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by Diver52
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5006
Views: 599473

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

When I hear "maven," I think of Martha Stewart. :lol:
by Diver52
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23149

Re: Santa Anita 2019

You'd think some of the East and Midwest trainers and owners who claim to be hay, oats and water fans would be shipping strings to SA. :(
by Diver52
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby
Replies: 11
Views: 609

Re: Master Fencer(JPN) to Kentucky Derby

If they're going to offer guaranteed slots for Japan and Europe (not to mention the UAE Derby) why not include one for the highest-ranked filly? Well, because there isn't a potential "bet on fillies" market to be mined. Otherwise it would make just as much sense.
by Diver52
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 98
Views: 3057

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Contrarian that I am, I like Game Winner. I hope he's been brought along slowly to peak the first Saturday in May. I think Roadster might run into conditioning issues although "two preps" is a mantra. The one thing I don't like about Omaha Beach is that he was fairly beaten by Nolo Contesto, who did...
by Diver52
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Apple Blossom (gr. I)
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Apple Blossom (gr. I)

Wonder Gadot is feeling the effects from being nominated "Worst managed horse of the second half of 2018."
by Diver52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 98
Views: 3057

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

Thanks for the anecdote, Curtis--Quack was a son of my first favorite, T.V. Lark. I was touched to hear Caton Bredar say recently that perhaps her all-time favorite was another offspring of T.V. Lark, the wonderful gray filly Pink Pigeon!
by Diver52
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 689
Views: 38782

Re: 2019 Foals

^^^^^^
In a person, that baby's look would be called a "Do You Know Who I Am?" look. :lol:
by Diver52
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Top 5
Replies: 98
Views: 3057

Re: Kentucky Derby Top 5

I definitely remember Quack losing a photo--I think in the Hollywood Gold Cup to Kennedy Road (I almost wrote "Quality Road"). He was very talented but unsound as heck.
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5006
Views: 599473

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

Withholding Info (Midnight Lute x Executiveprivilege) won a NW1X at Santa Anita on Sunday; she's 2 for 3 with a 2nd.
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 11211

Re: In Memoriam 2019

Up For Review was fatally injured in today's Grand National after being brought down at the first fence by Vintage Clouds....Tiger Roll won the race. Up For Review is the Nationals first fatality since Synchronised and According to Pete in 2012 Was he the one who fell early and as far as I could se...
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Kevin Krigger
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Kevin Krigger

It's a tough game if you can't make it at the top level. I haven't thought about Kevin Krigger in years but that's on me. He was a decent rider who apparently couldn't crack through.
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 65
Views: 4650

Re: Roadster

I drive a roadster so I have an emotional bond. Nothing like cruising down the highway with the wind in your hair and Bruce blasting on the radio!
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 1191

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I feel that Game Winner has been ridden very conservatively which may play into his wide trips "I'm on the best horse, so. . ." I also think that was more true of Improbable in the Rebel, as Drayden Van Dyke rode him as if he couldn't lose. I loved Game Winner last fall but I'm rather tepid at this ...
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 689
Views: 38782

Re: 2019 Foals

@ Anna Very Filly by Danon Ballade out of Franny Nisbet (Mount Nelson). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzSj17aWwAA_7-6.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzSj6iDWsAAT_6u.jpg https://twitter.com/AnnaVarey/status/1095680874497101824 ~ It should be illegal for moms and kids to be this cute and glamorous. Bo...
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PDJF Telethon
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: PDJF Telethon

I've made the call. Seeing these riders whose lives have been drastically impacted--can't love the horses and ignore the humans,
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23149

Re: Santa Anita 2019

That was a race exemplifying how Thoroughbreds want to run and win.
by Diver52
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 1191

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I'd have given you 20-1 on Roadster at the half-mile pole. I wouldn't count Game Winner out in a month--according to DRF, Baffert said he wasn't fully cranked; he didn't need to be. I don't know how his grinding style will play in the Derby but he'll finish. Liked that neither Baffert jockey was try...
by Diver52
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23149

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Anybody want some "fun," Google "PETA kills animals." Several of the results are from the same situation, but overall I think the figures are not rebutted. I don't understand why they don't get more blowback. I can tell you that if they are at SA tomorrow, I'm going to ask in a loud voice. I'd rathe...
by Diver52
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 765
Views: 23149

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I don't remember--why was no serious thought given to moving the dates to Los Al? Or was there? I vaguely recall that it would have required some lag time but surely if both parties agreed to the shift. . .?
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 65
Views: 4650

Re: Roadster

Is that supposed to be "FIRST click?" I was puzzled by "fist click" too!