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by barbaro111
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

https://66.media.tumblr.com/cdf82fb7a80c3dd336f63f8006420665/tumblr_pilxx0sLKy1t5mpde_1280.jpg TL;DR Paulick votes Justify simply because "it's always been that way lol". naming Justify horse of the year is not rewarding the owners or trainer- it is really rewarding the horse himself- it is for his...
by barbaro111
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Had Justify won the Triple Crown in 2014, he'd be Horse of the Year. But since AP already did it in 2015, he gets penalized since we already saw AP do it. California Chrome was the 2014 HotY and he failed to win the Belmont and didn't win a dirt race again after the Preakness until 5. Winning a Tri...
by barbaro111
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I'm still saying... he beat the horses that lined up against him. Some took the Preakness off and came back for the Belmont. He still beat them. I'm not saying he was Secretariat. What horse could be? In close to a century and a half he was number 13. He did it. Love the connections. Hate his conne...
by barbaro111
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Not to be nitpicky but Justify didn't run in a river in the Preakness... It was a sealed wet track and it wasn't even raining by post time. The foggy conditions were impressive but I'm fairly certain that impedes the jockeys moreso than the horses. Throwing around terms like river, monsoon etc. com...
by barbaro111
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

No explanation for Justify's time in the Belmont. Trainers are allowed to tell a jockey to put a horse in front and slow the pace down. Happens all the time. Perfectly legal. Why run faster than you need to? Also, some horses like to run in company, others put distance between themselves and their ...
by barbaro111
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

One more point... supposedly Justify was slow. Which race? Mud in the Derby? He finished first. The River Pimlico in the Preakness? He needed an outboard motor to go any faster. He finished first. Oh, he must only win in mud.... he won the Belmont, too. Against those colts he ran as fast as he had ...
by barbaro111
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Melbourne Cup (G1)
Replies: 204
Views: 22240

Re: The Melbourne Cup (G1)

Four horses injured, and one euthanized. That's a lot of carnage for one race. :shock: I thought our 20-horse Kentucky Derby was a demolition derby, but today's 'Cup made the Derby look like a walk in the park. Was the heavy track an issue? Melbourne Cup fatalities 2013 - Verema breaking her cannon...
by barbaro111
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Fillies and Mares - 2018
Replies: 276
Views: 46439

Re: Fillies and Mares - 2018

Starine wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Remember Giant Oak's useful filly Vertical Oak? She won another another stakes. :)

Vertical Oak Adds Dream Supreme to List of Stakes Wins
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... takes-wins
very happy about that!!!!
by barbaro111
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Melbourne Cup (G1)
Replies: 204
Views: 22240

Re: The Melbourne Cup (G1)

https://www.racingpost.com/news/austral ... ney/352544

post-race injuries noted and comments from Aiden O'Brien on the sad breakdown and euthanization of CliffsofMoher
by barbaro111
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Melbourne Cup (G1)
Replies: 204
Views: 22240

Re: The Melbourne Cup (G1)

https://www.racingpost.com/news/austral ... elo/352566

Hugh Bowman suspended for excessive whipping--- 5 others also punished for this
by barbaro111
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Melbourne Cup (G1)
Replies: 204
Views: 22240

Re: The Melbourne Cup (G1)

they are also showing Melbourne Cup on TVG (on a two minute delay); their pre race show is better- no silly fashion stuff. they are actually talking about the horses
by barbaro111
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33353

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

Justify. Why did he have to run faster? He won. He didn't run in the Preakness, he was wading. He did that as fast as he had to, too. What did you want, him carrying a pink parisol over the finish line with his ear? Whoopee! You don't like his owners. You can't stand his trainer. They had the utter...
by barbaro111
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 29453

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

SSilence86 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:07 am
Freddy Head is upset with the state vets decision to scratch Polydream.
He had her out trotting this morning to make a point. Vet refused to watch.
i think that was a terrible decision-- and don't blame Freddy Head for being upset ---
by barbaro111
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 29162

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

I feel bad for Mind Your Biscuits who no way is mile and a quarter horse. i hate to see him retire with this race as his last- if they had put him in a race he belonged in, he may have had a chance to be competitive Once his trainer got his stallion deal done, it became a different set of objective...
by barbaro111
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 29162

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

I feel bad for Mind Your Biscuits who no way is mile and a quarter horse. i hate to see him retire with this race as his last-
if they had put him in a race he belonged in, he may have had a chance to be competitive
by barbaro111
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 29162

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

It looked like the trailing horse was eased at top of the stretch in the Classic. Any idea who that was? I know Lone Sailor was last for the majority of the race so maybe it was him? Just checked Twitter, Roaring Lion was eased. good. his jockey took care of him; RL did not belong in this race.
by barbaro111
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 29162

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

Felt like Sadler could have been a bit more upbeat and gracious when interviewed after the win, but I guess he was irritated by the 0 for 43 constant chatter. Nice to see Bob immediately congratulating him after the race. i agree but it was so rude of the interviewer to bring that subject up again-...
by barbaro111
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 29453

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Audible just won the 2nd race on the BC card- coming from the outside and closing well after a long layoff.
It was said that Pletcher is pointing him to the Pegasus.
by barbaro111
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 29453

Re: Breeders’ Cup News & Notes- 2018

Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:16 pm
According to DRF, Gosden will not run Roaring Lion if the track is sloppy.
that is a great decision. that is what should have happened with George Washington in 2007 and he would still be with us today.
by barbaro111
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Australian Racing
Replies: 122
Views: 17032

Re: Australian Racing

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:42 am
Damn. A fractured pelvis has been fatal for other horses. :(
I hope that won't be the case for 'Dream.
Oh no, i was so hoping he had a minor injury-- darn---