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  • Belmont

    Funny Cide was 3rd.
  • Original Poster

    Funny Cide was 3rd.


    • #3
      Beat me to it. I knew it wasnt his race because he was up front early, not his style

      I'm not crazy I'm just a little unwell...
      If riding were all blue ribbons and bright lights, I would have quit long ago.
      ~George Morris


      • #4
        Awwww such a bummer...


        • #5
          I just don't think he liked the mud. He just didn't look happy.




          • #6
            I made my daughter groan when I asked how many papers will have the headline The Empire Strikes Back?

            She said she hopes NONE.


            • #7
              Looked more like waterskiing than horse racing. Did anyone think FC looked like he wasn't quite paying attention early on? His ears were up and back, up and back. Then again, with that Belmont crowd, who could.

              Dang, I'd hoped for a triple crown.

              BTW, did yawl know Mr. Joliemom's real name is Pat Day? Except this one's 6'3".

              "Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead." Tom Waits


              • #8
                Empire Maker and Ten Most Wanted did look terrific, though. Congratulations to their people and their bettors!

                Gotta be happy for Jerry Bailey though. Before today he had won one Belmont in 17 tries.


                • #9
                  I'm not a big racing fan but this was one of the most exciting days of my life. It woulda been the first time I have seen a horse take the Triple Crown. It is sad. He didn't look to happy in the mud. Empire Maker deserved it. Would Funny Cide have been the first gelding to win it?

                  "If the world was truly a rational place, men would ride sidesaddle."


                  • #10
                    I could tell around the far turn that FC wasn't gonna beat Empire Maker. Jose Santos was already riding with his arms, and the jockey on Empire Maker was so still yet, not asking a thing from his horse.

                    Empire Maker, by the way, is GORGEOUS.

                    I am just bummed, I guess. I know someone has to win, but wouldn't you think that the trainers of the other horses in the race would WANT a triple crown winner, for their sport? LOL you can tell by that comment that I am NOT involved in racing!

                    Edited to remove stupid comment LOL


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                    • #11
                      Is Scrimshaw okay? 30 lengths back. I never, never would've thought that.


                      • #12
                        Yeah, I believe he would have been the first gelding. I don't really know much about racing, though. I was pretty dissapointed, but I think the mud screwed things up. oh well, there's always next year!

                        "Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."--James Stewart, "Harvey"
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                        • #13
                          It looked to me that Funny Cide wasn't going to win it before he went out on the track. He was the only horse cantering in place, and just looked unhappy. I kept telling my boyfriend I want him to win, but he isn't going to. I wish I hadn't been right.

                          Let me get this straight. We're behind the rest of our class and we're going to catch up to them by going slower than they are? Cuckoo. --Bart Simpson


                          • #14
                            Scrimshaw was 30 lengths back? wow, I hope he's okay....


                            *~Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.*~
                            You can't have everything. Where would you put it all?


                            • #15
                              Boy,do I think Barclay has been a great interview!!! Always honest...nothing glib about him...just a guy doing his best...trying....just LOVE him...and doesn't he look like a great character actor in the movies???? I wish Frankel hadn't needed to be so common in his comments...it just points out that all of racing folk aren't as classy as Barclay Tagg!!!!
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                              • #16
                                Oh Well. ...... It was a great race and the best horse won. Empire Maker is a classy horse and Frankel and Bailey are superb at their jobs.

                                How can we be too sad when you get a result like that?

                                No: Creme Fraiche was the first gelding to win the Belmont. He is currently in his mid 20's I think and living on his breeder and lifetime owner's farm in Pennsylvania with a horse named Ring Bearer who was Champion at Devon (and another major SW owned by Mrs. Moran whose name I forget.)

                                I always live within my means, even if I have to borrow to do it.
                                "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

                                Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


                                • #17
                                  Bummer about Funny Cide.... but....

                                  great to see the commercials for Seabiscuit!!

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                                  My Exceller cutie, Ace (aka FiftyThreeCards)- NY


                                  • #18
                                    I was so disapointed FC didn't win. He didn't look very interested in the race today. I look forward to hearing of his future runs, though What a cool horse.

                                    On a side note, I hope Santos' son is ok. It's so neat how much he looks up to his dad. Maybe this will be a good learning experience for him, learning that winning isn't everything.

                                    "You smell like dead bunnies"
                                    ~ Ralph, The Simpsons

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                                    • #19
                                      I still can't believe he lost. It is a reall bummer. I thought that he was going to fast and wore himself out. FC had it for awhile then he looked like he just kinda of gave in. Empire Maker and Ten Most Wanted did have a great race though. Congrats to all of them.

                                      Oshi- Half Lipizzan/Half Arab mare; Pluto Gloria ll-l /Mi Kabuki/Kisan Fatah


                                      • #20
                                        I was really rooting for Funny Cide. He just didn't take off today like he did in the othe races. Jerry Bailey said he knew he had him beat because he was being rank. I know what rank means in general, but what did he mean specific to running a race?

                                        That horse is a trier though, did you see him try to push through his wall once he was beat a couple times. He didn't give up.

                                        10 Most Wanted put in a couple strides near the end the ate up the gap between he and Empire Maker. I've never seen two strides take a horse so far. Unfortunately, Empire Maker took the challenge.

                                        And a quick prayer ... please no "Empire Strikes Back" headlines ... please...

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