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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:11 AM

America's Best Racing: California Chrome faces toughest test

http://www.americasb...est-in-belmont/

 

America's Best Racing: Does California Chrome's running style fit the Belmont?

http://www.americasb...it-the-belmont/



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:08 AM

Really looking forward to this, though I think Chrome can be beat...

 

Look out for Ride On Curlin (runner up in the Preakness), Wicked Strong (4th in Derby), and Medal Count..

 

Not sure how I'm going to play it, if at all. 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:14 AM

I'll be at the track tomorrow. Thinking Chrome Curlin box again. Maybe add a third horse.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

I don't like how CC ended the Preakness...I think he gets caught in the stretch and finishes 2nd or third.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

Would be a great story, but I don't particularly like how he finished in either the Preakness or Derby.

Both times horses were charging hard late on him. Although, the Derby he may have been pulling back the hard charging horse.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

I'm not going to bet the race. I'm just going to be a fan, and root for Chrome.

 

If I was playing, I might just throw a few $$$ on a Medal Count, Ride on Curlin Exacta box, and hope Chrome runs off the board.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

I like Samraat as long shot. Would have him in a box

Sneaking suspicion Chrome doesn't show. Curling either for that matter.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:44 PM

For what it's worth, Chrome is wearing Secretariat's number when he won the Belmont (#2). Definitely not expecting a 31-length victory though.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:45 PM

Don't like how Wicked Strong is approaching the gate.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:52 PM

Hah! Costas with the NY-LA connections to the Triple Crown.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:52 PM

Hah! Costas with the NY-LA connections to the Triple Crown.

 

Yeah, it works out! 77, 78, 81...oh, wait.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:53 PM

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there's gotta be at least a sliver of a chance Johnny Football shows up on the back of one of these horses, right?



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:57 PM

No Triple Crown this year...  Chrome finishes 5th...  you can really see the distance of the Belmont.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:57 PM

Ah well. That was a nice race.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

He got stuck a little there and couldn't recover.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Now we can go back to not caring about horse racing for another 10 months.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

I am fully convinced I will not live long enough to witness another Triple Crown winner.



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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

Screw you, NBC. How about talking to the winner first? Then you can talk to the jockey who finished fifth.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:59 PM

I am fully convinced I will not live long enough to witness another Triple Crown winner.

How much longer do you plan on living? I have to think we'll see one sometime soon.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 06:01 PM

How much longer do you plan on living? I have to think we'll see one sometime soon.

 

Hoping for another 40 years or so. Less hopeful on the TC. Makes it seem all the more remarkable that there were 3 of them in the 70s.






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