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by Diver52
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5466
Views: 765341

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: 5466
Views: 765341

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: 788

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: 788

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: 5660

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: 5466
Views: 765341

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: 4284

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: 5011
Views: 863571

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: 4284

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!
by Diver52
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Vote:How Will Vic Stauffer Treat Hollywood Park's Last Call?
Replies: 85
Views: 10409

Re: Vote:How Will Vic Stauffer Treat Hollywood Park's Last C

I'm another one who is more upset than I thought I would be. I think I'm still in denial.

Trust Barnfour to turn praise of Vic into an attack on Denman, and trust mcwhatever to turn this thread into a rant in Trevor's favor! Plus ca change. . .
by Diver52
Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1056
Views: 226246

Re: Zenyatta News

He's not quite high-profile enough maybe, but I would love to see how she matches up with Candy Ride.
by Diver52
Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CashCall Futurity
Replies: 138
Views: 17682

Re: CashCall Futurity

I'm sure that was the late Slewbopper. RIP. Apparently he was right--life sucks, then you die.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Block the haters here!
Replies: 53
Views: 6964

Re: Block the haters here!

We should also remember several posters who have left, sometimes without comment--people who were some of the most enthusiastic members, which of course made them targets for derision. And how many other people rarely post, possibly reluctant to expose themselves to the bullies.
by Diver52
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CashCall Futurity
Replies: 138
Views: 17682

Re: CashCall Futurity

Re Tap It Rich--I know they do something called "chemical castration" for rapists and perverts--I think its reversible, so maybe an option? :twisted: I agree with others--I've never seen a horse from a competent barn run such an out-of-control race. Mike Smith may say "Shove your Derby dreams, I wan...
by Diver52
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2 year olds of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 19349

Re: 2 year olds of 2013

Nice debut win by Midnight Hawk, Midnight Lute x. Miss Wineshine, by over 6 lengths at the tough distance of about 7 1/2 furlongs at BHP. He's a half to the quick minor SW Mayor Marv. Homebred for Mike Pegram.
by Diver52
Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: CashCall Futurity
Replies: 138
Views: 17682

Re: CashCall Futurity

Possibly true, but he usually isn't fast enough to pass all of those in front of him, either. I think Kobe's Back is just too slow although he may improve second off the layoff;Shared Belief was visually awesome last time out and rebroke in the stretch. And NEVER toss the Baffert. (See latest exampl...
by Diver52
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Hollywood Park Visit
Replies: 19
Views: 3734

Re: Hollywood Park Visit

My memories focus on the 60's and Native Diver when I was just a kid fan, but I also saw Gamely, Damascus, and lots of other good horses. . .for some reason I got out of going for quite a while but was back for Lava Man and of course saw Zenyatta's last victory there. . .I don't think its really hit...
by Diver52
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Starlet
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: Starlet

The BHP track can be tiring at routes and doesn't produce fast times as a rule. Streaming's time would have placed her third in the G2 Bayakoa later in the card, is another way of looking at it; that was a race in which the winner ran lights out on the lead.
by Diver52
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5466
Views: 765341

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

A poster on another board was talking up The Admiral, who debuts Saturday at BHP--by Giant's Causeway x Sassy Pants, thus a half brother to Madcap Escapade and Dubai Escapade. We'll see. One of two Bafferts in the race, but Martin Garcia is on the other one. . .
by Diver52
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2566
Views: 423346

Re: New Conformation Photos

Seems like an awful lot of spindly forelegs. :(