Belmont Saturday Watchalong thread

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CoronadosQuest
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:56 pm

I burst into tears in the homestretch
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Treve
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:57 pm

I'm shaking! He did it! The time was slow and the margin wasn't super wide. Very good call those who said Restoring Hope would act as a shield - he prevented others from coming up to challenge Justify. It looked for a moment like Bravazo would but RH closed off his path.
Biggest shocker to me was Gronkowski though - WOW what a run!
A filly named Ruffian...

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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:57 pm

GRATZ BALLERINA GO ON AND HAVE A NICE PARTY!

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:57 pm

Amazing. I’m so happy for Mike Smith.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:59 pm

YEEEEEEES!!!
THE BEST HORSE wins it wire to wire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:59 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:I burst into tears in the homestretch
That was me too but I was worried they'd come at him so it wasn't until two-three strides from the wire :lol:
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:59 pm

Whoooooo!

Effin' beautiful. I already knew he had it in the bag once 1:38 clicked. I was already jumping up and down celebrating when there was still a quarter of a mile left. It's like Trotter at the end of Let It Ride. You just know it.

I'll never forget this Triple Crown run. One I'll cherish for life. Citation's 70th, Secretariat's 45th, Affirmed's 40th. Justify is right there with them all.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:59 pm

All on the front end!

I started bawling
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:00 pm

Omg, my dog thought I was crazy yelling at the TV. Awesome horse. Really Happy for Mike Smith too.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:01 pm

Well, having missed all the fun, I guess I can go look for a video now (I'm vacationing in the UK). But truth be told, I'm more tickled about Hoppy!
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:02 pm

I wish he would get a nice 3 week vacation on some farm now. He gotta be tired.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm

A Scat Daddy Triple Crown winner, Justify is so so valuable!
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Treve
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:03 pm

I'm not hot on the owners and I'm not hot on the trainer getting a double... But I am SO happy for Mike Smith and I am unbelievably thrilled for the late Scat Daddy. And what an incredible colt Justify is" Money, Power... and now Glory.
A little bittersweet for my fave Seattle Slew I selfishly loved that he was the only undefeated TC winner.

And above all else, I am over the moon for Bal, Katewerk and all those who believed in him from the start!

(As a side note... I said after Pharoah won... "they come in 3s" I half anticipated that there'd be more TCs this decade).
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
tachyon
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:05 pm

Mike Smith is a real master.
The opening two quarters were a bit too strong.
But he settled down the pace swiftly.
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Kurenai
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:06 pm

I actually thought he started to move too soon on him, granted I was wrong but for a moment my heart sank.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:08 pm

Woohoo! Yay Justify, and how about longshot Gronkowski getting up for 2nd?
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:08 pm

Treve wrote:I'm not hot on the owners and I'm not hot on the trainer getting a double... But I am SO happy for Mike Smith and I am unbelievably thrilled for the late Scat Daddy. And what an incredible colt Justify is" Money, Power... and now Glory.
A little bittersweet for my fave Seattle Slew I selfishly loved that he was the only undefeated TC winner.

And above all else, I am over the moon for Bal, Katewerk and all those who believed in him from the start!

(As a side note... I said after Pharoah won... "they come in 3s" I half anticipated that there'd be more TCs this decade).
Yep, and I kind of feel the same about Seattle Slew, my all-time favorite. But nothing lasts forever. Really good to know Scat Daddy's genes are all good in Justify.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:12 pm

I can't help but think of Prairie Bayou--the Belmont gods owed Mikey.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:13 pm

Now please give him a break!

Skip the Haskell and bring him in rested for the Travers
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:15 pm

tachyon wrote:Mike Smith is a real master.
The opening two quarters were a bit too strong.
But he settled down the pace swiftly.
I was yelling at the TV... give him a breather!
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