Vox populi voting open

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TapitsGal
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:42 pm

https://www.secretariat.com/fan-club/vox-populi-award/

Maximum security
Belvoir bay
Omaha Beach
Midnight bisou
Bricks and mortar
Mitole
Are the nominees...
I feel like maximum security may win purely because people are still pissed about the derby
Somnambulist

Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:17 pm

I vote for this award to go away.
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Mylute
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:25 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:17 pm
I vote for this award to go away.
Why?
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:34 pm

I voted for Belvoir Bay. She not only beat the boys in the BC Turf Sprint, she set a new track record doing it.
Most of all, she is a survivor of the tragic San Luis Rey fire, found after being lost for two days. This is the sort of fairy tale outcome that we hardly ever get to enjoy.
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Calypso
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:15 pm

I also voted for Belvior Bay for pretty much the exact same reasons. She's a very deserving winner, but I agree that Maximum Security's Derby DQ will probably get the most votes.
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Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:26 pm

They certainly all have their own large fan bases, and one or two will be going home with an Eclipse in their pocket. Have to go with Belvoir Bay as well though. A wonderful story. Midnight Bisou close after BB, for me. Doesn't matter how frivolous, meaningless or worthless this award might seem to some, but in this late day and age of tenseness in the racing world, it comes as a much needed lightness and fun exercise for fans with all degrees of interest in the sport. I think the vast majority of people have no problem with the Vox Populi Award...

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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:33 am

IMO Belvoir Bay will get it. Maximum Security would have gotten sympathy votes had it not been for Gary West’s outburst after the Derby. I understood his frustration but he just needed to stay classy about it, which he certainly did not do.

I really like Maximum Security but I wish he had different connections. Oh well, wish him well nonetheless.
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Mylute
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:09 am

I think it's nice to have an award that fans get to decide.

And nobody is forcing anyone to vote in it or pay attention.

I could be wrong but if the Wests hadn't acted like they were in third grade I would be more confident in MM getting it.
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:58 am

I voted for Belvoir Bay too. :)
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:45 pm

carole wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:33 am
IMO Belvoir Bay will get it. Maximum Security would have gotten sympathy votes had it not been for Gary West’s outburst after the Derby. I understood his frustration but he just needed to stay classy about it, which he certainly did not do.

I really like Maximum Security but I wish he had different connections. Oh well, wish him well nonetheless.
I think West’s antics were calculated. Taking the high road would have garnered him respect on public forums and perhaps Max this award—for whatever its’ worth— but not much else. West was trying to rally the troops and further the flame for more public outcry. The right judge coming up for re-election, who knows? He took a shot.
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