Anyone watching the Preakness tonight? Here is my take....

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  1. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    and obviously Beth related....:D

    Based on my cursory analysis, I contend that American Pharaoh, Dortmund and Firing line will finish in the top 3 and I am leaning toward AP for the win.

    American Pharaoh seems to be the favorite but the Derby had solid finishes in Firing Line, Dortmund, Danzig Moon and Divining Rod so we will see however here is my take...and keep in mind I am a novice at this! :)

    American Pharaoh--Derby winner, star jockey and top trainer is a formidable combo however the fact that he drew the No 1 post could pose a challenge. However if the forecast is correct and there is rain, American Pharaoh has proven himself on a sloppy track at the Rebel Stakes in March. I don't know much about bloodlines (LOL, I will do more research prior to the Belmont) but his Sire Pioneer of the Nile looks to have an impressive record with 5 wins, 1 place and one show.

    Firing Line--has one of the best jockeys in the world, Gary Stevens and wasn't far off from upsetting American Pharaoh. Clearly this is a talented horse with an advantageous position at #8. Since the bulk of big horse races are seemingly won by a horse that comes from behind when the leaders are winded, Stevens may be counting on this strategy to win. I find some fault with this in that it assumes the other horses will falter, and given that the Preakness is the shortest of the Triple Crown tracks, this may not be a strategy Stevens can count on.

    Dortmund--was undefeated coming into the Derby. Dortmund is at the #2 position next to American Pharaoh--this could potentially intimidate Garcia/Dortmund or possibly motivate them, and Dortmund was near the front for the most of the Derby. However given that his Sire is Big Brown with 7 wins including the Derby and Preakness, I suspect he will give AP a run for his money.
     
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    Oh
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    The day the internal combustion engine was perfected, all horses should have been turned into glue and dog food.

    They are mean, filthy animals.
     
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    I agree.
    The trifecta payout will be next to nothing because these 3 horses are already such heavy favorites.

    There are some other races that will be interesting today.
    I'm headed up there in a few hours. It should be a good time.
    :horseback:
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    I'm not gonna watch. Never watch them. But i will be toasting to the winner from afar in solidarity...:beer:
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    :rolleyes: my take is that animals can sense when people are assholes

    ...perhaps that is why horses are mean to you???
     
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    :cheer2:
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    don't racehorses love to run & race?
     
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    I've been to the stables at Pimlico and Laurel and it didn't look too bad to me.
    :dontknow:
    The horses that run in the Triple Crown races live better than a lot of people.
     
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    harlock ancora imparo Gold

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    it guess it depends on the particular owner :dontknow:
     
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    Visit the Kentucky Horse Park when in the bluegrass country. It's on the bourbon trail for all you whiskey fans.
    The park is a beautiful working horse farm that is also a museum to thoroughbreds. The horses are treated like royalty.
    You get to 'meet and greet' a lot of top tier retired race horses.
    Magnificent animals.
     
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    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    I HATE this about the races as well.
     
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    So far 16 posts and only 2 predictions? We should get this back "on track" (so to speak)
     
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    :bigcry:
    That's a very good comparison with the drummers.
    I agree though some of the horses have a tough life. Plus they only race for a few years and I imagine it only gets worse as they get closer to the end of their racing time.
    Now I'm getting bummed out and I want to have a good time watching the races today.
    :bigcry:
     
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