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by swale1984
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3778
Views: 413791

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: 3856

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: 112720

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: 3778
Views: 413791

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: 225032

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: 2075

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: 112720

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...
by swale1984
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 112720

Re: Cozmic One

Someone posted on a friend's FB page that maybe he needs to be trained as if he's a sprinter. I wonder if he could just not like the dirt. Maybe he's a turf horse; Bernardini has sired some decent turf runners.
by swale1984
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: That simple
Replies: 14
Views: 3027

Re: That simple

For years, I went with dosage only, selecting only horses that seemed to "fit" the pedigree. Not bad in my first outing, which had Giacomo on my first list (but not my actual pick), and got me Barbaro on my second try. Last year, though, I teamed up with a friend to handicap the Derby, and this is w...
by swale1984
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 112720

Re: Cozmic One

Finished last, and hopefully the connections have now learned that runstyle isn't heritable. Pretty baffling decision to take him back early, he completely quite when he got hit by the kickback. Kickback? Decision to take him back? His works had always indicated he was just slow, didn't they? Don't...
by swale1984
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 112720

Re: Cozmic One

I was expecting a hellion in the post parade. I think he just needs a few races under his belt. He broke decently,which is good. I don't think this was a race that the connections were necessarily expecting to win; tough group for a first time starter to get in with. Now they know what needs work.
by swale1984
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TV Discussion Thread
Replies: 994
Views: 140300

Re: TV Discussion Thread

Definitely was not prepared for what happened on SHIELD. I love that the guy who was on The Tomorrow People is now on this show. :D That was a neat episode. Next week should be interesting. It ties in with the new the new Avengers movie. They've had some great reveals lately. We've between watching...
by swale1984
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 701
Views: 112720

Re: Cozmic One

I thought I read that Affirmed and Alydar recognized each other when Affirmed arrived for stud duty at Calumet. Apparently, one of them threw an absolute fit, as if saying, "YOU AGAIN?!?"
by swale1984
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 296380

Re: American Pharoah

International Star is slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Too slow. This is Ramsey's best hope to date, but when Kitten Kitten has run every other year that isn't saying much. I think this crop is too deep for a TC winner this year. I really do hope I...
by swale1984
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 296380

Re: American Pharoah

Who has he run against this year that people have been talking about as Derby horses? I like AP a ton, but I'm not sure I like him for the Derby. This is where I'm starting to drift. Too many worries. He's wicked good, though, and maybe his talent will just outweigh everything. This is one crop tha...
by swale1984
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen
Replies: 87
Views: 14201

Re: Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen

Sad to see Bolo off the main list, but I totally understand why. At this point, focus and attention must be given to the horses that are definitely going to the Derby, and performing like they stand a chance. At this point, if Bolo doesn't go, I"m leaning toward a 3 or 4 horse exacta box that will d...
by swale1984
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1056
Views: 225032

Re: Zenyatta News

Her Tapit colt was named Ziconic. Z13 died (the filly) died in the paddock accident.
by swale1984
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby (G1)
Replies: 131
Views: 16845

Re: Santa Anita Derby (G1)

I have no idea what Mike was doing with Bolo. Wide pretty much the whole race, way off the pace (he's more of a stalking type), and late starting his run with that pace,and pretty much blew the final turn. Idk what was going on because Bolo didnt seem to be fighting him and didnt seem to be struggli...
by swale1984
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3778
Views: 413791

Re: The VENT Thread

It sounds like it could've just been self-centered obtuseness, too. Obviously you're in the situation and can tell if they're being catty or not, but part of that sounds like they just forgot they weren't the only people needing to buy the dress and who might benefit from knowing about the sale. Wh...
by swale1984
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2015
Replies: 937
Views: 203424

Re: Foals of 2015

Thanks for letting me know about that Ziggy! I'll keep an eye out for its progress.

Side note:
Have we still not seen pictures of the Animal Kingdom/Honey Ryder foal? I really REALLY want a look at that little one! :-/