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  • Triple Crown year?

    If the Animal wins the Preakness, he will waltz home in the Belmont. This horse is bred to run all-day-long, take a look at his pedigree.

    Big question mark is does he get mugged at Pimlico, cause I can't see him losing at Belmont.

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    His is the kind of pedigree that can do great things for North American racing in the shed if breeders will give him a chance and not expect too much too soon. Love that pedigree. No Storm Cat, no Mr. P, and all the German horses.

    Tail female goes to a Hungarian mare; Hungarian for at least two generations.

    Not your usual NA pedigree, that's for sure.
    Last edited by vineyridge; May. 7, 2011, 08:13 PM.
    "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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    • #3
      That is why the Preakness has always been my favorite of the three races. Decades before I came to train at Pimlico even. It's the race that tells you if the Derby winner was legit or not. Let's hope he is!
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      • #4
        The one thing that would concern me about AK in a TC attempt would be the short amount of time between the two remaining races. The Derby was only his fifth career start. From his debut race, the timing for his races has been five weeks, thirteen weeks(AOC), three weeks (Spiral S.), and six weeks (KY Derby).
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        • #5
          You make him sound like he's made of cellophane. If a TB can't do one pair of races two weeks apart these days, the breed is in trouble. Over time and history, horses ran and ran. I was just reading that St. Simon had races that were, IIRC, one day and the next--and won both. And the old 4 mile heat races that were so common until the end of the 19th century in the US--best two out of three 4 milers on the same day.
          "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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          • #6
            From his limited record, he has proven to be versatile in distance and surface.

            I think he's a much more legitimate TC threat than, say, Big Brown was.

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            • #7
              oh I hope he does it…. I;m ready for one… so ready… lol
              Friend of bar.ka

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              • #8
                oh gosh I hope he doesn't win the Triple Crown...his owner seemed like an a** using the press conference and his new media attention to bash his previous trainers he employed

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                • #9
                  I LOVED that the owner talked truth… lol…
                  Friend of bar.ka

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                  • #10
                    I've had a crush on Leroidesanimaux for awhile now... and I love love LOVE Graham Motion. It would be a dream to see them take the Triple Crown. But I don't want to jinx anything, so I won't say more than that
                    -Jessica

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                    • #11
                      In the category of connections being an a** , it would take some doing to be worse than Big Brown in that area, too.

                      Actually, he would be great for the sport if he won the TC. Isn't he the one owned by a many, many member partnership? That could encourage a lot of people to buy into their own small piece of the action.

                      Connections and ramifications aside, he seems like a nice horse. I didn't pick him because of the dirt question, but no reason why I'd root against him for the TC. Go for it!

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                      • #12
                        Yes, he's owned by Team Valor (remember Captain Bodgit)? I agree, good for the sport and future owners!

                        Barry Irwin is an outspoken guy, but does try to do the right thing by the horses he manages. If that means switching trainers, then so be it.

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                        • #13
                          I hope not. Wish the owner had 1% as much class as his horse does. This is a horse who hadn't run in 6 weeks, really think he can get 2 more wins in the next 5? On three different tracks? Again, NICE NICE horse, beautiful, I won't knock him. But I hope he isn't the one, and I don't think he will be...
                          It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati

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                          • #14
                            I also should add that Uncle Mo at 75% of his best would have eaten these for lunch. Such a shame.
                            It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati

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                            • #15
                              I do wonder which trainers Irwin had in mind when he made that remark. Pletcher? Elliott Walden? Team Valor has had several. . .

                              Oh, and I was a big fan of Leroidesanimaux when he was running - he was so freaking gorgeous! I always thought of him as "Leroy", though!

                              And yeah - Acatenango on the bottom? Love it.

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                              • #16
                                Catalano is probably the most "colorful" of those guys...and he trained Animal Kingdom last year.
                                It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati

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                                • #17
                                  Sorry to be a naysayer-but Uncle Mo was at 75% of his best and didn't win the Wood! Besides the GI problem that he is having there is also the chip sugery that he had between his 2-3 year old starts. Throw out the Timely Writer race which was nothing more than a glorified work for this horse and what else did he do this year?--NOTHING!
                                  He had a great 2 year old season and maybe he will get back to the races this summer(though I doubt it).
                                  Sorry but still disgusted with the connections and what they pulled before the Derby.
                                  "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."-Hunter S. Thompson

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by MadeYaLook View Post
                                    Sorry to be a naysayer-but Uncle Mo was at 75% of his best and didn't win the Wood! Besides the GI problem that he is having there is also the chip sugery that he had between his 2-3 year old starts. Throw out the Timely Writer race which was nothing more than a glorified work for this horse and what else did he do this year?--NOTHING!
                                    He had a great 2 year old season and maybe he will get back to the races this summer(though I doubt it).
                                    Sorry but still disgusted with the connections and what they pulled before the Derby.
                                    Moreso than that, I'm concerned that Mo may really have bigger problems and the GI issues are but a symptom. I cannot forget Lost In The Fog.

                                    Hoping that it's not so.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by EightBelles134 View Post
                                      oh gosh I hope he doesn't win the Triple Crown...his owner seemed like an a** using the press conference and his new media attention to bash his previous trainers he employed
                                      That's because he is an a**. Good eye.

                                      With that said, it takes a "special" kind of person to run a racing syndicate. Not a job for Mother Theresa. I couldn't and wouldn't want to do it.
                                      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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                                      • #20
                                        I typically don't root for a triple crown, mostly because I don't admire the connections. But I really like Graham Motion, I like the horse (and picked him, but didn't bet this year ). Liked the sire as well--a spectacular looking horse. So I will be behind him. As mentioned, a lot less obnoxious owner than BB and many others.

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