lightning and heavy rain drove everyone indoors and had us worrying about yet another cancellati...
by Tessablue
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Doesn't sound like a very pleasant day. RIP Royal Ransom - who happened to be in my VS. WarBiscuit Ugh, I'm sorry. Suffolk has always had a fantastic safety record and I've never seen an injury there before, but that doesn't matter after the fact. And sorry to hear that other tracks had to deal wit...
by Tessablue
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 624

Re: The End of Suffolk Downs

Well that was... a day. It was horribly hot and humid, there was a bad breakdown in front of the stands early on (of a horse my mother picked out in the post parade...), then there was a thunderstorm so insanely severe that it caused a power outage, flooded the track, and led to the cancellation of ...
by Tessablue
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The End of Suffolk Downs
Replies: 12
Views: 624

The End of Suffolk Downs

The Track That Wouldn't Die draws its final breath this weekend. Large fields, a lot of familiar faces, and a few final stakes races will close out New England racing for the foreseeable future. Hoping the rain holds off and we get nice weather for the finale.

Who's going?
by Tessablue
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Ascot 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 3323

Re: Royal Ascot 2019

"He has nothing left to prove" is always such an unsatisfying basis for retirement, but after that past week I suppose this is as close as one can get to justifying it. Wishing him the best in retirement.
by Tessablue
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 395
Views: 26420

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

No love for Owendale here? I think he's very good and better the longer he goes. He strikes me very much as a Travers/JCGC/Classic horse and may be the main competitor for 3yo champion along with Tacitus if he stays sound.
by Tessablue
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 47883

Re: Santa Anita 2019

And just as a side note.... Baffert has an appropriately named 2YO filly making her first start in the second race.... "We're Still Here" ;) Wasn't there a trainer that had 7 horses die in like 18 months with no real explanation at Santa Anita a while back? I forget the name. Um excuse me they did ...
by Tessablue
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 47883

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I think it's possible that Hollendorfer both deserves it AND is being scapegoated by the track to deflect from issues caused by their surface. It's not likey they can ban all of the open secrets on the backstretch, they have races to fill. I wish it all felt like something more than futile attempts ...