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Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-16-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Spalding No!
1) Enable was injured this year just before her...

1) Enable was injured this year just before her scheduled reappearance in June. She was in full training and suffered a knee injury. So she was lightly raced this year, not by design, but out of...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-16-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
No doubt he has improved in his last 3 starts,...

No doubt he has improved in his last 3 starts, but when tempered by the reality that he has not throttled his early speed sufficiently to allow for a strong finish, when it's all said and done, his...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-13-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
I agree, at least as far as dirt starts go. He's...

I agree, at least as far as dirt starts go. He's lost ground in the stretch in each of his last 3 starts. Can't see him turning it around.

Out of the JC Gold Cup, Thunder Snow rates more of a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
The actual BC Classic probables don't inspire...

The actual BC Classic probables don't inspire either. The older horse division has been horrendous.

Simply put, from a beaten rivals perspective, handling City of Light, West Coast, and Pavel...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
To clarify, no Arc winner has won the BC Turf in...

To clarify, no Arc winner has won the BC Turf in the same year (though only a fraction have tried).

Found won the '15 BC Turf and the '16 Arc.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-06-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,188
Posted By Spalding No!
The horse has been in Kentucky for over a month,...

The horse has been in Kentucky for over a month, never went back to CA after the KD race.

You should be more flabbergasted that he was a former East coast horse that shipped to CA at the beginning...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-01-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
Monomoy Girl was also getting out in the Kentucky...

Monomoy Girl was also getting out in the Kentucky Oaks earlier in the year, but in general, as you say, its never a good sign. She also tends to run with her head up--another sign of discomfort.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-01-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
Newspaperofrecord seemed too headstrong early for...

Newspaperofrecord seemed too headstrong early for my liking in the Miss Grillo (didn't see her debut--maybe she was better settled there). The Glen Hill filly Summering seems more professional...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-01-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Spalding No!
Since 2014, what once was the BC Marathon is now...

Since 2014, what once was the BC Marathon is now a Grade 2 BC undercard stakes at 14 furlongs.

Destin won it last year. Scuba the year before that.

Usually simply called the Marathon Stakes...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 10-01-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,348
Posted By Spalding No!
What was shaping up to be a great rendition of...

What was shaping up to be a great rendition of the Distaff has completely come undone.

Unique Bella retired. Elate injured. Abel Tasman flopped in her last. Monomoy Girl win streak snapped.
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-30-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By Spalding No!
The statement was nonsense to begin with. It's...

The statement was nonsense to begin with. It's not rare at all.

The last four 2yo champs prior to Good Magic were Classic Empire (Arkansas Derby, nosed out in Preakness), Nyquist (Florida and KY...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,579
Posted By Spalding No!
Fair enough, but understand when you preface your...

Fair enough, but understand when you preface your post with your "40 years on the track" ostensibly you are implying you are--if not an expert--at least a casual observer of Arabian racing.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-20-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,579
Posted By Spalding No!
You didn't watch the 2013 Breeder's Cup World...

You didn't watch the 2013 Breeder's Cup World Championship series or tune in to Churchill's "Downs After Dark" Stephen Foster card in 2014?

Well if you didn't, plenty of other people did. Those...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,579
Posted By Spalding No!
http://www.equibase.com/premium/chartEmb.cfm?track...

http://www.equibase.com/premium/chartEmb.cfm?track=SA&raceDate=11/01/2013&cy=USA&rn=11

http://www.equibase.com/premium/chartEmb.cfm?track=SAC&raceDate=07/24/2015&cy=USA&rn=2
...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-03-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,593
Posted By Spalding No!
Tapwrit wasn't a Belmont also-ran but he appears...

Tapwrit wasn't a Belmont also-ran but he appears thoroughly toasted at this point. No surprise coming from a Todd Pletcher 4yo. The only shock really is he made it to September...

Gronkowski...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 09-02-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,593
Posted By Spalding No!
In the last 16 runnings of the Belmont Stakes,...

In the last 16 runnings of the Belmont Stakes, not including this year's edition, only 4 horses in the runner-up spot failed to win a subsequent graded stakes.

They were:

1) Smarty Jones -...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-31-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,779
Posted By Spalding No!
On top of all that, Abel Tasman and Elate were...

On top of all that, Abel Tasman and Elate were making their 3rd and 2nd starts respectively on the year, which is prime time for marked improvement. Abel Tasman already displayed such progression...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-30-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,779
Posted By Spalding No!
I wonder if part of the problem with the...

I wonder if part of the problem with the "context" of these standout races is the system of beaten lengths. Perhaps the simple conversion of 1 length = -2.5 BSF points (or whatever it is) is only...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-29-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,648
Posted By Spalding No!
Yep, in fact, I'm shocked that it's been 3 years...

Yep, in fact, I'm shocked that it's been 3 years since the last real brouhaha, when Desormeaux allegedly stopped riding What A View (a subsequent Grade 1 winner) in a conditioned allowance race. The...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 08-29-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By Spalding No!
You can find the 2yos that have started by using...

You can find the 2yos that have started by using the search box on the Equibase website.

Select "trainer" from the drop down, type "Pletcher" in the search box, select "Todd Pletcher" and it will...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-28-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,955
Posted By Spalding No!
Yep, later at the brief SA fall meet, he went 4...

Yep, later at the brief SA fall meet, he went 4 for 5 in MSWs on the main track unveiling:

Dream Tree
Mourinho
McKinzie
High Drama

All went by the wayside by early spring, though a couple...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-27-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,955
Posted By Spalding No!
In MSW company, he was 17-6-3-1 at the 2017 DM...

In MSW company, he was 17-6-3-1 at the 2017 DM meet. He blanked in the graded stakes (Sorrento/Debutante, Best Pal/Futurity), but got Grade 1-placings out of Zatter and Alluring Star, both of whom...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,779
Posted By Spalding No!
At this stage he's no more than a pace factor. ...

At this stage he's no more than a pace factor.

But the O'Brien assistant made a point of saying the horse is progressive and looking at his Derby effort to his Dwyer race to today's performance,...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-25-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,779
Posted By Spalding No!
Good call, but I don't think dirt was a question...

Good call, but I don't think dirt was a question mark for the horse. He was one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby this year (until he bled in the Florida Derby) off his main track Remsen...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 08-01-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,508
Posted By Spalding No!
I wouldn't believe anything he said either. ...

I wouldn't believe anything he said either.

But at the same time look at the circumstances surrounding the horse throughout his career (surgical lesion as a yearling, injured and unstarted as a...
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