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by swale1984
Fri May 01, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Kentucky Derby News & Notes
Replies: 620
Views: 66920

Re: 2015 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Personal Ensign wrote:So now which slot does AP go into?
Still in the 17. All horses from the 1 to the 7 move out one. Good news for Ocho Ocho Ocho, Carpe Diem, and Materiality.
by swale1984
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Tin Man
Replies: 20
Views: 3640

Re: The Tin Man

luvsgeldings wrote:oh no - very sad and sorry to read this - my gosh, how old was he? I think he ran until he was 9 or 10, isn't that right? he was such fun to watch - we went to see him run so many times here in SoCal - rest in peace dear boy.... we will remember you always...

He was foaled in 1998.
by swale1984
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Kentucky Derby News & Notes
Replies: 620
Views: 66920

Re: 2015 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

One of the things that struck me in January was how lovely this pack of names really is. I'm a name nerd and that makes me really excited. Even the ones that sound like they're from YA books (International Star reminds me of that a bit) are nice enough to look at. I just get very nervous about some...
by swale1984
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 404915

Re: The VENT Thread

Dear committee member who determines the fate of my career: ANSWER MY EMAILS. OR AN EMAIL. JUST ONE OF THEM. SERIOUSLY. MY CANDIDACY HAS BEEN ON HOLD FOR TWO MONTHS BECAUSE YOU WON'T. RESPOND. TO. ANYTHING. I. SAY. [fuming] I hate that from higher ups. Like in my situation with wanting to pump at w...
by swale1984
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 451904

Re: California Chrome

Not at all looking forward to the crowd that will show up on Million day for this. Which of course is not going to stop me from going. ETA: Though with Shared Belief out of commission I'm not sure why they aren't going for the Pacific Classic instead. Yeah baby! I'm buying my tickets tonight! (It j...
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Superfecta.......anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10451

Re: Superfecta.......anyone?

dustino140 wrote:There isn't a 50-cent Super. Minimum is still $1.

Well, pooh.
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mubtaahij
Replies: 227
Views: 24580

Re: Mubtaahij

Actually, my philosophy is that if you are really looking for a Triple Crown, then you should theoretically be looking for a horse who can run 1-1/2 miles, not 1-1/4 miles. :D That whittles down one's KY Derby list quite a bit more. That is one premise that some people start off with in the first p...
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mubtaahij
Replies: 227
Views: 24580

Re: Mubtaahij

(interestingly, I've found that a lot of people who like him also like the other two horses I'm focusing on, Frosted and International Star. I think people certainly give different weight to different handicapping angles, and that is displayed in their picks. I believe that track performance outwei...
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mubtaahij
Replies: 227
Views: 24580

Re: Mubtaahij

[quote="dustino140"]I think that if Europe (or any other country) really ever begins embracing our big dirt events, they'll start taking them on a semi-regular basis. They've been beaten, what, a combined 4 feet in the last two Breeders' Cup Classics and they majority of their Derby horses have been...
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby Fever
Replies: 39
Views: 5703

Re: Derby Fever

Starine wrote:4/10

That's about where I am. Too much going on this week for me to be super excited yet. I'll hit about 6 or 7 at post position draw, but won't hit 9 or 10 until Saturday.
by swale1984
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Superfecta.......anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 10451

Re: Superfecta.......anyone?

Not 100% sure I'll do a superfecta this year. Did my first handicapping session (for this Derby) with my partner/mentor last night. After factoring in dosage, form, and speed (we use another friend's speed fig, not BSF, etc.), we identified 7 horses that we think have a shot, but won't finalize unti...
by swale1984
Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mubtaahij
Replies: 227
Views: 24580

Re: Mubtaahij

I'm still trying to figure out what races Mubtaahij won or even ran in that were 1 1/4 and 1 3/8.... sorry, you are correct, I meant 1-3/16th not 1-3/8 At any rate, I do like him on my ticket, not sure where yet. Did a handicapping session with a friend last night. We determined that we couldn't to...
by swale1984
Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 404915

Re: The VENT Thread

Blackboard. The computer program I have to use to submit my coursework online to my professor. Thank goodness I'm in my last two weeks of class before summer break and my next class doesn't start til fall. This computer program keeps crashing on me and it's driving me nuts It still boggles my mind ...
by swale1984
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 404915

Re: The VENT Thread

We told them that we were starting the process, but there are about 5 dogs at that shelter that I am interested in. As our son has been traumatized a bit my the neighbor's GSD, we are allowing him to dictate the if, when, and what of an adoption. So, it was actually a combination trip. I've just nev...
by swale1984
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Auto-toss...
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: The Auto-toss...

If Pletcher starts him, I'll most likely toss ITSAKNOCKOUT. pedigree isn't exactly a wow factor, and he got beaten over 20 lengths in the FL Derby.
by swale1984
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 111239

Re: Cozmic One

And keep in mind he's only half his mother.....he's also half his father. Who started Jan 7th of his 3yr old year (4th) and broke his maiden in his 2nd try on March 4th. So, is he ahead, or behind? ;) I'd say he is where he should be. As it's been said, he isn't his sire OR his dam. He is Coz, and ...
by swale1984
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3772
Views: 404915

Re: The VENT Thread

In an effort to get our son over his fear of dogs, we took him to a shelter last week. I knew that this particular shelter had a great reputation, and was worth the nearly 1 hour drive we spent getting there. I was not prepared, however, to be told "you can't interact with a dog unless you have an a...
by swale1984
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1056
Views: 221286

Re: Zenyatta News

EquineAnne wrote:I can't handle stuff like that. I prefer to watch the nut whinnying in the paddock, running like crazy -- Cozmic One. Does anyone have a link to that old video?

Here you go, Anne!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4mPY3aXqL0
by swale1984
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: To get in the spirit of things...
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: To get in the spirit of things...

Am I the only horse racing fan who despises Mint Juleps? And I like a lot of different adult beverages. I don't like Mojitos either so that could have something to do with it. But my biggest memory is when I spent $8 on one at the 2004 Derby just to say I tried it and proceeded to take two sips and...
by swale1984
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 111239

Re: Cozmic One

Let's just say he is spoiled, doesn't quite no what is going on (yet), and that he's just not his mother. Doesn't seem like rocket science. And let's not overlook that he was half a year younger than momma the first time he got raced. Hopefully his mind will grow up a bit more in the months to come...