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by barbaro111
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Were They Thinking?
Replies: 67
Views: 7162

Re: What Were They Thinking?

we live in a society where people are so focused on getting a picture they aren't actually paying much attention to the actual event; we have all seen people taking pics of fights; they just stand there with their cell phone recording the event; nobody bothered calling the police. what does this tel...
by barbaro111
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Queen's Plate stakes
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: 2015 Queen's Plate stakes

Will this race be streaming on line anywhere? I live close to Canada (in the Detroit area) and the race used to be shown on CBC- now it is on TSN and we don't get TSN here --- I'm not sure but they do live stream their races, so it should probably be on here: http://www.woodbineentertainment.com/Wo...
by barbaro111
Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Queen's Plate stakes
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: 2015 Queen's Plate stakes

Will this race be streaming on line anywhere? I live close to Canada (in the Detroit area) and the race used to be shown on CBC- now it is on TSN and we don't get TSN here ---
by barbaro111
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 291453

Re: American Pharoah

Kurenai wrote:He really is like an over sized puppy. :lol:
Not only was this horse blessed with immense talent but my goodness, he is just the sweetest lovable horse as well. It is just amazing
by barbaro111
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2015
Replies: 427
Views: 99190

Re: In memoriam 2015

I followed him when he was racing---he was a star--i feel just awful RIP
by barbaro111
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont
Replies: 253
Views: 22597

Re: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont

Secretariet's Belmont is racing's best asset. the horse is no longer competing with anything. He's running perfectly and he's doing that because he can and because he wants to. I think Jack Nicklaus called it the most glorious moment in sports. It was a transcendent moment for horse racing. America...
by barbaro111
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont
Replies: 253
Views: 22597

Re: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont

Reading some of these posts is such a downer: I will spare myself and not come back to this thread. Trying to diminish Secretariat's and American Pharoah's accomplishments is absurd. Some of you really do need to get a life.
by barbaro111
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 451993

Re: California Chrome

I love Chrome but I do not expect much from him in that race.
by barbaro111
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont
Replies: 253
Views: 22597

Re: Secretariet/ American Pharoah Split Screen Belmont

All I have to say is that it is absurd to compare any other horse to Secretariat and that includes all other triple crown winner. It is frankly stupid. Secretariato t is a whole other realm. period. that takes nothing away from Pharoah and the others. they are all a tier below him. I love Pharoah an...
by barbaro111
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 291453

Re: American Pharoah

the most astounding thing to me is how he was not really challenged at any point during the race. I was waiting for one of those horses to make its move and collar Pharoah, but it never happened because Pharoah was just too damn great--- and he made it look so effortlessly easy to win the race---- h...
by barbaro111
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Wired: Science says no Triple Crown
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Wired: Science says no Triple Crown

I read the article and it did not talk about the horses who DID WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN--- of course we have not had one of those in 37 years and so we have to ask ourselves why. I have come to the conclusion that today's horses are not as sturdy as those of yesteryear. As we all know today's horses ar...
by barbaro111
Wed May 20, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Why you don't like Ahmed Zayat....
Replies: 100
Views: 10656

Re: Why you don't like Ahmed Zayat....

Ahmed Zayat is a deadbeat. It takes a very quick search of Google to see that he has defaulted on equine loans, has stiffed bookmakers (both legal and illegal) and horsemen as well. He is also a self-aggrandizer who has grandstanded on numerous occasions unlike any owner with his type of success. H...
by barbaro111
Sat May 02, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Derby - biggest disappointments?
Replies: 99
Views: 11521

Re: Derby - biggest disappointments?

disappointed in Dortmund. Third is not terrible but really he packed it in at the end there. he looked like a tired horse. I was surprised he was taken to the lead so fast. oh well. I love that horse.
by barbaro111
Fri May 01, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Tin Man
Replies: 20
Views: 3641

Re: The Tin Man

https://twitter.com/WOOKIE318/status/593924507414441985 ... does anyone know anything about this? there's no source listed here, but this is a pretty big deal. http://eventingnation.com/home/oz-the-tin-man-euthanized-after-fracturing-fetlock/ Perhaps they were talking about this horse: Oz The Tin Man
by barbaro111
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 451993

Re: California Chrome

just heard Art Sherman being interviewed on local socal tb radio show - Coburn only owns 30% of chrome - I have never ever heard Art Sherman sound so despondent in an interview - he sounds devastated about the ascot decision for chrome - he said he just found out about it last night - he knows the ...
by barbaro111
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Dubai-bound 2015
Replies: 553
Views: 55483

Re: Dubai-bound 2015

Wasn't really even that close. Major disappointment for Chrome and Lea who just never managed to threaten. Yea, they were 2nd and 3rd, but it was the least dangerous 2nd and 3rd you can find. Espinoza rides Chrome like either, a) he can't lose, or b) he's too delicate and temperamental to do anythi...
by barbaro111
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Honor Code
Replies: 442
Views: 67441

Re: Honor Code

krmemories wrote:Honor Code closes to win the 1 mile Gulfstream Park Handicap and pays $7.00 for the win!

He looked like he didn't have a prayer- great race for him---
by barbaro111
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Eclipse Awards Live Results, Discussion....Chrome Wins HOY
Replies: 81
Views: 7481

Re: Eclipse Awards Live Results, Discussion....Chrome Wins H

The first 10 minutes were excruciating - waiting for things to get started. I had to mute that terrible music they were playing. Once they got going, however, they did move things along swiftly - a couple people got a bit windy, but I could listen to Tom Durkin talk all night. So happy for Michael ...
by barbaro111
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: HOY
Replies: 123
Views: 12786

Re: HOY

If they had a betting window I would walk up and wager on California Chrome winning 3YO honors and Bayern winning HOY. How can Bayern win HOY and NOT win his own division, simple enough, CC did better in the 3YO restricted races. IMO, Bayern won't win HOY because enough people don't think his Class...
by barbaro111
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: My Take on the Stewards' Decision --- Haskin
Replies: 12
Views: 2282

Re: My Take on the Stewards' Decision --- Haskin

Ballerina wrote:Mr. Haskin - when you walk the center line, you get hit by traffic from both directions. Take a stand one way or the other, or else say nothing.

I agree: I usually love Mr. Haskin's writing but this article lost me- what's the point?