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by pointgivenfan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Streaming Video of Races
Replies: 16
Views: 1226

Re: Streaming Video of Races

Oh people chose to make a negative out of Kurenai's truthful post? Color me stunned. You're under 20 right? Some of us have been posting here for close to your entire life . This forum is a wasteland compared to what it used to be and it is largely in part to unchecked trolls. I didn't need this on...
by pointgivenfan
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23279

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

I knew I never liked you! Okay Pointy..... :D I was offline all weekend while at Keeneland so I missed this until now, but I'm almost considering putting you on ignore for this. ;) Slightly more on-topic, Vekoma's action looks even weirder in person, can confirm. He does photograph surprisingly wel...
by pointgivenfan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23279

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Tessablue wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:21 am
pointgivenfan wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:41 am

You realize there are people that refer to horses like Conquest Typhoon as "Phoony", yes? Pick worthier battles, man!
Phoony is a fantastic name and I move to refer to all horses accordingly. Twisty for the Derby!
I knew I never liked you!
by pointgivenfan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 377
Views: 23279

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

Some nice things in light of all of the heaviness going on right now: Bullet is potentially headed to Ascot after a nice win in the Palisades Turf Sprint today. I just love watching this horse race, he seems to be having a blast every step of the way. Look at those ears! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by pointgivenfan
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Rebel Parts I and II
Replies: 60
Views: 3172

Re: The Rebel Parts I and II

Game Winner probably needs to take "hanging when he gets even with another horse" off the List of Things He Does.
by pointgivenfan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 883
Views: 42726

Re: Santa Anita 2019

And lest we forget, amid all this blaming... TracksideTalkMike 🐎 🏌🏻 ⛳️@TracksideMikeN 3h3 hours ago amongst all the TSG noise this evening let’s not lose siight that @BloodHorse is still stifling @BH_JBalan from his twitter account ~ yes he’s written a few stories for “window dressing” we need to s...
by pointgivenfan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33516

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

I have been thinking about this myself over the last couple of months. The fact that most of the true speed and pace has all but been eliminated via the points system is definitely having an effect on the outcome of the Derby in particular. I'm not sure this is true. 2013 - 22.57, 45.33, 1:09.80, 1...
by pointgivenfan
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY
Replies: 219
Views: 33516

Re: Accelerate vs Justify HOTY

For all the desire to respect the TC as it is why does no one bring up that we have had two winners since CDI manipulated the entries? I have been thinking about this myself over the last couple of months. The fact that most of the true speed and pace has all but been eliminated via the points syst...
by pointgivenfan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Pacific Classic @ Del Mar G1 $1MM
Replies: 53
Views: 5955

Re: 2018 Pacific Classic @ Del Mar G1 $1MM

Absolutely fantastic stuff, Curtis. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'll check out that book you mentioned for sure, but there's nothing like talking with people directly about these things. I could listen to this all day. Aside from Vigors, who features pretty prominently in A Decade of Champion...
by pointgivenfan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Welcome to Del Mar 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 7386

Re: Welcome to Del Mar 2018

Put kindly, the photographers' agreement as it currently sits is a joke.

https://twitter.com/BH_JBalan/status/10 ... 7664201730
by pointgivenfan
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Early Belmont race prediction.
Replies: 64
Views: 6551

Re: Early Belmont race prediction.

I told myself that having American Pharoah win it all makes this less nerve-wracking but that is turning out to be a total lie.
by pointgivenfan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:
pointgivenfan wrote: This is something I'm hoping that my mother never discovers.
Ha, oh man... good luck!
Update: she discovered it.
by pointgivenfan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:On a scale of 1-10 how disinterested is everyone on answering.
Between this and all that "if" yelling in the other thread, I think stark is working through some issues in light of the revelation that George Soros owns part of Justify.
This is something I'm hoping that my mother never discovers.
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Tessablue wrote:Justify on the rail. Doubt Baffert is happy, or even indifferent, about that.
Is it weird if I had a gut feeling he would end up there like, after the first horse was drawn?
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

1 Justify
2 Free Drop Billy
3 Bravazo
4 Hofburg
5 Restoring Hope
6 Gronkowski
7 Tenfold
8 Vino Rosso
9 Noble Indy
10 Blended Citizen
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Girl you weren't at Keeneland on Blue Grass Day in the snow. Ha, no but that sounds kind of amazing! For sporting events I would raise you all the Patriots night games I've been to, but I know you've spent too much time in Chicago to be impressed by that :D Oh it was certainly magical but I was nev...
by pointgivenfan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018
Replies: 232
Views: 23807

Re: Belmont Stakes News & Notes - 2018

Rain and the Belmont always reminds me of Smarty Jones' Belmont. What a weird day that was, rain all day, people cooped up inside, occupying any available free space, in corners of the building that hadn't been used all year, Reagan dying earlier in the day, the frenzy as he came down the stretch, ...
by pointgivenfan
Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Preakness Day
Replies: 136
Views: 8656

Re: Preakness Day

Many thanks to Justify for keeping my perfect record of attending weddings on Belmont day with Triple Crowns on the line intact.
by pointgivenfan
Fri May 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Preakness Stakes
Replies: 328
Views: 23546

Re: 2018 Preakness Stakes

The one and only Sunday Silence! $315.55 later and no schedule confirming my boyfriend definitely has off (my sister doesn't know she's plan B) and we are Belmont bound... which definitely means that Justify will not win tomorrow . Somehow. If he wants to do that he'll have to break the heretofore ...
by pointgivenfan
Sun May 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 111277

Re: Justify

45.77 (3rd fastest Derby half mile ever) I've seen this all over the place, where is it coming from? It is completely untrue, there have been three faster opening halves in the past decade alone. This list from 2011 doesn't even put it in the top five. The points system may have eliminated most of ...