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Old 06-13-2017, 06:41 PM   #31
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Two of the all-time greats, Man O War and Secretariat has stellar 2-year-old campaigns.

The most heavily raced Triple Crown winner, "Mr. Longtail" went to post 60 times. Among his victories at 2 were the Hopeful at Saratoga and Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity. At 3, he raced 20 times en route to Horse of the Year. He prepped for the Kentucky Derby with seconds in the Blue Grass and Derby Trial, but won the Triple Crown by a combined 16 lengths. He added six more victories that year, including the Travers, before losing by a nose in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. At 4, he made 22 starts, and was favored every time in another Horse of the Year campaign. He won 12, including the Clark, Dixie, Brooklyn, Mass Cap, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and, by walkover, the Pimlico Special. He raced twice, without distinction, in an age 5 cameo.

Take a look at the lifetime past performances of Whirlaway.

http://www.drf.com/news/triple-crown-winners-whirlaway

Look at the days between races: won the Blue Grass on 24 April, won the Derby Trial 5 days later, won the Kentucky Derby 4 days later, won the Preakness seven 7 days later, won an Allowance against older ten 10 days later and then went on to win the Belmont eighteen 18 days later.

Truly amazing.

Some say them the good ol' days.

Interesting how times have changed.


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Retired.
Yep, just saw it.
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:14 PM   #33
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The most heavily raced Triple Crown winner, "Mr. Longtail" went to post 60 times. Among his victories at 2 were the Hopeful at Saratoga and Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity. At 3, he raced 20 times en route to Horse of the Year. He prepped for the Kentucky Derby with seconds in the Blue Grass and Derby Trial, but won the Triple Crown by a combined 16 lengths. He added six more victories that year, including the Travers, before losing by a nose in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. At 4, he made 22 starts, and was favored every time in another Horse of the Year campaign. He won 12, including the Clark, Dixie, Brooklyn, Mass Cap, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and, by walkover, the Pimlico Special. He raced twice, without distinction, in an age 5 cameo.

Take a look at the lifetime past performances of Whirlaway.

http://www.drf.com/news/triple-crown-winners-whirlaway

Look at the days between races: won the Blue Grass on 24 April, won the Derby Trial 5 days later, won the Kentucky Derby 4 days later, won the Preakness seven 7 days later, won an Allowance against older ten 10 days later and then went on to win the Belmont eighteen 18 days later.

Truly amazing.

Some say them the good ol' days.

Interesting how times have changed.


Whirlaway is an actual all time great horse.

Which is why one should be careful about calling horses like Arrogate, Holy Bull, etc., "great".
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:34 PM   #34
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Whirlaway is an actual all time great horse.

Which is why one should be careful about calling horses like Arrogate, Holy Bull, etc., "great".
Would you consider Zenyatta great? How about Rachel Alexandra?
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:42 PM   #35
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Whirlaway is an actual all time great horse.

Which is why one should be careful about calling horses like Arrogate, Holy Bull, etc., "great".
Did you ever watch Whirlaway run an actual race?

Nobody alive today with any interest in current horse racing has. Sure, we can watch black and whites, maybe check times from a time long long ago.

Can you say for an actual fact that Whirlaway is/was better than Arrogate?
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Would you consider Zenyatta great? How about Rachel Alexandra?
Great mares.....not great horses.
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Did you ever watch Whirlaway run an actual race?

Nobody alive today with any interest in current horse racing has. Sure, we can watch black and whites, maybe check times from a time long long ago.

Can you say for an actual fact that Whirlaway is/was better than Arrogate?
Arrogate>Whirlaway
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Think Practical Joke will turn out to be a good one
Dwyer S. 1 Mile | Open | 3 Year Olds | G3 STAKES | Purse: $384,000

3 Practical Joke J. Rosario 123Lbs C. Brown 3.50 2.80 2.10


Times in 100ths: :23.12 :47.15 1:11.55 1:35.16

Time seems slow for Belmont, but was visually impressive imho
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Dwyer S. 1 Mile | Open | 3 Year Olds | G3 STAKES | Purse: $384,000

3 Practical Joke J. Rosario 123Lbs C. Brown 3.50 2.80 2.10


Times in 100ths: :23.12 :47.15 1:11.55 1:35.16

Time seems slow for Belmont, but was visually impressive imho
Track was definitely on the slow side Saturday.
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Thunder Snow may be the best of the crop-now that would be funny.

Thunder Snow led all the way to win the Prix Jean Prat (G1) for 3-year-old colts and fillies July 9 at Chantilly.

Thunder Snow, with jockey Christophe Soumillon up, completed the one mile over good turf in 1:38.78, without much need to hurry things along. He picked up his second group 1 win, following the Criterium International at Saint-Cloud, which completed his 2-year-old campaign.

“He's a monster,” Soumillon told the Paris Turf. “The race went well. He was able to go to the front and relax. When I asked him to accelerate he was very professional.

I can see it now: Thunder Snow upsets Arrogate in the BC Classic. The greatest upset in the history of the sport.

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Desormeux

seems like he does not have any expensive horses, but his horses seem to make
$$$$ for his owners. Triple crown races and other grade 1,2,3 races .
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