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Preakness is today! How do you think it will go?

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  • Sunflower
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnrMg-KGZG8

    So the puppy predictors were replaced by piglets-- and yes, I know that this is for the Kentucky Derby and not the Preakness, but just found this.... uncanny... uncanny.... there were only 15 piglets, so CH was not represented by a piglet.

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  • skydy
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    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Why I do not bet... one of my choices dumped the jock at the start in a pseudo bucking bronc routine (although not a bad as Thunder Snow a few years ago in the Derby ).

    Other choice ended up 3rd last... sigh

    Time to get off the Improbable bus (which I wasn't on). Finishing 6th with best placement at the head of the stretch in 4th.
    You really can't blame the horse. He couldn't go forward, so he went up.

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  • skydy
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    Here's a nice OP ED. I am in complete agreement. https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.co...-classy-bunch/

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Why I do not bet... one of my choices dumped the jock at the start in a pseudo bucking bronc routine (although not a bad as Thunder Snow a few years ago in the Derby ).

    Other choice ended up 3rd last... sigh

    Time to get off the Improbable bus (which I wasn't on). Finishing 6th with best placement at the head of the stretch in 4th.

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  • mintano
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    Originally posted by charismaryllis View Post
    You know, WoW looked ouchy on his off hind in the winner's circle, and he just looked ouchy again on the way to his stall...
    He has stringhalt.

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  • betonbill
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    I thought this was a thoroughly satisfying Preakness.

    Looking forward to the Belmont in three weeks.

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  • Joanne
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    You can see the starter holding onto #9 saying #$@%@#!!!!! when the gate opens. About 1/2 way through the video.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...id=mailsignout
    Last edited by Joanne; May. 18, 2019, 10:31 PM.

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  • dressagetraks
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    Immediately after WoW crossed the finish line, NBC cut to the trainer and his wife, and they were hugging, and she was smiling and clearly elated. I think her expression later in the interview had to do with the Derby situation and, like someone said above, biting her tongue. But go back and watch it on NBC. Right after the finish, even before the gallop out, there is a shot of her looking plenty happy for you.

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  • McVillesMom
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    Originally posted by mommy peanut View Post

    The starter had a hold of BE because he was being an A** in the gate & John was slammed up against the side, didn’t even have both feet in the irons.
    Obviously they weren’t expecting the starter to open the gates at that moment.
    I think the starter was paying more attention to Improbable & his antics & missed BE’s
    Yeah, I saw/heard that later. Somebody wasn't paying attention ...

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  • JanM
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    Considering the bathroom situation, the trainer's wife's look might have been for another reason, such as needing a ladies room. (Just kidding about the ladies room).

    I'm just glad the horses were all OK.
    Last edited by JanM; May. 18, 2019, 10:23 PM.

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  • dressagetraks
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    And Improbable acted up again. He was acting up in Arkansas when I saw him, and even in the paddock there, well before his gate fit, he looked hot and anxious. He simply doesn't impress me. Hasn't all year. Watch him make me eat those words later in some big one, but horses will do that to you.
    Last edited by dressagetraks; May. 18, 2019, 11:09 PM.

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  • skydy
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    I'm happy for War of Will's connections. Sometimes people do get what they deserve. They showed their class in the Derby, and again today.

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  • Dispatcher
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    Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post

    She wasn't disinterested - just the opposite. Her body language told me that she had *** many things to say *** about the Derby trip --- which is the first thing they brought up after her horse gets a good clean win. She was biting her tongue hard, as it were. As soon as they stopped talking about the Derby she relaxed and smiled.

    I thought that the wife was probably thinking what I was thinking while the interviewer was pounding on about the Derby, and it was the last thing she & her husband both wanted to think about in the moment of victory. IMO the interference in the Derby stopped War of Will from running his race, a race he was very ready to run. IMO he was the primary victim, and not the horse who came under the wire second. War of Will was coming forward and running strong, and who knows how well he might have done had the swerve not happened.

    I don't expect people who aren't television and performance professionals to have all the perfect facial expressions and interview techniques on hand.
    Well, there is truth to that. I certainly was not expecting an Oscar winning speech. I just thought she may have shown some joy rather that looking away with a blank expression. No matter, I it's just my personal opinion that a winner should show some happiness.!


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  • Sparrowette
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    Originally posted by dressagetraks View Post
    Awesome win, WoW! On the other hand, his stud fee probably just went up. Rats. I wouldn't mind a dressage horse by him. What a looker!
    Before the Race I was really admiring his butt.

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  • Palm Beach
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    If the state vets think he looked off after the race, they can put him on the vets list, and he has to get off it before he runs again. I think they normally have 3-4 stationed around the track, and this year MD added 4 additional vets for the Preakness. Lots of eyeballs on those horses today.

    But I think he'd have to look pretty questionable to put him on the vets list - you usually have to work in front of the vet, they pull blood, and the test has to come back clean before you are allowed to race again.

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  • dressagetraks
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    Awesome win, WoW! On the other hand, his stud fee probably just went up. Rats. I wouldn't mind a dressage horse by him. What a looker!

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  • OverandOnward
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    Originally posted by charismaryllis View Post
    You know, WoW looked ouchy on his off hind in the winner's circle, and he just looked ouchy again on the way to his stall...
    I was just about to ask if anyone else saw that, in both of those situations. I saw a lot of steps on the back legs that didn't look good. But I didn't know if I was judging too closely, horse just won a big race, went through all the winner's circle folderol, and was walking around on varying surfaces from grass to dirt to whatever. I wondered, though.

    In every other way I thought War of Will looked like a very classy, quality, look of eagles horse. Grand looking horse, will now be a fan.

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  • Palm Beach
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    Originally posted by charismaryllis View Post
    Palm Beach: I read somewhere that the contract has been signed for next year. Now, if the grandstand collapses before that, they won’t hold it there.
    It's a state law that the Preakness has to be held at Pimlico except in an emergency. No contract involved. But if the plumbing doesn't work, the building will get condemned or something. They won't be allowed to hold it at Pimlico and it will have to be held at Laurel. The plumbing there has been an issue for years, and it's reliably showing that it does not hold up to big race days. The last few times I went to Preakness I had to go out into the barn area and use the womens bathrooms there.

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  • charismaryllis
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    You know, WoW looked ouchy on his off hind in the winner's circle, and he just looked ouchy again on the way to his stall...

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  • Sparrowette
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    Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post

    You can't put 100,000 people in a building with no flushing toilets. It won't pass inspection for next year unless they replumb the whole building, and that's not going to happen. There were big problems towards the end of the day yesterday, and today there were NO womens bathrooms open and most of the mens bathrooms had issues too.
    Time for a bond election and the state can start work.

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