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by Diver52
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

A week ago who'd have thought the Sham Stakes would get to 7 pages? :lol:
by Diver52
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

Apparently he has been quite resistant to running behind horses in the morning, so it was encouraging that at least he didn't grab the bit once he was lapped on Kristo. Mike Smith also said he was "scared" by the "screams" of the crowd and that's why he ducked in; suggested cotton in the ears! I'm k...
by Diver52
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

I thought he ran pretty well. He's still a little green, but I find it impossible to make decisions on what a horse can, or can't, accomplish based on 2 career starts. That's why I was surprised at those saying they'd dismissed him BEFORE the race. :) I don't think he's on the same planet as Shared...
by Diver52
Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

95 Beyer. This is a tough crowd to please.
by Diver52
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

Well, that takes air of the interest away. Advantage Midnight Hawk with his speed, perhaps?
by Diver52
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Three-year-olds of 2014
Replies: 529
Views: 61116

Re: Three-year-olds of 2014

It was reported a few days ago that Tap It Rich had an uneventful, well-behaved work in an extended right blinker cup. The video's on HRTV (but I can't watch it at work).
by Diver52
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sham Stakes (G3)
Replies: 71
Views: 9816

Re: Sham Stakes (G3)

Snuggley Bear isn't a bad horse--he'll break his maiden as soon as he gets a race without a Baffert horse--he's lost to four in a row! :D (Beach Hut, Indianapolis, Midnight Hawk, Bayern.)
by Diver52
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Three-year-olds of 2014
Replies: 529
Views: 61116

Re: Three-year-olds of 2014

Note to above, the name is Bayern. Darn spelling program switched it on me.
by Diver52
Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Three-year-olds of 2014
Replies: 529
Views: 61116

Re: Three-year-olds of 2014

Bauer made a very professional debut for Baffert/Shah today at SA. Gary Stevens was grinning ear to ear. An Offlee Wild who cost over $300,000. . .
by Diver52
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Is there a point in attending live racing any longer?
Replies: 47
Views: 6780

Re: Is there a point in attending live racing any longer?

I think there's a distinction between those who love racing and those who love gambling on the races. And those who want to tell everyone they have a 60" TV. I wonder if that's inversely proportional. . . Anyway, I'm off to Santa Anita tomorrow, silly old cow that I am. I know part of the clubhouse ...
by Diver52
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Who should win the jockey eclipse?
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Who should win the jockey eclipse?

A few years ago there was sentiment to allow voters to vote for a joint HOY--Zenyatta and Rachel was the obvious stimulus, but the Eclipse folks nixed it. I'd like to see the option to give it jointly to Mike and Gary. It isn't all about numbers; these are guys who can make a difference in big races...
by Diver52
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5417
Views: 738748

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Yes--Mike Pegram has most of the good 'Lutes, oddly enough, whether bred or bought (Midnight Lucky).
by Diver52
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5417
Views: 738748

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

GSW Govenor Charlie (Midnight Lute x Silverbulletway, x Silverbulletday) returns Wednesday at Santa Anita after his abortive Preakness effort. Its a NW2x with Fury Kapcori, Holy Candy, Little Jerry, and Batti Man.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Missing SA stakes
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: Missing SA stakes

Thanks, that's good to know. I guess it makes some sense to shrink the Strub series, as a series for 4 year olds just shrank the older males & mares fields.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Missing SA stakes
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Missing SA stakes

The San Fernando (1 1/16) prep for the Strub is gone and the latter moved up and shortened from 1 1/8 to 1 1/16. The San Juan Capistrano seems to be gone too. :( I know it didn't get the greatest of fields, but it was always fun to watch and the traditional end of the meeting feature. Perhaps it wil...
by Diver52
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: BC Juvy winner NEW YEAR'S DAY retired
Replies: 36
Views: 5501

Re: BC Juvy winner NEW YEAR'S DAY retired

Yeah, I don't get the sniffs of indifference. He won the Juvy with a strong rail run off marginal preparation and has a pedigree to die for. I was excited to see him move forward and am very sorry for this news.
by Diver52
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5417
Views: 738748

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Five Palms, by UBS x Ema Bovary (Chi), a multiple spring GSW, passed his first allowance condition nicely Thursday at Santa Anita. He's now 2 for 3 with a placing. He only cost $80,000 and didn't start until fall of 2013 at 3, so he must not have been the prettiest UBS, but he is developing well.
by Diver52
Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13
Replies: 30
Views: 4167

Re: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13

Well, my show bet on SIU made up for the losing one on Flashback! He really did look like dad coming back to the winner's circle, big, lanky and dark--except where he was plastered with sand from the kickback! David Flores (glad for him too) had a real mask of sand on his lower face when he took his...
by Diver52
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4920
Views: 831497

Re: Stallion News

TBird wrote:What a gorgeous horse!
Yeah, that!
by Diver52
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13
Replies: 30
Views: 4167

Re: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13

This is a really interesting field. I think Santa Anita has the on-track "Strub Series" contest where you get to pick five horses in this race--and I have ZERO confidence that I can find the winner in 5 chances!