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by swale1984
Wed May 13, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 437769

Re: California Chrome

I guess I'll have to breakdown and go out to Arlington. Sweltering heat isn't my thing. For Chrome, I will bear the discomfort. The last couple times that I've been able to go were actually quite pleasant, weather-wise. Most Arlington Million days are hotter than hell. In fact July & August here is...
by swale1984
Wed May 13, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Bolo
Replies: 29
Views: 6585

Re: Bolo

The Belmont Derby is a turf race.
by swale1984
Tue May 12, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Bolo
Replies: 29
Views: 6585

Re: Bolo

I hope that means he might run in the Secretariat in August!
by swale1984
Mon May 11, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 390672

Re: The VENT Thread

Why must cover letters be so stressful to write? Found a dream job. Resume is easy to customize, but this place has four specific things they a requesting in the cover letter. Now I'm trying to figure out if I've adequately addressed each item. Hate this! :x :evil:
by swale1984
Thu May 07, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
Replies: 301
Views: 31704

Re: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?

I honestly don't think he wants any part of a 12F race. I'm not worried about the Preakness, but Belmont for sure. I didn't vote. I didn't put AP on my trifecta so I don't deserve to vote :lol: I really don't know what to make of him. I still like Dortmund better, but I don't know if Dortmund is re...
by swale1984
Thu May 07, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
Replies: 301
Views: 31704

Re: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?

Late to the voting party, but I'm in the "no" camp as well. I think this is going to be a wide-open TC trail, and I'm not sure that AP can beat Firing Line or Dortmund back-to-back like that, and I honestly don't think he wants any part of a 12F race.
by swale1984
Tue May 05, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: This is awful
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: This is awful

a facebook friend posted about the story. Prayers to the victim's family and friends.
by swale1984
Tue May 05, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 390672

Re: The VENT Thread

I just watched one guy with a pit bull pup about 10 months old. No training at all. The dog is chewing on the leash, jumping at him, chewing his hands, yanking him back and forth across the street, making running jumps at every car driving by.... on and on. She's 80 lbs already. I'm just picturing ...
by swale1984
Mon May 04, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The movie thread
Replies: 958
Views: 131090

Re: The movie thread

Yes, Coulson died in the first Avengers movie, but.... Yeah, he's back, thanks to some disturbing surgery and a dose of alien blood...:o...which has given TV's Agents of Shield much of its intrigue. You need to watch Agents to keep up with certain story developments/characters that end up playing o...
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3766
Views: 390672

Re: The VENT Thread

Wow. I know the breeder I got my papillon from has strong opinions about the vaccine issue (she doesn't believe all of them are necessary on the timelines given by vets). But, she does do all puppy shots, rabies, distemper, etc. That being said, I wouldn't dream of having a dog spayed or neutered be...
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 77238

Re: What Are You Reading?

Watched The Theory of Everything a couple of weeks ago and just got Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. I dropped physics class, so who knows if I'll understand it, but I think his work is fascinating!
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby - biggest disappointments?
Replies: 99
Views: 11158

Re: Derby - biggest disappointments?

That was something about Firing Line that surprised me. In his patterns of motion report, Kerry Thomas said that Dortmund had dealt Firing Line a "crushing " psychological defeat in the Lewis. I took that to mean that, if FL had to get past Dortmund, he would defer to the bigger horse. It could be t...
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What's on the Derby menu?
Replies: 16
Views: 4196

Re: What's on the Derby menu?

I normally make burgoo, but it was just WAY too warm for that dish. So, I made a braised "drunken" brisket instead. And, since I've been craving s'mores for about a week, whipped up a s'mores "poke" cake for dessert. http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a35428/braised-brisket-bourbon-p...
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Football draft
Replies: 23
Views: 3451

Re: Football draft

I'm already loving the Bears' first round pick, Kevin White. Read up on him this AM. He was turned down by D1 schools for his grades. So, he went to community college, raised his grades, transferred to WVU, and put up big numbers there. That tells me he isn't afraid to work in order to reach his go...
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Fashion
Replies: 26
Views: 2541

Re: Derby Fashion

Image

Monty Durham from Say Yes the Dress: Atlanta. I think this would be on most people's "best dressed" lists. Maybe he should give a seminar next year?
by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby - biggest disappointments?
Replies: 99
Views: 11158

Re: Derby - biggest disappointments?

Kinda played out like I thought except for Mike dekocks horse I was thinking he would be in the top 5 same for Upstart I also was thinking De Kock's horse would do better. Otherwise, sort of expected the top four, though not necessarily in that sequence. Add me to those disappointed in Mubtaahij as...
by swale1984
Sat May 02, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Derby Picks and Analysis Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 11474

Re: The Derby Picks and Analysis Thread

Just got my bets placed
$5 WPS 9
$5 win on 9
$1 ex box 2, 6, 8, 9, 10. 18
$1 ex box 5, 6, 8, 9
by swale1984
Fri May 01, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Derby Picks and Analysis Thread
Replies: 129
Views: 11474

Re: The Derby Picks and Analysis Thread

Took me forever to get my chart done, but it came out this way: Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Firing Line, American Pharoah, Bolo. Mubtaahij just outside the top 5. If I analyzed the numbers a different way, I still got Dortmund on top, followed by by Carpe Diem, Bolo, Firing Line, and American Pharoah. It ...
by swale1984
Fri May 01, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 'Wet Blanket' returns
Replies: 81
Views: 9757

Re: 'Wet Blanket' returns

Does this have anything to do with with blowout yesterday that came back kinda slow? I think it was 37 and change. I don't know how de Koch blows his horses out, but he claims he makes the decision around what he thinks the horse needs. For Mubtaahij, maybe you look at the questionable quality of t...
by swale1984
Fri May 01, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Football draft
Replies: 23
Views: 3451

Re: Football draft

I'm already loving the Bears' first round pick, Kevin White. Read up on him this AM. He was turned down by D1 schools for his grades. So, he went to community college, raised his grades, transferred to WVU, and put up big numbers there. That tells me he isn't afraid to work in order to reach his goa...