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dustino140
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:03 am

gravano wrote:The Preakness was my least favorite of the Triple Crown races.
You never want to see a jock walk the dog in a TC race, but Lukas was smart in getting Titletown 5 to run interference on Orb.
It wasn't a moment that I necessarily loved at the time, but just given the significance of the event, I think it has to factor. The legendary trainer finding himself a relevant name at the top level of racing again for the first time in years. The recently unretired Hall of Fame jockey putting an exclamation point on his comeback after a 7 year hiatus. The 15/1 forgotten horse stealing the spotlight from the 4/5 chalk. Sure, Stevens and Lukas both went on to have more moments this year, but this was really the first time you looked at the two of them and really thought, 'they really are 'back'.' It was like deja vu to decades ago, and sports aren't supposed to work like that! If they made a movie about it, it could end right at the Preakness winner's circle and it'd be a hell of a story.
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:09 am

Sound of Freedom wrote:No brainier. BC Classic wins but Ramon Dominguez would get my #2.
Agree with both.
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:35 am

dustino140 wrote:
gravano wrote:The Preakness was my least favorite of the Triple Crown races.
You never want to see a jock walk the dog in a TC race, but Lukas was smart in getting Titletown 5 to run interference on Orb.
It wasn't a moment that I necessarily loved at the time, but just given the significance of the event, I think it has to factor. The legendary trainer finding himself a relevant name at the top level of racing again for the first time in years. The recently unretired Hall of Fame jockey putting an exclamation point on his comeback after a 7 year hiatus. The 15/1 forgotten horse stealing the spotlight from the 4/5 chalk. Sure, Stevens and Lukas both went on to have more moments this year, but this was really the first time you looked at the two of them and really thought, 'they really are 'back'.' It was like deja vu to decades ago, and sports aren't supposed to work like that! If they made a movie about it, it could end right at the Preakness winner's circle and it'd be a hell of a story.
Yeah, that's true. That doesn't happen in other sports. And it was extremely unique to see em both come back to win on the big stage. If only Departing in the Calumet yellow could have gotten up for second. Then it would have seemed like a time warp.
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:11 pm

gravano wrote:
dustino140 wrote:
gravano wrote:The Preakness was my least favorite of the Triple Crown races.
You never want to see a jock walk the dog in a TC race, but Lukas was smart in getting Titletown 5 to run interference on Orb.
It wasn't a moment that I necessarily loved at the time, but just given the significance of the event, I think it has to factor. The legendary trainer finding himself a relevant name at the top level of racing again for the first time in years. The recently unretired Hall of Fame jockey putting an exclamation point on his comeback after a 7 year hiatus. The 15/1 forgotten horse stealing the spotlight from the 4/5 chalk. Sure, Stevens and Lukas both went on to have more moments this year, but this was really the first time you looked at the two of them and really thought, 'they really are 'back'.' It was like deja vu to decades ago, and sports aren't supposed to work like that! If they made a movie about it, it could end right at the Preakness winner's circle and it'd be a hell of a story.
Yeah, that's true. That doesn't happen in other sports. And it was extremely unique to see em both come back to win on the big stage. If only Departing in the Calumet yellow could have gotten up for second. Then it would have seemed like a time warp.
Wha??
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Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Claiborne. Shame on me.
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:11 am

I voted for Spicer Cub. I am still amazed by that.
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:18 pm

Spicer Cub
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:05 pm

Spicer Cub. Everyone else on the list has won/will win one or more other big awards (Paynter's a shoe-in for the Vox Populi), why not give the little Maryland horse something to be proud of?
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Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:20 pm

I am also on the Spicer Cub bandwagon.. if you are looking for a moment that's one that I can watch over and over
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Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:07 pm

Even though I know how it ends, my heart still ends up in my throat watching Spicer Cub.
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:44 pm

Mucho Macho Man's BCC wins! Paynter is second.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... -the-year/

>Mucho Macho Man’s nose victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic has been voted by fans the 2013 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Moment of the Year. The results of the online poll were announced this morning at the second annual ThoroFan Awards Breakfast at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.<
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:57 pm

Shoot! I voted for Spicer Cub.
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tres borrachos wrote:Shoot! I voted for Spicer Cub.
Spicer did better than my choice, Oxbow! :(
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Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:24 pm

dustino140 wrote:
gravano wrote:The Preakness was my least favorite of the Triple Crown races.
You never want to see a jock walk the dog in a TC race, but Lukas was smart in getting Titletown 5 to run interference on Orb.
It wasn't a moment that I necessarily loved at the time, but just given the significance of the event, I think it has to factor. The legendary trainer finding himself a relevant name at the top level of racing again for the first time in years. The recently unretired Hall of Fame jockey putting an exclamation point on his comeback after a 7 year hiatus. The 15/1 forgotten horse stealing the spotlight from the 4/5 chalk. Sure, Stevens and Lukas both went on to have more moments this year, but this was really the first time you looked at the two of them and really thought, 'they really are 'back'.' It was like deja vu to decades ago, and sports aren't supposed to work like that! If they made a movie about it, it could end right at the Preakness winner's circle and it'd be a hell of a story.
Honestly, that sounds like it would make a pretty good movie. As long as Disney doesn't have anything to do with it.
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