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I've given up on Zappa. He'll be running for $4000 claiming races at Golden Gate.
That would suck ... Has he run lately? I haven't noticed him for a while.
Wilko is still a Chonk-o
Speaking of Lava Man running again ... I just rewatched his Hollywood Gold Cup win from 2007 ... Vic's call on that race was incredible ... Gives me goosebumps every time ... I just got them again.
I was incredibly fortunate to have been at that race ... Right there at the finish line ...
I remember as the race ended ... From my vantage point I was thinking A.P. Excellent won ... Boy was I relieved that he didn't ... Not only for Lava Man and history ... But I got a nifty little payout for the trifecta ...
But by FAR ... My biggest joy with being at that race was seeing him win that historic race!
Boy how I loved that guy ... He was like a rock star and he knew it. Getting applause before races. He and The Tin Man were the only horses running back then in SoCal that elicited that kind of reception.
I had the great fortune of meeting The Tin Man in person in January 2008 thanks to Richard Mandella.
Another forumite and I both had the fortune of getting to meet and greet The Tin Man and touch him and hug him and take lots of pictures with him. We even got to feed him hay and carrots! What an incredible memory for that forumite and me. Something she and I will always remember as The Tin Man was one of our favorite horses of all time. Still is for both of us I'm sure.
Such a sweet, sweet horse. I'm SOOOO happy he made it through his injury.
And thanks to Richard Mandella ... Thanks to him we also got to meet and hug on Greg's Gold, Into Mischief, Horse Greeley and Desert Code. We took the liberty of touring everybody's stables that day.
Greg's Gold was incredibly sweet too. We woke him up and he was all bleary eyed. He was adorable. Gorgeous horse!
Got some fantastic pictures of him too!
Anyway ... I've digressed ... Just having watched that Gold Cup win by Lava Man again. I just wanted to wish him best wishes. Like everybody, I'm pensive about his return, but seeing as its likely to happen I'll cheer like crazy for him and wish him the best of luck.
I only hope he'll be running at the end of January because I'll be back home in Southern California then ... And I would LOVE the opportunity to see him in person again.
I'm looking forward to FORUM horses, it's much fun every year.
Horses owned by Alaidekman, or bred by Rosethorn, or trained by FJM (where is he?) and anybody else from here with "skin in the game" as Mersad would say.
That kinda stuff plus some 2YO that CK picks out of maiden event for their 3YO campaign, or some horse coming over from Europe that I've never heard of but BobB provides the latest inside scoop on, or some warning alert Mitch21 provides on a trainer angle at boxcars.
While all of those are examples of the fun we have here when a house horse wins, I have a hunch none will surpass the absolute euphoria when Piscitelli is loaded into stall #7 of the starting gate on Saturday May 1. 2010.
Congrats in advance to all involved.
And remember...Things work out best when you make the best of the way things work out.
With the B-Cup scheduled to be run @ Churchill in 2010-11, I'm thinking we'll see some new runners emerge as many of the top finishers in this years BC-Classic wont be top contenders, due to the dirt surface. So that means Gio Ponti will be a non-factor on dirt, however I do look forward to seeing him run on grass.
Then my wish-list consists of the following.
Rachel Alexandra-'10 Just hope connections make right decisions on which races.
LookinatLucky-'10-3yo Stakes, just give me $2-1 in his first prep off the layoff, thats all I'm asking.
Goldikova-Amazing Grass Miler, would love to see her take 3 BC-Miles in a Row.
DancingInSilks-Can he repeat as '10-BC Sprint Champ?
In addition to Rachel Alexandra, I'll name a couple of two-year-olds that I'm interested in for next year.
This horse has a great name and he can run a bit to. I caught the Hollywood Prevue last night on Calracing replays, and American Lion could be on the Derby trail. He's by Tiznow, so there should be no problem getting the Classic route. It's always nice to see Man o'War continue to show up in the bloodline.
I've got Kratisto in my virtual stable but missed his last race. He runs today at Calder, a 1 1/16 mile allowance, breaking from post 2, race 8, 12:40pm, PT. Kratisto is by Afleet Alex out of the Risen Star mare Torch. I won't be home, but have set my DVR to record, and Calder is covered by HRTV.
Patches brother Chip....thats about it for me
I would be a vegetarian if BACON grew on trees
That would suck ... Has he run lately? I haven't noticed him for a while.[/quote]
He worked this am at Golden Gate Fields. Zappa 4f :51.20 H, ranked 72nd best workout.
Check this guy out for next year. He won the Bet on Sunshine yesterday with exceptional ease.
Bet on Sunshine H.
Next Post 4:38 Off: 4:07 | 6 Furlongs | 3 Year Olds And Up | Stakes | Purse: $58,400
# Horse Jockey Weight Win Place Show
7 Custom for Carlos Lezcano J 122 3.40 2.60 2.40
9 Accredit Mena M 124 4.80 3.60
8 Golden Country Lenclud F 118 5.80
Times in 5ths: :213 :45 :57 1:093
Times in 100ths: :21.65 :45.13 :57.12 1:09.71
Also ran: Wild L, Due Date, Grand Traverse, Godolphin Gray, Celtic Innis and Run Brother Ron
Winning Trainer: Kenneally Eddie - Owner: Homewrecker Racing LLC and Avalon Farm
$2 Exacta (7-9) Paid $17.40
$2 Trifecta (7-9-8) Paid $119.40
$2 Superfecta (7-9-8-1) Paid $855.40
$2 Daily Double (7-7) Paid $9.20 Daily Double Pool $23,519
$2 Pick 3 (5-7-7) 3 Correct Paid $50.20 Pick 3 Pool $45,157
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