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by swale1984
Sun May 03, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Football draft
Replies: 23
Views: 3849

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: 2952

Re: Derby Fashion

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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: 12364

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: 13032

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: 13032

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: 10603

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: 3849

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...
by swale1984
Fri May 01, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Kentucky Derby News & Notes
Replies: 620
Views: 71387

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: 3940

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: 71387

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: 3794
Views: 443957

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: 489067

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: 11274

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: 26549

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: 26549

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: 26549

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: 6160

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: 11274

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: 26549

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: 3794
Views: 443957

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 ...