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by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 89
Views: 9618

Re: Roadster

I drive a roadster so I have an emotional bond. Nothing like cruising down the highway with the wind in your hair and Bruce blasting on the radio!
by Diver52
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2697

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I feel that Game Winner has been ridden very conservatively which may play into his wide trips "I'm on the best horse, so. . ." I also think that was more true of Improbable in the Rebel, as Drayden Van Dyke rode him as if he couldn't lose. I loved Game Winner last fall but I'm rather tepid at this ...
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 901
Views: 78214

Re: 2019 Foals

@ Anna Very Filly by Danon Ballade out of Franny Nisbet (Mount Nelson). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzSj17aWwAA_7-6.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzSj6iDWsAAT_6u.jpg https://twitter.com/AnnaVarey/status/1095680874497101824 ~ It should be illegal for moms and kids to be this cute and glamorous. Bo...
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PDJF Telethon
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: PDJF Telethon

I've made the call. Seeing these riders whose lives have been drastically impacted--can't love the horses and ignore the humans,
by Diver52
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

That was a race exemplifying how Thoroughbreds want to run and win.
by Diver52
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Derby
Replies: 35
Views: 2697

Re: Santa Anita Derby

I'd have given you 20-1 on Roadster at the half-mile pole. I wouldn't count Game Winner out in a month--according to DRF, Baffert said he wasn't fully cranked; he didn't need to be. I don't know how his grinding style will play in the Derby but he'll finish. Liked that neither Baffert jockey was try...
by Diver52
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Anybody want some "fun," Google "PETA kills animals." Several of the results are from the same situation, but overall I think the figures are not rebutted. I don't understand why they don't get more blowback. I can tell you that if they are at SA tomorrow, I'm going to ask in a loud voice. I'd rathe...
by Diver52
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I don't remember--why was no serious thought given to moving the dates to Los Al? Or was there? I vaguely recall that it would have required some lag time but surely if both parties agreed to the shift. . .?
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Roadster
Replies: 89
Views: 9618

Re: Roadster

Is that supposed to be "FIRST click?" I was puzzled by "fist click" too!
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Curtis, I think the spike in breakdowns IS due to the rain. And it is up to SA's management to figure out why and what needs to be done with the track now and in the future to make it safe in all conditions, whether that means big changes in maintenance or simply cancelling if there are days of rain...
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

To amplify, as the Czarina of Stupidland, I would have kept the focus on the track, stressing it's safety as recently as November and pointing to the weather variant. I would NOT have bought into PETA's playbook by adopting "remedies" that imply that drugs(legal or otherwise) and/or trainers working...
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I just feel that I am living in Stupidland. As I posted earlier the SA track was fine all through November. Winter, they had problems. What had changed? RAIN! Much more than this track had ever received since rebuilt. I will readily agree that the constant sealing probably detrimentally affected th...
by Diver52
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I just feel that I am living in Stupidland. As I posted earlier the SA track was fine all through November. Winter, they had problems. What had changed? RAIN! Much more than this track had ever received since rebuilt. I will readily agree that the constant sealing probably detrimentally affected the...
by Diver52
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 420
Views: 32806

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

I saw Affirmed as a four year old at Santa Anita. An honor.
by Diver52
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2019
Replies: 396
Views: 39601

Re: Matings 2019

it isn't Candy Ride a big horse? I love him but I thought they were trying to minimize Big Z's size with handier stallions. But he does infuse some quickness (other than Game Winner. :-( ). I think Union Rags is also pretty big?
by Diver52
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Border Run is Thirty-One!
Replies: 28
Views: 1635

Re: Border Run is Thirty-One!

You've done an amazing job with this precious old guy. Pix?
by Diver52
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 901
Views: 78214

Re: 2019 Foals

The Factor hasn't been a great sire, but he looks very attractive to me.
by Diver52
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Well, IMO PETA is largely made up of people who don't particularly like animals, but really don't like people.
by Diver52
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 420
Views: 32806

Re: 2019 Three-Year-Olds

How far did Game Winner work, geesh. Jay Privman ‏@DRFPrivman I mprobable looked super going 5f in 59.20 with big gallop out under @DraydenV. "He's ready," said Baffert. Will run in Rebel at Oaklawn next Sat. Mucho Gusto fast 5f in 57.80 on Baffert watch, likely to await Sunland Derby. Game Winner ...
by Diver52
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57242

Re: Santa Anita 2019

It won't have been a court's gag order. Probably just told him they'd refuse access if he didn't "cooperate" (which is arguably bad enough).