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Agree on the bred part for sure. Want them to run safe since they are not as bred well as said.
Masterp, apology accepted, and I do agree with your comments regarding the breeding.
Vince, please also know my response was in no way directed toward you personally but only to voice my opinion on the topic.
Who cares if they're trying hard if they're not as good as horses in year's past? Everyone on here cares about horse racing in some way and those that want to remark about the quality of the horses in this year's BC vs. those of year's past need not listen to, "how could you say that, they're trying so hard."
Risen Star (I love that name for some reason),
No problem. Obviously, I was exaggerating about no legitimate stakes horses entered this year - I see Hollendorfer entered Blind Luck.
I did say "worst field," and I honestly believe this is the worst field (quality-wise) of horses ever being assembled for a Breeders' Cup. That's all. Sorry.
Btw, I agree with you 117% when you say,
"I'm looking forward to the Breeders' Cup, even though I won't be attending. I only hope everybody, riders and horses, come home safe and sound.'
And again, I'll be at Santa Anita both days plunging away like a madman and trying to make a few extra pennies so I can feed my puppies and have leftovers for an In 'N Out burger or two.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
I personally did not enjoy the 2007 edition at Monmouth Park where it poured down rain all day. I thought the inclement weather hurt on track
attendance and national viewership. Only bright spot was Midnight Lute's huge stretch run to win the sprint. I can't remember any other
The Belmont addition a few years ago was a fiasco, too. No heat, freezing cold weather and the place was trashed....figuratively, according to my sources who attended. The garbage cans around the track looked like they hadn't been emptied in DAYS....even before the races began.....UGH
I remember standing in line at 8am at the OTB on Day 1. Everyone was griping about them opening late (8am) for advanced wagering. I had 200 bucks on me and I needed to get out of their before the wise guy's fretting drove me insane. I made one bet, $200 to win on Maryfield in the F&M Sprint.
Probably the worst BC I have watched, but my favorite by far. I was able to return the next morning and play out my losing $200 worth of vouchers on day 2 and pocket $1600.
I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany...
Belmont is not a cold weather track, that's why the meet there runs when it does. As far as second-hand information about the cleanliness of the facility, it is very large, so the chances of there being a bit of garbage somewhere are decent. I've been to 2 Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line and the facility held up well (minus the brief plumbing problem in 2008) and was looking sharp for the big day.
Weather to me is relative, because I'd certainly trade SA for Belmont for this year's BC.
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