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Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-24-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Spalding No!
The rules in West Virginia allow a horse to be...

The rules in West Virginia allow a horse to be entered so long as it is eligible to run at the "time of starting" of the race in which it is entered. According to the rules, even a horse on the...
Forum: Off Topic - General 05-24-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 5,310
Posted By Spalding No!
The wording is very important in this sentence. ...

The wording is very important in this sentence.

At first I thought it was a Rodney Dangerfield one-liner.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-24-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,344
Posted By Spalding No!
And such entries are not first approved by the...

And such entries are not first approved by the stewards?
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-24-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,344
Posted By Spalding No!
The more important issue is that presumably in...

The more important issue is that presumably in NY, the stewards ultimately control the entries and the "poor performance" list.

If the racing office identified a horse that was ineligible on a...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-22-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Spalding No!
That's what is done in Germany. Lo and behold,...

That's what is done in Germany. Lo and behold, in the past decade German-breds have won multiple runnings of the Arc de Triomphe, the King George, and the Melbourne Cup. Kentucky Derby and Dubai...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-21-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
Don't know why that horse was sitting 2nd last...

Don't know why that horse was sitting 2nd last early. If that was an overreaction by the jockey and/or trainer in response to the Derby pace it was a complete botch job.

Revert back to his...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-15-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
That was a contested pace and neither pace horse...

That was a contested pace and neither pace horse was as accomplished as Early Voting.


Early Voting had pressure down the backstretch in the Wood. Mo Donegal needed every bit of ground to reel...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-15-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
Perhaps her Arkansas Derby effort is enough proof...

Perhaps her Arkansas Derby effort is enough proof that she can't win the Preakness, but that doesn't mean that she will be a non-factor in the race.

The filly has a powerful turn of foot, she's...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-14-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
You don't think Secret Oath will have an impact...

You don't think Secret Oath will have an impact on the race, particularly the far turn?
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-14-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
Epicenter and Secret Oath gonna be conned into...

Epicenter and Secret Oath gonna be conned into making early bids for fear of Early Voting getting away, leaving it ripe for a patient John Velasquez to bring Simplification in for the kill in the...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-13-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
Calumet Farm trying to win the Triple Crown as a...

Calumet Farm trying to win the Triple Crown as a breeder with horses eligible for a first condition allowance race...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 05-09-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,909
Posted By Spalding No!
Taiba is out. Blackadder now trained by...

Taiba is out.

Blackadder now trained by Christophe Clement.
Forum: General Racing Discussion 05-07-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By Spalding No!
In the immortal words of Mr. Hand: "That's...

In the immortal words of Mr. Hand:

"That's nice, I really like that. You know what I'm gonna do? I'm going to leave your words on my board for all my classes to enjoy, giving you full credit of...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-29-2022, 12:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
Was it noted anywhere why Taiba (if that's the...

Was it noted anywhere why Taiba (if that's the correct video) was wearing blinkers for that work?

Horse is unbeaten by open lengths in 2 starts; would the stewards even allow the equipment change?
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-28-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
I suppose there's a first time for everything,...

I suppose there's a first time for everything, but historically, the speed horses/pressers from Dubai almost never make a dent on the Derby pace.

Regal Ransom pressed the pace in Mine That Bird's...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-25-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,766
Posted By Spalding No!
It'll be an interesting dilemma; stay home and...

It'll be an interesting dilemma; stay home and run in the 4-horse Triple Bend on May 29 or get an extra 13 days to prepare but also have to ship across country to tackle an in-form Speaker's Corner...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-22-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
Based on CJ's chart, of the speed/pressers that...

Based on CJ's chart, of the speed/pressers that are left, either Messier or Early Voting are the most likely to be the frontrunner.

Early Voting is on the fence, which is not a good sign (in terms...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-19-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
Messier appeared to have his hind end "slip" from...

Messier appeared to have his hind end "slip" from under him coming out of the gate in Santa Anita Derby and John Velasquez had some sort of issue with his right stirrup as a result. You see him try...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-13-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
What's the evidence for this? All 3 of those...

What's the evidence for this?

All 3 of those horses come from fairly weak female families (a grassy European one in the case of Epicenter) and are each sired by a relatively young sires who were...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-12-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
I should have countered with Mandaloun-Hot Rod...

I should have countered with Mandaloun-Hot Rod Charlie.

Rock Your World was one of the most ill-managed horses of last year. Why he was in the Belmont off his disastrous Kentucky Derby is...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-12-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
Neither Rock Your World or Medina Spirit won the...

Neither Rock Your World or Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby.

Messier wasn't pushed the final 100 yards when it was clear he was beaten, but he was hard ridden into the final sixteenth.

He's...
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-12-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,460
Posted By Spalding No!
Or it could play out like a Real Quiet-Indian...

Or it could play out like a Real Quiet-Indian Charlie type scenario.

Or Lil E. Tee-Pine Bluff.

Or Unbridled-Summer Squall.

Or Funny Cide-Empire Maker.

Or Ferdinand-Snow Chief.
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-10-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By Spalding No!
Blue Grass frontrunner Emmanuel also appears out;...

Blue Grass frontrunner Emmanuel also appears out; targeting a turf race

Early Voting also not definite (but will probably stay in if there is no pace?)
Forum: **TRIPLE CROWN TRAIL** 04-09-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,818
Posted By Spalding No!
I don't think it's set in stone that he's a...

I don't think it's set in stone that he's a one-dimensional frontrunner, but who do you envision being on the lead in front of Early Voting in the Kentucky Derby? He could be the only pacesetter...
Forum: General Racing Discussion 04-09-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,167
Posted By Spalding No!
Top 3 reactions: 3) Yep; they're called...

Top 3 reactions:

3) Yep; they're called LOSERS

2) You didn't have to consult Watson on that one did you?

1) They should have hired a safe cracker instead...
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